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 2021-09-01 22:58 

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MMSD to require outdoor masking at all elementary and middle schools...

MADISON, Wis. — Elementary and middle school students enrolled in the Madison Metropolitan School District will now have to wear masks at all outdoor events, the district announced Wednesday. School officials said the requirement applies to staff, f...

 2021-09-01 22:56 

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Madison moms hiking, fundraising to save Afghan female athletes being targeted by Taliban...

MADISON, Wis. — It's easy to watch what's happening in Afghanistan and feel helpless. That's how two Madison moms felt before they decided to put one foot in front of the other. Jahna Cook and Danielle Jefko started a GoFundMe to benefit...

 2021-09-01 22:35 

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Former vice president at Mercyhealth facing fraud, tax evasion charges in $3M kickback...

JANESVILLE, Wis. — A Milton woman is facing fraud and tax evasion charges for her alleged involvement in a kickback scheme while she worked as a vice president at Mercyhealth. Barbara Bortner, 57, and Ryan Weckerly, 46, are both facing multiple char...

 2021-09-01 22:33 

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Chandler Halderson pleads not guilty in parents' murder, trial scheduled for January...

MADISON, Wis. — Chandler Halderson, the 23-year-old Dane County man charged with killing both of his parents, pled not guilty to all eight charges Wednesday. According to online court records, Halderson is facing two counts on each of the following ...

 2021-09-01 02:59 

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'Not again': Nurses face burnout as Delta surge fills hospital beds...

MADISON, Wis. The Delta surge is translating into more COVID-19 hospitalizations, with the number of patients in ICU beds in south central Wisconsin about tripling in the past month. According to data from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the ...

 2021-09-01 01:02 

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Animal rights groups plan lawsuit to stop fall wolf hunt...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A coalition of wildlife advocacy groups filed a lawsuit Tuesday to stop Wisconsin's wolf hunt this fall and invalidate a state law mandating annual hunts, arguing the statutes don't give wildlife officials any leeway to ...

 2021-09-01 00:59 

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Fire at Kipp Corporation causes $245K in damage...

MADISON, Wis. — A fire at an eastside business caused an estimated $245,000 in damage Monday night. Firefighters were sent to the Kipp Corporation on Atwood Avenue around 9 p. m. after employees were unable to put out the fire on their own. Respondi...

 2021-09-01 00:54 

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Wisconsin school board reverses on opting out of free meals...

WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school district has reversed a decision to leave a federal free meals program following widespread criticism and loud protests from parents and others. Waukesha school board members said they received threats in the...

 2021-09-01 00:03 

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Trouble finding certain products at the grocery store? You're not alone....

MADISON, Wis. It feels like deja vu: grocery stores once again running out of certain products. "It's not as though it's one or two products," Brandon Scholz, President of the Wisconsin Grocer's Association explained. "It's any...

 2021-09-01 00:00 

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UW nursing, pharmacy students eligible for tuition credit for giving COVID-19 vaccinations...

MADISON, Wis. — University of Wisconsin System students will once again have the opportunity to receive a tuition credit for providing COVID-19 vaccinations and booster shots. The credit is provided by funding from the Wisconsin Department of Health...

 2021-08-31 23:52 

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TDS helping mold the next generation of technicians...

MADISON, Wis. — Just about every industry has struggled to find qualified employees during the pandemic. This on-going problem is why TDS, a telecommunications company providing service in more than 30 states, decided to start a new internship progr...

 2021-08-31 23:49 

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GOP's Kleefisch takes steps to run for Wisconsin governor...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican Rebecca Kleefisch, who served as lieutenant governor for eight years under former Gov. Scott Walker, took another step toward a run for governor Tuesday, releasing dozens of policy proposals a week after she filed pap...

 2021-08-31 23:47 

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Federal funds, bus rapid transit project in Madison's largest capital improvement budget...

