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 2020-08-14 03:31 

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More than 6,000 students will return to Janesville classrooms when 2020 school year begins...

JANESVILLE, Wis. More than 6,000 students will return to in person learning when the School District of Janesville begins classes in September. The district, which gave families the choice of doing virtual classes, says just 30 percent of families opted f...

 2020-08-14 03:29 

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Lack of volunteers, eligible recruits forces Woodland Fire Dept to discontinue services...

WOODLAND, Wis. A lack of volunteers and eligible recruits in the area is forcing a longstanding fire department in rural Dodge County to make a tough decision. A large majority of Wisconsin's fire departments are run mostly or entirely by volunteers, ...

 2020-08-14 03:25 

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Wisconsin governor, Madison mayor want to see change after 11-year-old girl killed...

MADISON, Wis. — A spike in gun violence around the country is showing up in Madison. On Thursday 11-year-old Anisa Scott, who was caught in someone else's fight earlier in the week, was taken off life support after she was shot in the head on Tu...

 2020-08-13 22:14 

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7.6 percent of new COVID 19 tests come back positive as over 900 new cases confirmed...

MADISON, Wis. — The positive percentage of new COVID-19 tests has increased by more than 2 1/2 percentage points Thursday, according to the state Department of Health Services. Out of the 12,415 people tested since Wednesday afternoon, 7. 6% of thos...

 2020-08-13 22:12 

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Evers expects Trump to wear mask during visit next week...

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says he expects President Donald Trump and everyone accompanying him to wear a mask indoors and social distance when Trump visits the state for a rally next week. The president is slated to appear at a rally...

 2020-08-13 22:10 

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MPD confirms death of 11-year-old shooting victim, offers condolences to family...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police have confirmed that Anisa Scott, the 11-year-old shot in the head on Tuesday, has died. Wednesday night, Scott's family announced that the 11-year-old would be taken off life support Thursday morning. Scott's d...

 2020-08-13 03:35 

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Waunakee School District explains choice to bring K-4th graders back to classroom half day...

WAUNAKEE, Wis. -- As many local school districts, including Madison, Sun Prairie, Middleton and Stoughton, made the decision to start off the year all virtual, Waunakee Community School District followed suit. But that decision was quickly reversed. "...

 2020-08-13 00:28 

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Local leaders ask community to stop gun violence...

Madison Common Council President Sheri Carter spoke directly to the city's youth when she asked them to choose a path less violent at a press conference on Wednesday. "We are not ignoring you. We care about your future, but the path that some of y...

 2020-08-13 00:25 

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Absentee ballots account for 79 percent of votes cast in Madison...

Turnout for Tuesday's primary election was about 75% higher than the last similar primary back in 2016, according to data from the Madison city clerk. Political expert and University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee professor Mordecai Lee said the massive incre...

 2020-08-13 00:23 

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Positive percentage of new COVID-19 tests falls...

The number of new COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin has dropped by hundreds Wednesday, according to the latest numbers from state and county health officials. There have been 520 new cases of the virus, which is considerably less compared to Monday and Tuesday....

 2020-08-13 00:17 

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Girl who was shot in head to be removed from life support...

The 11-year-old girl injured Tuesday morning during a shooting on Madison's east side will be removed from life support, according to the victim's grandmother. The shooting happened in the area of East Washington and Lexington avenues at around 11...

 2020-08-12 20:33 

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UW Madison Chancellor says university is in a real financial crisis...

MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin-Madison Chancellor Rebecca Blank is delivering a sobering message about the state's flagship campus as the fall semester looms, saying "we're in a real financial crisis" due to the coronavirus ...

 2020-08-12 03:25 

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Local NAACP chapter celebrates historic VP pick...

MADISON, Wis. — Greg Jones said when he first heard the news that presidential candidate Joe Biden had chosen Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, he cried. His tears quickly turned to cheers. Jones, the president of the NAACP Dane County branch,...

 2020-08-11 22:52 

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Madison woman scammed out of $15,000 through phone trick...

MADISON, Wis. — Scammers stole $15,000 from a Madison woman, tricking her into believing her grandson was in legal trouble. According to Madison police, the 80-year-old woman received a call from someone claiming to be her grandson and his attorney....

 2020-08-11 22:39 

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UW System administration announces layoffs, other cuts...

MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin System administration will lay off an untold number of employees over the next two years as part of $10 million in cuts announced by interim President Tommy Thompson. The layoffs Thompson announced Tuesday aff...

 2020-08-11 22:16 

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State health officials confirm 61 new hospitalizations, 5.3% of tests come back postive...

MADISON, Wis. — Dozens of more people in Wisconsin have been hospitalized due to COVID-19, according to the state Department of Health Services. DHS officials said 61 new hospitalizations were confirmed Tuesday, but more than 2,500 hospital beds rem...

 2020-08-11 21:14 

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Biden selects California Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate...

WILMINGTON, Del. — Joe Biden has chosen California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate. It's a move that fulfills the wish of Democrats clamoring to see a woman of color on a major party's presidential ticket for the first time in history...

