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UW-Madison protesters agree to end encampment

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 5:19pm
Students will leave Library Mall and not disrupt Commencement, university says.

Local digest for Saturday, May 11, 2024

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 5:01pm
Gunfire was result of kids ‘playing’

Chicago man charged with attempted homicide and carjacking for stabbing Uber driver, taking SUV

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 5:00pm
Asked why he stabbed the Uber driver, the man said, "I don't know, making poor decisions," a criminal complaint states.

Receiver from Power 4 transferring to Wisconsin football

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 4:40pm
The Badgers added a former four-star recruit who had two productive seasons in the ACC. Here's what we know.

This weekend brings 'the honor of a lifetime' for former Wisconsin women's hockey star

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 4:05pm
Three-time NCAA champion Meghan Duggan recalled memories of her time with the Badgers while planning her commencement speech.

The Latest | Prosecutors likely to call just 2 more witnesses in Trump's hush money case

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 3:13pm
Prosecutors in Donald Trump's hush money case say they expect to call just two more witnesses, laying the ground to possibly rest their case next week. The announcement came after witness testimony concluded for the day, capping a feverish week…

State Street shooter sentenced to 8 years in prison under plea deal

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 3:00pm
The man said he fired the gun because he thought he had to protect himself.

Republican leaders really (really) want this person on the Wisconsin Elections Commission

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 1:52pm
Under state law, legislative leaders "shall prepare a list of 3 individuals" to be sent to the governor for a final decision.

Unattended cooking leads to stovetop fire on West Side, authorities say

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 12:25pm
A female resident was cooking with an old pan she believed may have been leaking oil when she stepped away from the kitchen momentarily, authorities said.

2 kids ‘playing with a gun’ leads to accidental shot into unit, Madison police say

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 12:05pm
A gun was recovered, but no injuries were found, Chief Shon Barnes said.

Open enrollment leads to 'winners and losers' in Madison-area school districts

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 11:30am
With enrollment in public schools declining statewide, districts are scrambling to retain students and the precious funding dollars they bring with.

Monona officer won't be charged in Jan. 1 crash that killed 3

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 9:51am
A Dane County deputy and a Monona Police officer will not face criminal charges for their roles in a Jan. 1 vehicle chase that ended in a crash that killed the three people in the car being pursued.

2 people injured in 3-vehicle crash outside Beaver Dam, authorities say

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 8:05am
Two people were taken to area hospitals, including one with serious injuries, following a three-vehicle crash on Highway 33 near McKinley Beach Road outside Beaver Dam on Wednesday.

Sweden vs. US: Which COVID-19 strategy worked best?

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 8:00am
COVID-19 cases and deaths internationally have fallen to their lowest levels in four years. The data now permits a comparison between the controversial laissez faire strategy of Sweden and the more restrictive approach of the United States, which emphasized lockdowns,…

Federal judge tosses lawsuit seeking to block Wisconsin's absentee witness signature rule

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 7:45am
Under state law, election clerks must reject absentee ballots that are missing a witness' address or signature.

Packers special-teams coach is excited by challenge of adapting to 'radical' rule change

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 7:07am
Although he's a kickoff traditionalist, Rich Bisaccia acknowledged that the NFL's rule change provides him with a rare opportunity to learn something new in his 60s.

Brewers LHP Robert Gasser expected to make MLB debut against Cardinals on Friday

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 6:50am
Robert Gasser, who turns 25 on May 31, joined the Brewers in the 2022 trade that sent star closer Josh Hader to San Diego.

Wisconsin Badgers played last Big Ten baseball game 33 years ago today

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 6:40am
This State Journal report ran on May 11, 1991:

How a defensive switch turned this Waunakee boys lacrosse player into a Division I commit

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 6:37am
After offense wasn't working well with Wade Bryan, the senior picked up a long stick. That coupled with his football skills makes him a lethal weapon for the Warriors.

Polzin: How these Wisconsin runners persevered through tragedy

Fri, 05/10/2024 - 6:30am
Sarah Shulze's death by suicide two years ago rocked the Badgers track and field team. The only way to overcome that trauma was to do it together.