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 2020-01-21 04:12 

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'He gave us hope': Civil rights activist shares story, hopes to keep MLK legacy alive...

As part of observing Martin Luther King Jr. Day, activists are hoping to carry on his legacy to tackle the issues of today. On Monday night, the Madison community honored King at the 35th Madison and Dane County King Holiday Observance at the Overture Cen...

 2020-01-21 01:32 

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'We fight with our voices': Students create first Black Student Union at Waunakee HS...

Black students at Waunakee High School are hoping to ignite change, or at least, start a conversation. A group of about 20 students have helped create the school's first Black Student Union (BSU). It all started with the special education teacher'...

 2020-01-21 01:30 

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[ Madison ]

Woman sees stolen car around Madison, police take days to locate car...

In the midst of what Madison Police has called an epidemic of car thefts, a woman shared her story after she became a victim. Mili Castro said her car was stolen from her garage with her purse and all of her tools and supplies for work inside. "My car...

 2020-01-21 00:02 

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Victims of house fire that killed 4 in Wisconsin identified...

Authorities released the names of a woman and her three children who died in a house fire last week in northeastern Wisconsin. Firefighters responded to the house in Oconto just before 3 a. m. Friday but emergency crews arrived to find the house engulfed ...

 2020-01-21 00:00 

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Rock County fire officials announce new partnership, location-based dispatch technology...

Four fire departments in Rock County announced Monday a partnership that will help with decreasing emergency response times. Thanks to automatic vehicle locator technology, fire departments from Janesville, Milton, the city of Beloit and the town of Beloi...

 2020-01-20 23:59 

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[ Madison ]

Henry Vilas Zoo starts fundraising campaign to support Australian wildlife...

Henry Vilas Zoo announced that it has started a fundraising campaign to support wildlife in Australia. According to a post on its website, the zoo will be raising funds to "directly support the wildlife recovery efforts in Australia" until the end...

 2020-01-20 20:09 

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[ Madison ]

American Red Cross facing 'critical' shortage of type O blood donors...

The American Red Cross has an urgent need for blood and platelet donations, especially those with types O negative and O positive. Currently the Red Cross has less than a three-day supply of type O blood available, according Laura McGuire, a spokesperson ...

 2020-01-20 20:08 

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[ Madison ]

Woman arrested on suspicion of OWI, threatening to kill police officer...

Law enforcement officials arrested a woman early Sunday morning following an incident where a woman threatened to kill a law enforcement officer after she had been taken to a hospital to check her blood alcohol concentration. According to a news release, ...

 2020-01-20 20:06 

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[ Madison ]

Officials identify McKenna Boulevard homicide victim...

The Dane County Medical Examiner has released the name of the victim killed in a McKenna Boulevard homicide. Antonio R. Stidhum, of Chicago, Ill. , died from firearm related trauma, according to a news release. According to an incident report, the homicid...

 2020-01-20 20:04 

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[ Madison ]

Officials ask for help with Blue Mounds homicide investigation...

Law enforcement officials with the Dane County Sheriff's Office are asking people who knew the victim of a Wednesday homicide to share any information that may help with their investigation. On Wednesday a runner's body was found off County Road J...

 2020-01-20 03:17 

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Beloit School Board hears concerns following leadership changes...

Beloit School Board hosted a public listening session Sunday in an effort to build trust in the district between leadership, staff and parents. This session comes after the Beloit School Board unanimously voted to accept a resignation from Superintendent ...

 2020-01-20 03:15 

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[ Madison ]

'Lets lower the crime': Neighbor asks for community help as police investigate homicide...

MADISON, Wis. Madison police are working to identify suspects in the city's first homicide of the year. It happened on McKenna Boulevard and Raymond Road about a block from the West District Police Station Saturday afternoon. Police said they believe ...

 2020-01-19 22:53 

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Wisconsin man injured while trying to help driver on highway...

MILWAUKEE — Authorities say a car struck a man who stopped to help a motorist whose vehicle was pulled aside on a distress lane on a Milwaukee interstate. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office said the accident happened at about 10 a. m. Saturda...

 2020-01-19 21:03 

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[ Madison ]

K9 Slim retires from Madison Police...

