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 2018-01-16 04:46 

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Madison alder hopes to put Dr. King's message into action with new resolution...
 2018-01-16 00:17 

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Madison grant program aims to up community engagement, improve neighborhoods...

MADISON, Wis. - The City of Madison's Neighborhood Grant Program, which awards a total of $25,000 to neighborhood projects every year, is accepting applications through mid-February.Grant money will be awarded to small groups of neighborhood volunteer...

 2018-01-16 00:00 

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Retailers use floor sensors to track consumer habits...

MILWAUKEE - Floor sensors that track people's movements are providing insight into consumer habits for stores looking to gain ground on e-commerce giants like Amazon.Brick-and-mortar stores have lagged behind online retailers on data collection becaus...

 2018-01-15 23:57 

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UW to warn students about working for legislator...

MADISON, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin-Madison political science department plans to warn students considering internships with Rep. Josh Zepnick that he's been accused of sexual misconduct.The Capital Times reports the department on Friday forwa...

 2018-01-15 23:56 

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State Rep. Wachs raises more than $500K for governor run...

MADISON, Wis. - Democratic state Rep. Dana Wachs says he has raised more than half a million dollars for his campaign for governor.The Eau Claire attorney says he raised $514,454 between Aug. 7 and Dec. 31, and has $163,205 in cash on hand. He says 931 pe...

 2018-01-15 23:45 

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Farming community steps up to help after barn fire...

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Wis. - A southern Wisconsin dairy family farm is thanking its community for stepping up to help after a fire left its cows without shelter this weekend.Dettmann Dairy Farms lost its barn Saturday, leaving 500 cows without a home.A Facebo...

 2018-01-15 23:42 

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Tax preparer urges people to prepare for tax season...

MADISON, Wis. - Two weeks until the 2018 tax season officially begins, there is still a lot of confusion about how the Trump administration's tax plan will change things in 2019.Marshall Mennenga, a tax and financial adviser at Mennenga Tax & Financia...

 2018-01-15 23:39 

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Last day for Christmas tree pickup pushed back to Wednesday...

MADISON, Wis. - The city of Madison has pushed back the last day for Christmas tree pickup because of the weather.The Madison Streets Division said crews will be needed for snowplow operations so the second round of Christmas tree collection will begin on...

 2018-01-15 23:28 

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Madison man sentenced to nearly 13 years for bank robbery...

MADISON, Wis. - A man was sentenced to nearly 13 years in federal prison for the armed robbery of a Madison bank last May.The State Journal reports that 56-year-old Rod Hunt, of Madison, was convicted on charges of bank robbery and brandishing a firearm d...

 2018-01-15 23:07 

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Union says former Dane County deputy to be charged with stealing funds...

MADISON, Wis. - The Dane County District Attorney's Office is pursuing felony criminal charges against a former sheriff's deputy for stealing money from the deputy's union, according to the president of the Dane County Deputy Sheriff's Ass...

 2018-01-15 04:43 

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Wisconsin American Lung Association to offer public housing residents free quit smoking pr...

MADISON, Wis. - If you live in a public housing unit, smoking in your apartment will no longer be allowed starting July 31. The American Lung Association in Wisconsin is trying to help residents with the transition by offering a program to help quit smoki...

 2018-01-15 04:12 

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Jazz consortium holds annual festival in Madison...
 2018-01-15 04:10 

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Group builds community, respect through drumming...
 2018-01-15 02:00 

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House fire causes $200K worth of damage, officials say...

TOWN OF PERRY, Wis. - Dane County officials said they responded to a residential fire Saturday evening around 10 p.m. in the Town of Perry.According to a news release, a neighbor reported the fire, as no one was in the residence at the time.While no injur...

 2018-01-15 01:52 

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Wisconsin lawyers seek to increase public defender pay...

MADISON, Wis. - Private attorneys in Wisconsin are again pushing for a pay increase when they are appointed by the state public defender to represent criminal defendants who can't afford a lawyer.The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the state Supr...

 2018-01-14 21:49 

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79 percent of Wisconsinites planning to travel in 2018, AAA says...

MADISON, Wis. - Though the holidays are over, Wisconsinites are still traveling into the new year, according to AAA.According to a new AAA Consumer Pulse survey, 79 percent of Wisconsin residents are planning to take at least one vacation lasting three or...

 2018-01-14 20:54 

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Wisconsin Democrats see chance to take red Senate seat...

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Democrats are banking that anti-Trump backlash gives them a shot to win a special election for a state Senate seat that's usually solid for Republicans.Republican Rep. Adam Jarchow and Somerset Democrat Patty Schachtner are v...

 2018-01-14 20:53 

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Madison police responding to armed robbery at Harry's Market Sunday, officials say...

