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Wisconsin BBB asks residents to look out for "grandparent scams"

Scammers may pose as a family member who is in an emergency situation

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Better Business Bureau is asking residents to be on the lookout for "grandparent scams." These scams, also called emergency scams, prey on grandparents by posing as a family member in need. Scammers send a call,…

Madison Police searching for Kwik Trip robbery suspect

A masked man robbed a Kwik Trip convenience store on Friday night

MADISON, Wis. -- Madison Police are searching for a suspect, following an alleged armed robbery at a Kwik Trip on Friday night. The incident occurred just before midnight, at the 7500 block of Mineral Point Rb. Police say a masked…

Driver hospitalized after car was shot multiple times, crashed

Police say the driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries

MADISON, Wis. -- A driver is recovering in the hospital after his car was shot multiple times before crashing early Saturday morning. RELATED: 1 person taken to hospital after incident on east side, MPD says Madison Police responded to reports…

Madison Police arrest armed robbery, carjacking suspect following chase

The suspect alledgedly abandoned a vehicle before stealing another one

MADISON, Wis. -- Madison Police have arrested a suspect accused of armed robbery, assault, and carjacking following a chase Friday. Police say the suspect pointed a gun at someone and demanded cash in the 3000 E block of Washington Ave.…

Green County Sheriff's deputies arrest 2 for child neglect

Both suspects were also arrested on drug-related charges

WASHINGTON, Wis. -- Green County Sheriff's deputies say two people have been arrested, following a search in the N5500 block of State Highway 69.  Deputies, along with law enforcement from the Dane County Sheriff's Office, Stateline Area Narcotics Taskforce,…

Madison Police say August 10th shooting victim has died

The suspect remains at large

MADISON, Wis. -- Madison Police say the victim of an August 10th shooting has died of his injuries. The suspect in the shooting is still at large. The incident happened in the 4600 block of Atticus Way, at around 8:32…

Madison College holds 9/11 remembrance ceremony

Nearly 100 Madison College students attended the event

MADISON, Wis. -- Madison College held a remembrance ceremony today in honor of the 20th anniversary of 9/11. Nearly 100 Madison College law enforcement, EMS, and fire service students attended the event.…

First Lady Jill Biden to visit Wisconsin next week

This will be her first visit to Wisconsin since the 2020 election

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- First Lady Jill Biden will make her first visit to Wisconsin since the 2020 election next week, the White House announced Friday. Biden will visit Milwaukee on Wednesday, September 15th, before moving on to Des Moines, Iowa.…

Madison Taco Fest cancelled following investigation over complaints

The event was scheduled for September 18 at Breese Stevens Field

MADISON, WIS. -- An upcoming Taco Festival scheduled for September 18th has been canceled, following an investigation by event organizers into complaints made about the traveling festival in several other cities. RELATED: Event organizers investigating upcoming Madison Taco Festival with…

Janesville Police ask public for help after multiple gun thefts

Police seized 6 guns during the month of August

JANESVILLE, Wis. -- Janesville Police are asking residents to take steps to prevent gun theft, after six stolen guns were recovered last month. Police say two of the recovered guns were taken from unlocked vehicles, and another was stolen from…

McFarland Police investigating hate speech directed at student

Police say a social media post directed at the student was hate speech

MCFARLAND, Wis. -- McFarland Police are working with the McFarland School District to investigate a social media post about a McFarland High School student that could be classified as hate speech. Police say they were made aware of the post…

A detailed look at Wisconsin's organic farms

Wisconsin ranks number two nationwide for the number of organic farms

MADISON, Wis. -- Wisconsin has more organic farms than almost every other state in the US. Only California has more. In her new book, Wisconsin Farms and Farmers Markets,…

Madison Police searching for bank robbery suspect

The incident occurred just after noon on Thursday

MADISON, Wis. -- Madison Police are searching for a suspect in connection to a robbery at the BMO Harris bank at 1202 N. Sherman Ave. that happened just after noon on Thursday.  Police say the suspect is a black…

TSA agent seizes handgun at Dane County Regional Airport

A TSA officer found the gun in a passenger's carry-on luggage.

MADISON, Wis. -- TSA officers at Dane County Regional Airport confiscated a handgun on Wednesday, after finding the weapon in a passenger's carry-on luggage. Around 5:40 a.m., a TSA officer noticed the image of a gun on an X-ray screen…

Volk Field and Wisconsin National Guard troops help at Fort McCoy

Military personnel from 28 different states have helped refugees get from Volk Field to Fort McCoy

VOLK FIELD, Wis. - Wisconsin National Guard and Volk Field troops are assisting in efforts to bring Afghan refugees to Fort McCoy. National Guard linguists have created Dari and Pashto signage to assist those arriving at Volk Field, and National…

UnityPoint Health-Meriter to offer patients COVID vaccine

Patients can receive the Pfizer vaccine prior to being discharged

MADISON, Wis. -- UnityPoint Health-Meriter hospital will now give patients a chance to receive a COVID-19 vaccine before they are discharged, the hospital announced Thursday. Meriter began offering the…

MPD: 64-year old hospitalized after Penn Park shooting

The man was struck several times and was rushed to the hospital in critical condition

MADISON, Wis. -- A 64-year-old man is in the hospital tonight after being shot multiple times at Penn Park on Monday, Madison Police say The incident occurred around…

LIST: Area events to attend in remembrance of 9/11

Communities across Wisconsin will gather to remember those who died at Ground Zero

MADISON, Wis. -- Communities around Wisconsin are gathering to remember the lives of the victims of the 9/11 attacks, and honor first responders. Here is where you can go in southern Wisconsin to remember the events of September 11, 2001.…

AFL-CIO, United Way, asking for Labor Day donations

Donations will go to help homeless students who are starting a new school year

MADISON, Wis. -- LaborFest may have been canceled this year, but the AFL-CIO and United Way of Dane County are still asking for donations this Labor Day. The Community Services Committee of the South Central Federation of Labor is requesting…

Multiple students burned after firework explodes on Fitchburg bus

Police say the incident does not appear to have been intended to cause harm

FITCHBURG, Wis. -- A 15-year-old is in police custody after igniting a firework on a bus Friday, burning multiple students. Fitchburg Police say the teen, who was riding a Badger School Bus to Verona High School, ignited a firework that…

Sherman Middle School unveils murals celebrating equity

The murals are centered around the themes of dreaming fearlessly, empowerment and equality

MADISON, Wis. -- Sherman Middle School is unveiling two murals on Friday, meant to celebrate equity. The murals, called "Lift Up" and "Rise Up," are centered around…