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Former Deputy Committed In Slaying Of Wife, Sister-In-Law

A judge has committed a former Dane County sheriff’s deputy with Lou Gehrig’s disease to a mental health institution after a jury earlier found he was not legally responsible for killing his wife and sister-in-law.

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In Madison, Police Protests Stay Peaceful

When a white police officer killed an unarmed biracial teen in Wisconsin’s capital city, the shooting quickly heightened tensions and stirred up protests.

05/14/2015

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Wisconsin’s Capital Faces Test After Shooting Decision

Some of the Madison Police Department’s toughest critics peacefully protested in the hours after a prosecutor said he wouldn’t charge a white officer who killed an unarmed biracial man. But the city faced another test Wednesday as activists called for a widespread walkout.

05/13/2015

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Prosecutor: No Charges Against White Police Officer

A Wisconsin prosecutor has decided not to charge a white police officer in the death of an unarmed biracial man in Madison.

05/12/2015

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Things To Know About Police Shooting In Madison

A prosecutor is set to announce Tuesday whether a white police officer will face charges for killing a young unarmed biracial man in Madison. Here’s a few things to know about the case:

05/11/2015

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2nd Escaped New Richmond Inmate Captured In Madison

A second of three escaped inmates is in police custody Friday afternoon, according to the New Richmond Police Department.

05/08/2015

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Madison Bans Discrimination Against Atheists, Non-Religious

While conservatives in Indiana and Arkansas were explaining last month why their new religious objections laws weren’t invitations to discriminate against gays, the leaders of Wisconsin’s capital city were busy protecting the rights of another group: atheists.

05/03/2015

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Lawsuit: Minn. Man Says He Was Abused By A Nun

A man who says he was sexually abused by a nun spoke out on Wednesday as part of the first Minnesota case filed against an order of Catholic nuns.

04/29/2015

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‘Pot (The Movie)’ Features Plight Of Minnesota Family

A movie premiering Saturday at the Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival is taking on marijuana. Michael Hope’s film, “Pot (the movie),” tells the plight of a Minnesota woman who gave her son medical marijuana.

04/11/2015

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Black DA To Decide Charges Against White Wisconsin Officer

In several high-profile U.S. cases in the past year, white prosecutors have declined to charge white police officers who killed black men. That won’t be the case in a recent police-involved shooting in the Wisconsin capital of Madison, where the decision about whether to charge the white officer rests in the hands of a liberal biracial prosecutor who identifies as black.

04/11/2015

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Wis. Gov. Signs Bill Allowing For Liquor Sampling At Stores

Samples of hard alcohol will soon be offered at liquor and grocery stores in Wisconsin under a bill Gov. Scott Walker has signed into law.

04/09/2015

Records: 19-Year-Old Killed By Officer Trusted Police

Police released hundreds of documents Friday related to the fatal police shooting of a 19-year-old man in Madison, including records that show he told his mother he trusted police after a 2014 arrest.

04/05/2015

Union: Test Shows Madison Officer Was Sober After Shooting

A white Madison Police officer who killed an unarmed biracial man earlier this month was sober after the shooting, according blood test results that the police union released Thursday.

03/26/2015

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Wisconsin Judge To Hold Hearing On Right-To-Work Challenge

A Madison judge is set to hold a hearing on whether to temporarily block Wisconsin’s new right-to-work law.

03/19/2015

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Hundreds Expected At Funeral For 19-Year-Old Shot By Officer

Hundreds are expected to attend the funeral for an unarmed 19-year-old who was killed last weekend by a Madison police officer. Tony Robinson, who is biracial, died March 6 after what police say was a confrontation in which he assaulted the white officer.

03/14/2015

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Rallies Related To Madison Police Shooting Planned

Two rallies are planned in Madison, one to protest the shooting of an unarmed biracial man by a white police officer and another in support of law enforcement.

03/11/2015

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Protesters Fill Wisconsin Capitol For Shooting Rally

An unarmed black man fatally shot by a white Wisconsin police officer faced a choice between a middle-class lifestyle and the gang world and tended to be an impulsive risk-taker, according to court documents.

03/09/2015

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Protests Follow Fatal Police Shooting Of Unarmed 19-Year-Old

Peaceful protesters in Madison took to the college town’s streets with chants of “Black Lives Matter” following the fatal shooting of an unarmed, black 19-year-old by a white police officer, who authorities say fired after he was assaulted. The city’s police chief said he understood the anger, assuring demonstrators his department would defend their rights as he implored the community to act with restraint.

03/08/2015

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Protests After Unarmed Black Man, 19, Killed By Wis. Police

A 19-year-old black man died Friday night after being shot by an officer in Madison, authorities said. The man was shot after an altercation with the officer and died at a hospital, Police Chief Mike Koval said.

03/07/2015

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2 Isolated In Portage County In Suspected Measles Cases

Health officials say two patients have been isolated in Portage County while tests are done to see if they have the measles. The county’s Health and Human Services Department says testing on the two suspected cases is being done at the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene in Madison.

02/13/2015

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Wisconsin Gov. Walker Forms Group To Boost Possible 2016 Bid

Republican Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced Tuesday that he formed a political organization to help boost a potential 2016 presidential run, the first concrete step toward a possible campaign that comes as others are also ramping up efforts to seek the GOP nomination.

01/27/2015

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Madison Man Charged With Human Trafficking

Prosecutors have charged a Madison man with human trafficking and sexual assault.

11/03/2014

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Minn. Mom Pleads Not Guilty For Treating Son’s Pain With Medical Cannabis

A Minnesota mother is charged with child endangerment for giving her son medical marijuana to treat his pain.

09/29/2014

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Man Killed After Tire Flies Through Windshield In Wis.

A passenger in a car was killed after a tire flew off an oncoming vehicle and through the windshield of the victim’s car on the interstate in Dane County. The State Patrol says the fatal accident happened shortly after 1 a.m. Monday on Interstate 39/90 near Madison’s Beltline interchange.

09/29/2014

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Minn. Mom Charged For Treating Son’s Pain With Medical Cannabis

A Minnesota mother is charged with child endangerment for giving her son medical marijuana to treat his pain.

08/20/2014

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