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 2021-10-18 19:21 

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Man sought in AMBER Alert found dead, suspect vehicle located; 3-year-old still missing...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police were searching for a 3-year-old boy after his mother was killed and the man who was a person of interest in her slaying was found dead from an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. According to CBS 58 in Milwaukee,...

 2021-10-18 19:17 

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Colin Powell, military leader and first Black US secretary of state, has died...

Colin Powell, the first Black US secretary of state whose leadership in several Republican administrations helped shape American foreign policy in the last years of the 20th century and the early years of the 21st, has died from complications from Covid-1...

 2021-10-18 19:09 

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Complaint: Deadly shooting at Wilderness resort sparked by parking lot argument...

BARABOO, Wis. — The man suspected in a deadly shooting at the Wilderness Resort is now facing a reckless homicide charge for his alleged involvement. Online court records show 24-year-old Rhodaine Matthews was charged Thursday with first-degree reck...

 2021-10-18 19:06 

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'I had a bullseye on my back': WI state employee files federal discrimination complaint...

MADISON, Wis. — Shante Cameron-Cuesta is certain she's about to become a statistic. She's worked as an insurance investigator for the state since 2019, with a 10-year work history at various state agencies including the Department of Workfor...

 2021-10-18 19:01 

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DOJ: Madison police officer responsible for State Street shooting that injured officer...

MADISON, Wis. — State authorities said Monday that a Madison Police Department officer was responsible for a State Street shooting that wounded another officer earlier this month. According to the Wisconsin Department of Justice, MPD officer Keith B...

 2021-10-17 21:52 

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'Madison Eats' rebrands after business drops 80% during pandemic...

MADISON, Wis. You might know her as 'Madison Eats': the woman behind the popular food tour company and Instagram account. Her name is actually Otehlia Cassidy, and her social media page is now 'Otehlia Travels. 'The local entrepreneur lost...

 2021-10-17 21:46 

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Police: Stabbing at Kwik Trip Friday night...

MADISON, Wis. -- Police say a person was stabbed at a Kwik trip on East Washington late Friday night. According to the police report it happened just before 11 p. m. When police arrived at the Kwik Trip they say they found a 30-year-old man with multiple ...

 2021-10-17 21:43 

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Remembering 11-year-old Carolanah Schenk...

FITCHBURG, Wis. Friends and family of 11-year-old Carolanah Schenk gathered at Forest Edge Elementary for a remembrance ceremony in her honor. Almost three weeks after Schenk's parents said she was accidentally shot and killed by her 15-year-old broth...

 2021-10-17 18:59 

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FDA panel backs booster shot for J&J COVID-19 vaccine...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U. S. health advisers endorsed a booster of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine Friday, citing growing worry that Americans who got the single-dose shot aren't as protected as those given two-dose brands. Advisers to the F...

 2021-10-17 18:54 

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Stray bullet hits house with children inside...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison Police say they found a bullet inside a west-side home that had two adults and 3 children inside Sunday Morning. According to the report there were no injuries and the house was not targeted. Police got multiple calls about s...

 2021-10-16 19:23 

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Columbus man charged in DeForest hit-and-run that left victim with serious injuries...

DEFOREST, Wis. — A Columbus man arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash in DeForest has been charged. Eric Luis Schroder, 54, was arrested earlier this week for his alleged involvement in the crash that left a pedestrian with life-threatenin...

 2021-10-16 18:52 

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Hundreds test their patience waiting in line for Culver's CurderBurgers...

MADISON, Wis. — The CurderBurger craze had hundreds of people sitting in line Friday morning to get a taste of Culver's latest creation. That included News 3 Now This Morning's Leah Linscheid, who was determined to be first in line to try th...

 2021-10-16 18:43 

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Police: Stabbing at Kwik Trip Friday night...

MADISON, Wis. Police say a person was stabbed at a Kwik trip on East Washington late Friday night. According to the police report it happened just before 11 p. m. When police arrived at the Kwik Trip they say they found a 30-year-old man with multiple sta...

 2021-10-16 03:37 

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'We don't feel safe' East Students demand staff get training on sexual violence response...

MADISON, Wis. — Students at Madison East staged a second walkout this week demanding the district better train staff on how to best respond to instances of sexual violence involving students. For the hundreds of students who participated, Friday'...

