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 2021-08-01 01:41 

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Cyclist's rally to 'Take Back the Streets'...

MADISON, Wis. — A group of local bikers gathered outside of the City's Municipal Building Saturday morning for a 'Take Back the Streets Rally' demanding an end to traffic related deaths in Madison. Led by Madison Bikes the group called o...

 2021-08-01 01:15 

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2 more Brewers positive for virus; Strickland, Cousins out...

ATLANTA (AP) — Milwaukee Brewers pitchers Jake Cousins and Hunter Strickland have tested positive for COVID-19 and will be placed in quarantine. A third reliever, Jandel Gustave, will miss Saturday night's game for the NL Central leaders in Atla...

 2021-08-01 00:12 

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Epic Systems to require all US-based employees to get vaccine by October...

VERONA, Wis. — Epic Systems will require all of its staff based in the U. S. to get the COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 1 this year, according to internal guidance on their employee website updated Friday for all employees. "In recent weeks, we've ...

 2021-07-31 22:17 

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NWS confirms tornado touched down in Verona; 9th confirmed in wake of statewide storms...

VERONA, Wis. — The National Weather Service in Milwaukee has confirmed a tornado touched down in Verona early Thursday morning, making it at least the ninth confirmed tornado caused by severe weather that swept across the state. A total of 4 tornado...

 2021-07-31 21:13 

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Milwaukee man dies after being pulled from the lake...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A 53-year-old Milwaukee man died after he was pulled from Lake Michigan at South Shore Park. Dwayne Swiercz was pronounced dead at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center Thursday, Milwaukee police and fire responded to the incident We...

 2021-07-31 19:23 

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Sheriff: 1 hurt after Columbia County helicopter crash...

TOWN OF RANDOLPH, Wis. — One person was injured after a helicopter crash in Columbia County on Saturday morning. According to a news release, the sheriff's office responded to a crash in a cornfield in Randolph Township around 10:15 a. m. The re...

 2021-07-31 18:10 

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One injured, one in custody after Janesville stabbing...

JANESVILLE, Wis. — One man is in custody after a stabbing early Saturday morning in Janesville. At about 2:40 a. m. , police say they saw the victim of the stabbing, 28, pointing at a vehicle leaving the scene. at S. Main St. and E. Racine St. Offic...

 2021-07-31 03:07 

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Nuns reunited with mosaic honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe...

ENDEAVOR, Wis. — For the first time in almost 60 years, two nuns were reunited with a piece of art they created a lifetime ago: a mosaic of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Over 100 people gathered to see the piece of art and the artists who created it. The s...

 2021-07-31 03:04 

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5,500 households in Madison considered 'High Risk' for eviction as moratorium expires...

MADISON, Wis. An estimated 5,500 households in the Madison area are considered 'High Risk' for eviction as the federal moratorium prepares to expire Saturday. To prepare, Madison's city council plans to ask for $15 million extra to devote to r...

 2021-07-31 03:01 

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Epic to require all US-based employees to get vaccine by October...

MADISON, Wis. — Epic will require all of its staff based in the U. S. to get the COVID-19 vaccine by Oct. 1 this year, according to internal guidance on their employee website updated Friday for all employees. When reached for comment, Epic did not ...

 2021-07-31 01:23 

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Victim of deadly Madison stabbing identified by medical examiner...

MADISON, Wis. — Authorities have identified the victim of a deadly stabbing near Park Street and Brittingham Park. Madison police said the stabbing happened around 9 p. m. Tuesday in the 700 block of Braxton Place. Police said they found the victim ...

 2021-07-31 01:22 

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Wisconsin renters wary as eviction ban nears end...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal freeze on most evictions that was enacted last year is scheduled to expire Saturday, after the Biden administration extended the original date by a month. The moratorium put in place by the Centers for Disease Control ...

 2021-07-31 01:19 

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Dane County hits 'substantial' level of community COVID transmission, per CDC...

MADISON, Wis. — Just as local health officials warned a day earlier, Dane County has hit the CDC's definition for substantial community transmission for COVID-19. In the CDC's daily update, Dane County moved from "moderate" levels of...

 2021-07-30 19:24 

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NWS confirms at least six tornadoes across Wisconsin from Wednesday night storms...

MILWAUKEE — The National Weather Service in Milwaukee has confirmed at least six tornadoes touched down in Wisconsin as a result of Wednesday night's severe storms, four of which touched down in southern Wisconsin. The first of the four, an EF1 ...

 2021-07-30 19:15 

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Business hit by gunfire Thursday night, police say...

MADISON, Wis. — A business on Madison's east side was hit by gunfire Thursday night, according to an incident report from police. According to the Madison Police Department, police responded to a report of shots fired around 9:15 p. m. near the ...

 2021-07-30 19:13 

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CDC team: 'War has changed' as delta variant dangers emerge...

New evidence showing the delta variant is as contagious as chickenpox and may be more dangerous than other versions has prompted U. S. health officials to consider changing advice on how the nation fights the coronavirus, internal documents show. Recommen...

 2021-07-30 19:10 

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Rock Co. hits substantial level of COVID transmission, health officials urge mask-wearing...

