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Police refer murder charges against suspect after victim dies

The Madison Police Department says a shooting last week on Waunona Woods Court is now a homicide after the victim died. 

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Iowa native Maddie Poppe wins 'American Idol' Video included

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Iowa native Maddie Poppe has won "American Idol." The singer-songwriter bested Caleb Lee Hutchinson and Gabby Barrett in Monday night's two-hour finale on WKOW ABC.

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ACLU: Amazon shouldn't sell face-recognition tech to police

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The American Civil Liberties Union and other privacy activists are asking Amazon to stop marketing a powerful facial recognition tool to police.

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Teen ordered to pay $37 million restitution for 2017 forest fire

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A teenager who started a major wildfire in the scenic Columbia River Gorge in Oregon has been ordered to pay restitution for at least the next decade.

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Favre says he went to rehab 3 times to fight addictions

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Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre says he made three trips to rehabilitation centers during his career to fight his dependence on painkillers and alcohol.

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Video: As bear habitat expands, sightings on the rise

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Don't be surprised if you see a bear running through the fields near Fox lake. Steven Hopp saw one on his way to work May 18, and captured video that he shared to his Facebook page. 

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Report: Almost half of US families can't afford basics like rent and food

Nearly 51 million households don't earn enough to afford a monthly budget that includes housing, food, child care, health care, transportation and a cell phone, according to a study released last week by the United Way ALICE Project. 

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Diocese of Madison to investigate 2nd allegation against accused priest Video included

The Diocese of Madison says it will investigate a second allegation of sexual misconduct against Father William Nolan.

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