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 2019-09-22 00:30 

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Portage man sentenced to nine months in jail for killing dog with hammer...

PORTAGE, Wis. - A Portage man was sentenced to nine months in jail for killing his dog with a hammer. According to court records, Brandon Shearer was sentenced Friday in Columbia County court. Officials said Shearer confessed to killing the dog as a means...

 2019-09-22 00:07 

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Miracle Ear gives woman gift of sound...

MADISON, Wis. - After a lifetime of hearing loss, Jayne Benne received a free pair of hearing aids through the Miracle Ear Foundation on Saturday. Hearing loss began when Benne was 5 years old after a case of scarlet fever. However, Benne was in her 30s b...

 2019-09-21 20:07 

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Arrest made in Janesville stabbing...

A man is in custody after a nonfatal stabbing in Janesville. Police responded to a call about a man being stabbed in the torso on the 600 block of Cherry Street at 8:35 p. m. Friday. When they made contact with the victim, he said the suspect had left. Of...

 2019-09-21 19:48 

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Man operating boat near lake channel found dead in water...

MENOMONIE, Wis. - Authorities say a man who was operating a boat in the Town of Tainter was found dead in the water near the Lake Tainter Channel. The Dunn County Sheriff's Office says they received a report of a missing person about 11:30 p. m. Frida...

 2019-09-21 03:07 

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Mineral Point woman allegedly beaten by subcontractor after she refused to pay for incompl...

A Mineral Point man is out of jail after being arrested Monday for alleged substantial battery. Police say Jason Hanson was taken into custody after beating one of his contracting customers. Michelle Leahy and Bubba Smith said they paid Hanson to pour con...

 2019-09-20 22:53 

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Janesville farmer explains how Farm Aid 2019 helps him...

There's not just one thing to love about Hughes Farm. With sunflowers, soybeans and two types of corn, there are almost as many crops as generations involved, and the family's story is one that fifth-generation farmer Whilden Hughes is happy to sh...

 2019-09-20 22:36 

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Lodi Police Department names new chief, addresses plans for department...

The Lodi Police Department named Wayne Smith as chief months after the former chief and multiple staff members left the department. "Obviously, it's exciting. It's something I look forward to doing, but it comes with a little bit of good and b...

 2019-09-20 22:22 

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Wisconsin law firm files suit against vaping companies in 5 states...

A Wisconsin law firmrepresenting Wisconsin counties fighting against the opioid crisis announced its has filed lawsuits in five states, including Wisconsin, on behalf of people who became addicted to vaping products as teenagers, according to a news relea...

 2019-09-20 20:39 

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Beloit police looking for three men involved in overnight shots-fired incident...

Beloit police are looking for three men involved in an overnight shots-fired incident. According to city spokesperson Sarah Millard, police responded to the Game Lounge Bar at 530 E. Grand Ave. at 12:42 a. m. Friday. According to Millard, a dispute began ...

 2019-09-20 20:36 

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Investigation concludes Madison police sergeant's behavior was 'objectively reasonable'...

An investigation concluded that a Madison police sergeant's behavior in a June incident was "objectively reasonable," according to statements released Friday. A statement from the Madison Police Department said officers were originally sent to...

 2019-09-20 20:33 

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Wisconsin lawmakers introduce medical marijuana bill...

Three legislators have introduced a bill that would legalize medical marijuana in Wisconsin. Sens. Jon Erpenbach and Patrick Testin along with Rep. Chris Taylor introduced the bill Friday. Erpenbach and Taylor are Democrats. Testin is a Republican. The bi...

 2019-09-20 20:31 

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Protesters gather at Capitol, MG&E to demand clean energy, climate action...

A climate strike is plannedfor Friday afternoon at the Wisconsin State Capitol building. Madison residents are participating in the worldwideGlobal Climate Strike Movement, leading one of thousands of rallies taking place across the globe. The group is ma...

 2019-09-20 20:28 

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Milwaukee zoo visitors get first glimpse of red panda cub, Kiki...

