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The crash happened around 8:00 a.m. on UW 151 (northbound lanes) near Springrose Circle. The northbound lanes are closed right now in the area. Emergency responders were sent to the scene, but Dane County Communications says it doesn't have any information yet about injuries. This is a ...
Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell said voter turnout is on track to be around 50 percent in Dane County so it doesn't appear this morning's rain and afternoon's snow stopped many from showing up at the polls. McDonell said his office even needed to re-order some ballots for Madison and ...

A chilly drizzle didn't stop Madison voters from showing up at the polls to cast their ballots in the spring election Tuesday morning. At 11 a.m., 12.29 percent of registered voters in the City of Madison had voted, according to the city clerk's office. According to Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell, the ...
(WMTV) - Authorities responded to a two vehicle crash at Windy Oak Lane and US 151 around 8:05 a.m. on Tuesday in the town of Springdale. According to the Dane County Sheriff's Department, a 20-year-old driver traveling on Windy Oak Lane failed to yield a Nissan heading eastbound on Highway ...
To mark the 50th anniversary of the death of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the city of Madison and Dane County are rededicating a downtown street named ... Dane County Circuit Court Judge Everett Mitchell will emcee the event, which includes comments from Mayor Paul Soglin and Wes Sparkman, ...
Two people were injured Tuesday morning in a two-vehicle crash on Highway 18/151 in the town of Springdale, with the injuries believed to be non-life-threatening. The crash happened at about 8 a.m. at Windy Oak Lane, the Dane County Sheriff's Office said. The investigation showed Brady Foate, ...

If you live in Dane County, you'll also be voting for a local Judge, and depending on where in the county you live, you might have a competitive County Board race in your backyard. On the East side, the two candidates who are running for John Hendrick's open seat are Pam Porter and Yogesh Chawla.
Five of Dane County's 37 supervisor seats are contested and will be decided by Tuesday's election. PHOTO BY SAIYNA BASHIR. Facebook · Twitter · Email; Print; Save. Tuesday's election will determine five contested seats on the overwhelmingly liberal Dane County Board of Supervisors and will ...
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker must call special elections to fill two vacant legislative seats, a Dane County judge ruled Thursday. Dane County Circuit Judge Josann Reynolds ruled that Walker must order the elections by March 29. The decision is expected to be appealed. "We are working with (the ...
MADISON (WKOW) -- Job seekers turned out in droves for the Dane County Regional Job Fair. More than 1,200 people visited the Alliant Energy Center in Madison for the event on Wednesday. Organizers say about 250 people showed up before the doors even opened. About 170 employers were there, ...
One of the main issues that both candidates have addressed are racial disparities in Dane County. Ever since the Race to Equity report published in 2013, which found disparities between black and white residents along 40 “life-status measures,” many elected officials have — at least publicly — vocalized ...
Some of the tracts are contiguous, so they form four distinct areas in Dane County: Madison's North and Northeast side neighborhoods around Oscar Mayer, the Dane County Regional Airport and the Madison Area Technical College campus and part of the Capitol East corridor; a large area along the ...
I would like to highlight the county's investment and involvement in our community and connect our city's residents with what services Dane County has to offer. Additionally, I want to see a greater involvement of people outside the city of Madison serve the county with their skills and talents on the many ...
Dane County has picked a developer to move forward with a project that will build 54 affordable apartments for veterans on Madison's East Washington Avenue. The Gorman and Company, Inc. proposal is for a five-story mixed unit development on county-owned site at 1326 E. Washington Ave. All but 10 of ...
The private processor employs the staff and oversees operations, maintenance and marketing. The commodities consist mainly of wood used by landscape and mulch businesses, though use varies depending on markets. Dane County pays for processing but charges Landfill Reduction to dispose of what ...
Marilyn Townsend, at left, and Susan M. Crawford, at right, are vying for the Branch 1 judicial post of the Dane County Circuit Court in the upcoming ... The longtime Madison attorney and Shorewood Hills municipal judge lost to Jill Karofsky in the race for Dane County Circuit Court Branch 12 last year.
DANE COUNTY (WKOW) -- An 18-year-old woman was injured after a shooting at a party in the Town of Vienna late Saturday night. Police say they were investigating a possible underage drinking party on Schumacher Rd. when shots rang out. Witnesses say a fight broke out around midnight, and people ...

