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Close Races Can Mean Big Turnout

Posted: 10/30/2006 - Another poll is released regarding Wisconsin's political races ... and experts say the results are close enough to drive a lot of people to the polls next Tuesday.

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Job cuts slated for Goodyear

Posted: 10/30/2006 - Goodyear says it plans to close a plant in Tyler, Texas. The move comes three weeks after workers at the factory and 15 other facilities -- including one in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin went on strike in part because of the tire maker's plan to shut down the plant.

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Body Found in Pool of Doubletree Hotel

Posted: 10/30/2006 - Madison police confirm that the body of a man was found in the pool of the Doubletree Hotel on West Johnson Street early Sunday morning. Investigators say alcohol appears to be a factor and are calling the drowning accidental.

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Trick or Treat Safety

Posted: 10/30/2006 - The US Consumer Product Safety Commission reports every year that there are burn incidents, costumes starting on fire and other hazards accompanying Halloween. They say it's important to make sure all walkways leading up to your home are clear and well lit.

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Halloween 2006 Deemed a Success

Posted: 10/30/2006 - No serious injuries. No pepper spray. No physical damage to property. Signs of Halloweens past were missing this year and city leaders hope those days are gone for good.

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Four Manitowoc County car-deer crashes overnight

Posted: 10/30/2006 - There were four collisions of cars and deer over Sunday night in Manitowoc County. But, the Sheriff's Department says no one was reported injured in any of them.

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Drowning, alcohol cited in La Crosse death

Posted: 10/30/2006 - The final autopsy report on the death of University of Wisconsin-La Crosse basketball player Lucas Homan this fall says it was the result of cold-water drowning.

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Woman stabbed to death at Wauwatosa hospice

Posted: 10/30/2006 - A 75-year-old West Allis woman is stabbed to death while a patient at a Wauwatosa hospice. Police say they have a 78-year-old suspect in custody in connection with today's stabbing of the woman in the chest at the Zilber Family Hospice.

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Online list enables parents to screen out sex offenders

Posted: 10/30/2006 - Wisconsin parents planning to send out their children trick-or-treating Halloween night can screen their neighborhood for sex offenders. A statewide registry listing people convicted of sexual assault and related crimes has been available online since last December.

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Federal kidnapping trial set for Wind Lake man

Posted: 10/30/2006 - A Wind Lake man is scheduled to go on trial in federal court in Milwaukee on kidnapping charges. David Larson is accused of abducting his ex-wife in 2004 and leaving her for dead in a storage compartment at Wheeling, Illinois.

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Proposed Hartland ordinance seeks to hold parents accountable

Posted: 10/30/2006 - Parents who fail to control unruly children in Hartland could face a $298 fine under a proposed ordinance. Hartland Police Chief Robert Rosch says he thinks the ordinance will help his department persuade parents to keep a closer watch on their children.

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Doyle campaigns at UW Madison

Posted: 10/30/2006 - Governor Doyle campaigned at the University of Wisconsin in Madison on Monday with US Senator Russ Feingold. Doyle criticized Republican gubernatorial candidate Mark Green for voting in Congress to cut student aid programs.

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Foreign exchange student reportedly drunk at time of death

Posted: 10/30/2006 - The Merrill school superintendent says a 17-year-old French foreign exchange student who died last week was popular in school and active in drama and music. The exact cause of death isn't yet known.

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Decision 2006

Posted: 10/30/2006 - The election is only nine days away and we will count down the days in our series of reports Decision 2006 In Depth. Each night we will break down one of the big races facing voters. Beginning with the race for Dane County Sheriff, in which two newcomers are running for the right to replace retiring Sheriff Gary Hamblin.

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Fresh Start For Local Church

Updated: 10/30/2006 - Sunday marked a fresh start for a church community in Stoughton, one year after their building burnt to the ground.

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Happy Halloween For Mayor Dave

Updated: 10/30/2006 - Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz calls Halloween 2006 "a big step in the right direction."

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Freakfest Finds Success on State Street

Updated: 10/29/2006 - For years, city leaders have been trying to change the character of Madison's Halloween celebration on State Street. This weekend marked the biggest set of changes since 2002.

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Halloween Weekend Ends Peacefully

Updated: 10/29/2006 - Saturday night's Halloween party in Madison attracted far fewer people and far fewer problems.

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A.G. candidate asks stations not to run ad

Updated: 10/28/2006 - Attorney general candidate J.B. Van Hollen says he's asked TV stations not to run an ad that claims he didn't do enough as a district attorney to prevent the murder of a 16-year-old girl.

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Seasoned Voters May Feel Like First-Timers

Posted: 10/27/2006 - If you think long lines are only found at busy city polling places, think again. The smallest Wisconsin towns may have more people waiting to vote than ever before. New registration rules have seasoned voters feeling like first-timers.

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