Crime

Second 'chronic porch pirate' arrested, Madison police say

MADISON, Wis. -- Police have arrested a second person they called a chronic porch pirate who they believe was involved in multiple package thefts in Madison during the holiday season. In an incident report, the Madison Police Department said officers…

Police investigating armed carjacking near East Towne Mall

MADISON, Wis. -- Police are investigating an armed carjacking that happened near East Towne Mall late Wednesday morning. In an incident report, the city's police department said a woman was getting into her car at a sandwich shop in the…

Wisconsin man accused of fatal shooting arrested in Iowa

A Wisconsin man accused of killing his girlfriend and trying to kill his teenage daughter in a double shooting in Milwaukee has been arrested following an hourslong standoff in northeastern Iowa. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier reports that 47-year-old Simone Hughes, of Milwaukee, was arrested Wednesday morning at a Waterloo, Iowa, home after he held officers at bay for eight hours in sub-zero temperatures. Milwaukee police say Hughes was wanted on first-degree intentional homicide for the Jan. 6 shooting death of 41-year-old Quinette Walters outside their Milwaukee home. Police say Hughes then shot and injured his 14-year-old daughter as she fled the home.

3 teens charged in shooting of off-duty Milwaukee detective

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Three teens have been charged in the shooting of an off-duty Milwaukee police detective who intervened during an armed robbery after one of the suspects was unsuccessful in an attempted carjacking. The alleged shooter, 18-year-old Keasean Ellis-Brown,…

Mauston driver arrested for alleged seventh OWI offense

LYNDON STATION, Wis. - Wisconsin State Patrol troopers arrested a driver Tuesday for an alleged 7th OWI offense. A 66-year-old driver from Mauston was stopped near Lyndon Station Tuesday just before 12:30 p.m. Troopers reportedly smelled intoxicants and saw an…