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Committee to consider replacing police officers at Madison high schools with liaison program

The use of education resource officers has drawn a heated response from some in the community. Read more

Racine man gets 28 years prison in 3-year-old son's accidental shooting death

Jeffrey L. Pitt Jr. was sentenced Friday to 28 years in prison after he admitted to getting drunk and falling asleep with a gun in his waistband while caring for his two toddler sons. He awoke on July 12, 2017, to find that his 3-year-old son had accidentally shot and killed himself. Read more

Madison mayor alleges Dane County 'blackmailing' city over highway reconstruction

Soglin is taking issue with Dane County over whether the city or county should be required to maintain Cottage Grove and Buckeye roads. Read more

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Portage man charged with reckless endangerment after woman's near-fatal overdose

Terry Meiners, 35, appeared Thursday in Columbia County Circuit Court charged with distribution of methamphetamine, second-degree reckless endangerment and two counts of felony bail jumping. He is being held on a $10,000 cash bond. Read more

U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson after meeting with business execs: tariff damage 'very significant'

MILWAUKEE — Wisconsin Republican U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson said Monday he’s concerned with the Trump administration’s “widespread tariffs” and … Read more

Complaint: La Valle man said he stole from employer because he was owed money

Sauk County prosecutors have charged 35-year-old Daniel G. Drews with felony burglary and misdemeanor theft, alleging he stole equipment from a Reedsburg snow removal company in April. Read more

Former Oakhill officer sentenced to jail for behavior at prison

Former Oakhill Correctional Institution officer Kaitlyn Schulz was sentenced Monday to 60 days in jail after pleading guilty to three misdemeanors. Read more

Wisconsin Republicans chastise Russia, but refrain from criticizing Trump's remarks

Ryan issued a statement saying "there is no question that Russia interfered in our election." Read more

Police: After attack on girlfriend, La Crosse man critically injured in fall from car hood as she tried to escape

The 32-year-old man, whose name was not released, strangled and punched his live-in girlfriend about 3:40 a.m. Sunday, police reported. Read more

Man from the Netherlands charged with stalking, intimidating Onalaska woman he met online

Prosecutors charged Gerwin Ferwerda with stalking, obstructing officers and felony intimidation of a victim, criminal trespass, criminal damage to property and disorderly conduct, all with use of a dangerous weapon.  Read more

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Wisconsin sports

Brewers All-Star Jeremy Jeffress turned life, game around

MILWAUKEE — It’s taken nearly 12 years, but Jeremy Jeffress is finally an All-Star at age 30. Read more

Business briefing

La Crosse airport lands federal grant in bid to restore service to Detroit

The La Crosse Regional Airport has received a $750,000 federal grant to help land air service to Detroit. Read more

Entertainment and leisure

Wine of the week: Brasswood 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley ($38)

Brasswood, north of St. Helena on Highway 29, is like mecca for food and wine lovers: the property has a Bakery & Bar on site for morning coffee and breakfast bites, or mid-day lunch salads, gourmet sandwiches and pizza options for enjoying either in the chic indoor area, or outdoors at any number of comfortable spots. The Bakery's large, inviting space can also be booked for pizza parties. For restaurant service, there is the Brasswood Bar & Kitchen where you can treat yourself to seared tuna, a ribeye burger, Duck Bolognese or any number of other incredible dishes. Read more

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