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 2021-10-13 21:04 

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DCSO deputy fires gun while investigating stolen car, MPD investigating...

BRISTOL, Wis. — Madison police are investigating after a Dane County Sheriff's Office deputy fired their gun during a Tuesday evening incident involving a stolen vehicle. According to an incident report, DCSO deputies were dispatched to the area...

 2021-10-13 20:55 

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Dane, Sauk Counties give Great Sauk State Trail $4 million boost...

MADISON, Wis. — The Great Sauk State Trail will be expanding, thanks to a $4 million investment from Dane and Sauk Counties, officials announced Wednesday. The money will pay for a bridge over the Wisconsin River, connecting with the Walking Iron Tr...

 2021-10-13 20:38 

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WI announces millions to address racial, geographic inequities in COVID-19 response...

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin health officials are dedicating millions in funding to address racial and geographic inequities in COVID-19 response. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services announced Wednesday a $27 million award from the Centers of D...

 2021-10-13 20:33 

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Gov. Evers announces millions in funding for violence prevention, victim services...

MILWAUKEE — State leaders announced Wednesday millions in funding to support victim services and research into violence prevention efforts. Gov. Tony Evers and other leaders, including Attorney General Josh Kaul, said the $45 million in funding will...

 2021-10-13 20:30 

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Local doctors answer questions about COVID-19 vaccine rollout for kids under 12...

MADISON, Wis. In anticipation of the news that Pfizer's COVID vaccine will soon be approved for kids as young as 5, the White House is instructing governors to get ready. The Biden administration has already purchased 65 million pediatric doses of the...

 2021-10-13 19:21 

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UW-Madison gets $20 million donation to build new Letters & Sciences building...

MADISON, Wis. — The next large-scale construction project on the UW-Madison campus will now become a reality thanks to a large donation by a pair of alumni. Irving and Dorothy Levy Hall will house the Department of History and nine other Letters & S...

 2021-10-13 03:10 

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Wisconsin Democrats introduce Birth Equity Act...

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Democrats announced Birth Equity Act legislation, the package of laws designed to disrupt inequities in maternal and child health by supporting Black, brown and indigenous mothers and infants. The six bills focus on insuran...

 2021-10-12 22:39 

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UW-Madison to host annual 2-day diversity forum...

MADISON, Wis. — Registration is now open for the annual UW-Madison diversity forum, Rising Above and Reshaping our World in the Image of Justice, held on Nov. 2 and 3. "We're pleased to sustain the tradition of our annual diversity forum, th...

 2021-10-12 22:28 

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Alliant Energy Center opens up to vaccinations again, offering booster shots...

MADISON, Wis. — This time last year, the Alliant Energy Center was packed with people getting COVID-19 tests. Now it's the place to go for a booster shot. The Alliant Energy Center reopened as a temporary booster vaccine clinic Tuesday, and it&#...

 2021-10-12 22:21 

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DeForest hosts winter road open house, focusing on limiting salt use...

DEFOREST, Wis. — The Village of DeForest is preparing for the snow by showing off their winter road maintenance equipment in an open house. DeForest invited neighboring communities to an informal show-and-tell of snow and ice management equipment wi...

 2021-10-12 22:03 

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Epic building evacuated after reported gas leak; MG&E investigating...

VERONA, Wis. — A building on Epic's Verona campus was evacuated Tuesday afternoon after a reported gas leak. An Epic spokesperson confirmed staff members reported smelling gas. She said Epic's safety guidelines had employees evacuate the bui...

 2021-10-12 21:49 

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Committee to vote on creating 250th anniversary commission...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A state Senate committee is set to vote on a bill that would create a commission that would lead Wisconsin's portion of the United States' 250th anniversary. The Senate Committee on Agriculture and Tourism is slated to v...

 2021-10-12 21:35 

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Registration for annual Goodman Center Thanksgiving basket drive begins next week...

