First Responders: Report shows Parisi wrong about proposal to gut board

New DaneCom emergency communication system likely delayed for one year

As Dane Co. Executive Joe Parisi pushes to gut the Public Safety Communication Center Board of its decision-making power, a report compiled by the county's 911 call-taking software company says the board lacks data required to make well-informed decisions.

Stoughton man facing 8th OWI charge

Man seen driving car that crossed center line north of Stoughton

The Dane County Sheriff's Office says a Stoughton man faces charges of operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated for the eighth time after he was arrested in the town of Pleasant Springs early Thursday.

3-4 inches of rain slows morning commute

Early morning storms drop more than 3 inches of rain west of Madison

The western part of Dane County was under a Flash Flood Warning Thursday morning following overnight storms that have dropped as much as 3 inches of rain in a couple of hours.

County board approves new 5-year deal for 911 director

DeJung has been under fire recently for center performance

The Dane County Board has unanimously approved a new five-year contract for 911 Center director John DeJung, despite concerns by some law enforcement about slow response times at the center.

McFarland man charged with 6th OWI

Man arrested after driving in the wrong lane

The Dane County Sheriff's Office says a McFarland man faces his sixth charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated after he was spotted driving in the wrong lane of traffic early Friday morning.

Several livestock perish in barn fire

Neighbor reports smoke and flames to authorities

Several small livestock died in a barn fire Sunday night. The Dane County Sheriff's Office deputies received a call around 5:50 p.m. of a barn fire on the 5600 block of Box Elder Road, in the Town of Medina. 

Investigators put a new law into action after multiple police shootings

Officer-involved shooting investigations are already following new protocol

Just a week after Governor Scott Walker signed a bill into law that changes the way departments investigate an officer firing his or her weapon, two fatal officer-involved shootings have taken place in Dane County.

Expansion to extend landfill's life 30 years

$20 million project to start this summer

A $20 million expansion of the Rodefeld landfill will extend the life of the landfill by 30 years, according to a release from Dane County Executive Joe Parisi.