JANESVILLE, Wis. — Health officials in Rock County are joining their counterparts in Dane County in urging everyone to wear masks while indoors in public places, regardless of whether they have been vaccinated against the coronavirus. Rock County Pu...

 2021-07-30 19:06 

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Human remains found in Town of Roxbury confirmed as Krista Halderson...

MADISON, Wis. — Dane County Sheriff Kalvin Barrett says human remains found earlier this month in the Town of Roxbury near DNR land along the Wisconsin River belong to Krista Halderson. Barrett provided the update during a press conference on Friday...

 2021-07-30 03:10 

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Why medical professionals say masks, even for the vaccinated, could be necessary...

MADISON, Wis. Despite Dane County being the most vaccinated county in the state of Wisconsin, it is not immune to the rising Coronavirus cases impacting the rest of the state. Now, its health officials are trying to figure out a solution to the growing nu...

 2021-07-30 00:26 

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Republican to block UW virus testing, vaccination rules...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Republican-controlled committee plans to block the University of Wisconsin from instituting COVID-19 testing, masking and vaccination protocols on campuses across the state. The move led by state Sen. Steve Nass comes as healt...

 2021-07-29 22:12 

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CROSS PLAINS: Neighbors support each other amid storm damage...

CROSS PLAINS, Wis. — Last night's stormed hammered Cross Plains. Telephone poles and tree limbs littered lawns today as cleanup efforts from the early morning continued into the afternoon. While MG&E, Hooper Plumbing, and other companies had cre...

 2021-07-29 21:56 

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Police investigate residential burglary, say suspect entered through unlocked door...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police are investigating another residential burglary, marking at least the sixth incident this week where the suspect entered the victim's home through an unlocked door or open garage. Officers responded to the 3700 bloc...

 2021-07-29 21:50 

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MPD: Two hospitalized in separate attacks at Reindahl Park; suspects taken into custody...

MADISON, Wis. — Several people were arrested Wednesday following a pair of separate attacks at Reindahl Park. Officers with the Madison Police Department were first called to the park around 6:20 a. m. Wednesday for a report that a group of people, ...

 2021-07-29 21:46 

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Sheriff: Three dead at Wisconsin quarry were shot over $600 debt...

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — Three men who were found dead last week at the entrance of a Wisconsin quarry were forced to kneel on the ground before they were shot multiple times over a $600 debt, officials said Thursday. Khamthaneth Rattanasack, 44, and ...

 2021-07-29 21:06 

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Biden pushes federal workers - hard - to get vaccinated...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's millions of federal workers will be required to verify they've been vaccinated against the coronavirus or else face mandatory masking, weekly testing, distancing and other new rules, the Biden administration an...

 2021-07-29 20:40 

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Don't rely on outdoor sirens to alert you of severe weather overnight, officials say...

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. — With a round of strong to severe storms Wednesday night, emergency officials in Sauk County are pleading with people: do not depend on hearing an outdoor siren to keep you safe. "I had someone say to me, and I cringed, th...

 2021-07-29 20:31 

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Why didn't my phone get an emergency alert last night? Here's some possible answers....

As tornado warnings and severe weather swept through south central Wisconsin Wednesday night and into Thursday morning, a few social media users raised questions about why their phones didn't send them emergency alerts. The Wireless Emergency Alert (W...

 2021-07-29 20:21 

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Wisconsin reports nearly 900 new COVID cases in past day, 7-day average quickly climbing...

MADISON, Wis. — As local health officials warn Dane County could cross the CDC's threshold for significant COVID spread in the next couple of days, the state of Wisconsin is reporting nearly 900 new cases across the state in the last 24 hours. T...

 2021-07-29 19:54 

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NWS confirms three tornadoes from Wednesday night storms...

MILWAUKEE — The National Weather Service in Milwaukee has confirmed at least three tornadoes touched down in eastern Wisconsin as a result of Wednesday night's severe storms. The first of the three, an EF1 tornado, was confirmed in Jefferson Cou...

 2021-07-29 19:11 

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PHOTOS: Buildings, trees, power lines damaged by severe storms...

MADISON, Wis. — As severe storms with tornado warnings rolled in to central and northern Wisconsin, some area residents have reported seeing large storm clouds while others have reported varying levels of damage. Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday declared...

 2021-07-29 03:04 

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Frustration grows over mask recommendations...

MADISON, Wis. — Public health leaders in Dane County want to go on the offensive when it comes to COVID defense. That's the main reason they're going beyond what the CDC recommends for our area when it comes to returning to wearing masks ind...

 2021-07-29 01:25 

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Wisconsin DNR launches new clean drinking water campaign...

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin DNR is launching a new campaign about the importance of drinking water in Wisconsin, calling it the "Safe Water for All" campaign. August is National Water Quality Month, so the DNR is working ahead to keep wate...

 2021-07-29 00:53 

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UW Health recruits Badger great Montee Ball to help with vaccine distribution...

MADISON, Wis. #28 is known for turning things around for Wisconsin on the football field. Now, UW Health hopes having Montee Ball on its team will be a gamechanger in helping the state of Wisconsin improve its vaccination rate, specifically within the bla...

