The body of a former Dane County Eagle Scout who once spent more than a 100 hours helping to build a house for Habitat for Humanity was found in Rocky Mountain National Park, where he planned to climb its highest peak, WISC-TV in Madison reported Friday. Peter Jeffris, 25, a former resident of Oregon and a 2007 graduate of Edgewood High School in Madison, had planned to climb Long's Peak, according to a story posted on the station's website.
Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 10:11 PM
A local organization wants to start a conversation about how to bring equity to our community. Forward Community Investments invited its supporters to a panel discussion in Madison on Friday to talk about the role financial resources can play to promote racial equality.
WKOW-TV, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 11:04 PM
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi sent an email to county employees Thursday informing them their contracts were being thrown out because they are no longer legal after the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on Act 10 earlier this year. The contract with city workers ran through 2017.
WKOW-TV, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 06:06 PM
Most of the Madison Police Department's sergeants are now equipped to treat people overdosing from opiate drugs such as heroin with a potentially life-saving medication, after a training session on Wednesday. Two-thirds of the department's 39 sergeants have been trained in how to administer the anti-overdose drug Narcan, which police credit with saving scores of lives in Madison alone.
EMS1, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 01:09 PM
ROCK COUNTY VOTE Rock County totals in the Nov. 4 advisory referendum asking whether the state should accept Affordable Care Act money: Yes 36,365 No 19,451 On election night, advisory referendums asking Wisconsin to accept enhanced federal dollars for BadgerCare provided by the Affordable Care Act won by landslide margins. The referendums won decisively even in areas that also supported Gov. Scott Walker and conservative legislative candidates.
The Janesville Gazette, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 11:56 AM
Foster parents for teenagers are in short supply in Dane County, but Bernadette Cole has been doing it for years. She's been a foster parent for 18 years, taking in teenage girls, in addition to her own five kids.
WKOW-TV, Fri, Nov 21 2014 @ 02:08 AM
No criminal charges have been filed against a man Arizona police officials say put a woman's life at risk in Dane County. A Wednesday news release from the Surprise, Arizona police department says "...long-distance action saves a woman in Wisconsin," and describes a woman in Wisconsin contacting Surprise Police staff members Aug. 28 about being held against her will.
WKOW-TV, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 06:55 PM
The cold start to the season this year caught a lot of people by surprise. It's not only our own personal safety we should concerned about, but also that of our four-legged friends.
WKOW-TV, Thu, Nov 20 2014 @ 09:18 PM