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 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...

 2021-08-27 20:33 

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Former clown charged with killing newborn daughter in 1991...

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Prosecutors in southeastern Wisconsin have charged a former professional clown with killing his newborn daughter 30 years ago. Court records show 51-year-old Ronald Schroeder of Milwaukee was charged Wednesday with first-degree reck...

 2021-08-27 20:30 

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

MADISON, Wis. — Daily lane closures on parts of the Beltline are expected to impact some drivers' commutes next 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...

 2021-08-27 20:17 

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How are Madison districts keeping students under 12 safe until vaccinations?...

MADISON, Wis. — Just as districts consult with parents and teachers about schedules and curriculum, some of the most important conversations this school year are happening between administrators and doctors. In addition to school boards, many distri...

 2021-08-27 18:58 

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Supreme Court allows evictions to resume during pandemic...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court's conservative majority is allowing evictions to resume across the United States, blocking the Biden administration from enforcing a temporary ban that was put in place because of the coronavirus pandemic. Rou...

 2021-08-27 18:55 

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Authorities identify victim of westside fatal fire...

MADISON, Wis. — The Dane County medical examiner has identified the woman killed in a fire on Madison's west side earlier this week. Fire officials said they found the woman dead inside an apartment unit Summit Hill Apartments on Mckenna Bouleva...

 2021-08-27 18:51 

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Bicyclist hospitalized after driver hit-and-run on city's east side...

MADISON, Wis. — A bicyclist was hospitalized Monday after a driver hit them in an intersection on the city's east side. Police said by the time they got to the scene around 6 p. m. , the driver had left the scene. Officers were able to track the...

 2021-08-27 18:42 

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MMSD superintendent says he's in favor of vaccine requirement for teachers...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison Metropolitan School District Superintendent Dr. Carlton Jenkins said Friday he's in favor of a COVID-19 vaccine requirement for district teachers. Dr. Jenkins clarified his position on the potential requirement during a F...

 2021-08-27 03:17 

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Want to help Afghan refugees? Open Doors for Refugees seeking donations, volunteers...

MADISON, Wis. — Several organizations have stepped up to provide help for the influx of Afghan refugees expected to arrive in the coming months. Open Doors for Refugees is one of the organizations seeking donations and volunteers to aid in its effor...

 2021-08-27 03:04 

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'Trust is everything': Mobile vaccine clinic puts down roots in Allied neighborhood...

MADISON, Wis. Though vaccine interest has dipped significantly since the spring, a mobile clinic sets up shop in the Allied neighborhood every third Thursday. "I don't know why I haven't gotten it yet," Joshua Fleming said as he sat to get...

 2021-08-27 01:26 

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New program will send specialists to non-violent mental health calls instead of police...

MADISON, Wis. Starting Monday, 911 dispatchers in Dane County will have the option to send a team of trained specialists to non-violent mental health calls instead of police. Madison's CARES (Community Alternative Response to Emergency Situations and ...

 2021-08-27 01:22 

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Communication barriers, fears for those left behind: The experience for Afghan refugees...

MADISON, Wis. — When Asal Din Gojar arrived in Madison last September, like many others he had to leave friends and family in Afghanistan behind. Now, he is afraid. "They are still killing people who worked with the U. S. military," he said....

 2021-08-26 21:44 

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Thompson wants task force to examine higher education...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System President Tommy Thompson on Thursday urged the Legislature and Gov. Tony Evers to set up a task force to re-examine every aspect of higher education in the state. Thompson told WisPolitics. com Pre...

 2021-08-26 21:41 

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Madison police say multiple items stolen from construction trailers on south side...

MADISON, Wis. — Madison police are investigating after they say several construction trailers were broken into overnight on the city's south side. Officers were sent to the 900 block of Watson Avenue Thursday after getting reports of the break-i...

 2021-08-26 21:40 

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Several Madison roads to have speed limits decreased in coming months...

MADISON, Wis. — City officials plan to reduce the speed limit on stretches of several major Madison roads in the coming months. The new speed limits are part of the city's Vision Zero initiative, which aims to eliminate traffic fatalities by 203...

 2021-08-26 21:38 

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MMSD opens virtual learning option for elementary school students due to delta variant...

MADISON, Wis. — With the first day of classes of the new school year about a week away, the Madison Metropolitan school district says it is opening up a virtual learning option for elementary school-aged children due to concerns over the delta varia...

 2021-08-26 21:35 

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US, Afghan officials: At least 72 killed in airport attack...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says at least 60 Afghans were killed and another 143 were wounded in the attack outside Kabul airport. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to brief media. U. S. offi...

 2021-08-26 19:17 

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'Making a Murderer' subject Avery appeals latest defeat...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — "Making a Murderer" subject Steven Avery has appealed his latest unanimous legal defeat, asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take the case. The 59-year-old Avery filed the request Wednesday. Avery is serving a life sen...

 2021-08-26 19:14 

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UW Health asks for toy, book donations and more to help kids feel comfortable in hospital...

MADISON, Wis. — Health care workers at American Family Children's Hospital are asking the community to donate high-need items since donations have dropped during the pandemic. Child life specialists work with children, adolescents and families t...

 2021-08-26 19:09 

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Capitol Police officers sue Trump, allies over insurrection...

WASHINGTON (AP) — U. S. Capitol Police officers who were attacked and beaten during the Capitol riot are suing former President Donald Trump, his allies and members of far-right extremist groups. The suit accuses them of intentionally sending a viol...

 2021-08-26 19:08 

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Democrat stops short of apologizing about sick colleague...

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Democratic Wisconsin state senator who encouraged donations to defeat a Republican lawmaker diagnosed with COVID-19 has tweeted that she was sorry he was sick but stopped short of apologizing for her call to unseat him. Sen. A...

 2021-08-26 19:06 

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US officials: 11 Marines and medic killed in Afghanistan...

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Two U. S, officials say at least 12 U. S. service members were killed in the Afghanistan bombings, including 11 Marines and one Navy medic. Officials say a number of US military troops were wounded. They warn, however, that...

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