MADISON, Wis. — The Goodman Community Center is opening registration for its annual Thanksgiving basket drive next week. This year's registration period will run from Monday, October 18 through Friday, October 29. This will be the 33rd year the ...

 2021-10-12 21:29 

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Madison police investigate carjacking on city's west side...

MADISON, Wis. — A woman's vehicle was stolen Tuesday morning in Madison. The Madison Police Department said the vehicle was stolen west of Maple Grove Drive near the 3700 block of Frosted Leaf Drive around 1:45 a. m. According to police, a woman...

 2021-10-12 21:23 

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PHMDC prioritizing rapid tests for returns to school, work amid low supply...

MADISON, Wis. — Public health officials are asking Dane County residents to limit their use of rapid COVID-19 tests because of low supply. Public Health Madison & Dane County said Monday that it will be prioritizing access to the rapid tests for peo...

 2021-10-12 21:16 

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Authorities recommend reckless homicide charges for man in crash that killed 3 teens...

MADISON, Wis. — Authorities are recommending several second-degree reckless homicide charges for a Madison man involved in a deadly crash that killed three high school students on Oct. 2. The Dane County Sheriff's Office identified the driver Tu...

 2021-10-12 20:11 

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Gabby Petito was strangled to death, died 3 to 4 weeks before being found, coroner says...

JACKSON, Wyo. (AP) — Cross-country traveler Gabby Petito was strangled to death, a Wyoming coroner announced Tuesday. Petito, 22, died three to four weeks before her body was found Sept. 19 near an undeveloped camping area along the border of Grand ...

 2021-10-12 20:07 

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UW Health: Vaccines give more reliable, durable protection than infection-based immunity...

MADISON, Wis. — Even though COVID-19 vaccines are widely available, many people are hesitant to get their shot because they've already contracted the disease, but UW Health experts say immunity from vaccines and infection aren't necessarily ...

 2021-10-12 20:02 

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Another parent sues over school's lack of COVID protocols...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Another Wisconsin mother has filed a federal lawsuit over the lack of COVID-19 protocols at her son's school. WEAU-TV reported that Gina Kildahl filed the suit Monday in Madison. She's seeking an injunction forcing the F...

 2021-10-12 19:30 

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Madison schools set to ban hidden surveillance cameras...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Madison school district plans to ban hidden surveillance cameras after officials placed them in a high school locker room. The Wisconsin State Journal reported Tuesday that the school board plans to forbid hidden cameras lat...

 2021-10-12 19:27 

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Pole hits woman trying to help driver who crashed on Highway 69; 2 hospitalized...

PAOLI, Wis. — Two people were injured Tuesday morning when a car crashed into a power pole, eventually causing the pole to fall and hit a bystander who was trying to help the driver. First responders were sent to State Highway 69 south of Paoli arou...

 2021-10-12 19:25 

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Police use less-lethal rounds while arresting shooting suspect...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police arrested a man Sunday after he allegedly tried shooting another person during an early-morning altercation. Police said they used less-lethal munitions while trying to arrest him. Officers with the Madison Police Depar...

 2021-10-12 01:20 

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Diocese rebuffs call for investigation as staff, students leave St. Maria Goretti school...

MADISON, Wis. — The Bishop of Madison has rebuffed a petition from hundreds of parents and parishioners for an investigation into the St. Maria Goretti school under the leadership of its parish priest and a new principal hired in March 2021....

 2021-10-12 00:57 

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Wisconsin attorney general calls for election probe to end...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin's Democratic attorney general who represents the state elections commission is calling for a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election to be shut down. Attorney General Josh Kaul said Mon...

 2021-10-11 22:33 

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Trash compactor fire at office building ruled accidental...

MADISON, Wis. — Fire investigators have determined that a trash compactor fire at a local office building was started by accident. Firefighters were dispatched to the Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin Home Office on Friday around 12:45 for a repor...