 2020-08-11 19:35 

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Likely tornado with 80 mph winds caused damage in Walworth County, NWS says...

LAKE GENEVA, Wis. — The National Weather Service said it was likely a weak tornado that caused damage in Walworth County on Monday afternoon. NWS in Milwaukee said Tuesday morning that a storm survey crew found damage consistent with an EF-0 tornado...

 2020-08-11 19:29 

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Madison-area coffee shop sues over local mask order...

MADISON, Wis. — A coffee shop in a Madison suburb that declared itself a "mask-free zone" is suing local officials over an ordinance requiring the wearing of face coverings inside businesses to slow the spread of the coronavirus. Helbachs Co...

 2020-08-11 19:24 

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Majority in Wisconsin support masks, worry about virus...

MADISON, Wis. — A new Marquette University Law School polls shows a wide majority of Wisconsin residents support requiring masks to be worn in all public places as concern about the coronavirus rises. The poll released Tuesday was conducted just day...

 2020-08-11 19:16 

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1 suffers life-threatening injury in Madison shooting; home, vehicle also hit by bullets...

MADISON, Wis. — One person suffered life-threatening injuries following a shooting on Madison's east side, according to a release by the city's police department. The shooting happened on E. Washington Ave. near Lexington Ave. around 11:45 a...

 2020-08-11 03:08 

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Platteville says goodbye to 'That Tree'...

PLATTEVILLE, Wis. There's a tree that stands alone in a field in Platteville, but over the past eight years, that tree has never truly been alone. One day many years ago, Mark Hirsch, a photographer, picked up his iPhone and started a project, taking ...

 2020-08-11 00:34 

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Poll shows perception of Trump's coronavirus, protest responses helping Biden's lead in WI...

MADISON, Wis. — A poll out Monday from the University of Wisconsin's Election Research Center shows former Vice President Joe Biden leading President Donald Trump. The research center director made things clear off the bat: this is a snapshot of...

 2020-08-10 23:22 

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Trump abruptly escorted from briefing after shooting near White House...

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump was abruptly escorted by a U. S. Secret Service agent out of the White House briefing room as he was beginning a coronavirus briefing Monday afternoon. He returned minutes later, saying there was a "shooting&#...

 2020-08-10 22:16 

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Garver Feed Mill announces patio programming...

garv-er-ing/gaRV(e)riNG/: "A socially-responsible gathering where a limited number of people partake in refreshing beverages, delicious food, and the arts in a safe, clean and touchless environment. "If you want to get a real sense of the word ...

 2020-08-10 21:50 

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GOP Sen. Johnson subpoenas FBI over Russia, defends Biden probe...

WASHINGTON — Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says he has subpoenaed the FBI to produce documents to his committee related to the Trump-Russia investigation. The Wisconsin senator also Monday defended a separate investigation he's leading into Democr...

 2020-08-10 21:37 

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Wisconsin Democrats decry Trump unemployment benefits order...

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Democratic leaders are hopeful that President Donald Trump's executive order requiring states to pay for a quarter of expanded unemployment benefits won't stand and that Congress will reach a deal on a broader relie...

 2020-08-10 21:08 

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University Labor Council lists demands in response to UW-Madison's restart plans...

MADISON, Wis. Even with health and safety changes, the University of Wisconsin-Madison University Labor Council is speaking out against the "Smart Restart" plan, asking that administrators protect campus workers from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Uni...

 2020-08-10 20:59 

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Wisconsin voters request 900K absentee ballots for primary...

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin elections officials say voters have requested more than 900,000 absentee ballots for Tuesday's primary, more than seven times what they requested in the last August primary in 2018. The Wisconsin Elections Commission re...

 2020-08-10 20:56 

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More people are being poisoned from drinking hand sanitizer...

MILWAUKEE, Wis. — The Wisconsin Poison Control Center has received an increase in the number calls of people being poisoned from drinking hand sanitizer. Clinical Toxicologist Matthew Stanton said since June 1, there have been nearly 200 calls about...

 2020-08-10 20:50 

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6.2% of new COVID-19 tests come back positive as nearly 600 new cases confirmed...

MADISON, Wis. — The positive percentage of new COVID-19 tests has dropped by more than two percentage points Monday, according to the state Department of Health Services. Out of the 8,167 people tested, 6. 2% of results came back positive. DHS offic...

 2020-08-10 19:32 

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Badgers football players say they want to play as Big Ten considers canceling season...

MADISON, Wis. — Members of the Wisconsin Badgers football team are sharing their thoughts as the Big Ten is reportedly considering canceling all fall sports for the 2020 season. "Me and football (have) been going for 11 years strong," corner...

 2020-08-10 19:25 

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Boy and man who tried to rescue him drown in Lake Michigan...

MILWAUKEE — A boy and the man who tried to save him in Lake Michigan have died while a another young swimmer was rescued. The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office says two 14-year-olds were caught in the lake's currents Saturday evening. A 50-y...

 2020-08-10 19:22 

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MPD: Woman on hood of car during crash, driver arrested...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police said a woman was on the hood of a car when it crashed into a pole on the city's west side early Saturday morning. Officers were called out to the 1600 block of McKenna Blvd. around 1:20 a. m. Police said several ch...