MADISON, Wis. - The Madison police department responded to reports of an armed robbery at Harry's Market Sunday, officials said.Police responded at 2:12 p.m. to the market on 555 W.Mifflin St.Officials are on the scene. No other information in availab...

 2018-01-14 20:41 

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DCHS: Swan's internal damage was too serious to save...

MADISON, Wis. - The swan that the Dane County Humane Society was raising money to save will have to be put down.The Dane County Humane Society Wildlife Center was trying to raise $1,710 to treat a swan that was suffering from lead poisoning.The swan was f...

 2018-01-14 20:38 

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Driver claims accelerator stuck, causing E. Washington house crash Saturday, police say...

MADISON, Wis. - The driver of the van that crashed into a house on East Washington Saturday morning claims his accelerator was stuck, police said in a news release Sunday morning.Madison police and fire departments responded to a call Saturday morning rep...

 2018-01-14 20:36 

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Hundreds of students honored at 34th annual MLK Youth Recognition Breakfast...

More than 900 people attended the 34th annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Recognition Breakfast, honoring the civil rights activist and recognizing more than 200 students in Dane County.At 18 years old, Demetrius Barnes is planning for his future."A...

 2018-01-13 20:32 

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Red Cross in urgent need of blood donations...

The holidays, flu season, and especially the winter weather have caused a blood shortage, according to the American Red Cross.More than 150 blood drives have been canceled so far in Iowa and Wisconsin due to the cold, resulting in 28,000 fewer donations t...

 2018-01-13 20:31 

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More shots fired incidents in Madison prompts community meeting...

In 2017, Madison reported 64 percent more incidents of shots fired than the year before, according to the Madison Police Department.People on the north side raised concerns to Dane County Supervisor Michele Ritt, who asked Madison police to hold an inform...

 2018-01-13 20:25 

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Dog to recover, remain playful despite serious burn injuries...

Last week, Sunny started acting like a real dog again.She's happy, playful and loves people, despite her serious injuries from being bathed in boiling water by her former owner in December.When the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin took Sunny in, t...

 2018-01-12 22:27 

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Paul Ryan calls Trump's use of slur 'unfortunate'...

House Speaker Paul Ryan says that President Donald Trump's vulgar slur about Africa was very unfortunate, unhelpful.The Wisconsin Republican was referring to Trump's asking during an Oval Office meeting with lawmakers why the U.S. should admit mor...

 2018-01-12 22:26 

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Platteville schools closed due to 'situation endangering student safety'...

Platteville schools were closed Friday due to a situation that district officials said could have endangered student safety.Superintendent of Schools Connie Valenza told News 3 all schools were closed Friday due to a situation outside the school but that ...

 2018-01-12 22:25 

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Foxconn land dispute: Property owners are furious...

A group of Wisconsin property owners are suing in federal court over local government efforts to take their land as part of the incentive package for a Foxconn factory there.The 12 property owners hold 18 acres of land that the Village of Mount Pleasant, ...

 2018-01-12 22:24 

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Large water main break closes North Sherman Avenue...

All northbound lanes of North Sherman Avenue were closed Friday morning due to a water main break, Madison Water Utility officials said.MWU crews responded to the large main break around 6:50 a.m. on Sherman Avenue two blocks north of Aberg Avenue, accord...

 2018-01-12 22:23 

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Man who shot brother-in-law sentenced to 25 years in prison...

The man who shot his brother-in-law in October in Whitewater was sentenced to 25 years in prison and 10 years of parole Friday.Alan Johnson was found guilty in November of first-degree intentional homicide with use of a dangerous weapon for the death of h...

 2018-01-12 22:21 

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Passenger almost impaled by metal post when Jeep crashes on snowmobile trail, deputies say...

The passenger of a Jeep driving on a snowmobile trail Thursday morning was almost impaled by a metal sign post when the Jeep crashed into several objects, Grant County officials said.Adam Van Natta, 30, of Platteville, was driving his 2013 Jeep Wrangler a...

 2018-01-12 21:35 

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Police: Man snatches woman's purse outside Target, flees in stolen van...

A man stole a woman's purse in the parking lot of a west Madison store Friday morning, police said.Madison police said a 40-year-old woman was in the lot at the Junction Road Target headed into the store at 8:53 a.m.Police said a young man approached ...

 2018-01-12 21:33 

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Wausau man accused in day care assault fails to show for court...

A Wausau man accused of assaulting one of the children being cared for at his wife's home day care has missed another court hearing.It's the second time Miguel Angel Ruiz has failed to show up for court. A warrant for his arrest was issued the fir...

 2018-01-12 21:30 

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State DNR to up camping fees at most popular parks...

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is unveiling plans for a new pricing system for camping and daily admission at state parks.Daily rates are going up at the most popular locations: Devil's Lake, Peninsula and Willow River. There will be ca...

