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Crews responding to house fire in rural Crawford County

CRAWFORD COUNTY, Wis. -- Crews are responding to a house fire in Crawford County. The fire was reported just before 3:30 p.m. Wednesday. Officials said an A-frame house along State Highway 179 is on fire. Crews from Boscobel, Eastman, and…

Beloit police investigating death on city's west side

BELOIT, Wis. -- Police in Beloit are investigating a death on the city's west side Wednesday afternoon. In a Facebook post, the Beloit Police Department said it's investigating a death in the 1400 block of Madison Road. Few details were…

DHS shares tips on how to find reliable COVID-19 testing

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Department of Health Services gave some tips on how to find trustworthy COVID-19 testing sites, and report concerns about other sites. The move comes amid criticism of the company Center for COVID Control. The company,…

Tomah police: Authorities determine ‘dynamite’ was fireworks

TOMAH (WKBT) — The cylindrical tubes found in the back of a truck that were reported as dynamite to the Tomah Police Department turned out to be fireworks, according to a release. Tomah Police Department Assistant Chief Eric Pedersen updated the public on the department’s Facebook page Wednesday, sharing photos so the community understands why authorities responded with caution. The…

MISSING: Vernon County authorities looking for teen

VIROQUA, Wis. (WKBT) — The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office is looking for a missing teenage girl named Megan Salek. Police say 16-year-old Salek ran away from home in rural Westby last Friday and hasn’t been seen since. Salek is 5’6″, 130 pounds and has brown eyes and purple hair. Police say she is “believed to be under the influence of…

Judge: DNR can continue PFAS sampling, but can't enforce

A Jefferson County judge has ruled the Department of Natural Resources can continue to test wastewater for PFAS but can’t take legal action against polluters until state lawmakers set water quality standards for the compounds.

FACT CHECK: Wisconsin legislature did not vote to recall its electoral votes for Joe Biden

A viral claim is spreading disinformation online, falsely claiming the Wisconsin legislature voted to pull back its electoral votes for Joe Biden

MADISON -- A resolution introduced in the Assembly Tuesday by a Republican representative to pull back Wisconsin's ten electoral votes for Joe Biden is illegal and will die in committee, leading Republicans say. "Not only is it illegal, it's just…

Frozen pipes: how to prevent bursts

MADISON - You've cranked the heat, put on your favorite sweats, and are staying out of the elements. But just because you're safe from freezing this Alert Day, doesn't mean…