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 2021-09-24 23:01 

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'There's still a ways to go:' Restaurant industry recovers slowly...

MADISON, Wis. — Longer wait times and limited hours are all noticeable at many of your favorite restaurants. According to new research, only arts and entertainment have been hit harder than the dining industry by the worker shortage compounded by th...

 2021-09-24 22:52 

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Hy-Vee offering free Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots at all locations...

MADISON, Wis. — Anyone eligible for Pfizer's COVID-19 booster shot can now get one for free at any Hy-Vee location. Booster shots were recently approved by the CDC for people 65 and older, nursing home residents, adults 18 and older who have und...

 2021-09-24 22:50 

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MMSD to hold public hearing on potential name change for Madison Memorial High School...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison residents will have the chance to share their thoughts on a potential name change for one of the city's high schools next week. The Madison Metropolitan School District is hosting a public hearing Wednesday to consider re...

 2021-09-24 22:47 

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FAQ: What you need to know about Pfizer COVID-19 booster shots...

With the FDA and CDC approving Pfizer booster shots for certain parts of the population, there are a lot of questions about who is eligible and when they can get the shots. Here's a breakdown of what you need to know, based on information from the CDC...

 2021-09-24 22:42 

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Fighting to keep going, Paisan's Restaurant still awaiting answers as to when it can re-op...

MADISON, Wis. — More than 70 years of tradition is in jeopardy. Co-Owner of Paisan's Italian Restaurant, Wally Borowski, continues to wait and see when his restaurant will be allowed to re-open. "It's without a doubt what I have done day...

 2021-09-24 22:35 

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Semi on fire near I-90 DeForest exit...

DEFOREST, Wis. — A semi-truck on fire on the shoulder of Interstate 90 at County Highway V in DeForest is sending thick smoke across all lanes of the Interstate during the Friday evening commute and closing all southbound lanes of traffic. The fire ...

 2021-09-24 03:03 

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Dane Core 2.0 expands rental assistance services, involves more non-profits...

MADISON, Wis. — Two local nonprofits are teaming up with the Tenant Resource Center to expand and expedite rental assistance services through a joint Madison city and Dane County effort. Dane Core 2. 0 is an updated version of a program launched in ...

 2021-09-24 01:03 

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Northstar Medical Radioisotopes breaks ground on Beloit expansion...

BELOIT, Wis. — A company that manufactures an isotope used to detect cancer is expanding its facilities in Beloit. Northstar Medical Radioisotopes unveiled its recently completed facilities and cutting-edge equipment on Thursday. Right now the compa...

 2021-09-24 00:57 

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Dem. lawmakers renew push for expanded background checks, red flag laws for gun owners...

MADISON, Wis. Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul joined several Democratic lawmakers to unveil two new bills targeting background checks and wellness checks for gun owners in the state. The first of the two bills would expand background checks for poten...

 2021-09-23 22:42 

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Wisconsin Assembly to vote on bill banning race theory...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Assembly plans to vote next week on a Republican bill that would prohibit public schools from teaching students and training employees about concepts such as systemic racism and implicit bias. A Republican-controll...

 2021-09-23 22:39 

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MMSD kindergarteners receive 'small library'...

MADISON, Wis. — Every Madison kindergarten student will be receiving their own 'small library' of books to take home. The donation of over 15 thousand books was made possible through a collaboration between the district, the Madison Public S...

 2021-09-23 22:35 

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Dane Co. to award more than $8M to local affordable housing projects...

MADISON, Wis. — Dane County plans to award more than $8. 2 million to several housing development projects in an effort to improve access to affordable housing. The funding, which comes from the Dane County Affordable Housing Development Fund, will ...

 2021-09-23 22:33 

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Infectious disease experts push for flu shots to avoid overloading hospitals...

MADISON, Wis. — With the coronavirus pandemic still raging throughout the country, local health experts are pushing for people to get their flu shot sooner rather than later. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, there were 36,17...