The public is getting its first glimpse of new red panda cub at the Milwaukee County Zoo. Kiki made her first public appearance Friday. She was born in June to father Dash and mother Dr. Erin Curry, who was named after a Cincinnati Zoo reproductive physio...

 2019-09-20 20:26 

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Wisconsin DHS using Brewers stars to promote immunizations to Spanish speakers...

Two of the Milwaukee Brewers' top sluggers are working with Wisconsin health officials to strike out anti-vaccination myths. CatchersYasmani Grandaland Manny Pinastar in a new public service announcement from the Wisconsin Department of Health Service...

 2019-09-20 20:23 

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State Patrol schedules aerial enforcement in Dane County...

The Wisconsin State Patrol plans to use aircraft and officers on the ground to enforce speed limits along I-39/90 in Dane County. According to a release, the enforcement period is scheduled for Monday. Officers will be watching for speeding, tailgating an...

 2019-09-20 20:21 

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Man pleads guilty in Wis. crash that killed 3 relatives...

An Illinois man has pleaded guilty in a crash that killed three members of a Wisconsin family, including a doctor, a nurse and a dentist. Forty-year-old Timothy Vandervere, of Beach Park, Illinois, pleaded guilty Thursday to three counts of homicide by in...

 2019-09-20 20:18 

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Man given 40 years in prison for drug debt homicide...

A man convicted of killing a Green Bay area woman in 2016 because of her boyfriend's drug debt has been given a maximum sentence of 40 years in prison. Anthony Kitchenakow, 47, was sentenced in Brown County Circuit Court Thursday for first-degree reck...

 2019-09-20 20:12 

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Get your gourd early! Cold, wet weather kills 20-percent of pumpkins...

Fall doesn't officially begin untilSept. 23, but for many in south-central Wisconsin, it kicks off a few days early! Local pumpkin farms are getting ready to welcome families across our area this weekend. At Schuster's Farm in Deerfield, visitors ...

 2019-09-20 20:07 

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Wisconsin Dells theater gives back to farmers with free concert tickets...

A local music promoter is doing something good for local farmers. Michael Alexander is the entertainment director at the Crystal Grand Music Theatre in Wisconsin Dells. He grew up in Barneveld and knows first-hand the struggles farmers are going through r...

 2019-09-20 20:03 

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Edgerton man sentenced to four years prison for unlawful possession of firearms as felon...

An Edgerton man was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday for unlawfully possessingfirearms as a convicted felon. According to a news release from the Wisconsin Department of Justice, David Hill, 39, pleaded guiltyto the charge July 3. A three-year p...

 2019-09-20 03:26 

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Anniversary of Middleton shooting brings gun violence conversation...

MADISON, Wis. - Thursday marks the one-year anniversary of the shooting at WTS Paradigm in Middleton, which is sparking conversation on gun law reform. Three people were shot inside the software company when an employee opened fire. Thursday morning, Gov....

 2019-09-20 03:21 

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Bill to address sexual assault kit backlog continues forward in Wisconsin Senate...

MADISON, Wis. - Legislators are celebrating another milestone for a bipartisan bill that would address the state's sexual assault kit backlog. After a public hearing Thursday in a Senate committee, Attorney General Josh Kaul released a statement on th...

 2019-09-20 03:12 

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Help wanted in employee-driven market...

MADISON, Wis. - Help wanted signs are popping up in windows across Madison, and experts explained that businesses may need to make themselves more attractive to potential employees. As of July, the unemployment rate in Wisconsin is 3%, according to the De...

 2019-09-20 03:12 

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Grant County flooding leaves days of cleanup for farmers...

GRANT COUNTY, Wis. - Grant County farmers and emergency management staff say they've seen more than 16 inches of rain over the past week. Six inches of rain came down overnight, leaving farmers in the area with days of cleanup to follow. "This is ...

 2019-09-20 01:09 

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Barrett conquers marathons, cystic fibrosis...

Madison, WI — Monroe native Matt Barrett's a distance runner who's defying the odds with every stride. He won the Med City Marathon in Rochester, MN in 2:29:16. He won the Waunafest ten-mile run in just more than 50 minutes. And he's doi...

