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9 min ago | Madison Magazine

Changing the Conversation About Heroin

Mount Horeb is the kind of small town that consistently makes those Best of Wisconsin lists, a charming community stretched lazily beneath a yawning blue bowl sky, nestled in the rolling hills and prairies of Dane County farm country.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Mount Horeb, WI

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WIBA-AM Madison

School Supplies for Kids gets donation from local firefighters

Normally they fight fires, but today they're fighting poverty. The Firefighters Local 311 are raising money to buy children in Dane County school supplies.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family

Channel3000

NAACP plans to take concerns of militarization to MPD chief

A big theme coming out of Ferguson is the question over militarizing local law enforcement.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

Channel3000

Rock County looks to Dane County for medical examiner

Rock County may soon be looking to Dane County for medical examiner services, after the current county coroner's elected term is finished the first of next year.

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Related Topix: Rock County, WI, Janesville, WI

Channel3000

United Way makes poverty a focus of campaign

United Way of Dane County has kicked off the 2014 Campaign with the Days of Caring and the announcement of a $19 Million dollar goal for this year's campaign.

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Related Topix: University of Wisconsin Madison, Opinion

WKOW-TV

DCSO looking for AWOL inmate

A 21-year-old Madison man has been declared AWOL from the Dane County Jail. Marvin Webb was sentenced to jail, with Huber privileges, and was released Tuesday morning from the Public Safety Building to attend a treatment program.

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Related Topix: Madison, WI

WIBA-AM Madison

Jail and probation for Dane County woman who stole from mom

It's five months in jail, along with 5 years probation, for a Cross Plains woman, convicted of stealing from her mother.

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Related Topix: Cross Plains, WI

Channel3000

Leaders: Public money not used for Brown siblings' scholarships

The leaders of a University of Wisconsin-Madison college research organization and Dane County's Boys and Girls Club said no public money was used when they helped Michael Brown's three siblings secure college scholarships.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Madison, Family, Kids

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Channel3000

Michael Johnson talks about his time in Ferguson

Violence and unrest in Ferguson is something we cannot escape right now in the news.

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Related Topix: Madison, WI

WKOW-TV

Dane Co. Democrats back Happ for AG

Democrats continue to line up behind state attorney general candidate Susan Happ after her win in the democratic primary last week.

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Related Topix: Dane, WI, Madison, WI, Jefferson County, WI, Waukesha County, WI

WKOW-TV

New Holland Pavilions open next month

The 290,000 square feet of space will be a big upgrade for events like the World Dairy Expo, and the Horse Fair, but that's not all.

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WKOW-TV

Dane Co. issues more than 100 citations during enforcement targeting seatbelt use

The Dane County Sheriff's Office says it handed out more than 100 citations during its four-hour seatbelt grant deployment last Friday.

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Related Topix: Dane, WI, Windsor, WI

Sun Aug 17, 2014

Channel3000

MadMarket Double Dollars program kicks off 2nd year

The Double Dollars program is a farmers market incentive program for SNAP/FoodShare Wisconsin participants that offers a dollar-for-dollar match for money spent at participating markets, officials said.

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Channel3000

Local firefighter bikes cross county to honor fallen firefighters

Four-year town of Madison firefighter and paramedic Jeff Moore made it his mission last year to visit every fire department in Dane County on his bike.

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Related Topix: Fire

Sat Aug 16, 2014

Door Reminder

Wisconsin drug courts grow, but racial disparities persist

Wisconsin drug courts grow, but racial disparities persist Experts disagree as to why these disparities exist Check out this story on greenbaypressgazette.com: http://gbpg.net/1oEmEMR Judge Sarah O'Brien speaks to a graduate of the "drug court" program in Madison before handing him his diploma and reducing his criminal charges.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, Madison, WI, Prison

Door Reminder

Drug choice, not race, fuels disparities in drug courts

Drug choice, not race, fuels disparities in drug courts Some drug courts, such as the one in Dane County, are now full of white heroin users Check out this story on greenbaypressgazette.com: http://gbpg.net/VuUhno Heroin has quickly become the most visible drug on the radar for those who work with addicts and in the state's criminal-justice system.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Milwaukee County, WI, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI

Channel3000

Inmate found 8 months after going AWOL

A Dane County Jail inmate declared AWOL in December was found and arrested Thursday, according to a release from the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Fort Atkinson, WI

Channel3000

Deputies: Man burglarizes Cambridge bed and breakfast

A Georgia man was caught burglarizing a bed and breakfast in Cambridge early Friday morning, according to a release from the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Cambridge, WI

Fri Aug 15, 2014

Channel3000

Removal of manure digestor operator

Four incidents in nine months is enough for one Dane County supervisor. Tim Kiefer from Waunakee, is calling on Clear Horizons LLC, the operator of the manure digester to voluntarily end its contract with the county.

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Related Topix: Waunakee, WI

WKOW-TV

Animal rendering facility fined for violating wastewater pollutant permit

Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen has announced that his office has obtained a judgment and order against Bailey Farms, LLC., an animal rendering facility in the Town of Medina, in Dane County.

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