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 2021-10-04 18:52 

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Dane Co. officials extend mask mandate into November...

MADISON, Wis. — Public health officials in Dane County are extending their mask mandate for another month. Public Health Madison & Dane County announced Monday they were issuing Face Covering Emergency Order #3 effective Friday, October 8 at 12:01 a...

 2021-10-04 18:49 

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'An unspeakable tragedy': School identifies three teens killed in Middleton crash...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison school district officials have identified the three high school students who were killed in a fiery crash in Middleton on Saturday. Tim LeMonds, spokesperson for the Madison Metropolitan School District, also confirmed in a s...

 2021-10-04 00:09 

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District : 2 students killed in crash went to Middleton High School, 1 was former student...

MIDDLETON, Wis. — Two of the people who died in a crash in Middleton Saturday night were Middleton High School students, an email sent by the district to parents confirms. The third person who died was a former Middleton student, but the email did n...

 2021-10-03 19:40 

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Mertz released from hospital, status unknown moving forward...

MADISON, Wis. — Badgers quarterback Graham Mertz was released from the hospital Saturday afternoon after suffering a chest injury during Wisconsin's loss to No. 14 Michigan. A team spokesperson said Mertz was taken to a local hospital for "f...

 2021-10-03 18:21 

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62-year-old stabbed to death in Fitchburg apartment, police say...

FITCHBURG, Wis. — A 62-year-old man died early Saturday morning after being found unresponsive in the hallway of a Fitchburg apartment building, police said Saturday night. According to a news release, officers from Fitchburg and the Town of Madison...

 2021-10-03 18:16 

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Edgerton community event raises money for suicide prevention...

EDGERTON, Wis. — For the fourth year in a row people in Edgerton are turned up to support Veteran Suicide and Prevention at Boomfest Saturday. Boomfest is a fundraiser event hosted by veteran Chad Green which features, fireworks, vintage cars, race ...

 2021-10-03 18:09 

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Madison Children's Museum unveils new Wonderground...

MADISON, Wis. — The Madison Children's Museum unveiled its new Wonderground Saturday, after months of construction. The four-seasons play space is built on a former parking lot and adds 10,000 square feet of play area to the museum. The Wondergr...

 2021-10-03 18:04 

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Three dead, one injured in fiery Middleton crash...

MIDDLETON, Wis. — Three people are dead and one person was hospitalized following a crash in Middleton Saturday night. Police say the crash happened around 10:15 p. m. , near West Mineral Point Road and Karls Court. An investigation shows that a veh...

 2021-10-03 17:56 

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As abortion debate gathers national notice, both sides rally at Wisconsin State Capitol...

MADISON, Wis. As the United States looks towards an uncertain future when it comes to reproductive rights and laws surrounding abortions, both sides of the debate had a chance to rally at the Wisconsin State Capitol Saturday. On a day where hundreds of ci...

 2021-10-02 20:10 

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UW Health says doing these 3 things can lower your risk of developing Alzheimer's...

MADISON, Wis. One in nine Americans over the age of 65 is currently living with Alzheimer's. But researchers believe the brain disease actually begins 20 years earlier, before many people notice any symptoms. That's why, right here in Madison, doc...

 2021-10-02 19:44 

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Mertz leaves game injured as Badgers drop second straight game...

MADISON, Wis. — The Badgers dropped their second game in a row Saturday, losing to Michigan 38-17. To make matters worse, starting quarterback Graham Mertz left the game with a reported rib injury after being sacked. Mertz had thrown for 115 yards, ...

 2021-10-02 18:48 

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Biden to honor firefighters with nationwide flag-lowering...

WASHINGTON, D. C. Flags across the US will be flown at half-staff Sunday, following a proclamation by President Biden. The flag-lowering is meant to honor firefighters and first responders who have died in the line of duty. Sunday is the day of the Nation...

 2021-10-02 18:43 

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In rural counties, Evers' vaccine incentive met short-term success...

