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3 Commencements for UW-Madison Triplets

Posted: 05/17/2013 - It will be one busy weekend for a northeastern Wisconsin family. Triplets Stephanie, Kyle and Ashley Verhasselt, of Freedom, will receive their undergraduate degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in three separate commencement ceremonies.

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WI Boy Writes 'Chocolate Bullet' Letter; Gets Handwritten Reply from Biden

Posted: 05/13/2013 - It may not be unusual for schoolchildren to write to the president or vice president. But one Wisconsin boy got an unexpected response. The 7-year-old wrote a letter to Vice President Joe Biden and other officials a few months ago with a simple idea for making the world safer.

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Scratch-and-Sniff Cards Prompt Natural Gas Scare

Posted: 05/08/2013 - Those scratch-and-sniff cards the energy company sends to customers to teach them to recognize the artificial smell added to natural gas? Turns out they work pretty well.

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Wisconsin Woman Wins National Chip Contest

Posted: 05/07/2013 - When given the choice of three new flavors of Lay's potato chips, America voted in favor of Cheesy Garlic Bread, the brainchild of Karen Weber-Mendham of Land O'Lakes, WI.

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Pink Floyd Poser Arrested for Theft by Swindle

Posted: 05/01/2013 - A man is accused of pretending to be a member of rock band Pink Floyd at a Minnesota hospital -- and racking up as much as $100,000 in unpaid medical bills.

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Hungry Bear Grabs a Donkey

Posted: 04/27/2013 - Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warden Mike Young says he's never seen anything quite like it in his 20 years on the job.

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Cat Missing in Arizona Turns Up in Wisconsin

Posted: 04/25/2013 - A tiny, grain-sized microchip has helped reunite a cat found on the doorsteps of a central Wisconsin animal shelter with his owner who lives nearly 1,800 miles away.

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NY College Crew Team Finds Giant Floating 'Head'

Posted: 04/25/2013 - Anyone lose a giant head made of Styrofoam and fiberglass? That's what officials at an upstate New York college are asking after the men's crew team found the unusual object floating in the Hudson River.

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Ind. Man Calls 911, Reports He's Driving Drunk

Posted: 04/08/2013 - A northern Indiana man who called 911 and told dispatchers he was driving drunk and needed to be taken off the road got his wish when a sheriff's deputy arrived.

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Austrian Police Chase Herd of Cattle Through Town

Posted: 03/29/2013 - Austrian police and firefighters have taken on the role of urban cowboys in a two-day round-up of a herd of cattle that broke out of a fenced-off pasture and decided to go into town.

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Worker Denies Drinking Old Whiskey at Pa. Mansion

Updated: 03/28/2013 - The former live-in caretaker of a southwestern Pennsylvania mansion is denying he drank 52 bottles of well-aged whiskey, saying it wouldn't have been safe to drink and "evaporated" instead.

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Odd Cheese Theft

Updated: 03/28/2013 - An Illinois man accused of stealing 21 tons of Wisconsin cheese has been arrested in New Jersey.

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NY Man Gets Summonses for Laughing Too Loudly

Posted: 03/06/2013 - A New York man says he didn't know it was a crime to laugh. Robert Schiavelli of Rockville Centre, on Long Island, was slapped with two summonses for "disturbing the peace."

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Fries Anyone? Ketchup Crash Snarls Traffic in Nev.

Posted: 03/01/2013 - What looked like a potentially grim mess Thursday on U.S. Interstate 80 in Reno, Nev., was just the aftermath of a wreck involving a semi-trailer truck hauling thousands of bottles of Heinz ketchup.

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