 2021-10-16 00:34 

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Infant and father who went missing in Fond du Lac marsh found safe...

LAMARTINE, Wis. — Fond du Lac County authorities have found a man and baby who had been missing since Thursday night. The pair was located safe in Fond du Lac. Law enforcement said 24-year-old Jordan and his child Serenity were last seen around 10:3...

 2021-10-15 23:58 

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Gun pulled on person who interrupted apparent theft on east side...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police are investigating after a person living on the city's east side reported having a gun pulled on them while interrupting an apparent theft early Friday morning. Police were called to the area of Grandwood Court and ...

 2021-10-15 23:46 

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Alfonso Morales sworn in as Fitchburg police chief...

FITCHBURG, Wis. — Former Milwaukee police chief Alfonso Morales was sworn in as Fitchburg police chief at a ceremony Friday morning. Morales was voted in as chief by the Fitchburg Police and Fire Commission last month. Family and city staff joined M...

 2021-10-15 23:24 

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FDA panel backs booster shot for J&J COVID-19 vaccine...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U. S. health advisers endorsed a booster of Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine Friday, citing growing worry that Americans who got the single-dose shot aren't as protected as those given two-dose brands. Advisers to the F...

 2021-10-15 23:18 

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Dane County recommends negligent homicide charge for Fitchburg man in deadly Dunn crash...

DUNN, Wis. — Dane County authorities are recommending a negligent homicide charge for a Fitchburg man believed to be responsible for a multi-vehicle crash that killed a Stoughton woman in September. The Dane County Sheriff's Office said Friday i...

 2021-10-15 22:53 

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First F-16 stationed at Truax Field departs to make room for F-35s...

MADISON, Wis. — After nearly three decades, the first F-16 stationed at Truax Field has left the base to make room for the incoming F-35 jets. The 115th Fighter Wing said 252 was the first jet of its kind to be stationed at the base when the Air For...

 2021-10-15 22:48 

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COVID deaths among unvaccinated Wisconsinites spike over last month...

MADISON, Wis. — COVID-19 deaths among people who are not fully vaccinated more than doubled in the last month, according to the latest data from Wisconsin's Department of Health Services. Wisconsin saw 24. 5 deaths per 100,000 people among those...

 2021-10-15 22:45 

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Yes, people are trying to sell Culver's CurderBurgers online for profit...

MADISON, Wis. — It turns out there is a secondary market for everything, including Culver's CurderBurgers. With Culver's one-day-only concoction largely selling out at every location within 30 to 90 minutes of doors opening Friday morning, a...

 2021-10-15 21:46 

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Warrant: Man accused in crash that killed three teens was intoxicated...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A man who rear-ended a car earlier this month, killing three teenagers, was driving with three times the legal limit of alcohol in his blood, according to breath test results that were detailed in a newly filed search warrant. A...

 2021-10-14 22:08 

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Attorney: Police 'really muffed this' in alleged State Street officer shooting...

MADISON, Wis. — The man arrested after an alleged State Street shooting was dealt an unfair hand by police and news reports, his public defender said Wednesday. Early Sunday morning, police and state investigators said an officer had been shot and t...

 2021-10-14 21:45 

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Two arrested in connection with fight near temporary men's shelter...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police arrested two men Wednesday evening after a fight broke out in a park near the men's shelter on the near east side. Officers were called to the area around 5 p. m. for a report of an ongoing fight. When police arriv...

 2021-10-14 21:34 

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Cancer survivor names his child after the doctor who saved him...

MADISON, Wis. — What's in a name? For the St. Peter family, the answer is gratitude. The family welcomed their third child in August, naming her Sylvie Baskaya Joslin St. Peter. For them, the name "Baskaya" bears deep significance. After...

 2021-10-14 21:28 

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DOJ names law enforcement officers who shot person reportedly armed with gun...

TOWN OF SCOTT, Wis. — The Wisconsin Department of Justice has named the law enforcement officers who shot a person while responding to a call in Columbia County over the weekend. Authorities responded Sunday afternoon to a field near Highway 33 for ...

 2021-10-14 21:25 

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Gov. Evers orders flags to half-staff for Navy serviceman killed in Pearl Harbor attack...

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers has ordered flags to half-staff in honor of a Navy serviceman who was killed during the attack on Pearl Harbor. Navy Seaman 2nd Class Arthur R. Thinnes was assigned to the USS Oklahoma battleship and lost his life dur...