 2019-09-19 22:26 

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No rest for the waterlogged as more rain possible this weekend...

The very soggy September weather continued over southern Wisconsin on Thursday morning. Thunderstorms from late Wednesday night through Thursday morning produced as much as three to five inches of rain across portions of Grant and Lafayette counties. Part...

 2019-09-19 20:34 

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Suspected heroin, pills found in car of driver killed in west Madison crash...

MADISON, Wis. - Suspected heroin and prescription pills were found in the vehicle of the person who was killed in a crash Wednesday afternoon, officials said. Madison police said a McFarland man in his 30s was killed in a three-vehicle wreck on Mineral Po...

 2019-09-19 20:31 

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Janesville report of domestic disturbance likely swatting incident...

JANESVILLE, Wis. - A Janesville pair were the target of a prank call that brought police officers to their home Thursday morning, police said. The Janesville Police Department said officers responded at about 8 a. m. to the 400 block of Harding Street for...

 2019-09-19 20:30 

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Wisconsin school chief calls achievement gap a 'crisis'...

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin's schools chief says a nearly $600 million boost in education funding is a "down payment" on equity and closing the state's persistent achievement gap. State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor calls that gap a...

 2019-09-19 20:24 

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Police offer $1,000 reward for information regarding Fitchburg homicide...

FITCHBURG, Wis. - Fitchburg police are offering a $1,000 cash reward for anyone who has information that leads to the arrest of a suspect in the investigation of a recent homicide, according to a news release. On Aug. 25, 17-year-old Shay Watson was shot ...

 2019-09-19 03:33 

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F35 Council resolution asks for impacts of F35s to be addressed...

MADISON, Wis. - Madison is currently one of five finalists and two preferred locations, but nearby residents are worried about noise....

 2019-09-19 03:33 

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State legislators and gun control activists rally for change...

MADISON, Wis. - State representatives and others from the Wisconsin Coalition for Gun Safety rallied on the steps of the Capitol Wednesday for new legislation that aims to prevent gun violence. Family doctor Jeff Huebner said it's gotten to the point ...

 2019-09-19 03:30 

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Top Priority: Mayor releases details on Metro bus rapid transit system...

MADISON, Wis. - As the population of Dane County grows and traffic increases, Madison area city officials are planning for the future of transportation. Madison Mayor Satyra Rhodes-Conway released details on the MetroForward rapid transit plan alongside o...

 2019-09-19 03:20 

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South West Madison Employment Center officially open...

MADISON, Wis. - The South West Madison Employment Center officially opened Wednesday. The center is located on McKenna Boulevard at the former Griff's Restaurant, which had been vacant. The Urbana League of Greater Madison will operate the center, pro...

 2019-09-19 01:29 

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DeForest man charged with 5 counts of receiving child pornography...

MADISON, Wis. - A DeForest man was indicted on Wednesday on multiple charges of receiving child pornography last year, according to a news release. Western District of Wisconsin U. S. Attorney Scott C. Blader's office said 43-year-old Michael Hinze, o...

 2019-09-19 01:27 

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Second Harvest Foodbank receives grant for Beloit school pantry...

MADISON, Wis. - Second Harvest Foodbank of Southern Wisconsin announced it has received a $3,000 grant to fund a Beloit school food pantry. According to a news release, the grant comes from The Stateline Community Foundation's Community Impact Grant P...

 2019-09-19 01:24 

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Madison man accused of producing child porn using a cellphone...

MADISON, Wis. - A Madison man has been charged with producing child pornography, according to a news release from the Office of U. S. Attorney Scott C. Blader representing the Western District of Wisconsin. Diorian Smith, 29, was federally indicted by a g...

 2019-09-18 23:37 

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Waunakee, Westport to impose stricter rules on Airbnb, short-term rental home owners...

WAUNAKEE, Wis. - Waunakee Police Chief Kevin Plendl said Airbnbs and other short-term rental housing has posed problems for the village and surrounding neighborhoods in recent months. After hearing from neighbors who have voiced their concerns over safety...

