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Arson Investigators Light Their Own Fires

Updated: 11/05/2006 - Every year, 500 people are killed in vehicle fires, and more than a thousand firefighters are injured putting them out. This weekend. arson investigators from across the state received hands on training to learn more about vehicle fires, and how to determine when someone has deliberately set them.

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Political Ad Overload?

Updated: 11/04/2006 - You don't necessarily need a calendar to tell you election day is approaching. Turn on your TV and you're bombarded with political ads.

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Hotel Evacuated in Johnson Creek

Posted: 11/04/2006 - A Johnson Creek hotel is open again this morning following a problem with swimming pool chemicals.

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Van Hollen Prepares Defamation Suit Over Newago Bail Ad

Posted: 11/03/2006 - JB Van Hollen says he's filing a defamation lawsuit against an independent group and his Democratic opponent, Kathleen Falk. It's over campaign ads that criticized him for not reviewing the bail set for a man who later murdered a girl in Bayfield County.

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Lawyer for Boy Charged in Principal's Death Fights Record Seizure

Posted: 11/03/2006 - Lawyers for a boy accused of shooting a principal to death in September don't want prosecutors to use his school records. Debra O'Rourke, an attorney for Eric Hainstock, says prosecutors had no right to seize Hainstock's school records.

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Felony Charges Contribute to Nurse Shortage?

Posted: 11/03/2006 - A Madison nurse is facing prison time for allegedly killing a 16-year-old patient by giving her the wrong medication ... Experts in the medical field say that penalty is too harsh and could end up scaring away badly needed nurses.

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UW Sports Shine in National Spotlight

Posted: 11/03/2006 - 8 UW teams made the national rankings last week and the men's basketball team is listed among the Top 10 in the country. UW Athletic Director Barry Alvarez credits his coaches and players for the recognition.

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A Witness To History

Updated: 11/04/2006 - A Russian language interpreter for the British military in WWII was in Madison Friday, speaking about being at the table in Yalta and Potsdam with Churchill and Stalin.

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Alcohol and Speed Cause Near Miss on Interstate 39-90

Posted: 11/03/2006 - Police say an impaired driver crashed into a patrol car during a routine traffic stop along I-39-90 Thursday night. 48-year-old David B. Stephens of Janesville will likely be charged in the incident.

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More than 400 Guard Soldiers Return this Weekend

Posted: 11/03/2006 - More than 400 National Guard soldiers return to Wisconsin this weekend. The First Battalion, 120th Field Artillery will return to Volk Field near Tomah aboard two aircrafts.

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Elections Official Predicting Voter Turnout Over 50%

Posted: 11/03/2006 - A state elections official is predicting voter turnout could top 50% on Tuesday. Elections Board spokesman Kyle Richmond says tight races for governor, attorney general and the Eighth Congressional District, as well as two referendums will draw voters to the polls.

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Unusual Exhibit at UW-La Crosse

Posted: 11/03/2006 - An unusual art exhibit at UW-La Crosse titled ``Nature Calls'' is drawing attention. Organizers say it's a way for artists to express their creativity in relation to ecology. The exhibits show the point where nature and humans collide, in one case -- roadkill.

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Jury Convicts Superior Man of Murdering Neighbor

Posted: 11/03/2006 - The Douglas County trial for a Superior man convicted of killing a neighbor with a samurai sword moves to the insanity phase. A jury deliberated only 90 minutes on Thursday before convicting 32-year-old Jason Borelli in the beating and stabbing death of Leah Gustafson.

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Two Former Officers Enter Pleas in Jude Beating

Posted: 11/03/2006 - Frank Jude's attorney says it's somewhat satisfying to see two former Milwaukee police officers take responsibility for the beating his client. Jude attorney Jonathan Safran says he's ``cautiously optimistic'' that the remaining federal defendants will be convicted.

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Janesville Police Officers In Trouble With The Law

Updated: 11/03/2006 - A night of alleged drunkeness leads to the resignation of two Janesville Police officers. The two officers were reportedly dating and got into an argument that ended in violence and one officers arrest.

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Kohl says Flap Over Kerry Comment ``History''

Posted: 11/02/2006 - Wisconsin Democratic Senator Herb Kohl was asked on Thursday how he felt about the blow-up over comments Senator John Kerry made this week about Iraq. Kohl says people have moved on and the flap is history.

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Drunken Driver Sentenced to 26 Years in Prison

Posted: 11/02/2006 - A Milwaukee man has been sentenced to 26 years in prison for killing one teen and injuring two others in a drunken driving accident. Prosecutors say 49-year-old Terry Kletzien was drunk in January when he ran a red light and slammed into an oncoming car.

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Thompson's name missing from state building

Posted: 11/02/2006 - Someone has made off with Tommy Thompson's name. The letters denoting a state building as the Tommy G. Thompson Commerce Center have been missing since at least late August.

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Picket Continues to Support Goodyear Workers on Strike

Posted: 11/02/2006 - The picket lines were full on Thursday night outside of the Goodyear plant in Sun Prairie where a mass picket is underway to support the nearly 250 workers who have been on strike for 4 weeks.

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Nurse Charged with Neglect in Patient's Death

Updated: 11/03/2006 - A nurse is charged in Dane County with neglect in the death of a teenage patient. 16-year-old Jasmine Gant died in July at Saint Mary's Hospital after she was injected intravenously with an epidural anesthetic.

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Janesville School Referendum Could Set State Record

Posted: 11/02/2006 - More than $70 million: that is how much the Janesville School District is asking taxpayers for in a referendum question on next week's ballot. If it passes, it would be the largest school referendum in state history.

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