Bird nest starts porch fire

Smoke detector wakes homeowner

A bird nest built on top of a porch light caused a fire in the town of Berry Wednesday night, according to a release from the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

UW Scientist Suspends Bird Flu Research

Amid public fear that bird flu viruses will escape a University of Wisconsin-Madison research laboratory, a UW scientist said Friday he is suspending his research for 60 days.Researcher Yoshihiro Kawaoka and Ron Fouchier of the Erasmus Medical Center in the…

Migration Of Whooping Cranes Halted

The annual migration of juvenile whooping cranes from Wisconsin to Florida has been halted in Alabama after a complaint was filed with a federal agency.Operation Migration involves ultralight aircraft acting as "parent birds" to lead the young cranes south to…