Former Oregon police chief charged with tax fraud

Pettit was being investigated in August by village board for misconduct

A former Oregon police chief was charged Tuesday with two counts of filing a false or fraudulent tax return, according to a release from the Department of Justice.

2 Madison men charged with robbing bank, 5 businesses

Robberies reportedly happened in Dane, Columbia counties

Two Madison men were charged Wednesday with the robbery of five businesses and a bank in Dane and Columbia counties between Sept. 28 and Oct. 11, according to a release.

21-year-old charged in connection to multiple burglaries

Demetrius Bell admits to committing burglaries with 3 others in neighborhoods

A 21-year-old Madison man has been charged with two counts of burglary and theft in connection to two home burglaries on the west side, according to a release.

Police find cocaine, pound of pot, arrest 5

Caller reported men breaking into cars, police chase suspects into apartment

Police arrested five men after officers seized drugs, including more than a pound of pot at a Janesville home Saturday morning.

Portage man sentenced for receiving child porn

24-year-old pleads guilty to charge, sentenced to 96 months in prison

A Portage man was sentenced Thursday to federal prison for receiving child pornography, according to a state Department of Justice release.

Federal officials formally charge infant kidnapping suspect

Authorities to transfer Kristen Smith to Wis. before Friday

The woman who allegedly took her half-sister's 5-day-old baby from a Beloit home on Feb. 6 has officially been charged with kidnapping, according to a state Department of Justice release.

Victim, police collaborate in bike sting

Woman attempts to sell man's bicycle to him on Craigslist

Police said a Madison woman was charged with theft after a victim set up a sting to recoup his stolen bike.

Stoughton neighbors angry over special assessments

Resident thinks city employee was given special treatment

Randy Ree has lived in his Milwaukee Street home for 35 years. Now living off of his Social Security disability benefits, Ree said he was unpleasantly surprised to be billed for roadside work.