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 2018-12-14 22:43 

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Kimberly-Clark to close Arkansas manufacturing plant, keep Wis. plant open...

CONWAY, Ark. - Economic development officials in Arkansas say the state tried to entice Kimberly-Clark Corp. to keep its Conway plant open but couldn't compete with the incentives being offered by Wisconsin. The company announced Thursday that it woul...

 2018-12-14 22:23 

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Deaths of 2 people in La Grange appears to be murder-suicide...

TOWN OF LA GRANGE, Wis. - Police say the death of two people in the Town of La Grange is an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public. The Monroe County Sheriff's Office says the body of a woman was found lying outside a residence on Thur...

 2018-12-14 22:05 

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Walker to remain in Wisconsin after leaving office...

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Gov. Scott Walker says he plans to remain in Wisconsin after leaving office in 24 days. Walker spoke briefly about his future Friday after signing three bills into law weakening the powers of his Democratic successor Tony Evers. The form...

 2018-12-14 22:01 

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Former US AG's group planning legal action to block Wis. bill that limits early voting...

MADISON, Wis. - A group run by former Democratic U. S. Attorney General Eric Holder says it plans legal action to block a limitation on early voting in Wisconsin signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker. The Republican governor signed it Friday after the Legi...

 2018-12-14 21:55 

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Packers fan loses bid to wear team colors at Soldier Field...

CHICAGO - A Green Bay Packers fan has lost a court battle to wear green and gold on the sidelines of Soldier Field, home of the rival Chicago Bears. The Chicago Tribune reports a federal judge on Thursday denied a request by Russell Beckman for a temporar...

 2018-12-14 21:39 

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Naughty turkey who chased Wisconsin boy caught, police say...

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. - A turkey who was caught on tape chasing a boy earlier this week in Brown County has been caught, police said. On Tuesday, video of a boy wearing a red backpack running in a bike lane in Ashwaubenon from a turkey that was hot on his tra...

 2018-12-14 21:28 

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HopCat to change name of fries, removing mention of crack...

MADISON, Wis. - HopCat announced in a post Monday that it is planning to change the name of its crack fries companywide in mid-January. The company said it chose the name of the fries 11 years ago because of the addictive quality of the fries and the crac...

 2018-12-14 21:09 

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Sandy Hook evacuated for threat on 6th anniversary of massacre...

(CNN) - Sandy Hook Elementary School was evacuated Friday due to a phoned-in bomb threat on the sixth anniversary of the massacre at the school that left 26 children and staff members dead. Newtown, Connecticut Police Lt. Aaron Bahamonde told CNN that pol...

 2018-12-14 21:05 

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Suspected gas station, auto shop robber in custody, police say...

MADISON, Wis. - A man was arrested this week in connection with two robberies in Madison that took place within a week, police said. Madison police said 49-year-old Douglas D. Dederich was arrested Thursday for a robbery at an auto shop and another at a g...

 2018-12-14 21:02 

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Police investigate how Madison woman found in garage was injured...

MADISON, Wis. - A Madison woman was found injured in her garage on Madison's west side Friday morning, according to police. Madison police said officers responded at about 10 a. m. to a home in the 6400 block of Pilgrim Road following a 911 call. In t...

 2018-12-14 20:24 

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Surveillance camera captures 'porch pirate' stealing generator, police say...

JANESVILLE, Wis. - Janesville police are looking for man who took a generator from a porch early Friday morning, according to a release. Police said the man took a Honda 1,000 generator from a porch in the 500 block of Muir Street around 3:45 a. m. A came...

 2018-12-14 20:19 

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Wisconsin Dells strip club reaches $400K settlement with dancers...

MADISON, Wis. - A Wisconsin strip club has agreed to pay $400,000 to settle dancers' claims that they were paid essentially nothing for their performances. Teriana Jones, who worked as a stripper at Cruisin' Chubbys Gentleman's Club, filed a f...

