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Cars crash trying to avoid cow, person in roadway

No injuries reported, no citations issued in Sunday night crash, deputies say

Two vehicles collided in Lafayette County on Sunday night when both drivers tried to avoid hitting a cow and a person on a highway, deputies said.

9/11 exhibit makes 1-day stop in Verona

Walk-through mini-museum features artifacts, news, video recordings

A traveling 9/11 exhibit will be on display for one day at the Verona Public Library Sept. 8.

Alleged reckless driver hits off-duty officer with pepper spray

Police: Officer observes car jump curb, cross sidewalk, almost hit another vehicle

An off-duty police officer was hit with pepper spray when he tried to make contact with the occupants of a vehicle he observed driving recklessly Sunday night, according to a release.

Showers possible first half of Labor Day

Spotty severe thunderstorms with high winds, hail, heavy rainfall possible

After starting out the holiday weekend with some rain, another round of showers and thunderstorms is expected into Labor Day.

Fitchburg mayor talks about vigil honoring murder victims

A neighbor, pastor and a law enforcement representative are among the five or six speakers Fitchburg Mayor Shawn Pfaff said he expects will address community members at Sunday night's candle-light vigil honoring the sisters prosecutors say a former Dane County sheriff's deputy murdered.

Coast Guard suspends search for downed plane

Pilot departed from Waukesha

The Coast Guard says the pilot of a small airplane lost consciousness while flying and the plane crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off the Virginia coast.

Credit union hosts shred event, food drive

Personal documents will be shredded with non-perishable food donation

A local credit union will be holding a shredding event and food drive Saturday morning, according to a release.

Woman faces 6th drunken driving charge

State trooper stops Portage woman early Sunday morning

A Portage woman faces her sixth drunken driving charge after being stopped by a State Patrol trooper early Sunday morning, according to a release.

Fitchburg community plans vigil for victims

Fitchburg community will honor Ashley Steele and Kacee Tollefsbol in upcoming vigil

On Sunday, at 6:30 p.m., the Fitchburg community will gather for a candlelight vigil to honor Ashlee Steele and Kacee Tollefsbol, who were murdered last Friday.