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UW-Madison Student Newspaper Fires Editor for Plagiarism

Posted: 12/05/2006 - An editor at a UW-Madison student newspaper has fired after repeatedly plagiarizing stories from other media outlets. Editor-in-Chief Taylor Hughes says the Badger-Herald fired its state editor November 30th and will be running an apology tomorrow for his actions.

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Couple Suspected in 9 Bank Robberies

Posted: 12/05/2006 - A boyfriend - girlfriend team may be connected to 9 bank robberies across Dane County. A criminal complaint says Jeffrey Dempsey and Amanda Green robbed banks in Monona, Sun Prairie, Middleton, Stoughton and Madison.

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Police Warn of "Bathroom" Robbery Suspect

Updated: 12/06/2006 - Madison police are issuing a warning tonight - be careful who you let into your home. Police are on the lookout for a woman who asks to use the bathroom and then robs the homeowner.

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Beefing Up Background Checks

Updated: 12/06/2006 - Employees who work closely with children are used to going through criminal background checks. Now, in some cases, volunteers are required to go through the same process.

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Allied Tenants Forced Out for Building Renovations

Updated: 12/06/2006 - A property manager on Allied Drive says the owner of three buildings wants to renovate the properties, which is forcing people living in 15 units to move out by the end of the year.

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Hunters Fined for Killing White Deer

Posted: 12/05/2006 - Among the more than 336,000 animals harvested in last month's gun deer hunting season was a rare white deer. Department of Natural Resources conservation warden Mike Mackenzie says albino deer are protected by law.

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Salesman Donates Durable Million-Mile Car to Wisconsin Museum

Posted: 12/05/2006 - Peter Gilbert of Glendale has driven his 1989 Saab 900 more than a million miles over the last 17 years. The durable Saab has survived 8 collisions with deer, including one that punctured the radiator. He recently donated his beloved car to the Wisconsin Automotive Museum.

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7th-Grader Saves Friend From Choking

Posted: 12/05/2006 - Good thing Inert Gilles was paying close attention during health class at school in Omro. The 7th-grader jumped into action when he saw his friend choking during lunch at Omro Middle School.

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Money Stolen From Favre's Skybox

Brett Favre

Posted: 12/05/2006 - As if Sunday's Packers loss wasn't painful enough. Police say several hundred dollars was stolen from two purses in Brett Favre's skybox during the Jets game.

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First Charged in Group Rape of 11-year-old Girl

Posted: 12/05/2006 - A 14-year-old boy is sentenced to a year in a juvenile correctional facility today for participating in the sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl. Prosecutors say the girl was assaulted by at least 14 males.

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Groom Arrested at Wedding Reception

Posted: 12/05/2006 - Sheboygan police say they tried to give the groom a little time after the wedding before arresting him. So, they waited until the reception. The 26-year-old Sheboygan man was arrested at his wedding reception on 4 outstanding warrants.

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Nun Charged With Sexually Abusing Boys

Posted: 12/05/2006 - A nun is charged with sexually abusing two boys at a Catholic grade school in Milwaukee in the 1960s. Sister Norma Giannini is accused of having sex with the boys when they were students at St. Patrick's Elementary School.

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Minnesota Tops List in Health Rankings

Posted: 12/05/2006 - An annual report released today puts Minnesota at the top of its health rankings for the 4th straight year. The report by the independent United Health Foundation concludes the nation's health overall improved slightly.

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State Says Meth Cases Down 31%

Posted: 12/05/2006 - The state Department of Justice says the number of meth cases and labs are on the decline. The state says meth activity declined about 31% between 2005 and 2006.

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Revenue Department Misdirects Funds

Posted: 12/05/2006 - A state audit shows revenue officials misdirected $10 million, creating a temporary shortage in the transportation fund. The Department of Revenue incorrectly credited the special Petroleum Inspection Fund with more than the fund actually collected.

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Ranking Doesn't Reflect All of Wisconsin

Posted: 12/04/2006 - A study out of Boston College puts Wisconsin 40th nationwide in terms of its charitable giving. Break down the local numbers, though, and it's a different story.

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Salvation Army in Serious Need

Posted: 12/04/2006 - The Salvation Army and Toys for Tots drive are coming up short this holiday season, due to an unusually high amount of need in the Dane county area.

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Marine From Wisconsin Rapids Area Killed in Iraq

Updated: 12/05/2006 - A 19-year-old Marine from the tiny Wood County community of Vesper has been killed in Iraq. The Pentagon says Lance Corporal Jesse Tillery died Saturday from wounds suffered during combat in Al Anbar province.

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