Two veteran lawyers are running to become the new judge for Dane County Circuit Court Branch 1 in the April 3 election. The winner would take over for Timothy Samuelson, who was appointed to the bench in June by Gov. Scott Walker but decided not to run for election. Samuelson succeeded Circuit ...
Dear Editor: I've known Marilyn Townsend since 1986, when she came back to her home in Wisconsin from Washington, D.C., where she was an attorney for the United Mineworkers Union. She returned to Wisconsin to work for Ed Garvey's campaign to unseat Sen. Bob Kasten. We were unsuccessful in ...
Dear Editor: I support the federal government stationing a squadron of F-35 fighter jets at Dane County Regional Airport. I have lived under the principal flight path for both commercial and military aircraft for over 35 years and am very familiar with aviation necessities and movements. When I moved into my ...
Amy Opgenorth of Madison explores the off-leash dog park at Yahara Heights County Park near Cherokee Marsh in the town of Westport with her dog Billy. The updated Dane County Parks and Open Place plan upholds an existing recommendation to add a new dog park on the western side of the county.
Dane County Sheriff's Deputy Scott Lindner is retiring after 24 years of service. A ceremony was held for him on Friday. He's also been the department's bomb sniffing dog handler for 22 of those years. Lindner has gone on quite the journey. He started in a department in Waukesha County before going to ...
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) -- Advancements in technology have changed the way many of us do our jobs and the Dane County Sheriff's Office (DCSO) is included, especially in the crime scene unit. These are the deputies that investigate suspicious deaths, fatal car crashes, overdoses, burglaries and more.
A joint project between Dane County, Gorman & Company and Dryhootch would create affordable housing targeted at veterans with families at the ... The Dane County Board approved Gorman and Co. to redevelop the former Messner Inc. property into a mixed-income apartment building with a focus on ...
MADISON (WKOW) -- The United Way of Dane County is launching a new program that will help students receive the proper education to be successful after high school. The new Academic Success Mobilization plan is designed to help the education needs of young people, not just in the classroom, but ...
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said $17,327 in grants will go to the organizations for conservation, restoration and education projects in 2018. ... The projects, all within Dane County, include prairie and wetland restoration, environmental education, trail improvements, equipment purchases to ...
Dane County officials seek info from guests at party where teen shot ... The Dane County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Wednesday morning that investigators are looking for information from individuals who attended a party at 7091 Schumacher Road in the town of Vienna. According to the report, ...
On Saturday, April 14, vendors from across the state will set up downtown in Madison for the 47th season of the Dane County Farmers' Market. This year will feature about 275 members, including 18 new members, says Sarah Elliot, Dane County Farmers' Market manager. Among the new members, ...
Peters: Dane County does an admirable job fulfilling the vital role of county government, making health and human services available to residents of the county. However, too many are still either unable to find work or unable to find enough employment to support themselves or their families. The county ...
TOWN OF MEDINA, Wis. - Dozens of goats were saved from a barn fire in the town of Medina Tuesday afternoon, officials said. Dane County Sheriff's spokeswoman Elise Schaffer said the fire was reported at 12:53 p.m. in the 1300 block of West Medina Road. The owner was able to save 49 out of 50 ... baby
Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney has been elected secretary of the association representing sheriffs from the nation's most populated counties. Mahoney was installed as secretary of the Major County Sheriffs of America on Wednesday, along with other sheriffs installed as officers of the association. baby
In addition to Monday's crash near Verona, Wisconsin one of the largest traffic crashes in United States history occurred in Dane County on Jan. 7, 2008 due to foggy conditions. Over 100 vehicles were involved in multiple crashes over a five mile stretch of Interstate 39 / 90 sending more than 50 people to ... baby
Temperatures bouncing above and below freezing over the next few days could create hazardous fog and icy roadways for travelers, Dane County Emergency ... The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office on Tuesday identified the woman killed in the crash as Catherine M. Hoelzel, 53, of Blanchardville. baby
Part of Dane County's most recent effort involves Sequential Intercept Mapping to identify the existing community resources and opportunities for improved communication between mental health, substance abuse and criminal justice professionals, the release said. Colleen Clark, Dane County criminal ... baby