 2018-01-12 04:25 

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Report makes 146 recommendations to the MPD...

Madison officers and City Council members are learning more about an extensive report on the city's Police Department by a California consulting firm. The 244 page report has 146-page recommendations for the MPD.OIR, the consulting group that made the...

 2018-01-12 04:13 

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Disability advocates: Teacher Protection Act traumatizes students...

MADISON, Wis. - When Caleb Adams was 9 years old, he was handcuffed and put in a police squad car after what his mother called a challenging day at school.With not being able to move my hands, to be honest, they're just showing me that that's OK t...

 2018-01-12 04:12 

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Complaint: Man waited in stall as woman used bathroom, took pic as she pulled up pants...

MADISON, Wis. - The former federal agent accused of taking pictures of a woman in a University of Wisconsin-Madison dorm received a signature bond in a Dane County Court hearing Thursday.Justin T. Fahy, 27, is facing charges of attempting to capture an in...

 2018-01-12 04:12 

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State Lawmakers discuss changes to food stamps...

MADISON, Wis. - State lawmakers are discussing legislation that would change the food stamp program in Wisconsin.Under a bill proposed last month, food stamp recipients would be required to include a photo of themselves on the card used to obtain food cal...

 2018-01-12 04:10 

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UW proposes raising football, volleyball tickets for 2018 season...

MADISON, Wis. - The University of Wisconsin Athletic Department is proposing raising season ticket prices in 2018 for football and volleyball.The Athletic Board Finance Committee met Wednesday to discuss revenue numbers that are below expected projections...

 2018-01-12 04:06 

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Cumberland school administrators channel Backstreet Boys in snow day video...

MADISON, Wis. - Backstreet is back, alright.Administrators at the Cumberland School District in Wisconsin channeled their inner Backstreet Boys in a video announcing the district's snow day Thursday.The Cumberland School District posted a video on You...

 2018-01-12 00:56 

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DOJ identifies Sparta man fatally shot by sheriff's deputy...
 2018-01-11 23:49 

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Live Nation Entertainment buys controlling interest in Madison-based Frank Productions...

MADISON, Wis. - Live Nation Entertainment bought a controlling interest in Madison-based Frank Productions Thursday.Frank Productions will continue to operate its network of concert promotion companies and venues, and will work with Live Nation on tours a...

 2018-01-11 21:44 

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Swan song: Dane County Humane Society raising funds for injured swan...

MADISON, Wis. - The Dane County Humane Society Wildlife Center is trying to raise $1,710 to treat a swan that is suffering from lead poisoning.The swan was found New Year's Eve on Lake Mendota. The Wildlife Center reports the swan was on the lake duri...

 2018-01-11 21:33 

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Rapid drop in temperatures to cause freezing conditions for rush hour...

MADISON, Wis. - A strong cold front is moving through the area, causing a rapid drop in temperatures.Rain is quickly changing to freezing rain and sleet, and then to snow. Only minor accumulations are expected, but roads will be slippery this afternoon an...

 2018-01-11 21:05 

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Wauwatosa school apologizes for slavery homework assignment...

MADISON, Wis. - A Wisconsin private school that asked fourth graders to list three good reasons for slavery and three bad ones is apologizing to parents after the mother of a black student posted the assignment on Facebook.Our Redeemer Lutheran School in ...

 2018-01-11 20:46 

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Bitcoin mining software found on servers at UW System schools...

MADISON, Wis. - Computer servers at three UW System schools were accessed by bitcoin miners in December, a spokeswoman confirmed to Fox 47 on Thursday.Software to "mine" for the virtual currency bitcoin was found on computer servers at UW-Madison,...

 2018-01-11 20:44 

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Madison's Sam's Club to permanently close Jan. 26...

MADISON, Wis. - The Sam's Club on Madison's west side will permanent closing at the end of the month.The store, at 7050 Watts Road, is closed Thursday but will reopening Friday at 10 a.m., managers told Fox 47.The store will permanently close Jan....

 2018-01-11 04:58 

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Special Report: Navigating dining out on a gluten free diet...
 2018-01-11 04:34 

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Local chef beats celebrity chef in 'Iron Chef Showdown'...

MADISON, Wis. - A well-known Madison chef competed against a celebrity chef Wednesday night, and won.Tory Miller was on the Food Network's Iron Chef Showdown, going head-to-head with Bobby Flay. After an intense battle, where both chefs made meat dish...

 2018-01-11 04:27 

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County M project will allow westbound PD drivers to avoid signal...

MADISON, Wis. - While the construction equipment may be lying dormant for the winter, its presence is a sign that things are changing along County Highway M, a major thoroughfare connecting Madison's west side with Verona.It's on County Highway PD...

 2018-01-11 04:17 

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Snowy Owl rescue rehabs owls found at airport...

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