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Dane Co. upgrading emergency warning system

New county system will sound targeted, geographic-specific warnings

Dane County leaders said Wednesday that the county's emergency warning system is getting a nearly $1 million upgrade to sound targeted, geographic-specific warnings to those in the path of severe weather. 

DOJ appeals Schimel video release order

Judge had ordered release Thursday

The state Department of Justice has appealed an order to release videos of training seminars Republican attorney general Brad Schimel gave for prosecutors to Democrats.

Drabek found guilty on all charges of sexual abuse

Verdict reached just after midnight Friday

A jury has found Joshua Drabek, 20, guilty on charges of sexual and physically assaulting his stepsister, who was just 68 pounds and barefoot when she fled their family's home two winters ago.

How the city tests Madison's lakes for safety

Heavy rainfall means more bacteria in lakes

With water samples from lake Michigan and Lake Superior falling short of national standards, heavy rains could put Madison swimmers at risk if they take a dip in the wrong water.

Dane County slow no wake orders expanded

Kegonsa and Crystal lakes now included

Slow no wake orders have been expanded to two more lakes in Dane County, according to a release from the County Executive's Office.

Fireworks launcher mistaken for gun

32-year-old cited after launching firework

A report of a man with a gun leads to a fireworks citation for a town of Berry man Thursday, authorities say.

Dane County in top 25 for healthy kids

4 Wis. counties make national list

U.S. News and World Report recently ranked Dane County 21st on its list of the healthiest counties for kids across the country. 

Madison-area volunteers report from Oklahoma

Volunteers providing aid to Moore clean-up efforts

Two semitrailers full of donated items and more than two dozen volunteers from the Madison area have been busy helping to clean up Moore, Okla.

Family denied contact with abuse victim

Jury selected in Chad Chritton's trial

A jury has been selected for the case against Chad Chritton, a father accused of locking up and starving his teenage daughter.