MADISON, Wis. — K9 Slim is trading in his police badge for life in retirement after serving 10 years, or 70 dog years, with the Madison Police K9 Unit. Madison Police, friends and family joined Slim and his handler, Officer Carren Corcoran, in a cer...

 2020-01-19 20:50 

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Woman fails to stop at stop sign, gets arrested for felony OWI...

VERONA, Wis. — Verona police arrested a woman Sunday morning on suspicion of fifth-offense OWI, according to a news release. Monica A. Martell-Egan, 56, was arrested after a Verona police officer saw her fail to stop at a stop sign at the intersecti...

 2020-01-19 20:45 

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[ Madison ]

Gov. Evers calls for legislative action to curb youth vaping...

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers announced Sunday he wants state lawmakers to pass a package of bills aimed at curbing youth vaping and educating the public about vaping's potential dangers. The Democratic governor is requesting bill th...

 2020-01-19 20:37 

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[ Madison ]

A green and gold takeover - Packers fans from across the world invade San Francisco...

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif Hours ahead of the NFC Championship game in Santa Clara, thousands of Packer fans are ready to watch in person. On Saturday, hundreds of fans from throughout the United States and beyond met at the Patio in Palo Alto for a "Packer...

 2020-01-19 20:31 

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[ Madison ]

Missing person from Madison found dead in McDonald's parking lot...

BLOOMING GROVE, Wis. — A missing person from Madison was found dead in a parking lot of a Blooming Grove McDonald's on Saturday. The Dane County Sheriff's Office said the cause of death is under investigation, but it appears to be medical in...

 2020-01-19 02:05 

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[ Madison ]

Milwaukee coach prioritizes making students better people...

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (AP) — It's the type of discipline that eluded White at their age. After a rough stretch at Dominican, he said, he persuaded his parents to let him transfer to Rufus King. He never made it onto the court there. "I was in the ...

 2020-01-19 01:55 

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[ Madison ]

Iowa man arrested on suspicion of fourth-offense OWI...

LAKE DELTON, Wis. — Police arrested an Iowa man Friday afternoon on suspicion of fourth-offense OWI. According to a news release, Todd Dale Cappel, 37, was stopped by a Wisconsin State Patrol trooper for a traffic violation. During the stop, the law...

 2020-01-19 01:32 

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[ Madison ]

Firefighter injured in hours-long blaze, residence considered 'total loss'...

TOWN OF BELOIT, Wis. — A firefighter was injured and transported to a hospital early Saturday morning during an hours long battle to stop a residential fire. According to a news release, firefighters from the town of Beloit, the city of Beloit, Jane...

 2020-01-19 01:21 

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[ Madison ]

Madison police investigating homicide on McKenna Boulevard...

MADISON, Wis. — The Madison Police Department Violent Crimes Unit is investigating a homicide Saturday afternoon. According to an incident report, the homicide happened inside an apartment on McKenna Boulevard around 2:30 p. m. Officials have not po...

 2020-01-18 22:11 

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[ Madison ]

Officials outline security zone for Democratic convention...

MILWAUKEE — Officials say much of the west side of downtown Milwaukee and some areas east of the Milwaukee River will be inside a security zone during next summer's Democratic National Convention. The Journal Sentinel reports that officials want...

 2020-01-18 20:48 

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[ Madison ]

Police searching for stolen SUV used as getaway vehicle following theft at Walgreens...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police are searching for a stolen SUV used as a getaway vehicle following a Walgreens theft early Friday morning. According to the incident report, a resident from Madison's north side originally called and said his Land ...

 2020-01-18 20:42 

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[ Madison ]

Family displaced by electrical fire, officials say...

WATERTOWN, Wis. — A family of three was displaced by an electrical fire early Saturday morning. Firefighters from the Watertown Fire Department were dispatched to the 900 block of Labaree Street in Watertown after an occupant woke up to the sound of...

 2020-01-18 20:38 

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[ Madison ]

Victim of fatal Black Earth crash identified...

