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8 hrs ago | Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Door County farm has state's largest manure spill since 2005

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper. You can view today's paper or previous issues.

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Related Topix: Door County, WI, Brussels, WI, Green Bay, WI

Tue Sep 16, 2014

TwinCities

Vogelsberg trial ends with plea agreement to lesser homicide charge

The first-degree murder trial of Jeffrey Vogelsberg, which had been delayed since Thursday afternoon while Vogelsberg was in a hospital, ended abruptly Tuesday when Vogelsburg pleaded no contest to a lesser form of homicide. Vogelsberg, 30, pleaded no contest to second-degree reckless homicide for the 2012 death of his autistic half-brother, Matthew Graville, 27. Charges of first-degree intentional homicide, hiding a corpse and intimidating a witness were dismissed as part of a plea agreement.

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Related Topix: Prison, Mazomanie, WI

Fitchburg Star

Neighborhood, church unite after double homicide

Photo by Samantha Christian. Officials clear the way for an ambulance to leave the scene of the double homicide at Yarmouth Greenway Drive in Fitchburg on Aug. 22. Photos by Scott Girard.

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Related Topix: Fitchburg, WI

Daily Herald

Wisconsin man accused of killing half-brother reaches deal

A man accused of fatally beating his autistic half-brother and hiding his body has reached a plea deal with prosecutors in Dane County. Jeffrey Vogelsberg returned to court Tuesday and pleaded no contest to second-degree reckless homicide in the 2012 death of 27-year-old Matthew Granville.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Courthouse News Service

Teachers' Contracts Attacked in Wisconsin

A taxpayer sued the Madison, Wisc. school district, claiming its collective bargaining agreement with teachers is illegal under Wisconsin's anti-public union laws, Acts 10 and 32. David Blaska, who identifies himself only as "a taxpayer whose taxes are used to fund the School District," sued the Madison Metropolitan School District, its Board of Education, and Madison Teachers Inc., on Sept.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Madison, WI, Scott Walker, US Governors

WIBA-AM Madison

Steele IS Retired

Officials with the Sheriff's department insist...Steele is retired, and is just receiving payments from his accrued sick time and vacation. Steele is accused of murdering 39-year-old Ashlee Steele and 38-year-old Kacee Tollefsbol at their south side home last month.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WMTV Madison

Proposed outpatient mental health funding raises concerns

Christy, a proud UW-Madison grad, joined the NBC 15 news team in June 2014 and is excited to return to her college town. A proposed funding cut to outpatient services at Journey Mental Health Center is raising concerns for some in the community.

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Related Topix: Madison, WI, University of Wisconsin Madison

Forward Lookout

Scott Walker Slaps Down Blaska

In case you have not heard, Scott Walker's campaign manager, Michael Grebe , is suing the Madison School District. Well, Grebe could not sue the district directly, since he does not live here and he is too busy selling off Northern WI .

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Related Topix: Education Etc., Madison, WI

TwinCities

Wisconsin grain farmers strapped by rising cropland rent

An increase in rent for cropland in Wisconsin is strapping grain farmers who are dealing with plummeting prices for corn. Competition among farmers for land to grow crops or dump manure helped lead to an increase of about 8 percent for rented cropland this year compared to 2013, analysts said.

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Related Topix: Wisconsin, Agriculture, Science, Green Lake County, WI

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

Homicide trial remains on hold in Dane County

Today's Paper, also known as the e-Edition, is an online replica of the printed newspaper. You can view today's paper or previous issues.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

WNFL-AM Green Bay

Grape crop impacted by harsh winter

The State Journal of Madison says the harvest is 10-to-14 days behind schedule, and yields are down because of the weather. Dane County grower Dave Mitchell says his crop of grapes is about average -- and he thought it would be lower due to this year's rough winter, cool summer, and heavy rains.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Madison, WI

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal

For child migrants, walking 1,400 miles might be worth it

Young detainees sleep in a holding cell at a U.S. Customs and Border Protection processing facility in Brownsville, Texas. Tens of thousands of unaccompanied children, mostly from Central America, have entered the country illegally.

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Related Topix: Madison, WI, Family, Kids, Milwaukee, WI, Opinion

WKBT

Prosecutors: Former deputy planned homicides

A judge doubled bail to $2 million Thursday for a former Wisconsin sheriff's deputy accused of killing his wife and sister-in-law after prosecutors argued he had carefully prepared for the slayings by arranging the couple's wills and leaving instructions on the care of their children. Andrew Steele is charged with first-degree intentional homicide in the deaths of his wife, Ashlee Steele, and sister-in-law, Kacee Tollefsbol.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime, Fitchburg, WI, Madison, WI

Forward Lookout

Ask Yourself, What is Dane County Doing?

Nothing. The answer is as little as possible, despite us raising these issues for 4 years in a row now.

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Channel3000

Dane County medical examiner to run Rock County ME office

The Dane County medical examiner will run a new Rock County medical examiner's office after a vote of the Rock County Board Thursday night. According to the Janesville Gazette , the board voted 21-4 to eliminate the elected coroner's office and contract with the Dane County medical examiner to run a medical examiner office in Rock County.

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Related Topix: Rock County, WI

WMTV Madison

Local company donates $50k in computers to Boys and Girls Club

Christy, a proud UW-Madison grad, joined the NBC 15 news team in June 2014 and is excited to return to her college town. A local company is investing in area youth by donating more than 50,000 dollars worth of new computers to the Allied Boys and Girls Club in Fitchburg.

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

Thu Sep 11, 2014

WKOW-TV

Same-sex couples granted adoptions

As the issue of gay marriage makes its way through the courts, already married same-sex couples in Dane County are being granted adoptions. One of those couples is Sarah Davis and Heather Schaller.

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Related Topix: Wedding, Gay/Lesbian

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Onalaska residents voice concerns about Badger Coulee Transmission Line Project

The City of Onalaska held an informational meeting Thursday for residents to voice their questions and concerns about the Badger Coulee Transmission Line Project . The project is jointly developed by the American Transmission Co.

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Related Topix: Onalaska, WI, Holmen, WI, Wisconsin, Sparta, WI, Cashton, WI

Daily Kos

Wisconsin courts recognize adoption by same-sex married couples

At least our local courts here get it and are finally recognizing joint adoptions by married same-sex couples. Straight married couples take that right for granted.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, US News, Liberal Political News

The Badger Herald Online

UW study on primates postponed indefinitely

Animal research at the University of Wisconsin has been no stranger to controversy in recent years with claims from People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals alleging violations of multiple animal safety regulations. This week, a Dane County committee voiced an opinion on the animal research discourse, voting to postpone a controversial UW project indefinitely.

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