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Thursday, May 24


Several injured in Green Lake duplex fire

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Several people were injured early Thursday morning in a duplex fire in Green Lake, with fire departments from four communities called in to fight the blaze.

State Debate: Top CEO pay disparities with workers include two Wisconsin corporations, reports Bruce Murphy

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

Shooting victim left hospital; Madison police continue search for suspect

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A 36-year-old man who was shot in the head and arm Wednesday night reportedly left the hospital and isn't talking to Madison police about what happened.


Trump calls off historic summit with North Korea

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President Donald Trump is canceling the planned June 12 summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, citing the “tremendous anger and open hostility” in a recent statement from North Korea.

Morning briefing: Video shows Milwaukee police confrontational from start of incident with Sterling Brown

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Stories that are making the news today in Madison and around the state and country.

Woman attacked Downtown; she got away and called for help, Madison police say

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A Madison woman was attacked by a man Downtown early Thursday morning, with the woman able to break away and call police.

Four-story apartment building proposed for former farming homestead site on Cottage Grove Road

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A former farming homestead site on the east side of Madison could become a 75-unit apartment building by 2020.


Motorcycle rider crashes in Springdale, arrested for alleged 11th drunken driving offense

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A Mount Horeb man who crashed his motorcycle Wednesday afternoon in the town of Springdale was arrested for his alleged 11th drunken driving offense.

Thomas Lynch appointed to city transportation director position

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Mayor Paul Soglin has appointed veteran transportation planner Thomas Lynch to be the city's director of transportation.

Hot weekend on tap; highs could approach 90

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It's hard to believe it snowed five weeks ago, when you see how hot it's going to be in Madison this Memorial Day weekend.


South Madison's 'home field,' renovated Penn Park reopens


Penn Park officially reopened Wednesday. With the city’s $1.5 million investment, Penn Park now features a renovated shelter, building for restrooms and concessions and a walking path.


At least 20 injured in semi truck-school bus crash on I-39/90/94 near DeForest


The injury count in the semi truck-school bus crash was at 20 as of Wednesday afternoon, according to the Wisconsin State Patrol.

Madison police seek information on apparent hit-and-run that killed female pedestrian on East Side


Madison police are seeking information on an apparent hit-and-run that killed a female pedestrian on South Stoughton Road (Highway 51) near Buckeye Road on the East Side late Thursday night.


Suspect sought after 36-year-old man suffers multiple wounds in Downtown Madison shooting

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A 36-year-old man suffered multiple gunshot wounds Wednesday night in a shooting at a State Street apartment. The suspect is being sought

NFL owners adopt new policy to address national anthem protests


NFL owners approved a new policy Wednesday aimed at addressing the firestorm over national anthem protests sparked by Colin Kaepernick and polarized by President Trump, permitting players to stay in the locker room during the "The Star…


Water Utility employee reports being harassed on job because of possible rate increase

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The utility has applied for a 32 percent rate increase, the largest in the utility's history.


Scratch-and-sniff stamps? Yes, get ready for 'the sweet scent of summer'

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The U.S. Postal Service will soon issue its first scratch-and-sniff stamps. The stamps, featuring illustrations of ice pops, will be issued on June 20.

Wednesday, May 23


Madison man charged with selling heroin that killed drug purchaser

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Jeffrey D. Skidmore was charged Wednesday with first-degree reckless homicide in connection with the heroin overdose of a man in December.

Federal decision barring Trump from blocking Twitter users could have implications for Wisconsin case


A federal judge in New York Wednesday said President Donald Trump is not permitted under the U.S. Constitution to block Twitter users from his tweets.


Heat wave starts Thursday; highs in 80s through Memorial Day

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Temperatures more like July will grace Madison for the final days of May, with highs expected to reach the 80s all the way through the Memorial Day weekend.


Woman spots man with flashlight; Madison police arrest him for alleged car break-ins

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A Far West Side woman outside on her deck early Wednesday morning found it suspicious when she saw a man walking around the parking lot with a flashlight.

Foxconn disputes report that it's changing its plans for new Wisconsin campus


Foxconn officials said Wednesday that they are not changing plans for a display-screen manufacturing campus in southeast Wisconsin, contradicting a new report to that effect in a top Asian news outlet.


Man mugged on Near East Side, Madison police say


A 61-year-old man was mugged Saturday night by a stranger asking him for money.

Kids arrested for fighting in Southwest Side library, Madison police say

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Two boys were arrested Tuesday afternoon after fighting inside the Meadowridge Library on Madison's Southwest Side.

Downtown resident attacked trying to keep other out of apartment building, police say

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A Downtown resident suffered facial injuries early Sunday morning when he got to his apartment building and tried to keep a group of people he didn't know from entering.

Blue Sky Science: How does someone get different-colored eyes?

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There are multiple reasons why you may have differences in color between the two eyes.

Foxconn refutes report that it will cut back initial investment in Wisconsin plant


Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn on Wednesday emphatically denied a report that it may scale back its initial investment at a planned facility in southeastern Wisconsin.


Wisconsin DOC Secretary Jon Litscher to retire, Deputy Secretary Cathy Jess to lead agency

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Walker announced on Wednesday that he has appointed Deputy Secretary Cathy Jess to lead the agency. Jess will start as DOC Secretary on June 11.

Department of Corrections chief to step down


DOC Secretary Jon Litscher will leave the embattled agency next month before the state implements a new plan to close the youth prison by 2021.

Off-road vehicles could be on road, thanks to change in Wisconsin laws

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Seeing an ATV in front of you on a local Wisconsin road might be disconcerting but not illegal, thanks to changes in state law.