MADISON, Wis. — The victim of a fatal head-on two-vehicle crash has been identified by the Dane County Medical Examiner. Steven L. Walton, 26, of Mazomanie, died from injuries he suffered in the crash. Law enforcement officials said Walton was drivi...

 2020-01-18 20:31 

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[ Madison ]

Man hits tree, gets arrested for felony OWI...

NEWVILLE, Wis. — Deputies from the Rock County Sheriff's Office arrested a man Friday for fourth-offense OWI after his car left the roadway and hit a tree, according to a news release. Christopher Tolin, 54, was arrested on suspicion of fourth-o...

 2020-01-18 20:25 

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[ Madison ]

Officials arrest man following standoff at Boscobel home...

BOSCOBEL, Wis. — Officials have arrested a man following the standoff at a Boscobel home Friday. According to a news release from the Boscobel Police Department, authorities received a report of a man who barricaded himself in a home at 1306 Elm Str...

 2020-01-18 20:18 

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[ Madison ]

Man arrested for OWI after car goes airborne, rolls over...

PORTAGE, Wis. — Officials responded to a rollover crash Friday afternoon near the off ramp of I39 northbound at Wisconsin 16. Police said the vehicle was traveling southbound on County Highway CX at a high rate of speed when he failed to navigate a ...

 2020-01-18 04:16 

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[ Madison ]

'The devil's in the details': New venue causes confusion for community, city employees...

MADISON, Wis. — The opening of a new venue in Madison is causing confusion for many community members and city employees. Canopy, set to open in the former location of Prism Nightclub, posted on Facebook advertising its grand opening Saturday. The a...

 2020-01-18 02:43 

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[ Madison ]

Here's how much is budgeted for plowing, salting, and other snow clean-up in Madison...

MADISON, Wis. The city of Madison has approximately $6. 5 million in its executive budget for 2020 to deal with snow and ice events. According to budget documents, that money covers about 5. 5 winter weather events with three or more inches of snow. That ...

 2020-01-18 02:41 

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[ Madison ]

City crews ready to plow bike paths for first time on weekend...

MADISON, Wis. — City of Madison crews will be out plowing bike paths for the first time on a weekend starting Saturday. According to a news release from the City, engineering crews said they are ready to clear the paths. New funding went into effect...

 2020-01-18 02:38 

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[ Madison ]

Sun Prairie police thank crossing guards at end of Crossing Guard Recognition Week...

SUN PRAIRIE, Wis. — Sun Prairie Police Department officers stopped by to thank Sun Prairie school crossing guards Friday afternoon. A Facebook post from the department said Friday was the final day of School Crossing Guard Recognition Week. "We ...

 2020-01-18 01:46 

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[ Madison ]

Rep. Stubbs introduces legislation to target racial profiling...

MADISON, Wis. — Representative Shelia Stubbs has introduced legislation that creates a civil cause of action, for racially-motivated police calls. The bill would allow victims of color to sue callers, up to 250 dollars, for calling the police with t...

 2020-01-17 23:34 

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[ Madison ]

Another administrative transition: Beloit School Board president resigns...

The president of the Beloit School Board stepped down from her role, according to a post on her Facebook page. Pamela Charles said she "appreciated having had the opportunity to serve in this capacity" in the post. Her resignation comes after the ...

 2020-01-17 23:19 

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[ Madison ]

Man hit in head with bathroom scale after fight with neighbor over shared bathroom...

MADISON, Wis. — A man said he was struck several times in the head with a bathroom scale after he got into a fight with his neighbor over a shared bathroom, police said. Officers were called to an apartment building along the 3000 block of E. Washin...

 2020-01-17 22:30 

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[ Madison ]

Fox 47 Channel Rescan Update...

Updated 1/17/20. WMSN-TV Statement on the Frequency Rescan. The beginning of 2020 has brought us closer to the end of our Frequency Rescan project. This serves as the latest update on the status of this project. Back in October, WMSN-TV moved to a new fre...

 2020-01-17 21:27 

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[ Madison ]

Man accused of damaging three vehicles while driving impaired...

MADISON, Wis. — A Dane man is accused of damaging three vehicles while driving impaired, police said. Kevin M. Reible, 34, was arrested Thursday for operating while under the influence. He has three prior OWI convictions, according to Joel DeSpain, ...