 2021-10-14 21:14 

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No city officials testifying as part of election subpoenas...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — No election officials from Wisconsin's five largest cities or the state elections commission will be sitting for interviews Friday with the Republican-hired lead investigator on Friday as originally called for on subpoenas t...

 2021-10-14 20:49 

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Wisconsin lawmaker returns to work after bout of COVID-19...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin legislator returned to work Thursday for the first time since COVID-19 left him breathing through a ventilator. Republican Sen. Andre Jacque, of De Pere, was hospitalized Aug. 16 after testing positive for the corona...

 2021-10-14 20:46 

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UW-Madison graduation rates increase to record levels...

MADISON, Wis. — UW-Madison says its graduation rates are reaching levels never seen before. The university's Office of Academic Planning and Institutional Research says its six-year graduation rate has risen to 89. 2%, up from 88. 5% last year. ...

 2021-10-14 20:44 

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FDA panel endorses lower-dose Moderna COVID shot for booster...

U. S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine should get a half-dose booster to bolster protection against the virus. U. S. health advisers said Thursday that some Americans who received Moderna's ...

 2021-10-14 20:39 

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'We will not give up:' One year after Devil's Lake murder, still no arrest...

BARABOO, Wis. — It has been one year since 24-year-old John Schmutzer was stabbed to death in an apparent random attack at Devil's Lake State Park, and authorities are still working to figure out who killed him. Officials from the Sauk County Sh...

 2021-10-14 20:36 

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New priority for Madison police: ending extensive west side crime spree...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police say their top priority right now is putting an end to an extensive crime spree on the city's west side. The department's West District says a recent incident in which a woman was carjacked at gunpoint near Mapl...

 2021-10-14 03:03 

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Southside church looks to build new center to support community...

MADISON, Wis. For its southside community, Mt. Zion Baptist Church is more than a place to visit Sunday. "It means a lot," said its pastor, Rev. Dr. Marcus Allen. "It's a place of hope. "Located in the heart of the community, Mt. Zion ...

 2021-10-14 02:30 

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The easy miles of the Mammoth Hike Challenge...

Why don't you just go and take a hike. No, really. A local organization wants you to get on one of its iconic trails and do some hiking. It's called the Mammoth Hike Challenge, and the goal is to get you out to enjoy the Ice Age Trail. Local busin...

 2021-10-13 22:17 

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Hispanic Heritage Luncheon honors local Hispanic leaders...

MADISON, Wis. — La Movida and Mid-West Family Madison hosted the 11th annual Hispanic Heritage Luncheon Wednesday, to celebrate local Hispanic leaders. Charlotte Deleste, the 6 and 10 PM anchor for our news partner News 3 Now, was a keynote speaker ...

 2021-10-13 21:31 

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Not guilty plea entered for woman accused in fatal Fitchburg stabbing...

MADISON, Wis. — A woman accused of stabbing a man to death in a Fitchburg apartment in September is having a not guilty plea entered on her behalf. A preliminary hearing was held for Kania C. Quinn, 33, Wednesday at the Dane County Courthouse. Quinn...

 2021-10-13 21:26 

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Wisconsin legislators team up with lobbyists on slate of hunting bills...

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Republicans brought in rocker and avid hunter Ted Nugent to promote a slate of 13 bills that would declare open season on sandhill cranes and allow anyone eighteen or older to concealed carry without a permit. Nugent is a s...

 2021-10-13 21:13 

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Janesville school superintendent to retire at end of school year...

JANESVILLE, Wis. — School District of Janesville Superintendent Steve Pophal is retiring at the end of the current school year, the district announced Wednesday morning. Pophal has been the district's administrator since 2017. "I have been p...

 2021-10-13 21:09 

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DeForest police arrest 54-year-old man in connection with hit-and-run...

DEFOREST, Wis. — DeForest police have arrested a suspect in connection with a hit-and-run that left a pedestrian with life-threatening injuries Monday night. The pedestrian was hit by a semi-truck at the intersection of Trailside Drive and West Nort...

 2021-10-13 21:08 

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Barnes raises $1.12 million over 3 months in Senate race...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes raised $1. 12 million in the first 10 weeks after launching his bid for U. S. Senate, the most of any candidate so far, his campaign reported Wednesday. Barnes is one of a dozen Democrats seeki...

 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...

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