Jake Patterson

Man Who Kidnapped Jayme Closs Could Get Life In Prison

A Wisconsin man could spend the rest of his life behind bars for kidnapping 13-year-old Jayme Closs and killing her parents in a case that mystified authorities until the girl made a daring escape from the remote cabin where she was held for 88 days. Jake Patterson, 21, was scheduled to be sentenced Friday after…read more »


Madison Bike Rider Says Teen Attacked, Knocked Him Out

A man riding his bicycle through Madison’s Warner Park Wednesday night says he was attacked and knocked out by a teenager.  The victim’s name hasn’t been released.  He says a group of teens laughed at him when he fell off his bike at about 8:45 P-M.  He told them they were being disrespectful, then started…read more »


Dwight C. Watson Named New Chancellor of UW-Whitewater

Dr. Dwight C. Watson, Provost and Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs at Southwest Minnesota State University, has been named the 17th Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater. The University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents today unanimously approved Watson’s appointment, following the recommendation made by a selection committee. Watson will step into the leadership…read more »

State Capitol

Governor’s Office, Republicans Spar Over Sexism Accusations

A spokesperson for Governor Tony Evers says Republicans in the Legislature aren’t willing to work with women.  That accusation came after leaders of the Assembly and Senate told party members at the annual state convention Evers had no “point person” they could discuss issues with.  Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald calls the sexism claim “asinine,”…read more »


Woman Arrested After Making Threats At Middle School In Madison

Madison police arrested a 35-year-old woman for making threats of violence in the office of a middle school.  The woman tried to enter the school Monday morning, but she wasn’t allowed on the property due to past disturbances.  Witnesses say she threatened to “shoot up” the school, start it on fire, or drive her car…read more »

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