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Three-year prison sentence for man who caused crash that seriously injured two

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Todd Tantillo, who crashed his van into another vehicle in 2016, sending it careening into Mother Fool's Coffeehouse, was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison.

Memo: Foxconn cost to public nearing $4.5 billion

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The figures were compiled by the Legislature's nonpartisan fiscal bureau in a memo released Tuesday by Assembly Democratic Leader Gordon Hintz.

Former deputy charged with eight felonies for suspected thefts from union

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A retired Dane County sheriff's detective was charged Tuesday with eight felonies, for allegedly padding expense reports at the expense of the deputy's union for which he was treasurer, and using a union credit card for personal purchases.

Mayor Paul Soglin proposes moratorium on new downtown Madison alcohol licenses

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“We have too many places selling drinks in Madison, particularly in the downtown area,” Soglin said.

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Scott Walker has nearly four times more cash than the Democratic field

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Walker's $7.2 million haul last year was more than double the amount reported Tuesday by the eight top Democrats.

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Spectrum Brands selling Rayovac battery business to Energizer Holdings for $2B

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The Rayovac battery business that started in Madison more than 100 years ago was the legacy core of the global consumer products company that Spectrum Brands has become.

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Warming trend on tap; snow-rain mix in weekend forecast

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The seven inches of light, fluffy snow that fell in Madison to start the week could be considerably smaller by the end of the week.

Legislative leaders not yet committing to passing bill this year to close youth prison

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The governor and Assembly Republicans are proposing significant changes to the state's juvenile corrections model.

Update: 352 parking tickets issued on 1st night of snow emergency in Madison

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Hundreds of drivers in Madison didn't pay heed to the snow emergency declaration on Monday, but will most likely pay $60 for the parking ticket.

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Assembly GOP predicts 'brief' but 'aggressive' 2018 session

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Republicans who control the state Assembly are predicting a short but substantial 2018 legislative session focused on economic development, rural schools, welfare changes and public health measures.

Update: Phone store robbery suspects identified by Madison police

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An East Side phone store was robbed of $20,000 worth of cellphones and other products Friday night, but the suspects were found and arrested later on.

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Call it the 'Nick': New UW recreation facility to honor philanthropists Ab and Nancy Nicholas

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Philanthropists Nancy and Ab Nicholas gave $20 million for ‘something that all students can benefit from.”

Woman dragged hanging on car door trying to retrieve stolen wallet, Madison police say

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A Cottage Grove woman who stopped at a convenience store Tuesday morning to get coffee ended up getting dragged along pavement, after a man stole her wallet and she tried to get it back from inside his car.

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Man arrested for 'rock rental,' trading crack for stolen SUV, Madison police say

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A Madison man who traded crack cocaine for a stolen vehicle was arrested Monday while he was sitting in the SUV.

Madison man arrested for alleged 5th drunken driving offense

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A Madison man who drove his pickup truck off a Southwest Side street Friday afternoon was arrested for his alleged fifth drunken driving offense.

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First annual Black Excellence Youth Conference focuses on leadership and self-determination

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The first annual Black Excellence youth conference brought over 75 Madison area high school students together for a day of discussion and learning focused on college access, entrepreneurship and financial planning.

State Debate: Paul Ryan lambasted for tepid response to Trump racist comments; Journal Times likes work for benefits

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A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.

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Meet Julia Nepper, who earned a UW-Madison Ph.D. at 23

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A home-schooled child who started community college at age 11, Nepper said she hopes people will take the example from science of being willing to fail and move on to the next strategy and apply it to other areas of…

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Scott Walker calls on lawmakers to pass youth prison reorganization this year

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Meanwhile, Assembly Republicans are working on a bill that would remove Department of Corrections' oversight of juvenile offenders.

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Gambian immigrant and Madison council member calls for tolerance after Trump's comments

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A Madison City Council member who immigrated from Africa is calling for tolerance after the president allegedly disparaged African countries.

Tuesday, Jan 16

Speaker: It's easy to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s life, harder to live by his principles

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The hundreds of participants at Monday's event were told that simply remembering King's legacy and accomplishments isn't enough.

Former Dane County Sheriff's deputy accused of stealing union money

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Dane County Deputy Sheriff's Association president John Cahill said Joel Wagner, who retired in early 2017, stole the money while treasurer of the union.

Monday, Jan 15

Man arrested, allegedly pointed gun in Janesville, police say

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A Janesville man was arrested Monday morning for allegedly pointing a gun at a teen who had dropped the man's sister off at home.

State Debate: Bruce Murphy wonders what's up with Scott Fitzgerald's 'strange rage' at the Elections Commission

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A daily roundup of interesting newspaper editorials and blog posts from around Madison and Wisconsin.

Downtown store robbed at gunpoint, Madison police say

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A Downtown store was robbed at gunpoint Sunday afternoon, with the masked suspect changing his jacket once he was outside.

Middleton High sophomore dies from crash injuries, Madison man arrested for drunken driving, sheriff's office says

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A Middleton school student died Sunday from injuries related to a Friday crash when the allegedly drunken driver of a vehicle crashed into a wooded area, the sheriff's office said.

Sunday, Jan 14

Mayor Soglin continues to defend himself, points to Gov. Walker's 'hypocrisy'

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Soglin has been trying to boomerang Gov. Walker's criticisms back at him. Sunday was no exception, as Soglin appeared on two political talk shows on WKOW-TV, “Capital City Sunday” and “UpFront with Mike Gousha.”

SOS: Long road to refund for defective dehumidifer

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She had her receipt, model and serial numbers, and a warranty -- but no sticker.

A salt-flat dream becomes reality for Lone Rock motorcyclist

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Gary Ilminen shares the story of his quest to set a land-speed record with his 1974 Honda

Hundreds of students honored at Martin Luther King Jr. ceremony

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Students received an Outstanding Young Person award Sunday at an annual event hosted by the Urban League of Greater Madison in honor of the civil rights leader.

Saturday, Jan 13

Exact Sciences is No. 1 gainer among Wisconsin stocks in 2017

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Overall, more than twice as many Wisconsin stocks rose than fell in 2017.

Review of Madison Police Department includes recommendations on school-based officers

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A Madison school board subcommittee is also studying presence, role and effect of police officers in schools.

Ron Johnson: Donald Trump should apologize for 'shithole' remark

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Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said President Donald Trump should apologize for protesting the admission of what the president reportedly described as “people from shithole countries” into the U.S., during a discussion with lawmakers…

Madison man gets nine years in prison for 2015 State Street bar shooting

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Nigel Goodwan was sentenced to nine years in prison for firing a shot that struck two people at State Street Brats in 2015.

Friday, Jan 12

Zepnick looks to hire interns, UW to notify students of sexual misconduct allegations

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The UW-Madison political science department will make its students aware of sexual misconduct allegations against state Rep. Josh Zepnick as his office seeks to hire interns for the spring semester. Assembly Democratic leaders say they can…

Is Donald Trump subject to Madison's living wage law? It depends, website says

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A city "service contract with Donald Trump" for $4,999 would not be subject to Madison's living wage, according to one of several scenarios on a city webpage.

Update: No active shooter in Platteville, police say

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Update: Platteville police announced there is no active shooter threat in the city.

Bipartisan ethics panel has vote of confidence in its chief as GOP lawmakers threaten his ouster

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The commission, made up of three Democrats and three Republicans, cast a formal, unanimous vote of confidence.