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Young Cranes Led by Ultralights Reach Florida

Sandhill Cranes

Posted: 12/19/2006 - Young whooping cranes being led south on their first migration from central Wisconsin reached their destination today -- a Florida wildlife refuge more than 1,200 miles from their starting point.

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Holiday Tipping: Who & How Much?

Updated: 12/20/2006 - Think about all the people you rely on throughout the course of year. Now, think about dishing out extra dough to all those people. It's a process called holiday tipping.

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Madison Man in Court Facing 10th DUI Charge

Updated: 12/20/2006 - A Madison man convicted 9 times for drunk driving, is in court this afternoon facing a 10th charge. 50-year old Kelvin Eskridge was pulled over on West Washington Avenue Saturday morning.

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Marine From West Bend Dies in Iraq

Updated: 12/20/2006 - A Marine helicopter pilot from West Bend is dead in Iraq, only weeks after beginning his second deployment there. 27-year-old Captain Kevin Kryst died yesterday from injuries sustained in fighting.

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Wisconsin Challenges California in Cheese Bowl

Posted: 12/19/2006 - Wisconsin is ready to go toe-to-toe with California in the battle to see which state is really the big cheese. California is expected to overtake Wisconsin soon as the top cheese producing state in the nation.

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Goal Met at Blood Drive Held in Memory of Local Teen

Updated: 12/20/2006 - Nearly 140 people turned out on Tuesday to donate blood in memory of 17-year-old Jason Skaaning who died several years ago, but lived with a passion for giving of himself.

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Accused Rapist Charged In Dane County Court

Updated: 12/20/2006 - Antonio Pope has been charged with two counts of kidnapping and two counts of 1st degree sexual assault in connection to two downtown rapes.

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Hudson Police Sergeant Dismissed

Posted: 12/19/2006 - A Hudson police sergeant accused of using excessive force is fired by the city. The Police and Fire Commission considered accounts of citizen witnesses who said they saw the sergeant pull a woman's hair and throw her onto the hood of a squad when he was called to a tavern in March.

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Morford Will Be Free Next Week

Posted: 12/19/2006 - One of Wisconsin's most notorious child molesters will go free next week. A Milwaukee County judge today agreed to discharge Billy Lee Morford from state supervision.

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Trial Date Set for 3 Accused of Planned School Attack

Posted: 12/19/2006 - A trial date is set for 3 teenagers accused of planning a Columbine-style attack on Green Bay East High School. The 3 teens made an appearance in Brown County Circuit Court today where Judge JD McKay set a jury trial to begin April 30th.

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Marquette Gets Huge Anonymous Donation

Posted: 12/19/2006 - Anonymous benefactors have given Marquette University $25 million. The gift comes from an engineering alumnus and his wife. The Reverend Robert Wild says the gift is meant to be a "spark plug" for transforming the College of Engineering.

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Teen Charged After Car Hits House

Posted: 12/19/2006 - A Whitehall teen accused of smashing his car into a house in Independence, injuring a man, is facing felony charges. 18-year-old Mario Velasquez is charged with second-degree reckless endangering safety and causing injury while driving drunk.

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High Court Spells Out Guidelines For Reconfinement Hearings

Posted: 12/19/2006 - The state Supreme Court said today judges don't have to follow Department of Corrections recommendations on how long to send criminals back to prison when they violate conditions of their extended supervision.

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Affirmative Action Considered at Capitol Today

Posted: 12/19/2006 - Affirmative action is front and center at the state Capitol later today. A legislative committee seeking to ban affirmative action in all of state government is expected to hear from the chairman of the American Civil Rights Institute.

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Violent Crime Up in Madison, Green Bay

Posted: 12/19/2006 - Violent crime in 2 of Wisconsin's bigger cities outpaced an increase nationally. The FBI reported today violent crime nationally increased 3.7% overall in the first half of the year.

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Saving Progressive Talk?

Posted: 12/18/2006 - A Madison businessman could end up saving the progressive talk radio network, Air America.

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DNA Leads to Arrest of Suspected Rapist

Updated: 12/19/2006 - If it wasn't for DNA testing police say 31-year-old Antonio Pope would likely still be at large. Formal charges are still pending, but police say forensic evidence links Pope to two downtown Madison rape cases.

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Goodyear Resolution?

Updated: 12/19/2006 - Negotiations between Goodyear and striking employees resumed Monday. Workers are hopeful strike will end before Christmas.

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Former Appleton Woman Missing on Mountain in China

Posted: 12/18/2006 - Fellow climbers in the US, along with American and Chinese officials have organized searches for a former Appleton woman and another prominent American mountain climber missing in southwest China.

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