MADISON, Wis. — In the city's largest capital improvement budget*, Madison mayor Satya Rhodes-Conway announced a $355 million plan for 2022 that highlighted affordable housing, small business improvements, sustainability, and one of her highest ...

 2021-08-31 23:42 

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UW police say Badgers player kicked off team was cited for fight...

MADISON, Wis. — The UW-Madison police department says freshman Loyal Crawford, who was dismissed from the Badgers football team on Tuesday, was involved in a fight and cited for disorderly conduct. UWPD director of communications Marc Lovicott says ...

 2021-08-31 23:13 

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Biden praises airlift, defends departure from 'forever war' in Afghanistan...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Addressing the nation, a defensive President Joe Biden on Tuesday called the U. S. military airlift to extract more than 120,000 Afghans, Americans and other allies to end a 20 year war an "extraordinary success," though mo...

 2021-08-31 03:03 

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Madison-based auto shop is looking to help prevent catalytic converter thefts...

MADISON, Wis. — One crime, in particular, is on the rise right here in Madison. As of August 10th, MPD says there have been 297 cases of stolen catalytic converters this year. Now a local repair shop, NRG Automotive Repair, will swap out your factor...

 2021-08-31 01:02 

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UW Health asks drivers to look out for children as school begins...

MADISON, Wis. — UW Health is encouraging drivers to keep an eye out for children who are walking or biking on the roads as they return to school next week. The number of traffic deaths in Dane County has already exceeded the total for all of 2020, e...

 2021-08-31 00:52 

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Mask bans in five states face federal civil rights inquiries from Education Department...

The Education Department on Monday opened civil rights investigations into five Republican-led states that have banned or limited mask requirements in schools, saying the policies could amount to discrimination against students with disabilities or health...

 2021-08-31 00:47 

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Wisconsin Easterseals Camps in need of volunteers...

MADISON, Wis. — Easterseals Wisconsin Camps are a lifeline for families of children with disabilities. Registration for next year's Respite Camp at the Elks and Camp Wawbeek in Wisconsin Dells start next week, but Easterseals is still looking fo...

 2021-08-31 00:43 

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'Can I get my COVID and flu shots on the same day?': Answering questions about flu season...

MADISON, Wis. — Doctors are not only encouraging people to get their COVID-19 vaccines, but their flu shots too. After a nearly non-existent season last year, they warn this fall could not only be bad but confusing. Q: How can I tell if I have COVID...

 2021-08-31 00:38 

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Gov. Evers Announces $25 million investment in Madison and Milwaukee transit services...

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers announced a $25 million investment in transit services for the City of Madison and Milwaukee County on Monday. The investment is supported by money the state received through the American Rescue Plan, and includes ove...

 2021-08-30 23:52 

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Wisconsin governor: $680K for election probe is 'outrageous'...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says it is "outrageous" that Republicans plan to spend $680,000 on an investigation into the 2020 election in the state. Evers on Monday accused Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos ...

 2021-08-30 23:50 

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MMSD School board passes resolution calling for mandatory staff vaccinations...

MADISON, Wis. The Madison Metropolitan School District board is calling on administrators to develop a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for its staff members by late September. The school board unanimously voted 7-0 to pass a resolution supporting a ...

 2021-08-30 22:20 

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Last troops exit Afghanistan, ending America's longest war...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States completed its withdrawal from Afghanistan late Monday, ending America's longest war and closing a chapter in military history likely to be remembered for colossal failures, unfulfilled promises and a frantic f...

 2021-08-30 19:14 

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Lawmakers representing Dane Co. urge MMSD to implement COVID-19 vaccine requirement...

MADISON, Wis. — Hours after a union representing Madison's teachers announced its support for a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for district staff, several state lawmakers representing Dane County issued a statement urging district leaders to requi...

 2021-08-30 19:00 

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MTI members 'overwhelmingly agree' district should implement COVID-19 vaccine requirement...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison Teachers Inc. — the union that represents teachers in the Madison Metropolitan School District — has come out in full support of a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for teachers and staff. MTI's Board of Directors ...

