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Watch: Democrats seek to challenge Gov. Scott Walker

All eight candidates in the Democratic primary for governor appeared over the past few weeks on Capital City Sunday. 

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MPD: 9-year-old hit with paintball

Madison police are looking for a person who shot a paintball at a 9-year-old.

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Four Madison beaches closed to swimmers

 Blue-green algae and high bacteria counts have closed four Madison area beaches to swimmers Tuesday morning. 

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Portage police deliver baby

A Portage baby had a first run-in with police Monday night when mom went into labor with no one around to lend a hand. 

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Madison police looking for man who robbed woman at hotel

Police are looking for a man who robbed a woman at a Madison hotel early Tuesday morning. 

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Teen arrested in Madison after trying to grab officer's weapon during disturbance

A 16-year-old girl is arrested after getting into a fight, trying to grab an officer's weapon and attempting to spit on an officer, according to the Madison Police Department.

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Middleton police warn about leaving car, home unlocked after break-ins

The Middleton Police Department is reminding residents to lock cars, garages and homes after a rash of break-ins.

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Madison man sent to prison on drug charges

A Madison man was sentenced to seven years in prison after his drug-related arrest earlier this year. 

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Mixed feelings in the LGBTQI community regarding police participation in Pride Parade Video included

Pride parade marchers making their way down State Street in August 2017. Pride parade marchers making their way down State Street in August 2017.

Madison police hosted a listening session Monday to hear concerns from the LGBTQI community after an invitation to march in the Pride Parade was rescinded.

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Vandals tear up sports field in Barneveld

Police in Barneveld are looking for vandals who tore up a school sports field. They left tire tracks in the field right outside Barneveld High School. 

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'Mural Alley' opens for public viewing in Madison Video included

"Mural Alley" is a collection of five murals along buildings in the Madison East Shopping Center on East Washington Avenue. 

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Nonpartisan groups to offer voting assistance Video included

The election commission is expecting a 15 to 20 percent voter turnout for Tuesday's primary election. With a competitive Senate and governor's race, it's no surprise, politicians have been hoping for more on both sides of the aisle. 

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Top Republicans comment on Trump’s tweet on boycotting Harley-Davidson Video included

After President Trump called for a boycott of Harley-Davidson motorcycles Sunday, it’s now beginning to put pressure on top Republicans to weigh in a day before Wisconsin’s primary election. 

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Firefighters feed family's fish during California wildfire evacuations

A family who left their home in Redding, California as it was being threatened by the massive Carr fire, returned to find something fishy had happened. 

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Janesville officials clear up polling location confusion, work to eliminate polling at schools Video included

City officials in Janesville are trying to clear up some confusion when it comes to casting your ballot this Tuesday.  

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Teen charged with felony in connection with Dane County girl's apparent accidental shooting death Video included

A Chicago teenager appeared in Dane County court Monday to face the felony charge of intentionally giving a dangerous weapon to a minor, in connection to the June shooting death of a Monona Grove high school student.

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Motorcycle accident near Oregon causing backup on south bound Highway 14

 Fitchburg police are working a motorcycle accident just north of Oregon at HY 14 and county HI M and MM.  

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Goodwill Korea delegation visits Madison Video included

Members of the South Korean Goodwill delegation speak with South Central Wisconsin Goodwill representative, Heather Kennedy. Members of the South Korean Goodwill delegation speak with South Central Wisconsin Goodwill representative, Heather Kennedy.

Goodwill of South Central Wisconsin hosted international guests on Monday.

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UW-Whitewater disputes analyst's reference to 'nowhere schools'

UW-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper today took issue with color analyst James Loften's characterization of the university as a "nowhere school."

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Amended complaint filed against UnityPoint Health after second data breach

An amended complaint has been filed against Iowa Health System, the company that runs UnityPoint Health, after a second data breach. 

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Three Lake Mendota beaches closed due to blue-green algae

 Three beaches on Lake Mendota have been closed to swimming, according to water testers for PublicHealth Madison-Dane County.  

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Teen attempts to disarm officer responding to pepper spray incident

A 16-year-old girl attempted to disarm a Madison Police sergeant Saturday afternoon after several officers responded to a disturbance outside in the 1100 block of Morraine View Drive. 

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Tuesday's primary election: What you need to know Video included

State election officials say a nearly 20 percent turnout is expected as Wisconsin voters head to the polls Tuesday to cast ballots in the partisan primary.