 2018-12-14 20:11 

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'I'm happy with the legacy we'll leave': Walker signs lame-duck bills into law...

MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Scott Walker signed three lame-duck bills in their entirety during an event Friday afternoon in Green Bay. Walker said several days ago that he planned to line-item veto the legislation, but on Friday, he said he no longer planned to ...

 2018-12-14 04:28 

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Proposal to eliminate licensing regulations...

MADISON, WI- Next year the hundreds of professions regulated by the state of Wisconsin could lose their licensing requirement. The Department of Safety and Professional Services is exploring the idea from now until the end of December, when the department...

 2018-12-14 03:59 

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WisDOT asks for public input on I-39/90 and Beltline interchange project...

MADISON, Wis. - The Wisconsin Department of Transportation is inviting the public to give their opinion on their preferred alternative to the interchange between I-39/90 and U. S. 12/18, known as the Beltline. The plan to reconstruct the interchange is pa...

 2018-12-14 02:47 

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Gov.-elect Evers meets with President Trump in DC...

WASHINGTON - Wisconsin Gov. -elect Tony Evers was in Washington D. C. Thursday to meet with President Donald Trump. Evers and other incoming governors from around the country met with Trump at the White House to discuss shared state-federal priorities, an...

 2018-12-14 02:45 

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A pet for Christmas? Here are some things you should know before adopting...

MADISON, Wis. - On the top of kids' wish lists across the country this Christmas season are pets: dogs, cats, fish, and hamsters are among the most popular. But unlike LEGOs, the newest video game, or clothes, pets are presents kids can't outgrow....

 2018-12-14 02:41 

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Interest-free microloans help businesses hit by flooding stay afloat...

MADISON, Wis. - It's been several months since the area's historic flooding but some businesses are still struggling. Now, local and state groups are announcing microloans to help business stay afloat. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporatio...

 2018-12-14 02:38 

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FCC decision could force JATV off cable...

JANESVILLE, Wis. - A decision from the FCC could force local access television station JATV off cable. The FCC is currently in a hearing period to decide on whether or not local access stations should have to pay a fee to be on cable. JATV station manager...

 2018-12-14 00:10 

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2nd man arrested in connection with Visions strip club shooting...

MADISON, Wis. - Another man has been arrested in connection with the shooting at a Madison strip club that injured four people this weekend. Madison police said Spencer Jackson IV, 29, of Madison, was arrested Thursday on suspicion of disorderly conduct w...

 2018-12-13 22:13 

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Deal keeps Wisconsin Kimberly-Clark plant open...

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has reached a deal with consumer-products giant Kimberly-Clark Corp. worth up to $28 million over five years to keep a plant open and save nearly 400 jobs. The deal Walker announced Thursday at the plant in Neen...

 2018-12-13 22:11 

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Former priest to face trial for alleged abuse decades ago...

AYWARD, Wis. - A former priest accused of sexually abusing at least three boys in Wisconsin decades ago has been bound over for trial. Seventy-one-year-old Thomas Ericksen was arrested Nov. 16 at his Minneapolis home. He faces child sexual assault charges...

 2018-12-13 22:09 

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1 killed, multiple injured in head-on crash in Jefferson County...

TOWN OF OAKLAND, Wis. - A head-on collision in Jefferson County left one driver dead and multiple people injured, according to a news release from the Sheriff's Office. Officials responded around 6:50 p. m. Wednesday after receiving reports of a crash...

 2018-12-13 22:08 

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Gov. Walker calls for lame-duck bills, which starts clock on signing...

MADISON, Wis. - Gov. Scott Walker has called for Republicans' lame-duck legislation to be delivered to his office, starting the countdown to signing the package. Walker called for the bills Thursday. He now has six days to sign them. His spokesman, To...

 2018-12-13 21:37 

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Police say email threat of explosive device a scam...

MADISON, Wis. - Police advised citizens this week that if you receive an email with a bomb threat, it's likely a scam. Madison police said the department has received a couple of reports Thursday regarding a bomb scare scam. According to police, the m...

