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Burglar hits home of 96-year-old woman, police say

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:45pm
A burglar who broke into a Southwest Side home Sunday night did so when the 96-year-old woman living there wasn't home.

Prep girls swimming: DeForest second, Madison Edgewood third in state Division 2 rankings

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:33pm
Verona/Mount Horeb holds No. 4 spot in Division 1 rankings

Police: Man allegedly pulled knife on State Street bar customers

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:15pm
A Menomonie man was arrested early Sunday morning after he allegedly brandished a knife at a group of people who didn't want to "fist bump" him at a State Street bar.

Complaint: Wisconsin Club for Growth violated IRS rules

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 12:00pm
Liberal Center for Media and Democracy alleges group at center of John Doe case improperly spent money on politics

In the Spirit: 'Nuns on the Bus' announce surprise Madison stop next week

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:50am
A group of activist Catholic sisters collectively known as "The Nuns on the Bus" will stop in Madison next Monday, one day before this year's midterm elections.

Nominations open for financial literacy awards

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:30am
The program is run through the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions.

Police: Alleged drunken driver who crashed was followed by wife, son in other vehicle

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:25am
A Lodi man who crashed in a cornfield Sunday and is expected to be charged with alleged drunken driving was being followed by his wife and son in another vehicle, authorities reported.

Police: Burglars steal $14K in golf equipment

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:00am
Burglars who smashed a glass door to get into a business early Saturday stole over $14,000 worth of golf gear.

A happy rock show, then somber thoughts on extinction

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 11:00am
Two very different free concerts: “Symphony on the Rocks” will get you on your feet. “The Columbiad" will make you stop and think.

Gov. Scott Walker launches final week of campaign, says special interests targeting him

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:44am
The first-term Republican governor said special interests targeting him, defends angry Madison voters comments

Shots fired on University Avenue, no reported injuries

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:15am
Madison police are investigating shots being fired Monday morning on University Avenue, with one witness saying it might have been shots fired between two vehicles.

Madison man arrested, allegedly attacked 2 on Near West Side

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 10:00am
A Madison man was arrested Saturday afternoon after he allegedly attacked two men walking on a Near East Side street.

Burglars spot clerk, flee empty-handed in Janesville

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 8:15am
Two suspects who broke into a Janesville convenience store early Monday fled without taking anything when they spotted a clerk in the store.

Beloit man arrested for alleged 6th drunken driving offense

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 8:00am
A rural Beloit man, stopped by police for driving without headlights on Sunday night, was arrested for his alleged sixth drunken driving offense.

Mild Monday on tap, cold coming in

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 7:40am
Monday's high in Madison is forecast to be in the low 70s. Enjoy it, because it might be the last of the 70s for awhile.

Orange County Register: The last straw for big soda?

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 7:10am
It’s a match made in nanny-state heaven. Having failed to ban Big Gulps in New York City, former Big Apple mayor Michael Bloomberg has dumped $85,000 into the campaign in San Francisco to pass…

Doug Moe: A new kind of fire lieutenant

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 7:00am
Tracy Burrus recently became the first African-American woman to be promoted to lieutenant in the Madison Fire Department.

Election 2014: Dane County advisory referendums

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 6:15am
The county wants voters to sound off on the minimum wage and federal health care money, issues where Gov. Scott Walker and Democratic challenger Mary Burke clearly differ.

Bacon has arrived, and so has a new festival

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 5:50am
A new festival rides the huge wave of popularity that bacon has had in the past decade. 

Michael Perry: Holding a person's hand at the end

Mon, 10/27/2014 - 5:45am
We will all die, of course. It’s part of the deal. No need to dwell on it, and in fact we spend most of our time not thinking about it — which is not the same as avoiding it. Who can think of …