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Teen accused in beating of UW student pleads guilty to battery charge

A teenager whose beating of a UW student at a dormitory was captured on video will be given a chance to have his criminal charge wiped out.

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Koval disappointed uniformed officers disinvited to gay pride parade Video included

OutReach LGBT Community Center photo via Facebook OutReach LGBT Community Center photo via Facebook

Madison Police Chief Mike Koval expressed disappointment that uniformed officers were asked not to participate in the upcoming Madison Gay Pride Parade. 

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MPD: Man arrested for battery inside Red Shed

Police arrested a man Saturday after he punched another man inside of a downtown Madison bar.

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UPDATE: Dodge County Sheriff identifies man killed in motorcycle crash

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a fatal traffic crash involving a motorcycle and its driver. 

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Madison police release surveillance image of May battery suspect

Madison police and Madison Area Crime Stoppers are asking for your help in identifying a suspect responsible for battery on State Street. 

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Peter Strzok fired from the FBI

The FBI has fired Peter Strzok, an agent who was removed from the Russia probe last year for sending text messages disparaging President Donald Trump, Strzok's lawyer said Monday. 

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Investigators search for cause of west side Madison apartment building fire Video included

Eighteen people aren't in their homes Monday night after a fire burned through a condominium on the west side of Madison. The fire began at Greystone Condominiums on Cricket Lane off Old Sauk Road around 10:30 in the morning. 

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Madison encourages movers to donate unwanted items for Moving Days

Movers can donate usable items to different organizations in Madison. 

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AP Source: Aretha Franklin is seriously ill

Aretha Franklin is seriously ill, according to a person close to the singer. 

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UPDATE: Lodi officials clear scene after brief evacuation following gas main rupture

An area in Lodi is back open after a gas main was ruptured Monday morning, according to the Lodi Police Department.

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Trump tweets about Harley-Davidson boycott

President Donald Trump is backing calls for a Harley-Davidson boycott amid an ongoing steel tariff dispute.

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Average US price of gas rises 2 cents per gallon to $2.93

The average U.S. price of regular-grade gasoline has risen 2 cents a gallon over the past two weeks, to $2.93.

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Wisconsin Red Cross volunteer returns from California wildfires Video included

A Southern Wisconsin Red Cross volunteer returned Saturday after two weeks helping hundreds displaced by the Carr fire near Redding, California.

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Greenfield officer hurt after flipping squad while chasing suspect Video included

A chase leads to a police car flipped on its roof and a Milwaukee-area officer in the a hospital.

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Makeshift Festival celebrates creativity in Madison Video included

Madison's Makeshift Festival took over Tenney Park on Sunday. 

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Mighty Con takes over Monona Terrace Video included

Madison Comic Con is back at the Monona Terrace Sunday. It's called Mighty Con.

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Museum to honor Green Bay Packers' first black players

Green Bay's Neville Public Museum is highlighting the contribution of the team's first African-American players in a new exhibit.

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Families raise money for Dane County Immigration Assistance fund Video included

On the surface it was mostly fun and games, but the Kids Helping Kids and Families event had high hopes for several objectives. 

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Wildfire smoke causes haze and "moderate" air quality for area

Wildfire smoke plumes via NOAA Wildfire smoke plumes via NOAA

The sky doesn't look as blue Sunday, despite conditions being mostly sunny. Rather, it looks milky white and hazy.

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Madison Radicals win their first AUDL Championship Video included

After years of trying but always falling short, the Madison Radicals were victorious in the American Ultimate Disc League (AUDL) Championship on Sunday, beating the Dallas Roughnecks, 20-16, at Breese Stevens Field.

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Beloit felon keeps police at bay in domestic abuse case

A 40-year-old Beloit man has been arrested on charges of domestic battery and failure to comply with an arrest after holding police to an hour-long standoff Saturday night.  

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Second east side bank robbed - third in Madison this past week

Another bank robbery in Madison: the Chase Bank in the 4200 block of East Towne Blvd. was hit mid-morning Saturday.  

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Janesville man arrested for burglary, stalking and fleeing

Police were led on on a car chase with speeds reaching 50 miles per hour.

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More than 190 breweries attend the Great Taste of the Midwest Video included

People from all over the world are in Madison this weekend for the Great Taste of the Midwest. 

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DJ who witnessed shooting returns to Madison's WORT radio Video included

The DJ known as "Boss Lady" said she is addressing the shooting on her hip-hop show but wants to get back to its true focus: being a service to her listening community.   

