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  1. Sheriff holds media force session ahead of shooting decisionRead the original story

    Sunday | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    A month after a white Madison police officer shot and killed an unarmed biracial man, the sheriff's department is trying to build understanding of the training it gives on how to deal with split-second life and death decisions. Police officers can use deadly force to protect their lives or the lives of others in imminent danger but must be able to justify why they didn't use a less lethal option in the aftermath, Dane County sheriff's deputies told reporters this week during a four-hour training session on use-of-force policies.

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  2. Dane County sheriff prepares for DA decision on police shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 25 | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    A month after a white Madison police officer shot and killed an unarmed biracial man, the Dane County sheriff's department is trying to build understanding of the training it gives on how to deal with split-second life and death decisions. The department invited reporters to an educational session on use of force at their training center in Waunakee this past week.

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  3. DA to decide charges against white Madison police officerRead the original story

    Sunday Apr 12 | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    The story has played out the same way in Ferguson, Missouri, New York City and Milwaukee. A white police officer kills an unarmed black man, sparking waves of protests before a white prosecutor ultimately decides not to file charges or hands the case off to a grand jury.

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  4. Charges filed against Madison man who tried to join ISISRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 9 | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    A Wisconsin man is accused of traveling to the Middle East in an attempt to join the Islamic State group. Thirty-four-year-old Joshua Van Haften was arrested Wednesday night at O'Hare International Airport in Chicago.

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  5. Coroner: 19-year-old man killed by Madison officer shot in head, torsoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2015 | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    A Wisconsin coroner says a 19-year-old man killed by a Madison police officer was shot in his head, torso and upper body. The Dane County Medical Examiner released preliminary autopsy reports Friday in the death of Tony Robinson.

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  6. City of Madison investigating 'credible cyber security threat'Read the original story

    Mar 9, 2015 | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    Authorities say there's been a high volume of internet activity, consistent with an outside cyber attack. Dane County authorities say this could be linked to the death of Tony Robinson, who was killed by a Madison police officer Friday night.

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  7. Protests follow fatal police shooting of unarmed 19-year-oldRead the original story

    Mar 8, 2015 | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    Peaceful protesters in Madison took to the college town's streets with chants of "Black Lives Matter" following the fatal shooting of an unarmed, black 19-year-old by a white police officer, who authorities say fired after he was assaulted. The city's police chief said he understood the anger, assuring demonstrators his department would defend their rights as he implored the community to act with restraint.

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  8. Wisconsin man arrested after car chase, standoffRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 28, 2015 | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    Indiana State Police say a man from Wisconsin wanted after allegedly firing shots inside an Illinois store was arrested following a standoff on Interstate 94. State police say 34-year-old Vincent Toliver of Madison, Wisconsin, is facing preliminary charges of possession of stolen property and resisting law enforcement. He could not be reached for comment because he was being held in the LaPorte County Jail on Saturday.

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  9. Union leaders: Right-to-work is an attack on the middle classRead the original story

    Feb 23, 2015 | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    Leaders from about a dozen major unions in the state gathered together in Madison, near the Capitol, calling on Republican lawmakers reverse course on right-to-work legislation. If right-to-work- legislation is passed, private sector workers would no longer be required to join a union or pay union dues as an employment requirement.

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  10. Kenosha casino supporters rally in MadisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 18, 2015 | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    Dozens of Kenosha casino supporters and Menominee Tribe members have been marching through the bitter cold for the past four days. Members are holding a rally at noon inside the rotunda at the Wisconsin State Capitol.

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  11. Dane County tries new app to get CPR for cardiac arrestRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 8, 2015 | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    A new smartphone app could shave critical moments off the time it takes to get help for someone in cardiac arrest. WKOW-TV reports the Madison Fire Department and Dane County EMS are teaming up with Meriter-Unity Point Health to launch the "Pulsepoint" smartphone app in the Madison area.

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  12. Possible Ebola case being monitored in MadisonRead the original story w/Photo

    Feb 5, 2015 | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    The Dane County Dept. of Public Health says there's no reason for people to be afraid after a person who traveled from West Africa was hospitalized for possible Ebola.

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  13. Ferguson protesters fill Madison streetsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 25, 2014 | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    Scores of protesters angry over a grand jury's refusal to issue an indictment in Michael Brown's death in Ferguson, Missouri, and plans for a new Dane County jail are filling downtown Madison's streets. The crowd marched from the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus to the jail Tuesday afternoon, chanting "Hands up, don't shoot" and carrying a banner that read "stop racist police violence."

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  14. Majority Leader Robin Vos looking forward to the next four yearsRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    MARCH 06: A general view of the Wisconsin State Capitol on March 6, 2011 in Madison, Wisconsin. Tuesday's results were big for Gov. Scott Walker, and they also confirmed the Republican party's majority in the state legislature.

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  15. Planning Walker's first steps during his second termRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 5, 2014 | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    The results are in, and Gov. Scott Walker has been re-elected for the third time in four years. He said he's relieved and thankful for the win, but the party didn't last long.

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  16. After re-election, Gov. Walker says he's focused on stateRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    NOVEMBER 4: Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks to the media after he casts his ballot on election day at Jefferson Elementary School, November 4, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Walker is running in a tight race against opponent Democratic candidate for Governor Mary Burke.

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  17. Republican Glenn Grothman wins 6th Congressional seatRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 4, 2014 | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    MARCH 04: Republican Wisconsin State Senator Glenn Grothman talks with Mark Dziedzic and Jeff Dziedzic inside the Wisconsin State Capitol on March 4, 2011 in Madison,Wisconsin. Some demonstrators have returned to the capitol building hours after they were forced to vacate the building after occupying it for more than two weeks to protest Governor Scott Walker's attempt to push through a bill that would restrict collective bargaining for most government workers in the state.

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  18. New home test shakes up colon cancer screeningRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 26, 2014 | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    Starting Monday, millions of people who have avoided colon cancer screening can get a new home test that's noninvasive and doesn't require the icky preparation most other methods do. The test is the first to look for cancer-related DNA in a stool sample.

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  19. TV stars come to Milwaukee for appearances with Governor Walker, Mary BurkeRead the original story w/Photo

    Oct 3, 2014 | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    One star in town is stumping for Burke another is the key speaker at a big fundraiser, a cause supported by the governor and his wife. With less than five weeks until the election everybody's talking politics.

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  20. Wisconsin museum opens powwow exhibitRead the original story w/Photo

    Sep 21, 2014 | WTMJ-AM Milwaukee

    The Wisconsin Historical Museum has opened a new exhibit on American Indian powwows. The exhibit features historic and modern photographs, video elements and artifacts related to powwows, American Indian celebrations that feature singing, dancing, feasts and praying.

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