 2021-07-29 00:27 

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New program aims to improve LGBTQ+ health care...

You can probably trace your feelings about health care to the last time you went to the doctor. Was it a good visit, and did you feel seen and heard? Not everyone can say yes, and that can be true for people in the LGBTQ+ community. That's why a new f...

 2021-07-28 21:28 

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Court nixes new trial for 'Making a Murderer' subject Avery...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Court of Appeal has rejected a request by "Making a Murderer" subject Steven Avery for a new trial. Avery is serving a life sentence for the 2005 killing of photographer Teresa Halbach. The case was the foc...

 2021-07-28 20:34 

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Wisconsin Republican chairman stepping down ahead of midterm...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party is stepping down from the volunteer position he has held since April 2019, covering one of the most tumultuous times in modern political history. Andrew Hitt said Wednesday that he ...

 2021-07-28 20:32 

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Wisconsin officer to be charged in 2016 slaying of Black man...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge has found probable cause to charge a police officer in the 2016 slaying of a Black man, years after prosecutors declined to file charges. Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Glenn Yamahiro said Wednesday there was c...

 2021-07-28 20:28 

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State Patrol catches speeders as fast as 109 mph in aerial enforcement...

EDGERTON, Wis. — The Wisconsin State Patrol began conducting aerial speed enforcement Tuesday afternoon in Rock and Waukesha Counties and has plans to continue in four additional counties for the remainder of the week. In a four-hour span on HWY 59 ...

 2021-07-28 20:22 

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Chandler Halderson bound over for trial...

MADISON, Wis. — Chandler Halderson, the Windsor man charged with killing his father, has been bound over for trial. Dane County court officials accepted Halderson's waiver of a preliminary hearing and ruled there's enough evidence for the ca...

 2021-07-28 00:53 

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UPDATE: One person killed in Jefferson Co. house explosion...

TOWN OF SULLIVAN, Wis. — The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department says one person is dead after a house explosion Tuesday afternoon. Emergency crews were called to the area of Water and Milwaukee Streets for the explosion. Authorities say the p...

 2021-07-28 00:49 

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Politically-charged battle over federal unemployment, job seekers tell a more complex tale...

MADISON, Wis. — "One of the things—is my age. "Cyndy Suchomel of Deforest had just gotten back from a job interview Tuesday morning. At 64 years old, she's had to dip into her retirement savings since she lost her job last May and ...

 2021-07-27 23:15 

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Popular Madison bookstore temporarily closes after downtown displacement...

MADISON, Wis. It's a new chapter for a beloved local bookstore. After nearly 50 years downtown, A Room of One's Own is moving three miles east: into a historic building in the Atwood neighborhood, most recently occupied by Threshold. The 4500-squa...

 2021-07-27 21:47 

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Health officials recommend everyone in Dane Co. wear masks indoors, regardless of vaccine...

MADISON, Wis. — Health officials in Dane County say they are following the lead of the CDC in recommending everyone in the county, including those who received the COVID-19 vaccine, return to wearing masks indoors. Public Health Madison & Dane Count...

 2021-07-27 20:39 

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Wisconsin reports nearly 1,000 new COVID cases, highest daily total since April...

MADISON, Wis. — New coronavirus cases in Wisconsin are surging to levels they haven't been since the vaccine first became available to most Wisconsinites. The state's Department of Health Services reported a spike of 983 new confirmed cases ...

 2021-07-27 20:20 

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CDC updates guidance on indoor masks in some parts of US...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reversed course Tuesday on some masking guidelines, recommending that even vaccinated people return to wearing masks indoors in parts of the U. S. where the coronavirus is surging. Citing new information abou...

 2021-07-27 19:58 

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UW Hospitals ranks top in Wisconsin for 10th straight year...

MADISON, Wis. — For the 10th year in a row, University of Wisconsin Hospitals, which includes University Hospital and UW Health at The American Center, has been ranked the best in Wisconsin. That's according to U. S. News & World Report's an...

 2021-07-27 19:55 

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Police investigating weapons violation on Madison's west side...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police are investigating a weapons violation on Madison's west side. Dane County dispatchers said officers responded to the intersection of McKenna Boulevard and Tottenham Road shortly before 10:30. Authorities with the M...

 2021-07-27 19:09 

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CDC expected to backpedal on some masking guidelines...

The nation's top health agency is expected to backpedal on some of its masking guidelines and recommend that even vaccinated people wear masks indoors in parts of the U. S. where the coronavirus is surging. That's according to a federal official w...

 2021-07-27 19:04 

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Driver killed in Rock County crash identified as Madison man...

FULTON, Wis. — Authorities have identified the victim of a fatal crash in northern Rock County. First responders were dispatched to State Highway 59 near I-39/90 in Fulton, Wisconsin around 1:20 a. m. Sunday. When they arrived, they found the driver...

 2021-07-27 19:02 

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GOP fails to override veto of bill ending unemployment aid...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Assembly Republicans have failed in an attempt to override Gov. Tony Evers' veto of a bill ending $300 a week in federal unemployment aid. Republicans fell five votes short of the two-thirds majority needed Tuesday...

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