MADISON, Wis. — In the first 13 days after Gov. Tony Evers announced his $100 COVID-19 vaccine incentive program, over 65,000 Wisconsin residents received their first dose of the vaccine. But in some rural counties, public health officials say Evers...

 2021-10-02 18:28 

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House passes 30-day extension for highway funding...

The House of Representatives on Friday night passed a resolution extending funding for the Highway Trust Fund for 30 days, hours after funding for the program had lapsed at midnight. The resolution now goes to the Senate, which has adjourned for the night...

 2021-10-02 03:04 

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Dane Co. mask mandate to expire in one week; Could we see another extension?...

MADISON, Wis. — Dane County's current mask mandate is scheduled to expire next week but another extension is not out of the question. Public Health Madison and Dane County couldn't confirm if there would be another extension but referred to ...

 2021-10-02 03:02 

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Watch this: Surveillance captures two people rummaging through Madison family's car...

MADISON, Wis. — A Madison family says they are looking for answers as to who is responsible for breaking into their vehicle Tuesday morning. The incident took place on Pike Drive in Madison, at around 1 a. m. Jasmin Kalies says the feeling of lookin...

 2021-10-02 03:00 

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'We feel good': SSM Health vaccination rate climbs from 77 percent to more than 99 percent...

MADISON, Wis. When SSM Health announced it would be requiring all staff to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in late June, it was one of the first major healthcare systems to do so. Since then, the vaccine has received full FDA approval, the Delta variant h...

 2021-10-01 21:59 

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Backlogged kit leads to charges in 2008 sexual assault...

MADISON, Wis. — A Verona man has been charged in a 2008 sexual assault of a child after a victim's sexual assault kit was tested in September. Herman Gomez Garza, 30, was charged on Sept. 23 of this year, Attorney General Josh Kaul announced Fri...

 2021-10-01 21:57 

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More than 8,000 Wisconsinites have died from COVID-19...

MADISON, Wis. — Over 8,000 Wisconsinites have died from COVID-19, new data from the Department of Health Services shows. 8,009 people have died from the virus since the state began tracking deaths in March of 2020, including 293 people in September....

 2021-10-01 21:53 

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Dane Co. 2022 budget focuses on challenges of COVID-19, mental health, climate change...

MADISON, Wis. — Dane County leaders announced Friday their 2022 budget plan which includes nearly $750 million to address the pandemic, mental health, climate change and a number of wide-reaching issues. Parisi said the budget's priorities will ...

 2021-10-01 21:45 

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Federal judge sets hearing on blocking Wisconsin wolf hunt...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge on Friday scheduled a hearing for later this month on whether to block Wisconsin's fall wolf hunt. Six Chippewa tribes filed a lawsuit in the Western District of Wisconsin on Sept. 21 seeking to stop the hunt...

 2021-10-01 21:38 

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Gableman sends subpoenas to Milwaukee, Green Bay officials...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The former state Supreme Court justice leading Assembly Republicans' probe of the 2020 election has sent subpoenas to Milwaukee and Green Bay officials demanding information about private donations they used to run their vot...

 2021-10-01 19:28 

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Epic Systems reports 'vast majority' of employees vaccinated against COVID-19...

VERONA, Wis. — A vast majority of Epic System's employees are now vaccinated against COVID-19, according to a statement from the company. Employees had until Friday, Oct. 1 to get vaccinated. The company first announced its vaccine requirement i...

 2021-10-01 19:26 

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Rock County community vaccine clinic moving locations...

JANESVILLE, Wis. — The community-based vaccination clinic that's been hosted at Blackhawk Technical College since February is changing locations. Rock County Public Health officials announced Thursday that the clinic will now be housed at the bu...

 2021-10-01 19:20 

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MPD: 'Dumpty Humpty' statue recovered, suspect confesses...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison Police have recovered a unique bronze statue worth a reported $1,400. The statue, named "Dumpty Humpty," was stolen from a vendor at the Art Fair on the Square last week. The art piece depicts Humpty Dumpty sitting on...

