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Low gas prices boosting numbers of holiday travelers

Two million Wisconsinites plan to travel this holiday season

Lower gas prices will drive nearly two million Wisconsinites to travel alongside nearly 99 million Americans this holiday season, according to AAA projections.

Regulators OK MG&E rate increase

Electric increase is largest in a decade

Despite one of the three state regulators dissenting Wednesday, a request from an area utility to raise electric rates for tens of thousands of Dane County customers was approved shortly after noon.

Drivers react to gas tax increase proposal

WisDOT proposal would raise taxes, fees $751M over 2 years

A budget proposal from the Wisconsin Department of Transportation would raise taxes and fees on drivers $751 million over two years.

Lower gas prices mean more spending money

Gas prices are below $3 nationally for the first time since 2010

According to AAA, gas prices across the country are the lowest they've been for 44 months.  In Madison, AAA data shows gas averages $3.16 a gallon, about 15 cents cheaper than this time last year.

Dozens protest MG&E proposed rate hike

MG&E: Rates won't change until new customer, community initiative starts

Dozens of people protested a potential rate hike proposed by Madison Gas and Electric Thursday.

Gas leak forced evacuation in Middleton

Ramps to Greenway Blvd. shut down off Beltline

A gas leak in Middleton caused police to evacuate homes near Greenway Boulevard and North High Point Road, according to Middleton police.

Explosion reported at manure digester near Waunakee

Waunakee fire chief calls incident a malfunction

A gas explosion caused a fire at a manure digester in the Town of Vienna Wednesday morning, but fire officials say the fire is contained and no one was injured.

Drivers could pay more at pump over summer

Political unrest in Iraq pushes price of crude oil higher

Drivers will be shelling out more money for gas this summer as political unrest in Iraq is pushing the price of crude oil higher.

Deputies: Men caught pumping gas from country club

Officers called to country club early Tuesday

Two men are caught pumping gas at the Reedsburg Country Club into storage containers in the trunk of their vehicle, according to the Sauk County Sheriff's Office.

Woman douses bedroom with gasoline

Man confined to bedroom removed by firefighters

A Madison woman poured gasoline all over a bedridden housemate's bedroom early Sunday morning, according to police.

Gas leak prompts evacuations near Stoughton

Witness says 'something blew'

Three buildings along Highway 51 west of Stoughton were evacuated Wednesday morning because of a gas leak, according to the service director at Stark Chevrolet.

Police: Kids rob gas station at gunpoint

Woman waiting in vehicle may be in custody, chief says

Police said a department in Illinois may have a woman in custody in Northern Illinois who authorities believe played a part in a gas station robbery Thursday. According to Walworth police Chief Chris Severt, the boy and girl who robbed the store were between 10 and 15 years old and fled in a vehicle driven by the woman.