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Sun Prairie man joining fire department after explosion destroys home Video included

 A month after a gas leak caused an explosion levels parts of downtown Sun Prairie, the city is working to move forward.  

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Absentee voting wraps up in Madison Video included

With just days before the partisan primary in Wisconsin, in-person absentee voting concluded in Madison on Saturday. 

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Man arrested for OWI after slamming into Dollar General

A Dollar General store in Darlington remains closed after police say a drunk driver struck the building, causing significant damage. 

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Geek Craft Expo kicks off in Madison

Etsy met Comic Con on Saturday at the Geek Craft Expo at the Madison Masonic Center. 

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At-risk kids get school supplies from Madison organization Video included

The 100 Black Men of Madison organization is ensuring kids go back to school with everything they need for the classroom.  

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Rally held to support pro-gun discussions Video included

The Wisconsin chapter of the National Constitution Coalition of Patriotic Americans held a rally at the Capitol on Saturday. 

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Oregon contractor stresses importance of National 811 Day Video included

Construction experts say reminders to "call before you dig," are especially important - especially in light of recent gas leaks and the explosion in Sun Prairie.

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Woman, 21, gets second OWI after crashing into Madison bank

A 21-year-old Belleville woman is facing charges after she reportedly crashed her car into a credit union building early Saturday.

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UPDATE: Beloit double-shooting suspect arrested in Janesville Saturday

Beloit Police say two people are in custody after a short chase through a residential area in Janesville Saturday morning. 

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Know your Wisconsin: Waterfalls Video included

Wisconsin is home to many breathtaking and visually stunning waterfalls. 

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Madison bicyclist shot twice with a BB gun Thursday

 Madison cyclist randomly shot with a BB gun.

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More than 20 agencies look for man who allegedly stole dozens of credit cards Video included

Beaver Dam police are looking for a man, or men, involved in the theft of dozens of credit cards and the use of those stolen cards.

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Gov. Walker declares Northwestern Wisconsin eligible for disaster funding

Six counties in Northwestern Wisconsin are now eligible for federal money for recovering from severe storms and flooding that hit the area earlier this summer.  

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President Trump approves relief for six flooded Wisconsin counties

President Donald Trump approved a major disaster declaration for six counties in northwestern Wisconsin that were devastated by floods.  The declaration will help Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Douglas and Iron counties. 

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Deadly Milwaukee gas station gunfight is caught on camera Video included

The shootout at a gas station in Milwaukee on Thursday night left one person dead and two others hurt. It's the city's ninth murder in nine days. 

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Clothes for Kids Program ensures all kids go back to school in style Video included

East Towne and West Towne Malls are partnering up with Community Action Coalition for South-Central Wisconsin to help every kid go back to school in style.

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Popular Sun Prairie restaurant reopens a month after gas explosion Video included

Guimo's Mexican Restaurant in downtown Sun Prairie was back in business Friday.

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'Slender Man' is now in theaters, but Wisconsin release is limited Video included

"Slender Man" hit theaters nationwide Friday but many movie houses in Wisconsin aren't showing it.

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Tony Evers defends the writing in Ed Wall's "tell-all" book Video included

Wisconsin's former Corrections Secretary releases his "tell-all" book accusing Governor Scott Walker and Attorney General Brad Schimel of "driving him to the edge of suicide." 

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TRAFFIC ALERT: Rollover crash at Whalen and Fish Hatchery in Fitchburg

Fitchburg police currently are on the scene of a rollover crash at Whalen Road and South Fish Hatchery Road. 

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Madison man arrested for allegedly robbing a cab driver

Emmanuel L. Harris of Madison has been arrested for reportedly robbing a taxi cab driver Sunday night.

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Dane County health department looking for dog that bit a woman

Public Health Madison and Dane County is looking for information regarding a dog that bit a woman on Friday, Aug. 10.

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Lafayette County sex offender currently has no home upon release from jail

A registered sex offender will be released into the Darlington later this month, however he currently has no place to live.

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Police searching for man who robbed Madison bank Friday afternoon

Madison police are investigating a robbery Friday afternoon at a Madison bank. 

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Police seek suspect in widespread fraud investigation

The Beaver Dam Police Department is investigating a theft-by-fraud complaint where an unidentified subject or subjects stole multiple credit cards from a local YMCA.

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100 mph chase leads to felony charges for Lancaster man

Carlos Guerrero, 31, of Lancaster is facing felony and other traffic charges in Grant County following a high-speed chase earlier this week. 