 2021-08-30 18:58 

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Evers: GOP concerns over Afghan refugees 'dog whistle crap'...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers says Republican concerns over the screening process for thousands of Afghan refugees who stood side by side with Americans and are now being processed through Fort McCoy are unfounded "dog whistle c...

 2021-08-30 18:54 

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Authorities identify victim of fatal Green County rollover crash...

YORK TOWNSHIP, Wis. — Green County authorities have identified the man killed in a single-vehicle rollover crash on Friday. First responders were sent to the N9300 block of State Highway 78 on Friday after getting a report of a crash. When crews arr...

 2021-08-30 18:52 

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Beltline lane closures expected to impact traffic this week...

MADISON, Wis. — Daily lane closures on parts of the Beltline are expected to impact some drivers' commutes this week. The highway will be closed so crews can work on the ongoing Flex Lane project, which will let drivers drive on the left shoulde...

 2021-08-30 18:49 

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12-year-old boy suffers fatal blows, 8-year-old injured...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee police are investigating the homicide of a 12-year-old boy who died after suffering blunt force trauma. An 8-year-old was also injured Sunday and taken to the hospital. A number of neighbors, including Lewis Williams, told...

 2021-08-30 01:01 

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Now living in Fitchburg, former Afghan interpreter struggles to get family to safety...

FITCHBURG, Wis. After spending years serving the United States Army as a linguist, a Fitchburg man says he's done everything he can do get his 13 family members out Afghanistan with no luck. After learning English from U. S. troops serving in his scho...

 2021-08-29 23:45 

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Silver Alert issued for woman missing from New Glarus golf course...

NEW GLARUS, Wis. — A Silver Alert was issued Sunday afternoon for a woman who walked away from family and friends while golfing in New Glarus. According to a news release, Janet Lynn Pulvermacher, 65, was thought to be acting unusual at the Edelweis...

 2021-08-29 21:47 

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2 dead after motorcycle crash in Marquette County...

DOUGLAS TOWNSHIP, Wis. — Two people died Sunday morning after a motorcycle crash in Marquette County. According to a news release, the crash happened around 8:40 a. m. on Gale Drive west of County Highway CX in Douglas Township. The release said the...

 2021-08-29 20:13 

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Mazomanie house total loss after fire, $135K estimated in damage...

MAZOMANIE, Wis. -- A Mazomanie house is a total loss after a fire broke out Sunday morning. According to a news release, officials responded to the home on North John Street around 11:45 a. m. The release said all of the people inside the house were able ...

 2021-08-29 19:39 

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Endangered missing person alert issued for 15-year-old Wood County girl...

PITTSVILLE, Wis. - An endangered missing person alert was sent out Sunday afternoon for a missing 15-year-old girl from Wood County. According to a news release, Elexa V. Cooley was last Thursday night in Arpin, Wisconsin. The release said Cooley had rece...

 2021-08-29 19:00 

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US carries out Kabul airstrike targeting suspected ISIS-K car bomb posing 'imminent' threa...

(CNN) — The United States carried out a defensive airstrike in the Afghan capital, Kabul, targeting a suspected ISIS-K car bomb that posed an "imminent" threat to the airport, US Central Command said Sunday. US forces have been racing to com...

 2021-08-29 18:19 

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Biden attends dignified transfer at Dover Air Force Base for those killed in Afghanistan...

(CNN) — President Joe Biden on Sunday watched stoically as 13 flag-draped cases carrying the remains of American service members killed in Afghanistan arrived in the United States. The President's attendance at the "dignified transfer" i...

 2021-08-28 23:58 

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Mobile clinics target hesitant populations as Beloit falls further behind in vaccination...

BELOIT, Wis. As cases of COVID-19 and rise throughout the state of Wisconsin, mobile clinics are targeting some of the state's most vaccine hesitant communities. On Saturday, those efforts landed at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in the City of Belo...

