Updated: 12/07/2006 - Police say the suspect in a sexual assault on Madison's east side earlier this week gained entry through an unlocked door. Security experts say most criminals are opportunistic, and look for the easiest target.
Posted: 12/06/2006 - Police have released the names of 3 people killed in an explosion and fire today at the Falk Corporation in Milwaukee's industrial valley. Police identified the three as 38-year-old Curtis Lane of Oconomowoc, 49-year-old Thomas Letrendre of Milwaukee and 35-year-old Daniel Kuster of Mayville.
Posted: 12/06/2006 - New UW System employees would be subject to criminal background checks under a policy designed to increase security on campuses. The plan comes in response to an audit that found 40 felons on the system payroll and campus policies varied widely on background checks.
Posted: 12/06/2006 - Take a moment to think about your most-prized possession. Now, image how you would feel if it was taken away. Wednesday, NBC 15 received an e-mail from a viewer in Dodge County asking for our help. There was something different about this message. Maybe it's the time of year--or maybe it's the way it was worded. But it's a story we just had to tell.
Posted: 12/06/2006 - The president of the City Council in Madison, Wisconsin, calls it "one of the most enormous, colossal failures the city has perpetrated." The city is offering $35,000 to a blind woman whose 1997 rape claims were rebuffed for years by police and city lawyers.
Posted: 12/06/2006 - The Falk Corporation has been a mainstay of the Milwaukee manufacturing community for more than a century, and it appears to have had no major safety violations in recent years leading up to today's deadly warehouse explosion.
Posted: 12/06/2006 - A Texas woman is charged with trying to extort $2 million from Hall of Fame quarterback Bart Starr. Authorities say the 81-year-old woman mailed a typed, computer-generated letter to the Green Bay Packers quarterback and coach this fall alleging an encounter with him in 1960.
Posted: 12/06/2006 - The pro-school voucher group All Children Matter may find itself in court over alleged violations of Wisconsin law related to its activity in the last election.
Posted: 12/06/2006 - A man accused of killing a Wisconsin woman at a Burger King in suburban Chicago says he needs more time to raise money for an attorney.
Posted: 12/06/2006 - Prosecutors say the Onalaska home day care where a toddler died was strewn with liquor bottles, trash and objects dangerous to children. A criminal complaint says the day care provider was drunk when the 15-month-old girl apparently strangled in a playpen last Friday.
Posted: 12/06/2006 - A new survey by insurance regulators shows drivers in Wisconsin have pretty good insurance rates. Motorists here pay the 2nd-lowest premiums in the nation for auto insurance.
Posted: 12/06/2006 - The Wisconsin fast food restaurant chain known for its butter burgers, fried chicken and frozen custard is concerned about your health. So, Culver's will stop using trans fat oils at its 345 restaurants in the Midwest and Texas.
Posted: 12/06/2006 - A new report from the Wisconsin Hospital Association says its members are struggling to fill a variety of positions, including hospital-based pharmacists.
Posted: 12/05/2006 - The alleged spill of liquid manure into a Lake Michigan tributary 2 years ago has prompted the state Department of Justice to sue a Manitowoc County dairy farm.
Posted: 12/05/2006 - After returning from a trip to Africa, Senator Russ Feingold is faulting the Bush administration for what he calls a failure to develop a policy on Somalia, but the Wisconsin Democrat is praising US efforts to combat AIDS on the continent.
Posted: 12/05/2006 - A price support program for dairy farmers could face a brighter future with Democrats in control in the new Senate. Democratic Senator Charles Schumer of New York says Democrats assuming key positions are longtime boosters of dairy interests.
Posted: 12/05/2006 - An editor at a UW-Madison student newspaper has fired after repeatedly plagiarizing stories from other media outlets. Editor-in-Chief Taylor Hughes says the Badger-Herald fired its state editor November 30th and will be running an apology tomorrow for his actions.