Andrew Muir, a mental health officer with the Madison Police Department, and Sarah Henrickson, a social worker at Journey Mental Health Center who is part of the department's mental health team, drive through Madison on a recent shift. The mental health team, which started in 2015, is one way police in ... baby
The Dane County Board of Supervisors delayed selecting a developer Thursday for a housing project for veterans on East Washington Avenue in order to consider ... Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced early this year that Gorman & Co. would demolish the current Messner Inc. building at 1326 E. baby
MADISON (WKOW) --- Opioid-related deaths have increased dramatically in Dane County. Now, local officials want to hold big pharmaceutical companies accountable. The Dane County Board of Supervisors are following the path of other Wisconsin counties. They'll vote Thursday whether to allow county ... baby
"During her 26-year career on the Dane County Board and in the Legislature, Terese Berceau has been a dedicated public servant and a strong voice for women's health, consumer protection, workers' rights, the environment, health care reform and education," Stubbs said. "Together, we can build on her ... baby
Dane County Emergency Medical Services responded to 643 suspected overdoses in 2017 compared to 486 in 2016. Public Health Madison and Dane County found the rate of prescription opioid deaths doubled from 6.3 deaths per 100,000 residents in 2000 to 12.4 deaths per 100,000 in 2016. baby
What's going on in Dane County is gradually altering the electoral math in Wisconsin. Dane has been growing about four points more Democratic with each presidential contest since 1980, while adding thousands more voters every year. As a result, it packs an ever stronger political punch. Democrats won ... baby
Currently, I am a Dane County Lakes and Watershed commissioner and serve on the board of the Design Coalition Institute, a nonprofit that focuses on affordable housing. I have served as a board member for Madison Audubon Society, One Wisconsin Now, The United (currently OutReach LGBT), ... baby
Candidates for the Dane County Board of Supervisors hoping to stand out from their opponents shared their campaign platforms at a forum Thursday night. ... Additionally, he pointed to his specific solutions for reducing racial disparities in Dane County, such as advance notification of trial dates and funding ... baby
A joint Madison and Dane County commission will honor two community members Monday for reflecting the values of Martin Luther King Jr. ... “Ali and Gaddi have worked tirelessly to help others and have impacted the lives of hundreds across Dane County,” County Executive Joe Parisi said in a statement. baby
MADISON, Wis.(WMTV) Public Health Madison & Dane County reported Wednesday afternoon 107 people have been hospitalized with the flu since the beginning of 2018. Communicable disease epidemiologist, Amanda Kita- Yarbo said this year's flu season came earlier than most. It could be a sign the ... baby
(WMTV)--- Middleton-based American Girl said on Thursday afternoon they are letting go 57 employees from 13 different locations across the country including here in Dane County. Spokesperson Julie Parks of American Girl said this will include 21 employees here in Wisconsin. 19 of those employees are ... baby
“As a Dane County supervisor, I will be able to work with experts and my constituents to make decisions that build fair and healthy communities. I hope to spend a good deal of my time as a Dane County supervisor to improving the inequalities that plague the county.” She said she will continue to work to ... baby
MADISON (WKOW)-- The Dane County Sheriff's Office has a warning for anyone considering a night out on lake ice. It comes after a close call Wednesday night on Lake Mendota when an ATV fell into the water. Luckily, the vehicle had floaters and the driver was able to be pulled out safely. Thursday ... baby
Dane County's Parks and Open Space Plan won't detail specific actions the Parks Division will take in the coming five years, but it will set staff, elected officials and the community on the same path forward. The 2018-2023 draft plan was presented to the county's Park and Open Space Plan Advisory ... baby
The Dane County Code of Ordinances already specifies it is the duty of every manager to ensure that all employees under their supervision work in an environment free of sexual harassment. Sexual harassment is defined in the ordinance as “sexual advances, physical contact or verbal or physical conduct ... baby
Following Tuesday's deadline for candidates to register for the spring elections, seven of the 37 Dane County Board of Supervisor seats could see ... Heather Driscoll is running for the District 6 seat to “transform Dane County into an environmentally sustainable and socially just model for our nation.”. baby


 

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