 2021-08-28 22:26 

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2 people injured in rollover crash at Madison International Speedway...

RUTLAND, Wis. — Dane County deputies and Oregon fire responded to a crash that left two injured Friday night. Deputies arrived at the Madison International Speedway in the Town of Rutland around 8:50 p. m. According to deputies, two of the cars comp...

 2021-08-28 19:51 

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Janesville police arrest suspect involved in stabbing incident...

JANESVILLE, Wis. — Janesville police arrested a suspect involved in a stabbing incident Friday night. Officers arrived at the 200 block of South Main Street for the report of a stabbing. According to officers, the victim was found in the street with...

 2021-08-28 19:26 

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One person dead after single vehicle rollover crash...

YORK, Wis. — One person is dead after a single vehicle crash Friday night. Green County Deputies, New Glarus police and Blanchardville police, EMS and fire department responded to the N9300 block of STH 78 around 10:22 p. m. for the report of a roll...

 2021-08-28 03:46 

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Afghan refugees in WI: A GOP message of fear, a conservative veteran's plea for compassion...

MADISON, Wis. — Many of Afghanistan's combat veterans in Wisconsin and around the nation have spent the better part of the last several days working around the clock to help secure the safety of former Afghan colleagues and refugees caught in a ...

 2021-08-28 03:38 

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Madison's lowered speed limits to begin with change on S. Park Monday...

MADISON, Wis. Madison's plan to reduce traffic accidents and fatalities by lowering speed limits will continue Monday, when a two-mile portion of S. Park Street will have speeds reduced from 30 to 25 miles per hour. The change is one of a number of re...

 2021-08-28 03:35 

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US retaliates for airport bombing, airstrike targets Islamic State member in Afghanistan...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States military struck back at the Islamic State on Saturday, bombing an IS member in Afghanistan less than 48 hours after a devastating suicide bombing claimed by the group killed as many as 169 Afghans and 13 American ...

 2021-08-28 00:57 

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'Who puts a cow in a Buick?' Calf spotted in back seat at McDonald's drive-thru...

MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) — Spotted in a car at a McDonald's drive-through in Wisconsin: A cow — all of it. Jessica Nelson of Mosinee pulled into the drive-through at a McDonald's in Marshfield on Thursday and said she looked up to see a c...

 2021-08-28 00:43 

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Wisconsin Supreme Court rejects motion that would have blocked Dane Co. mask mandate...

MADISON, Wis. — The Wisconsin Supreme Court is rejecting a motion filed by a conservative law firm looking for an injunction that would have temporarily blocked Dane County's mask mandate. In a 4-3 decision with the deciding vote coming from con...

 2021-08-27 21:38 

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Sun Prairie Family says 5 year-old daughter was missing during SPASD after-school pick up...

Your daughter is missing. Those three words would haunt any parent. On Wednesday afternoon, it became Carl Sarbacker's reality when his girlfriend called from C. H. Bird Elementary School saying their daughter was missing from the after-school pick up...

 2021-08-27 21:21 

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Le Tigre Lounge selling t-shirts online to make ends meet...

MADISON, Wis. — As local restaurants and bars are continuing to struggle because of the pandemic, Le Tigre Lounge is holding a t-shirt fundraiser to make money for the business. The bar closed last year because of the pandemic, then reopened. But it...

 2021-08-27 21:04 

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12-state human trafficking operation nets rescues 47 victims...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt says a 12-state law enforcement operation rescued 47 victims of human trafficking and led to the arrest of more than 100 people. Schmitt said most of the arrests were made Thursday night...

 2021-08-27 20:49 

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Red Cross, Team Rubicon taking donations and volunteers for Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy...

FORT MCCOY, Wis. (WKBT) — The American Red Cross and Team Rubicon are joining other groups in helping the Afghan refugees at Fort McCoy, according to a release from the base. "There has been a generous outpouring of support from the local commun...

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