 2021-10-01 19:16 

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Man charged with hate crime for spitting in woman's face on UW-Madison campus...

MADISON, Wis. — UW-Madison police arrested a man Monday after a university student said the stranger spat in her face and made statements about COVID-19. The incident happened on West Dayton Street near Ogg Hall the morning of Sept. 15. Authorities ...

 2021-10-01 03:07 

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'A good future for my family': Afghan refugees share worries and hopes from Fort McCoy...

FORT MCCOY, Wis. Sometimes life's circumstances make our decisions for us. "Before I get to Wisconsin I was concerned about my life," said Nasir, an interpreter from Afghanistan who worked with the U. S. military. Abdulhadi Pageman, a military...

 2021-10-01 01:19 

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Inside Fort McCoy: A first look at life for almost 13,000 Afghan refugees...

FORT MCCOY, Wis. — For the first time, federal officials allowed media inside Fort McCoy for a guided tour to get a glimpse of life for the nearly 13,000 Afghan refugees housed there temporarily while medical screening and paperwork processing conti...

 2021-09-30 22:47 

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Search for southside grocery store back on after proposed grocer falls through...

MADISON, Wis. — The search for a full-service grocery store for Madison's south side is back on after the proposed grocer for a new development plan backed out to pursue other opportunities. City leaders have been working to finalize plans for a...

 2021-09-30 22:42 

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Teen facing different charge in shooting death of 11-year-old girl, Fitchburg police say...

FITCHBURG, Wis. — Fitchburg police said Thursday the 15-year-old believed to be responsible for a deadly shooting that killed an 11-year-old girl is now facing a different charge. The 15-year-old was arrested Tuesday night after police responded to ...

 2021-09-30 21:32 

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SSM Health offering MMSD staff vaccine opportunities...

MADISON, Wis. — SSM Health is giving Madison Metropolitan School District staff members another chance to get vaccinated. The health care group will offer a mobile vaccine clinic at the MMSD building Friday, from 7 a. m. to 5 p. m. This is the third...

 2021-09-30 21:29 

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UW Health shares tips on how to talk with family, friends about COVID-19 vaccines...

MADISON, Wis. — COVID-19 vaccines have been proven to be one of the safest and simplest ways to protect yourself from the disease, but many people are still unsure about getting vaccinated. UW Health experts say a conversation with a close friend or...

 2021-09-30 21:27 

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Wisconsin health officials push Pfizer COVID-19 boosters...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Every Wisconsin county has a high rate of COVID-19 infections and intensive care units in hospitals throughout the state are at or near capacity even though cases have been steadily dropping over the previous nine days. Dr. Ryan...

 2021-09-30 21:08 

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Sen. Ron Johnson paid little in income taxes in 2017...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson paid little in state income taxes in 2017 compared with other years, despite reporting income of at least $450,000. Johnson, who has not said yet whether he will seek a third term next year, is a top targ...

 2021-09-30 21:05 

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'We all have a responsibility to act now': Dane County aims for net-zero carbon emissions...

MADISON, Wis. — In response to the worsening effects of climate change around the world, Dane County leaders are planning to have net-zero carbon emissions for all county buildings and fleets by the end of the decade. "The flooding, fires, and e...

 2021-09-30 20:59 

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Parents say daughter's death was accident; now focused on getting 'legal support' for son...

FITCHBURG, Wis. — In a new statement, the family of an 11-year-old girl who was shot and killed earlier this week said the deadly incident was an accident. Carolanah Schenk died after suffering a gunshot wound during a Tuesday night shooting in the ...

 2021-09-30 20:56 

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Puppy returned to family days after it was stolen, Madison police say...

MADISON, Wis. — A puppy has been returned to a Madison family after it was stolen earlier in the week. A press release from the Madison Police Department said Doyle was found by a group of Dane County Sheriff's Office deputies. According to the ...