 2021-10-11 22:15 

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US Senate candidate Godlewski puts $1 million into race...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic U. S. Senate candidate Sarah Godlewski on Monday announced she recently tapped her personal wealth to put $1 million into the race, a move that comes days after another candidate became the first to air television ads...

 2021-10-11 22:13 

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Woman suffers minor injuries when minivan flips on Madison's east side...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison firefighters freed a woman from an overturned vehicle on the city's east side late Sunday night. Crews were called to the 2500 block of Independence Lane just before midnight for a report of a flipped car. When crews arri...

 2021-10-11 20:47 

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Minnesota halts deer importation, movement within state...

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota officials announced Monday that they've imposed an emergency order blocking importation and movement of deer into and within the state to slow the spread of chronic wasting disease. The decision comes after the M...

 2021-10-11 20:33 

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BPD searching for suspect who allegedly pointed gun at officer from passing vehicle...

BELOIT, Wis. — Beloit police are asking the public for help with an investigation after a passenger in a vehicle allegedly pointed a gun at an officer while driving past him Sunday night. In a Facebook post shared Monday, Beloit Police Department Ch...

 2021-10-11 20:29 

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Merck requests FDA authorization of anti-COVID pill...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Drugmaker Merck has asked U. S. regulators to authorize its promising antiviral pill against COVID-19, setting the stage for a decision within weeks. If cleared by the Food and Drug Administration, it would be the first pill shown ...

 2021-10-11 20:25 

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Verona man facing new charges after allegedly using hidden cameras for recordings...

BELOIT, Wis. — A former School District of Beloit employee charged with hiding cameras in a Madison-area home is now facing additional charges for allegedly using other hidden cameras to film his estranged wife and two other victims. Andrew Lieberge...

 2021-10-11 19:11 

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Wisconsin issues apology for role in Native American boarding schools...

ONEIDA — Wisconsin leaders have issued a formal apology for the state's role in coercing Native American children to attend boarding schools during a more than 100-year-long federal campaign to strip them of their cultural identities and heritag...

 2021-10-11 19:07 

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Wisconsin election investigator criticizes Democrat Evers...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-hired attorney leading the investigation into how the 2020 presidential election was run in Wisconsin is accusing Democratic Gov. Tony Evers of having "an incomplete and misguided view" of the probe....

 2021-10-11 19:02 

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UW-Madison chancellor stepping down to serve as Northwestern University president...

MADISON, Wis. — After more than eight years leading the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Chancellor Rebecca Blank is moving on. UW-Madison announced Monday that Blank plans to leave the university at the end of the 2021-22 academic year to take over...

 2021-10-11 18:58 

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Man charged in Sun Prairie homicide accepts plea deal, faces 18 years in prison...

MADISON, Wis. — The man charged in a Sun Prairie shooting that killed a 29-year-old man earlier this year could face up to 18 years in prison under a plea deal. According to online court records, 34-year-old Anthony Young pleaded guilty on Monday to...

 2021-10-11 18:56 

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Parent sues school district after child contracts COVID-19...

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A parent has sued a southeastern Wisconsin school district after her son contracted COVID-19 from a classmate. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported that Shannon Jensen filed the lawsuit in federal court against the Waukesha ...

 2021-10-11 01:30 

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Man hospitalized after shooting in Fitchburg parking lot...

FITCHBURG, Wis. — Fitchburg Police say a 25-year-old man was hospitalized Sunday morning after getting shot. Crews responded to reports of shots fired near Williamsburg Way and Verona Road around 9:25 a. m. The victim later arrived at a local hospit...

 2021-10-10 21:44 

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Crosby hits 49-yarder after 3 misses, Packers top Bengals...

CINCINNATI (AP) — Mason Crosby hit a 49-yard field goal in overtime after missing three straight attempts as the Green Bay Packers beat the Cincinnati Bengals 25-22. The typically reliable Crosby missed potential winners with 2:12 and then 3 seconds...