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Independent group sends incorrect polling location info to Janesville voters

Janesville officials have recently been made aware that some voters have received postcards issued by "the Voting Project" reminding individuals to vote.in the AUG 14 elections. 

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Adams County data breach could affect more than 250,000 people; county official under investigation Video included

 Investigators have launched a criminal investigation after discovering a major data breach of the Adams County computer system. 

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Vandals damage 36 headstones overnight at Madison's Forest Hill Cemetery Video included

Numerous headstones at Madison's historic Forest Hill Cemetery were damaged overnight, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.  

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UPDATE: Police respond to report of gunfire at suburban NY hospital

Police are responding to a report of gunfire at a hospital in New York City's northern suburbs.

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NTSB releases preliminary report on deadly duck boat crash

Photo via NTSB report Photo via NTSB report

The NTSB released its preliminary report on the deadly duck boat crash in Missouri. 

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UPDATE: Northbound lanes of I-39/90 near Stoughton reopen following crash

The WisDOT Traffic Management Center says all lanes are now open.

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UPDATE: 911 service has been restored in Adams, Columbia, Juneau & Marquette Counties

Emergency 911 service has been restored in Adams, Columbia, Juneau and Marquette Counties.

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Officials: Tornado sirens in Madison were an error

Madison officials say the tornado sirens that went off on the west side of the city Monday morning were an error.

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Book'n It Run honors injured firefighter from Sun Prairie explosion

Nearly 500 runners and walkers took park in Sun Prairie's Book'n It Run, an event that helps raise money for the Sun Prairie Public Library. 

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Area residents react to more gas leaks in Sun Prairie

The gas leak Friday night near East Main Street and Whitetail Drive was a bit of a scare for many in the area. 

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Navy veteran fighting cancer crosses skydiving off his bucket list Video included

A Navy veteran had some thrills early Friday morning. Tom Riley went skydiving for the first time since he was in the Navy about 30 years.

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Man facing major health issues uses CrossFit to transform his health and body Video included

Al Sagapolutele working out at CrossFit Connex in Madison. Al Sagapolutele working out at CrossFit Connex in Madison.

Crossfit helps one man who was facing major health trouble transform his health and body.

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WATCH: Sun Prairie first responders honored at CrossFit Games

Credit: Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau Credit: Madison Convention and Visitors Bureau

The 2018 Reebok CrossFit Games recognized Sun Prairie first responders Friday before the start of competition. 

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UPDATE: Gas leak contained in Stoughton

Stoughton police are currently on the scene of a gas main break in Stoughton. 

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US employers add 157,000 jobs, jobless rate hits 3.9 pct.

U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, adding 157,000 jobs, a solid gain but below the healthy pace they maintained in the first half of this year. 

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Salvatore's Pizza in Sun Prairie back open following explosion

Salvatore's Pizza reopened full time on Thursday following the deadly explosion in Sun Prairie last month. 

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Cashton firefighters, first responders raise money for Sun Prairie Fire Department

Firefighters and first responders from across the state are helping the Sun Prairie Fire Department move forward after a deadly explosion early July.

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UPDATE: 911 call came during training exercise at Ohio base

An Air Force base in Ohio says a 911 call during a training exercise set off reports of an active shooter that sent dozens of security forces and other emergency responders to the base.

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Apple becomes 1st trillion-dollar company

Apple has become the world's first publicly traded company to be valued at $1 trillion. 

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UPDATE: 4 vehicles involved in Columbia Co. crash, minor injuries reported

Lanes are back open after a crash on US 51 in Columbia County Thursday morning, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation.

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UPDATE: Westbound Beltline near Gammon Road has cleared following an earlier accident

The westbound Beltline backing up at Gammon Road following traffic incident about noon Wednesday. The far right lane is currently closed as of 12:15 p.m.

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Jefferson Award Winner, July 2018: Mary Fulton Video included

A Madison woman has made it her mission to better the community, volunteering with people who she says often get treated unfairly. 

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Cannon fire damages Mineral Point museum

Authorities in Iowa County are looking for information on damage discovered at a museum in Mineral Point. 

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Jefferson Award Winner, June 2018: Paul Ashe Video included

There's a place in Madison where anyone can go to get a free, homemade meal.  

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Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier advocates for climate change policies on Capitol Hill Video included

27 Storm Track Chief Meteorologist Bob Lindmeier met with local congressional leaders to lobby for climate change policies.

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