 2018-12-13 21:31 

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Suspicious man asks 11-year-old walking home from Madison school where he lives...

MADISON, Wis. - An 11-year-old boy was walking home from school Wednesday afternoon when he was approached by a suspicious person in a vehicle. According to Madison police, the boy was walking along Tocora Lane near S. Segoe Road when a male stranger in a...

 2018-12-13 05:04 

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Brewers announce giveaways for 2019 season...

MADISON, Wis. - Baseball season may feel like an eternity away, but the Milwaukee Brewers are gearing up for the2019 season by announcing their free fan giveaways. According to the Brewers on Twitter, 12 different freebies will be given away to fans durin...

 2018-12-13 04:42 

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Gallery: Santa, first responders spread holiday cheer at children's hospital...

MADISON, Wis. - Santa and Dane County emergency personnel are helping spread holiday cheer at the American Family Children's Hospital. Madison Firefighters Local 311 and Santa delivered toys to children at the hospital. Firefighters from local departm...

 2018-12-13 04:38 

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Madison alder proposes 'middle ground solution' for Edgewood High School, neighborhood...

MADISON, Wis. - A Madison alder has come up with a proposal to find middle ground between a local high school and the people who live nearby. Edgewood High School is trying to amend a master plan to allow for an upgrade to their turf field. It would permi...

 2018-12-13 04:35 

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Madison College, MMSD team up to bring free college to students...

MADISON, Wis. - Some Madison teens are completing an associate's degree while earning their high school diploma under a new program. Madison College and the Madison Metropolitan School District teamed up to create STEM Academy. Twenty-six Madison Metr...

 2018-12-13 04:31 

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Town of Janesville woman given until April 1 to find homes for 23 horses...

TOWN OF JANESVILLE, Wis. - A Town of Janesville woman has until April 1 to find homes for more than 20 horses from her 15-acre property. Deedee Golberg founded Spirit Horse Equine Rescue, where she works to rehabilitate horses with disabilities, in March ...

 2018-12-13 04:26 

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Neil Young is coming to Wisconsin for performances in Madison, Milwaukee...

MADISON, Wis. - Neil Young is coming to Madison in January. The legendary musician will be performing at the Overture Center on Jan. 24. Young announced his visit to Wisconsin, which also includes a performance at the Riverside Theatre in Milwaukee on Jan...

 2018-12-13 01:29 

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Police: Beltline speeder clocked at nearly 100 mph...

MADISON, Wis. - A driver caught speeding on the Beltline on Friday morning was clocked going nearly 100 mph, Madison police said. According to police, the department's Traffic Enforcement Safety Team was monitoring traffic on Friday at about 10 a. m. ...

 2018-12-13 01:23 

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Video, anti-Semitic flyers target Baraboo ahead of meetings...

BARABOO, Wis. - Authorities are trying to determine who posted anti-Semitic flyers ahead of planned meetings next week regarding a photograph of Wisconsin high school boys appearing to give a Nazi salute. Baraboo Police Chief Mark Schauf said police are o...

 2018-12-13 00:43 

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Dairy group: Farm bill would give 'more certainty' to Wisconsin dairy farmers...

MADISON, Wis. - A massive bipartisan farm bill now heads to President Donald Trump's desk after clearing the House and Senate. How would the measure impact Wisconsin? The state is losing hundreds of dairy farms each year due to low milk and commodity ...

 2018-12-12 21:58 

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Family concerned for welfare of Madison woman reported missing...

MADISON, Wis. - The family of a Madison woman who was reported missing is concerned for her welfare, according to police. Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said 65-year-old Elaine Calabrese was reported missing Tuesday. "There is no reason to beli...

 2018-12-12 21:50 

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Woman accused in second nighttime burglary in a week...
 2018-12-12 21:46 

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Police officer stops car, but that's no candy cane hanging from her mirror...