 2020-01-17 20:58 

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[ Madison ]

Diocese of Madison determines sexual abuse allegations against former priest as credible...

MADISON, Wis. — The Diocese of Madison announced Friday that sexual abuse allegations against a former priest who served parishes near the Wisconsin River were determined to be credible. According to a news release, Rev. Patrick Doherty, 85, will be...

 2020-01-17 20:35 

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[ Madison ]

'Extremely brutal homicide and very calculated': Sheriff again asks for public's help...

The Dane County Sheriff is continuing to encourage the public to come forward with any information they might have about a homicide in the Town of Blue Mounds. On Wednesday a runner's body was found off County Highway JG near the border of the Town of...

 2020-01-17 20:26 

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[ Madison ]

Officers responding to home in Boscobel with person barricaded inside, police say...

BOSCOBEL, Wis. — Officers with the Boscobel Police Department are asking people to avoid part of Elm Street as they respond to a person barricaded inside a home. Police were sent to a home on the 1300 block of Elm Street around 10:10 a. m. Friday, a...

 2020-01-17 04:12 

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[ Madison ]

School District of Beloit accepts superintendent resignation...

The School District of Beloit has voted unanimously to accept the resignation of Superintendent Dr. Stanley Munro Thursday night. The decision comes after accusations that Munro "used his position to intimidate staff and make attempts to withhold info...

 2020-01-17 02:38 

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[ Madison ]

17-year-old filing lawsuit against Baraboo school district speaks about her allegations...

Seventeen-year-old Dasia Banks opened up in an interview with News 3 Now about the lawsuit she has filed against the Baraboo School District. Banks claims in the lawsuit that there was a "deliberate indifference and failure to respond to multiple acts...

 2020-01-17 02:35 

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[ Madison ]

Middleton Police Department names new police chief...

The Middleton Police Department has chosen its new police chief Thursday. According to the news release, the Middleton Police Commission has selected Middleton Police Captain Troy Hellenbrand to take over for retired Chief of Police Chuck Foulke. The news...

 2020-01-17 02:34 

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[ Madison ]

Driver killed, 4 others injured, including three children under 5, in Black Earth crash...

One driver involved in a crash in the town of Black Earth that shut down the highway for hours Wednesday was killed, and four others were injured, officials said. The Dane County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded at 2:15 p. m. to a report of a ...

 2020-01-17 00:00 

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[ Madison ]

Jefferson Middle School principal on 'extended leave,' interim principal to take over...

The principal of Jefferson Middle School in Madison is on an extended leave of absence, according to a Madison Metropolitan School District leader. In an email to Jefferson families Thursday afternoon, Interim Superintendent Dr. Jane Belmore said she was ...

 2020-01-16 21:25 

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[ Madison ]

Deputies now investigating Mount Horeb jogger's death as homicide...

Dane County deputies are now investigating the death of a Mount Horeb man originally thought to be the victim of a hit-and-run Wednesday as a homicide. An autopsy from the Dane County Medical Examiner revealed that the victim's death was not due to a ...

 2020-01-16 21:22 

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[ Madison ]

Officers respond to situation at Super 8 near Beltline, part of hotel evacuated...

Several floors of a Madison hotel, located along the Beltline, have been evacuated Thursday morning after police responded to an incident at the building. Officers are at the Super 8, located at 1602 W. Beltline Highway. The hotel is near Fish Hatchery Ro...

 2020-01-16 21:21 

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[ Madison ]

Crews respond to 2-vehicle crash between Fitchburg, Oregon...

Crews are responding to a crash on a county road between Fitchburg and Oregon on Thursday afternoon, a dispatcher said. A Dane County Communications dispatcher said Fitchburg police, firefighters and EMS were sent at at 1:15 p. m. to the crash on County R...

 2020-01-16 21:19 

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[ Madison ]

Car crashes into building near community airport in Middleton...

Officials have responded to a car that crashed into a building near the Middleton Municipal Airport Thursday afternoon. Dane County dispatch said units were sent to the 7900 block of Airport Road after it received reports of a car vs. building crash at 2:...

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