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Group aims to educate African-Americans about co-sleeping dangers

'Safe Sleep Sabbath' held Sunday in local black churches

The Dane County Safe Sleep Initiative held its second year of "Safe Sleep Sabbath" educational events at local predominantly black churches Sunday, hoping to stem the tide of co-sleeping deaths in the community.

Driver suspected of 5th OWI

69-year-old reportedly driving erratically through DeForest roundabout

A Madison man was charged with drunken driving for the fifth time early Saturday, officials say.

A day traffic court wasn't a drag

I can imagine the flutter of warmth that went through the few people left in Dane County traffic court last Wednesday where we found a heart-tingling story in an unlikely place.

33-year-old charged with 5th OWI

Portage man witnessed speeding more than 20 mph over before traffic stop, sheriff says

A 33-year-old man was charged with his fifth drunken driving offense early Wednesday, officials say.

County to contribute $600K to cleaning up waterways

3 communities will work to reduce pollution in lakes, river, conservancy

More than $600,000 in county funds will help pay for water pollution-reduction projects across local communities in Dane County, according to a release.

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.

Sheriff: 11-year-old Madison boy found

Boy recognized by Metro Bus driver, reported to authorities

An 11-year-old Madison boy who didn't return home from school Friday, was found Saturday evening, authorities said.

Sheriff: Scammers posing as law enforcement still around

Callers attempt to scare Dane County residents out of large sums of money

Scammers claiming to be law enforcement continue to call Dane County residents in an attempt to scare them out of money, according to a release from the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

Surveillance photos show armed tavern robber

Robber enters Willows Tavern through unlocked front door Sunday morning

Officials provided surveillance photos Thursday of an armed robbery that took place at a Westport bar over the weekend.

Family sues Dane County for records on fatal fire

Chris Williams' family wants records on incident with dispatch delay

The family of a man who died in a south side fire is suing Dane County to get access to public records related to the Oct. 16, 2013, incident.