 2019-09-18 23:33 

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Stolen Ford Explorer recovered after traffic stop, K-9 alerts to drugs in vehicle...

MADISON, Wis. - Dane County sheriff's deputies conducted a traffic stop on a stolen Ford Explorer at 3801 E. Washington Ave. at 3 a. m. Wednesday, and a K-9 alerted to drugs in the vehicle. According to a release, K-9 Freed responded to the vehicle an...

 2019-09-18 22:19 

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More heavy rain possible to send summer off...

After a short break from the rain across southern Wisconsin, unsettled weather will return to southern Wisconsin Wednesday night and Thursday. Showers and thunderstorms along a weak cold front will push into western Wisconsin by early Thursday morning. Ra...

 2019-09-18 21:31 

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Drunken driver drove SUV across sidewalk, through pedestrian-only area, onto State Street...

MADISON, Wis. - A drunken driver failed to stop late Tuesday night at the dead-end of North Frances Street, then proceeded to drive across a sidewalk, through a pedestrian-only area and onto State Street, where vehicles are not allowed to drive, a police ...

 2019-09-18 21:29 

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Madison restaurant considered total loss after fire broke out overnight...

MADISON, Wis. - Multiple units from the Madison Fire Department responded to a large early-morning commercial fire on the city's west side Wednesday. The Madison Fire Department said it is investigating the cause of a fire at Cowboy Jack's on John...

 2019-09-18 21:21 

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Packers legend's son receives offer to play football at Wisconsin...

MADISON, Wis. - Former Packers wide receiver Donald Driver's son Cristian announced on Twitter that he has received an offer to play football for UW-Madison. Cristian Driver is a 4-star sophomore safety for Liberty Christian High School in Argyle, Tex...

 2019-09-18 21:18 

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Edgerton High School says new cellphone policy is making a difference in classrooms...

EDGERTON, Wis. - Principal Dr. Mark Coombs said a new cellphone policy at Edgerton High School is making a difference in students' levels of focus and attention during instructional time. At the beginning of the school year, a policy was put into plac...

 2019-09-18 21:16 

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Woman goes to release turtle, car ends up in Rock River...

JANESVILLE - First responders in Janesville are working to get a car out of the Rock River. Rock County dispatchers said a woman went to release a turtle around 11:35 a. m. Wednesday and forgot to put the car in gear. The car then rolled into the river. N...

 2019-09-18 21:03 

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Vehicle involved in hit-and-run crash that killed pedestrian located...

MADISON, Wis. - The vehicle involved in a deadly hit-and-run crash on Madison's north side has been found, police said. Traffic investigators with the Madison Police Department have not made an arrest in the case, according to Joel DeSpain, a spokesma...

 2019-09-18 20:56 

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1 person killed in midday crash on Madison's west side, 2 others injured...

MADISON, Wis. - One person was killed and two others injured in a crash on Madison's west side Wednesday afternoon, officials said. The crash happened near Commerce Drive and Mineral Point Road around 1 p. m. , which is by the Menards store on Madison...

 2019-09-18 20:52 

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Police search for man suspected of involvement in recent crimes...

MADISON, Wis. - Police are searching for a man suspected to be involved in two recent burglaries in the downtown area, according to an incident report. Following a burglary on Tuesday and a burglary and attempted sexual assault on Aug. 25, which both targ...

 2019-09-18 03:50 

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A new music therapy program at Meriter Hospital is bringing comfort and normalcy to parent...

Chase and Brittany O'Brien never thought they'd have a baby, let alone have it stay at the neonatal intensive care unit for more than a month, but when their baby Phillip was born at 29 weeks, they had no other choice. "The hardest thing is go...

 2019-09-18 03:31 

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Driver involved in Amish buggy crash that killed horse has been identified...

DARLINGTON, Wis. - Police said they have identified the driver who hit an Amish buggy and killed a horse in Darlington on Sunday morning. According to a news release, law enforcement officials received an anonymous tip Tuesday morning with information abo...

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