 2021-09-23 22:31 

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CDC advisers recommend certain adults get booster dose of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine...

Vaccine advisers to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention endorsed giving booster doses of Pfizer's Covid-19 vaccine to people 65 and older long-term care facility residents, and certain people with underlying conditions....

 2021-09-23 22:28 

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Three teenagers arrested for driving stolen car...

MADISON. Wis. — Police say they arrested three teenagers on the east side Wednesday night for driving a stolen car. According to the police report a sergeant noticed a dark gray Mercedes with no registration plates being driven recklessly on Milwauk...

 2021-09-23 21:59 

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Woodman's locations in Janesville, Beloit to host COVID-19 vaccine clinics Saturday...

JANESVILLE, Wis. — The Rock County Public Health Department is partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard to host a pair of COVID-19 vaccination clinics at local Woodman's stores. The vaccination clinics will run from 10 a. m. to 4 p. m. on Sa...

 2021-09-23 19:46 

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FDA authorizes Pfizer COVID-19 boosters for seniors, high-risk Americans...

The U. S. moved a step closer Wednesday to offering booster doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine to senior citizens and others at high risk from the virus as the Food and Drug Administration signed off on the targeted use of the extra shots. The FDA aut...

 2021-09-23 19:39 

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Pedestrian killed in East Washington Ave. crash identified as Madison man...

MADISON, Wis. — The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the pedestrian who was hit and killed by a vehicle on East Washington Avenue earlier this week. The crash happened just after 8 p. m. Monday night near the intersection of ...

 2021-09-23 19:37 

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Afghan evacuees accused in separate Fort McCoy crimes appear in federal court...

MADISON, Wis. — Two Afghan evacuees accused of separate crimes at Fort McCoy appeared in federal court in Madison Thursday morning. 32-year-old Mohammad Haroon Imaad is accused of assaulting his wife by strangling and suffocating her on September 7....

 2021-09-23 19:25 

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Fond du Lac officer, 26, dies of coronavirus complications...

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — A 26-year-old Fond du Lac police officer has died of COVID-19 complications, according to his department. The death of Officer Joseph Kurer on Wednesday came a day after his second child was born, according to a statement fr...

 2021-09-23 19:23 

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MPD Chief: Person in car with officer was not a sex worker...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison Police Chief Shon Barnes said Thursday the department's investigation into an officer who allegedly participated in sexual activity in a department squad car is still ongoing. Barnes, during the mayor's bi-weekly pres...

 2021-09-23 03:31 

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'It was really heartbreaking': Madison West students respond to email canceling dance...

MADISON, Wis. As Madison high schoolers worry they'll miss out on another major event during the pandemic, the Madison Metropolitan School District said schools are refining their plans for homecoming activities next week. "It's already differ...

 2021-09-23 02:58 

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UW System enrollment drops 1% for fall semester, per initial estimates...

MADISON, Wis. — The University of Wisconsin System released an initial fall 2021 enrollment estimate on Wednesday of 163,708 students — a 1% decrease compared to last fall based on initial first-day figures. According to a news release, the sy...

 2021-09-23 01:15 

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Online auction could land Janesville's former General Motors site new owner by November...

JANESVILLE, Wis. After more than a year of sitting as a 200+ acre vacant lot, Janesville's former General Motors site could see new ownership as soon as November. Working with online auction agency The Future of Real Estate as well as local Coldwell B...

 2021-09-23 01:13 

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Health officials say latest COVID-19 surge hasn't peaked in Wisconsin...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The latest surge of COVID-19 infections due to the highly contagious delta variant has not yet peaked in Wisconsin, state health officials said Wednesday. The seven-day average of new cases as of Tuesday was 2,857, nearly double...

 2021-09-22 22:50 

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Monona Grove School District employees required to get COVID-19 vaccine by December...

