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Power Station Fires Knock Out Service to Thousands in Madison

Fires at two power substations in Wisconsin’s capital have knocked out power to more than 11,000 customers on what is promising to be a sweltering day. An explosion and fire at the Madison Gas and Electric main power center sent a plume of thick, black smoke over Madison’s east side about 7:40 a.m. Friday. A…read more »

UW Whitewater Campus

Cool Locations Open at UW-Whitewater During Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for Walworth and Rock counties for Thursday and Friday, with temperatures in the 90s and heat index values in the 100s. Community members are invited to escape the heat in the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s air-conditioned buildings. These locations are open to the public during the following…read more »


Memes Posted by Deputy Warden Investigated by Department of Corrections

The Wisconsin Department of Corrections is investigating two memes posted online by a deputy warden.  Richard Schneiter posted a meme of two garbage bags next to a Muslim woman and child, with a Facebook caption saying the woman had three beautiful children.  In another Facebook posting, Schneiter posted a meme with the Confederate flag next…read more »

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Wisconsin Democrats Want LRB to Draw District Boundaries

A bill which would require the Legislative Reference Bureau to draw district boundaries isn’t expected to make it past Republican leadership next session.  Senator Dave Hansen and Representative Robyn Vining promoted the legislation at a Tuesday news conference.  They say they have three Republicans as co-sponsors.  Democrats tried to get the U-S Supreme Court to…read more »


Ex-Dairy Princess Convicted of Homicide to be Released

A former Wisconsin dairy princess convicted of killing her ex-boyfriend’s fiancee in a case featured in a made-for-TV movie is about to be released from prison. The Wisconsin Parole Commission has granted release for Lori Esker, who is now 50. WSAW-TV reports Esker will be released Tuesday from a correctional facility in Racine County. Esker…read more »

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