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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'

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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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As summit looms, North Korean media return to angry tone

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Summit notwithstanding, North Korea's media appear to be stepping up their rhetorical attacks on South Korea and joint military exercises with the United States, warning that a budding detente could be in danger. More>>

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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Family grieves loss of toddler who died in Portage apartment fire Video included

20-month-old Damien Lawless died in apartment fire in Portage Sunday. 20-month-old Damien Lawless died in apartment fire in Portage Sunday.

It's been more than 24 hours since a fire broke out at the Ram Hotel Sunday taking the life of a toddler, Damien Lawless. Emotions were still high with Damien's father, Chad Lawless, who called the toddler "his little guy."

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Gov. Walker wants answers after allegations against UW dean Video included

Governor Scott Walker is calling for answers from the University of Wisconsin system after records were released showing it could have mishandled sexual misconduct complaints against a former assistant dean.

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Man who sexually assaulted UW student to live in Fitchburg

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A Madison man who sexually assaulted a UW-Madison student in a stairwell in 2006 finished his jail sentence and will be moving to Fitchburg. 

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Family remembers son who died trying to save another life Video included

A Monona family is grieving the loss of a son, a brother and a husband-to-be after he was killed while doing what he did best: helping others.

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Red Cross helping Portage families Video included

The Red Cross and another local agency provided a place to stay for residents who were living in a building where a deadly fire happened Sunday morning. 

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State Supreme Court raises minimum wage for court-appointed attorneys Video included

The Wisconsin Supreme Court voted to raise the hourly wage for court-appointed attorneys. 

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Former Badger looking for love on "The Bachelorette" Video included

It's happened again. There's contestant on this season of ABC's The Bachelorette with a Madison connection.

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'Dancing With the Stars' athletes winner crowned

This story contains spoilers from the spring 2018 season of Dancing with the Stars.

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'Our Lives' magazine founder believes they were a victim of a targeted crime Video included

The 'Our Lives' magazine office has a new door today after a rock was thrown through their old one on Friday.  The founder of the magazine believes it may have been a hate crime.  

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Police contacted Madison Catholic officials about priest in 2015 Video included

Madison Catholic officials were contacted by police about Father William Nolan in 2015, more than two years before Nolan was criminally charged with six, felony child sex crimes.

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UPDATE: Man who died attempting to help crash victim identified by medical examiner Video included

A Monona man has died after falling over an overpass on Highway 51 while trying to help an intoxicated driver who was involved in a crash near DeForest Saturday.

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  • Records: Teen suspect said he 'drove at' Maryland officer

    Records: Teen suspect said he 'drove at' Maryland officer

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:37:59 GMT
    (Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP). Tactical police stage in a Safeway parking lot on Belair Road near Chapel Road in response to the death of a Baltimore County police officer in Perry Hall, Md., May 21, 2018. Rifle-toting police swarmed into th...(Jerry Jackson/The Baltimore Sun via AP). Tactical police stage in a Safeway parking lot on Belair Road near Chapel Road in response to the death of a Baltimore County police officer in Perry Hall, Md., May 21, 2018. Rifle-toting police swarmed into th...
    Authorities hunt past nightfall for suspects after witness says Maryland police officer was run over by Jeep and fatally injured.More >>
    Authorities hunt past nightfall for suspects after witness says Maryland police officer was run over by Jeep and fatally injured.More >>
  • Trump appeals again to delay 'Apprentice' contestant's suit

    Trump appeals again to delay 'Apprentice' contestant's suit

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:37:53 GMT
    President Donald Trump wants New York's highest court to delay a defamation suit filed by a former "Apprentice" contestant who accused him of unwanted groping and kissing.More >>
    President Donald Trump wants New York's highest court to delay a defamation suit filed by a former "Apprentice" contestant who accused him of unwanted groping and kissing.More >>
  • Hawaii volcano producing toxic lava haze plume called 'laze'

    Hawaii volcano producing toxic lava haze plume called 'laze'

    Tuesday, May 22 2018 1:37 PM EDT2018-05-22 17:37:48 GMT
    (U.S. Geological Survey via AP). This image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava as it continues to enter the sea at two locations near Pahoa, Hawaii, Monday, May 21, 2018. Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and set...(U.S. Geological Survey via AP). This image provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows lava as it continues to enter the sea at two locations near Pahoa, Hawaii, Monday, May 21, 2018. Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is pouring into the sea and set...
    The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction.More >>
    The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction.More >>
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