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Wisconsin Man Charged in Hit-and-Run Chicago Deaths

Posted: 01/19/2007 - Police say a Wisconsin man has been charged in the hit-and-run deaths of a Chicago woman and her granddaughter. 41-year-old Michael Young of Madison was charged yesterday with 2 counts of reckless homicide.

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Fatal Teen Trend: Not Buckling Up

Posted: 01/19/2007 - An alarming number of teenagers have been injured or killed in accidentsin the last few months, accidents in which they were not wearing seatbelts. Now driving schools are using real and timely examples to encourage teens to buckle up.

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District Attorney Won't File Murder Charges Yet

Updated: 01/20/2007 - The Rock County sheriff is defending the treatment of a Janesville triple murder suspect who remains jailed but hasn't been charged with the slayings.

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Speaker Defends Controversial Provisions in Ethics Bill

Posted: 01/19/2007 - Assembly Speaker Mike Huebsch is defending two elements of an ethics reform bill that have come under fire in recent days. At issue are one provision that would allow officials charged with corruption to be tried in their home counties instead of Madison.

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Social Services Says It Was Not Told of Abuse or Neglect

Posted: 01/19/2007 - The director of Winnebago County's Department of Social Services says the grandmother of a 13-year-old girl who police said had been locked in her room for most of the past two years contacted the agency last month.

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Harlan's Gut? Favre Will Return

Posted: 01/19/2007 - Packers CEO Bob Harlan has a gut feeling on whether quarterback Brett Favre will return for his 16th season in Green Bay. Harlan saw a taped interview Favre did with ESPN after the last game and his feeling is that Favre will return.

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Judge Closes Evidentiary Hearing

Posted: 01/19/2007 - A Manitowoc County judge considering evidence in the Steven Avery case has closed the hearing to the public. The Judge says he doesn't know if all the evidence discussed at the hearing will be admitted at trial -- but he doesn't want to take a chance on tainting a potential jury pool.

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Film Festival Comes To Beloit

Updated: 01/19/2007 - The Beloit International Film Festival kicked off and organizers say this year it will be better than before.

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Gas Prices Dip Below $2 a Gallon in Madison Area

Updated: 01/19/2007 - Gas is starting to dip below $2 a gallon in our area. Oil prices hit a 20 month low today at a little more than $50 a gallon. Back in August, when gas prices hit an all-time high at $3.18 a gallon, oil was trading at $78 a barrel.

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DA Who Prosecuted Lawmakers Says Ethics Plan is Severely Flawed

Updated: 01/19/2007 - The prosecutor who led an investigation into Capitol corruption says a bill to strengthen oversight of ethics laws is severely flawed. Dane County DA Brian Blanchard says the plan, as currently written, would weaken enforcement of public corruption cases in many ways.

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Rural Jefferson Residents Find Fatal Wreck in Their Driveway

Posted: 01/18/2007 - A man was found dead in a car wreck that was discovered early today in the driveway of a rural home in the Jefferson area. The Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says the residents found the vehicle covered in snow, indicating the crash occurred hours earlier, and called authorities.

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Funding Fails Support Group for Abuse Victims

Posted: 01/18/2007 - An important support group for domestic abuse victims in Dane County will stop operating after twenty years. Domestic Abuse Intervention Services coordinates peer-support groups for women, but the funding for it is no longer enough.

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Thieves Target Rural Businesses in Dane and Sauk Counties

Posted: 01/18/2007 - Thieves have targeted nearly 20 rural businesses in Dane and Sauk counties--now investigators hope someone spots them in the act. Over the last few months, thieves have hit up taverns or bars, including the Missouri Tavern and the Springfield Inn, along Highway 12.

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Janesville Triple Murder Suspect has Violent Past

Posted: 01/18/2007 - The man accused of murdering a woman and her two teenage children in Rock County has a record of violent crime. James Koepp is being held in the deaths of Danyetta Lentz, her 17-year-old daughter Nicole and 14-year-old son Scott.

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Slinger Man Quadruples Supercash Winnings

Posted: 01/18/2007 - A Washington County man is not only lucky enough to win the SuperCash lottery once -- he won 4 times with the same numbers. Tobin Thomas of Slinger played his numbers at two locations in Slinger -- at the Piggly Wiggly and at the Tri-Par Oil gas station.

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Man Charged With Homicide in Stabbing Death of Roommate

Posted: 01/18/2007 - A Grand Chute man accused of fatally stabbing his roommate, then making himself some dinner and watching TV, will face trial. 62-year-old Gerardo Galvan-Gomez is charged with first-degree intentional homicide and attempted homicide.

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Harley-Davidson Quarterly Profit Up Nearly 10%

Posted: 01/18/2007 - Harley-Davidson said today its fourth-quarter profit is up nearly 10% on strong international sales of its motorcycles. Net income for the quarter ending December 31st totals $252 million -- or 97 cents a share.

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Missing Box of Radioactive Material Found

Posted: 01/18/2007 - The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Department has recovered a box of missing radioactive material. The box has been lost since Monday when a courier discovered it missing.

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Melanoma Cases Climb in Wisconsin

Posted: 01/18/2007 - Wisconsin mirrors the decline of cancer deaths in the US. But, the number of people diagnosed with certain cancers in Wisconsin continues to increase.

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