PORTAGE, Wis. - A Portage police officer conducted a traffic stop after noticing something hanging off the driver's side car mirror. Officer Klaude Thompson saw the car leaving a gas station on Portage's north side Monday and saw something wasn...

 2018-12-12 21:42 

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Disciplined DNR employee had won leadership award...

MADISON, Wis. - A Department of Natural Resources employee disciplined for harassing female co-workers at a hotel had previously won the agency's wildlife management leadership award. The agency initially refused to release details of the incident, sa...

 2018-12-12 21:20 

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City leaders work to cut down commute times as Madison population grows...

MADISON, Wis. - City planners are looking at how they can make your commute faster and easier with a new public transportation option coming to Madison, and they want your input. The new bus-rapid-transit system would be a way to keep up with the city'...

 2018-12-12 21:05 

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AP FACT CHECK: Walker is correct, Wisconsin governor's veto pen is powerful...

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker defended lame-duck legislation Tuesday that sparked protests in the state's Capitol because it would trim some of his successor's powers. Critics said the Republican-controlled Legislature is ignoring th...

 2018-12-12 04:49 

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Local drug treatment center provides 'recovery coach'...

MONONA, Wis. - A local recovery center is taking a nontraditional approach to treating opioid addiction. Tellurian, a nonprofit recovery center in Dane County, is adding a new weapon in the fight against our state's growing opioid addiction crisis rec...

 2018-12-12 04:48 

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'People thought it was pretty funny': Story behind unique Lodi holiday mannequins...

LODI, Wis. - A unique holiday display in Lodi is turning heads this holiday season. The homeowners who started it did not want to be in an on-camera interview, but they said they never expected the display to get this much attention and only did it becaus...

 2018-12-12 04:38 

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Beloit residents show up mostly in favor of proposed Ho-Chunk casino...

BELOIT, Wis. - Public opinion for a proposed 139,700 square-foot casino in Beloit was largely positive on Tuesday, with nearly an hour of back-to-back comments in favor of the development. "The reason the city of Beloit has been so unanimously support...

 2018-12-12 02:11 

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UW police pepper-spray man yelling, acting aggressively in campus parking ramp...

MADISON, Wis. - A UW police officer pepper-sprayed a man on a campus parking ramp after he resisted arrest and acted violently, according to a news release. Police arrested Ricky L. Smith, 59, of Cottage Grove, who they said was yelling and acting aggress...

 2018-12-12 02:07 

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How to avoid carjacking according to Madison police...

MADISON, Wis. - Every year there is an average of 49,000 attempted and completed carjackings in the U. S. , here are some tips from the Madison Police Department on how to avoid being a victim....

 2018-12-12 00:37 

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Family displaced in Sun Prairie explosion happy to have permanent place to call home...

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. - The outlook for a Sun Prairie family who lost their home in this summer's explosion is looking brighter. Maria and Saul Hernandez signed a lease in Sun Prairie for next year, giving them a permanent home after the explosion destroy...

 2018-12-11 22:10 

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Walker considering line-item vetoes on some bills...

PEWAUKEE, Wis. - Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he's considering at least one line-item veto of bills passed by Republican lawmakers in a lame-duck session that would cut into the powers of the Democrat who defeated him. Walker told reporters Tuesda...

 2018-12-11 22:07 

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Tickets to Gov.-elect Tony Evers' inauguration gala cost $35, now on sale...

MADISON, Wis. - Tickets to Gov. -elect Tony Evers' inauguration gala cost $35 and are now on sale. The Democratic Evers announced more details about the Jan. 7 event on Tuesday. He and Lt. Gov. -elect Mandela Barnes will be sworn into office earlier t...

 2018-12-11 22:05 

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Gov. Walker still wants plan to save Kimberly-Clark plant...

PEWAUKEE, Wis. - Gov. Scott Walker says he's going to do everything in his power to save a Kimberly-Clark factory and about 300 jobs after a tax incentive bill failed in the Legislature. The Republican governor said Tuesday that saving the factory is ...

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