MONONA, Wis. — All Monona Grove School District employees must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 by the start of December. The district's school board met virtually Tuesday night to discuss the requirement and ultimately voted 4-1 in favor. Emplo...

 2021-09-22 22:46 

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Two Afghan evacuees indicted for separate federal crimes at Fort McCoy...

FORT McCOY, Wis. — Two Afghan men are being charged with federal crimes for two separate alleged incidents at Fort McCoy. Two men — 20-year-old Bahrullah Noori and 32-year-old Mohammad Haroon Imaad — were indicted Wednesday on federal ch...

 2021-09-22 22:25 

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Defense department shares photos of evacuee children learning English at Fort McCoy...

FORT McCOY, Wis. — The U. S. Department of Defense is sharing another look at what life is like inside Fort McCoy for the people who were evacuated from Afghanistan. The Defense Visual Information Distribution Service shared new photos this week of ...

 2021-09-22 19:30 

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Rapid testing increases at select MMSD schools...

MADISON, Wis. — The Madison Metropolitan School District can now test more students and staff for COVID-19 faster. The district is opening rapid testing kiosks outside of certain schools. Ten out of 14 kiosks were open as of Monday, with the remaini...

 2021-09-22 19:27 

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Fort McCoy: MMR, chickenpox vaccination campaign for Afghan guests complete...

FORT McCOY, Wis. — Task Force McCoy announced its vaccination campaign to administer vaccinations to Afghan refugees at the base for measles, mumps, rubella and varicella — or chickenpox — is complete. According to a news release, more t...

 2021-09-22 19:23 

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Madison schools report hundreds of new COVID quarantines in last week...

MADISON, Wis. — Hundreds more students and staff in Madison schools have had to quarantine in the last week due to close contacts with positive COVID cases in the last week, according to the Madison Metropolitan School District's latest coronavi...

 2021-09-22 19:20 

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Medical examiner identifies victim of deadly Penn Park shooting...

MADISON, Wis. — The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office has identified the victim of a deadly shooting at Penn Park. Police first responded to Penn Park shortly before 4 p. m. on Labor Day for a report of shots fired. When they arrived they fo...

 2021-09-22 03:00 

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'A job seeker market': Employers offer incentives in competitive hiring landscape...

MADISON, Wis. All of the help wanted signs are a sign of the times. "I think what it means is we're all in this together," said Ross McDuffie, a vice president with Capital Newspapers, which operates Madison. com and the Wisconsin State Journa...

 2021-09-22 01:11 

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House passes bill to avert shutdown and suspend debt limit though Senate passage unlikely...

(CNN) — The House of Representatives voted to pass legislation on Tuesday to prevent a government shutdown at the end of the month and suspend the nation's borrowing limit, setting up a showdown with Republicans who insist Democrats should act a...

 2021-09-21 22:36 

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State Sen. Jacque discharged from hospital, still recovering from COVID-19...

MADISON, Wis. — The staff of State Sen. Andre Jacque, who has been hospitalized for more than a month with COVID-19, says he has been released from the hospital and is "making substantial progress toward regaining his health. "Jacque has bee...

 2021-09-21 22:24 

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Majority of UW System classes have returned to in-person this fall...

MADISON, Wis. — A total of 85 percent of classes across the UW System are being offered in-person this fall, smashing interim System President Tommy Thompson's goal of 75 percent, officials announced Tuesday. Thompson had set the goal for every ...

 2021-09-21 22:21 

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MMSD comments on TikTok trend of students damaging school bathrooms...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison school officials are responding to a new TikTok trend that involves damaging or stealing school property. The Madison Metropolitan School District says it can confirm a "limited number of schools did experience incidents ...

 2021-09-21 22:18 

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Lodi Police: 11-year-old hit by car after running into street...

LODI, Wis. — An 11-year-old was taken by ambulance to a hospital Tuesday afternoon after a car versus pedestrian crash in Lodi. According to an incident report, the boy was running on the sidewalk approaching the intersection of Lodi and Water stree...

