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Madison Man Says He'll Agree to TB Tests But Not Treatment

Posted: 12/08/2006 - Threatened with court action, a Madison man agreed today to be tested on a monthly basis for a type of tuberculosis that doesn't respond to typical drug treatment for the highly contagious disease.

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Evacuation Limited to One Building in Fatal Explosion

Posted: 12/08/2006 - Witnesses say word of a propane leak was spreading at Milwaukee's Falk Corporation for at least 17 minutes before a devastating blast went off, but surrounding buildings in the factory complex weren't yet being evacuated.

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Share Your Holidays Grand Finale

Posted: 12/08/2006 - The Second Harvest Food Bank says it's confident it achieved this year's goal of raising 1.5 million meals during NBC 15s Share Your Holidays to Eliminate Hunger Campaign.

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Filler Up With Vegetable Oil?

Posted: 12/08/2006 - An engineer from Germany is in Madison this weekend to show you how your car may be able to run on vegetable oil. Alexander Noack works for Elsbett, which has been a developing vegetable oil system for diesel engines for nearly 30 years.

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Trial Date Set for Man Accused in Overdose Death

Posted: 12/08/2006 - The trial date is scheduled for April for the Madison man accused in the overdose of a 20-year old girl. Robert Steed was in court this morning for his arraignment. He's charged with first degree reckless homicide and three counts of delivering heroin.

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DeSalvo Pleads No Contest to Reckless Homicide

Posted: 12/08/2006 - It is exactly one year to the day that an Oregon woman was last seen at a Fitchburg bar. On Friday, her accused killer pleaded no contest to reckless homicide in the death of Angela Drake.

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State: Nearly 100 Fewer Traffic Deaths so Far This Year

Posted: 12/08/2006 - This year could end up being one of the safest on Wisconsin roadways in more than a dozen years in terms of fatalities. With 3 weeks left in the year, nearly 100 fewer people have died in traffic crashes compared to last year.

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Man Who Jumped to Death Killed Daughter in 1990

Posted: 12/08/2006 - Police say the man who jumped to his death in downtown Wausau was sent to a mental health facility after killing his daughter in 1990. The 59-year-old man was released from the Winnebago Mental Health Institute near Oshkosh about 2 years ago.

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Former Madison Officer Killed During Training

FBI Seal

Posted: 12/08/2006 - A former Madison police officer has been fatally shot during FBI training in Virginia. 38-year-old Gregory Rahoi was a special agent assigned to the FBI's hostage rescue team.

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Boy Waived to Adult Court in Group Assault

Posted: 12/08/2006 - A 15-year-old boy accused in a group assault of an 11-year-old girl is waived to adult court in Milwaukee County. Leon Barnes faces up to 120 years in prison if convicted of participating in the assault, allegedly by at least 14 males for more than 7 hours last September.

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Regents Approve Planning for School of Public Health in Milwaukee

Posted: 12/08/2006 - UW System regents today agreed to allow planning for a school of public health in Milwaukee to move forward. The regents accepted a report that says creating an accredited public health school at UW-Milwaukee would take 8 years.

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Regents OK Background Checks for New UW Employees

Posted: 12/08/2006 - All new employees in the University of Wisconsin System will go through a criminal background check. The UW System Board of Regents approved a policy today that gives campuses until May 1st to come up with a plan to implement the checks for new hires.

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GPS Systems Helpful Or Harmful

Updated: 12/08/2006 - A device in your cell phone could be causing problems. Some say it is dangerous because there is a possibility someone could find you without you knowing it and without you knowing them.

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Watch Out for Wii!

Updated: 12/07/2006 - Nintendo's new Wii gaming system is a hot item at local stores, and could be a surprisingly dangerous toy at home in the living room.

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How Second Harvest Stretches Each Dollar

Posted: 12/07/2006 - Each dollar donated during the Share Your Holidays Campaign goes a lot farther than you may think. Many local food pantries can get more bang for their buck by getting their food from Second Harvest.

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Too Good to Be True, Local Woman Scammed

Posted: 12/07/2006 - A foreign money scheme scams a local woman and bank out of nearly $200,000. The scam started when Maria Stumm says she was contacted by several foreign companies who wanted her to act as a payment representative.

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Postal Offices Extend Hours for Holiday Mail

Posted: 12/07/2006 - Some local post offices are extending their hours to meet the high demands of holiday mail. The United States post office says it will mail an average of 150 million pieces of mail every day in December, not including packages.

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Investigators Search for Flash Point of Fatal Blast

Posted: 12/07/2006 - Milwaukee's police chief says investigators continue to look today for the flash point that caused propane vapors to explode at the Falk Corporation, killing 3 employees and injuring dozens of others.

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Ho-Chunk President Will Stay in Office

Posted: 12/07/2006 - A tribal court has reinstated the Ho-Chunk Nation's president. Judge Amanda Rockman agreed with George Lewis' argument that the grounds for removing him were false and based on inaccurate information.

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