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Wisconsin Badgers and College Football

Former Badgers coach Bret Bielema enjoying NFL life with New England Patriots

Bret Bielema is enjoying the NFL so much, he may never go back to college football, CBS Sports reports. Read more

Local News

Gene Bennett of 'Smut and Eggs' fame dies at 76

The owner of Bennett’s Meadowood Country Club made it notorious for its "Porn in the Morn." He died Tuesday.  Read more

Local News

Contractor strikes Downtown water main a day before it was scheduled to be replaced

The Downtown main break followed an earlier break Tuesday morning on the Far West Side.  Read more

Politics and Elections

Former Navy SEAL questions American Legion vetting process, has speech canceled

Van Orden said he was one who let the state Legion know its then-historian, Howard "Gordy" Clewell, had lied about his service. Read more

Local Education

Tempers flare at meeting on whether to keep police in Madison high schools

A near-physical confrontation and disputes about filming the committee's work resulted in high tensions at the meeting Wednesday. Read more

Politics and Elections

Scott Walker met woman charged with being covert Russian agent

Federal prosecutors in Washington revealed Monday that they have arrested a 29-year-old woman and accused her of working as … Read more


Child dies after being struck by vehicle on Far West Side, Madison police say

A young child has died after being struck by a vehicle Friday on Madison's Far West Side, police said. Read more

Wisconsin Badgers and College Football

With softer schedule than Badgers, Hawkeyes seem undervalued in Big Ten West

Wisconsin is 4-9 to win the Big Ten West, while Iowa is 10-1 but appears to have the softer schedule of the two teams. Read more

Dining reviews

Hard to improve upon buffet at David's Jamaican Cuisine

The buffet at David's Jamaican is the best way to sample much of its excellent menu. Read more

Local News

Firefighters and mourners gather to commemorate life of Capt. Cory Barr, who died in Sun Prairie explosion

About 2,500 first responders and community members crowded the Sun Prairie High School gymnasium, where pastors from Barr's church, officials in the fire department and family spoke about Barr's life and final sacrifice. Read more

Top Stories This Week

Uncertainty on right side of offensive line could be issue for Packers

Jason Wilde continues his training camp preview with a look at the Packers' offensive line. Read more

Public invited to discuss development of farmland, commercial sites on Milwaukee Street

Soon, residents can catch their first glimpse of what future development could look like on a stretch of Milwaukee Street and its surrounding sleepy farmland and commercial sites. Read more

Media members narrowly pick Ohio State to win Big Ten football title over Badgers

Many media members who cover the Big Ten believe the University of Wisconsin football team has closed the gap on Ohio State … Read more

Ella's reserve carousel available to highest bidder

Goodies including custard machines, sundae dishes, interior decor items and a back-up carousel will be up for grabs in an auction Thursday. Read more

This week's Photo Galleries

The 10 cities with the most (and least) stay-at-home parents

Although stay-at-home parenting is on the rise nationally, the proportion of households with a stay-at-home parent varies significantly by … Read more

Slideshow: Best-selling books

The latest rankings of best sellers. Read more


Southern Wisconsin people no longer have to clean their gutters

Skip gutter cleaning this summer.


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Call (888) 252-0208 to learn more about relieving pain, staying independent, and make bathing safer again. Save up to $1,500 on a Walk-In T…

Recent Videos

News 3 at Noon: July 20, 2018

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Video: Animals, thrill rides and lots of fun at Dane County Fair

The Dane County Fair kicked off Thursday with animal exhibits, carnival thrill rides and more. The fair continues through Sunday at the All… Read more