 2021-09-21 22:16 

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Autopsy confirms remains found in Wyoming are Gabby Petito's, family lawyer says...

[Breaking news update, published at 5 p. m. ET]Autopsy results have confirmed that the remains found Sunday in the Bridger-Teton National Forest are those of Gabby Petito, a 22-year-old woman who disappeared while on a trip exploring national parks with h...

 2021-09-21 20:22 

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Victim breaks finger, 4-year-old loses teeth after suspected drunken driver car crash...

MADISON, Wis. — A woman is arrested and a 4-year-old is injured after a drunk driving crash in Madison. It happened in the 4800 block of E. Washington Ave. just after midnight Tuesday morning. Madison police say 21-year-old Karla Chavez hit another ...

 2021-09-21 19:22 

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New physical therapy clinic opens in Middleton after 2018 flooding ruined old one...

MIDDLETON, Wis. — Three years after a physical therapy clinic was badly damaged by severe flooding, the clinic's replacement is finally open. The new UnityPoint Health-Meriter physical therapy clinic, which is located at 2237 Deming Way, opened ...

 2021-09-21 19:14 

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Hospital temporarily shutters urgent care to address 'significant' rise in ER patients...

WATERTOWN, Wis. — A Watertown hospital is temporarily shutting down its urgent care unit to help alleviate the strain on its emergency room. Watertown Regional Medical Center shared a Facebook post on Monday saying the hospital is reallocating resou...

 2021-09-21 19:10 

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Pedestrian killed on East Washington Ave. Monday night...

MADISON, Wis. — Police said that a car on East Washington Avenue near Lien Road killed a pedestrian Monday night. The incident happened just after 8 p. m. , according to an incident report. Police said the man hit was taken to a hospital where he la...

 2021-09-21 19:08 

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Woman accused of killing grandmother, setting fire to house pleads not guilty...

FORT ATKINSON, Wis. — The woman charged with killing her grandmother and setting fire to a house with her body still inside has pleaded not guilty to all four charges she's facing. Elizabeth Durkee is charged with first-degree intentional homici...

 2021-09-21 19:05 

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'Forward,' Hans Christian Heg statues restored outside of State Capitol...

MADISON, Wis. — Two statues that were torn down during a protest last summer have returned to their homes outside of the Wisconsin State Capitol. The statues of "Forward" and Col. Hans Christian Heg were torn down the night of June 23 during...

 2021-09-21 01:02 

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Sexual assault reported in UW-Madison residence hall...

MADISON, Wis. — A sexual assault reportedly happened Sunday in a southeast residence hall on the campus of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, according to a crime warning sent to students. We obtained the e-mail sent to UW-Madison students. The re...

 2021-09-21 00:51 

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Verona school board president steps down, appointed to serve state by Gov. Evers...

VERONA, Wis. — The president of the Verona Area School Board is stepping down after being appointed by Gov. Tony Evers to serve as Wisconsin's next State Federal Director. According to a Facebook post, Noah Roberts' new position will have hi...

 2021-09-20 23:51 

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More than 142,000 people eligible for $100 as a result of Wisconsin's incentive program...

MADISON, Wis. — More than 142,000 people in Wisconsin are eligible to receive a $100 gift card as a result of the state's vaccine incentive program. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services says a total of 142,400 people got their first dose ...

 2021-09-20 23:46 

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Vaccination rates vary widely on UW-System campuses...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin officials say student vaccination rates for COVID-19 vary widely among the system's campuses. At the Madison campus, 91% of students are fully vaccinated, the highest number among the system's uni...

 2021-09-20 23:42 

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Gov. candidate Rebecca Kleefisch tests positive for COVID...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican candidate for Wisconsin governor Rebecca Kleefisch tested positive for COVID-19 after being exposed at church earlier this month, her campaign said Monday. Kleefisch is a cancer survivor and a former two-term lieutena...

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