 2021-09-30 20:53 

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Hundreds gather to mourn officer who died of COVID-19...

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of people packed a Fond du Lac church to pay respects to a police officer who died of coronavirus complications. Joseph Kurer, 26, died Sept. 22, just a day after his wife gave birth to their second child. At Holy F...

 2021-09-30 03:07 

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Parents of 11-year old killed in Fitchburg shooting speak out...

FITCHBURG, Wis. — The parents of Carolanah Schenk, an 11-year old who was shot and killed in Fitchburg Tuesday night, are speaking out. "Our 11-year daughter passed away last night and our family is mourning the loss of our beautiful little girl...

 2021-09-30 02:30 

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Church's first openly gay pastor hopes to help others find healing in faith communities...

A local Madison church has its first openly gay pastor. In the year 2021, you may ask, 'what's the big deal? ' Pastor Tim Schaefer at First Baptist Church of Madison hopes just being himself and being a man of the cloth will speak to others wh...

 2021-09-30 01:03 

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'He would never hurt anyone': Family of man killed by roommate says DA made a mistake...

MADISON, Wis. The family of the man killed by his roommate Monday night says Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne made a mistake in letting his alleged killer go free. 53-year-old Brian Swan was shot to death in the west side home he rented with se...

 2021-09-29 22:26 

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Sauk Co. authorities looking for people who dropped severely injured man off at hospital...

BARABOO, Wis. — The Sauk County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's help in finding a group of people who dropped a severely injured person off at the hospital before leaving the scene without saying a word. The Sheriff's Office ...

 2021-09-29 22:18 

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MPD to patrol grounds at 2 MMSD schools following 'vague threatening remarks' on Snapchat...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police are stationing officers outside of two Madison Metropolitan School District schools Wednesday morning after "vague threatening remarks" started circling on Snapchat....

 2021-09-29 22:15 

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Wisconsin signs $17M contract to update unemployment system...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has entered into a nearly $17 million, multi-year contract with software development company Flexion to update the antiquated system for paying unemployment claims that was overwhelmed last year during the start of the...

 2021-09-29 22:06 

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'It was very violent': Wisconsin couple safe after being part of Amtrak derailment...

MARKESAN, Wis. A couple from Markesan are making their way back home to Wisconsin after being on the Amtrak train that derailed Saturday — an experience they won't soon forget. The Empire Builder makes stops in the Madison area, including Portag...

 2021-09-29 22:04 

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City of Madison asking for public input on John Nolen Drive Reconstruction project...

MADISON, Wis. — The City of Madison is looking for public input on the future of John Nolen Drive and a pair of area parks. Residents can now share their feedback on the future of the major thoroughfare via an online survey, which is available in bo...

 2021-09-29 21:48 

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CHAMPs program brings care dogs to American Family Childrens Hospital for patient support...

MADISON, Wis. — There's a new, cuddly employee at American Family Children's Hospital who's ready to comfort kids during their treatment. Kiko is a 2-year-old golden retriever from Georgia who just arrived at the hospital this week to wo...

 2021-09-29 21:21 

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Warrant issued for suspect in Martha Lane homicide...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison Police issued a warrant Wednesday for a suspect in a September 6 homicide at Martha Lane. Jeremiah Cain, 18, is charged with first-degree intentional homicide. Police say he may still be in the Madison area, but has ties to C...

 2021-09-29 20:13 

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Hundreds of new COVID quarantines reported in Madison schools...

MADISON, Wis. — Nearly 500 students and staff in Madison schools have had to quarantine in the past week because of close contacts with positive COVID cases, according to the Madison Metropolitan School District's COVID dashboard. The district r...

 2021-09-29 20:12 

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Reward raised for info on 2018 hit-and-run death...

JANESVILLE, Wis. — The family of William Church has raised the cash reward for information related to his death. Church was killed by an unknown vehicle while on a walk near Evansville in 2018. The family is now offering $4,500 for information relat...

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