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Columbia County Highway Worker Killed

Posted: 12/12/2006 - Workers at the Columbia County Highway department are mourning after the death of a co-worker. A 41 year old man was killed this morning after being struck in the head.

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Former Legislator Will Direct Circus World

Posted: 12/12/2006 - A veteran state legislator who lost his job in the November election is the new executive director at the Circus World Museum in Baraboo. The museum's foundation has hired Stephen Freese. The Dodgeville Republican spent 16 years in the Assembly before losing re-election.

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Langlois Charged With First Degree Intentional Homicide

Posted: 12/12/2006 - The suspect in the murder of a Madison man is now charged with his death. 20-year-old Britney Langlois was arrested in Chicago last month on an unrelated parole violation. She's now charged with first degree intentional homicide.

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14 Dogs Seized From Iowa County Home

Updated: 12/13/2006 - 14 miniature poodles are in quarantine at the Iowa County Humane Society. They were found in a home covered in filth.

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Commission Discusses Free Tuition Plan

Posted: 12/12/2006 - A UW commission says the idea of free tuition is worth more discussion. The proposal would provide free tuition for all students in the UW System who agree to live and work in Wisconsin for 10-years after earning a bachelor's degree.

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The Reality of Rape

Updated: 12/13/2006 - Stranger-danger is top of mind after the recent UW student attacks. But, statistics show the true threat lies elsewhere. One in four women will know what it's like to be sexually assaulted--as many as 90-percent will know their attacker.

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Creator of Superhero Green Lantern Dies in Wisconsin

Posted: 12/12/2006 - The man who created the comic book superhero Green Lantern has died in Wisconsin. Martin Nodell died of natural causes at a nursing home in Muskego last weekend. He was 91.

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Bomb Threat Lands Jail Time

Posted: 12/12/2006 - A student who admitted to spray painting bomb threats at Superior High School will spend his prom weekend behind bars. 18-year-old Aaron Scott Sislo pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in Douglas County Circuit Court yesterday.

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Tribes Consider State Pensions for Police

Posted: 12/12/2006 - Tribal leaders in Wisconsin are considering whether to allow its police officers to join the state's pension program. The Oneida Tribe initiated the discussion. Letters have been sent to all of the state's 11 tribes and bands asking whether they would be interested in joining the pension system.

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Live, Homemade Bomb Found at Sheboygan Falls Laundry, Disarmed

Posted: 12/12/2006 - Police in Sheboygan Falls are trying to figure out how a live bomb got into a load of laundry at dry cleaner-laundromat business. Employees at Troy Cleaners and Launderers discovered the homemade explosive yesterday and called police.

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Mosinee Council OKs Senior Facility

Posted: 12/12/2006 - A construction company's plans to build an assisted-living facility in Mosinee is a go -- the second time around. The Mosinee Common Council has approved plans by KMK Construction of Freeport, Illinois.

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Gap Widens Between Median Income in Madison, Milwaukee

Posted: 12/12/2006 - The gap in median incomes in the state's two largest cities is growing. An analysis by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance shows the median family income in Madison is about $64,000 compared to nearly $36,000 in Milwaukee.

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It's Christmas in Wisconsin For One Katrina Survivor

Updated: 12/11/2006 - Steve Gonzales survived Hurricane Katrina, but lost everything and everyone close to him. Now, thanks to members of the High Point Church in Madison, he's spending Christmas with his new family.

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Reaching Out for Campus Safety

Updated: 12/11/2006 - Madison has set aside an extra $100,000 in this year's budget to help keep downtown and the campus area safe. And they want to hear from students on how to do it.

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Capital One Bowl Packages Selling Fast

Updated: 12/12/2006 - If you're thinking about going to the Capital One Bowl you better act fast. The Wisconsin Alumni Association says it's sold out of air, hotel and ticket packages.

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Stressing Student Safety on Campus

Posted: 12/11/2006 - This is a busy time of year for foot traffic at the UW. The fall semester is coming to a close, and for many students that means late-night walks home from the library. Police and UW leaders are working together to make sure there isn't another sexual assault attack on campus.

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Area Property Tax Bills Arriving

Updated: 12/12/2006 - Some residents in Madison saw their property tax bills actually go down this year. The property tax freeze and the lottery credit combined to decrease the mill rate.

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New Work-Release Jail Concerns

Posted: 12/11/2006 - Some residents on Madison's south side aren't happy about a plan for a work-release jail in their neighborhood. The 450-bed facility would be moved from the Ferris Huber Center on Rimrock Road to a new building on Fish Hatchery Road - just off the Beltline.

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"Booze and Belts" Campaign Kicks Off

Posted: 12/11/2006 - Wisconsin law enforcement agencies are cracking down on drunken drivers and unbelted motorists with their "Booze and Belts" campaign. The goal of the campaign is to prevent people from killing and injuring themselves and others during the holidays.

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Mazomanie Plant To Close- 380 Lose Jobs

Posted: 12/11/2006 - Sunny Industries in Mazomanie has announced they are closing. Employees were told in a letter they will get paid for the next 60 days.

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Police: Attacks on UW-Madison Campus Connected

Posted: 12/11/2006 - Madison Police say two sexual assault cases in the downtown area appear to be connected. According to police, both started and ended the same way, and both involved female UW-Madison students.

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Insanity Plea Entered in Oconomowoc Ax Slaying

Posted: 12/11/2006 - There's an insanity plea today in the case of an Oconomowoc man accused of bludgeoning his mother to death with an ax as she slept. 28-year-old Mark Totzke is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the August 10th slaying at the family's home

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