 2021-10-10 19:47 

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Man arrested after injuring deputy with car, crashing into marsh...

MADISON, Wis. — Dane County Sheriff's deputies arrested Saturday night a man after he injured an officer with his car before crashing into a marsh. Deputies say Calvin Martinez-Alvear, 23, of Madison was pulled over for driving erratically on Ru...

 2021-10-10 19:39 

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Families, friends celebrate the lives of Middleton teens who died in crash...

MIDDLETON, Wis. — Families and friends of two Middleton teens who died in a fiery crash last week are gathering Saturday to celebrate their lives. Services for Jack Miller and Simon Bilessi are being held Saturday. Miller's service started at 11...

 2021-10-10 19:15 

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Jalen Berger dismissed by Badgers...

The Badgers have dismissed redshirt freshman running back Jalen Berger from the program, head coach Paul Chryst announced Sunday. No reason has been given for Berger's dismissal. Berger appeared in seven games throughout his time with the Badgers....

 2021-10-10 18:59 

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A tiring trend: How leaders are trying to slow down rising car thefts...

MADISON, Wis. With car thefts on the rise, leaders and community members alike are searching for solutions. According to the Madison Police Department, reports of stolen automobiles have increased steadily each year, going from 448 in 2017 to 749 in 2020....

 2021-10-10 18:20 

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Madison Police investigating multiple shots fired incidents...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison Police are investigating multiple reports of shots fired that occurred just before 11 p. m. Saturday night. The first report came from the 4800 block of Camden Road. Police found multiple shell casings at the scene, but no in...

 2021-10-10 18:08 

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DOJ investigating after MPD officer shot on State Street...

MADISON, Wis. -- The Wisconsin Department of Justice says a Madison Police officer has been hospitalized, after being shot early Sunday morning on State Street. According to the DOJ, MPD officers were attempting an arrest in the 500 block of State Street,...

 2021-10-09 19:22 

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Feds won't seek charges against cop in Jacob Blake shooting...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced Friday that they won't file charges against a white police officer who shot Jacob Blake in Wisconsin last year. Officer Rusten Sheskey shot Blake, who is Black, during a domestic disturbance in ...

 2021-10-09 19:14 

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Tellez HR, throw spark Brewers over Braves 2-1 in Game 1...

MILWAUKEE (AP)-- Rowdy Tellez spoiled Charlie Morton's gem with a two-run homer in the seventh inning and threw out a runner at home plate, leading the Milwaukee Brewers over the Atlanta Braves 2-1 in the opener of their NL Division Series. Corbin Bur...

 2021-10-09 19:09 

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Madison Police investigating shots fired on Atticus Way...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison Police are investigating after reports of shots fired in the 4600 block of Atticus Way early Saturday. Police say they responded to the reports around 1:45 a. m. and found over a dozen bullet casings in the area. An unoccupie...

 2021-10-09 03:03 

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'We should all be a little more like Evan:' Middleton teen remembered as kind, adventurous...

MIDDLETON, Wis. — The first of three funerals this weekend drew over a hundred people to a church in Middleton. In some ways, it was the end to a tragic six days. In others, it was a source of inspiration moving forward. Instead of the traditional b...

 2021-10-08 21:30 

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Model Cindy Crawford visits American Family Children's Hospital...

MADISON, Wis. — Before she became one of the most famous supermodels in the world, Cindy Crawford got to know Madison. A native of DeKalb, Illinois, Crawford and her family spent time in Madison as her brother, Jeff, fought childhood Leukemia at Ame...

 2021-10-08 21:21 

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Henry Vilas Zoo announces month-long Halloween celebrations...

MADISON, Wis. — It's Spooky Season, and the Henry Vilas Zoo is celebrating all month long. Instead of a one-day Boo at the Zoo event, the zoo is spreading its Halloween festivities across all of October. Visitors can enjoy a Halloween-themed sca...

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