 2020-08-10 19:12 

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Storm damage spotted in Grant County, other parts of southern Wisconsin...

LANCASTER, Wis. — There are reports of wind and tree damage in Grant County and other parts of southern Wisconsin. People are reporting downed power lines and trees in Platteville and Potosi. Viewer Shonda Crapp sent in video of her shed in Lancaste...

 2020-08-10 03:53 

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Police investigating shots fired report on Madison's east side...

MADISON, Wis. — Police recovered multiple shell casings after a report of shots fired Sunday night. According to an incident report. several callers reported hearing shots fired in the area of Parkwood Lane and North Walbridge Avenue shortly before ...

 2020-08-10 03:50 

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Wauwatosa police: Officer physically assaulted, shot at by protesters at his home...

WAUWATOSA, Wis. (CBS 58) — Wauwatosa police said a large group of protesters targeted the private home of Wauwatosa police officer Joseph Mensah on Saturday, Aug. 8, injuring him and his girlfriend in the process. The group, estimated to be between ...

 2020-08-10 01:05 

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Communities on pace to shatter records for absentee voting ahead of Tuesday midterm electi...

JANESVILLE, Wis. The City of Janesville is on pace to have nearly five times as many absentee voters for Tuesday's election than the midterms four years prior. The city has sent out just shy of 10,000 absentee ballots, which is roughly 30 percent of i...

 2020-08-09 23:47 

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Epic won't require employees who feel uncomfortable working on campus to return to work...

MADISON, Wis. — Epic is still moving forward with its phased approach to have staff return to campus, but will no longer make its plan mandatory. Earlier this month, the company announced it would require its 9,000 workers to return to work by Sept....

 2020-08-09 23:40 

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Wisconsin surpasses 60K confirmed COVID-19 cases...

MADISON, Wis. — State and county health officials have now confirmed more than 60,000 cases of the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic. To date, 60,578 people have tested positive for the virus, which is an increase of 613 positive cases sin...

 2020-08-09 23:12 

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One swimmer dead, two hospitalized at McKinley Beach...

MILWAUKEE — One person died and two others were hospitalized on Saturday after they became distressed while swimming in Lake Michigan near Milwaukee's McKinley Beach. Rescue divers came to the swimmers' aid after receiving an emergency call ...

 2020-08-09 03:52 

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Hundreds protest Wisconsin's mask mandate at anti-mask rally...

MADISON, Wis. — Hundreds of anti-mask demonstrators gathered at the State Capitol on Saturday afternoon to protest what they call 'government overreach' over Gov. Tony Evers' mask mandate. "There are many people who have the same vie...

 2020-08-09 03:46 

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Coach linked to Wisconsin Dells tournaments speaks out, fears gym is COVID hotspot...

WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. One day after Justagame Fieldhouse in the Wisconsin Dells was confirmed to be linked to multiple positive cases of COVID-19, a coach linked to tournaments there says they worry the situation might be worse than first believed. The co...

 2020-08-09 01:41 

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Rock County Republican Party opens Trump Victory office...

JANESVILLE, Wis. The Rock County Republican Party is moving forward in their effort to re-elect President Donald Trump and other local republican candidates on the ballot this November by opening a brand new Trump Victory Headquarters in Janesville. The g...

 2020-08-09 00:44 

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Portage man arrested after domestic incident, officials say...

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Wis. — A Portage man was arrested Friday night after dispatch received several calls about a domestic incident involving firearms. According to a news release from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office, Forest Lucas, 60, was take...

 2020-08-09 00:40 

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Police investigating shots fired report on East Washington Avenue...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police are investigating a report of shots fired Saturday afternoon on East Washington Avenue. According to an incident report, two vehicles were in the outbound lanes at First Street. Officials said while stopped at a stopli...

 2020-08-09 00:33 

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Dane County supervisors ask PHMDC to investigate Epic's reopening plans...

MADISON, Wis. — In a Facebook post on Friday, Dane County Supervisor called on Public Health Madison & Dane County to add transparency to Epic System's in-person reopen plan for its employees....

 2020-08-08 23:31 

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Trump extends unemployment benefits, defers payroll tax...

BEDMINSTER, N. J. (AP) — Bypassing Congress, President Donald Trump on Saturday signed executive orders deferring payroll taxes for some Americans and extending unemployment benefits after negotiations on a new coronavirus rescue package collapsed. ...

 2020-08-08 20:56 

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Authorities: Kenosha police officer shot; suspect sought...

MILWAUKEE — Authorities say a Kenosha police officer was shot early Saturday while investigating a possible illegal entry into a car. The Kenosha Police Department said in a statement the 30-year-old officer was transported to a hospital, and his in...

 2020-08-08 20:44 

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Wisconsin surpasses 1K COVID-19 deaths, inches closer to 60K confirmed cases...

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin has now surpassed 1,000 confirmed coronavirus deaths, according to state and county health officials. The major milestone comes just over six months after the Wisconsin Department of Health confirmed the state's first c...

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