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 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...

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