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Woman charged with homicide in man's heroin overdose

Apr. 10, 2021 13:20 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Prosecutors have charged a Madison woman with homicide after she allegedly supplied heroin to a man at hotel and then tried to move his body out of the building on a luggage cart after he overdosed. The Wisconsin State Journal...

Driver, attendant lose jobs after leaving child on bus

Apr. 10, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A school bus driver and an onboard attendant have lost their jobs after leaving a 5-year-old Madison student on the bus alone at the end of their day. The Wisconsin State Journal reported that Badger Bus contracts with the...

UW-Madison program to study psychoactive drugs in treatment

Apr. 10, 2021 01:14 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new master’s degree program starting this fall at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will prepare students for careers studying the therapeutic effects of psychoactive drugs to treat mental illnesses such as depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. ...

COVID-19 pandemic cuts into car dealer's showroom inventory

Apr. 10, 2021 01:10 AM EDT

MADISON, S.D. (AP) — Prostrollo’s All-American Auto Mall in Madison has one car on the showroom floor. In the sales lot, vehicles are parallel parked along the perimeter. Nick Prostrollo, whose family has been selling cars for three generations, just laughs at the way...

Evers orders removal of slabs from UW System headquarters

Apr. 09, 2021 16:40 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers took the unusual step Friday of ordering workers to remove all concrete slabs hanging over the entrances and exists of the University of Wisconsin System headquarters building, days after two slabs fell off the facade and crashed to the sidewalk outside...

Man arrested at Madison airport with gun in bag

Apr. 09, 2021 14:23 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies arrested a Missouri man Friday after he tried to board a plane at the Dane County Regional Airport with a loaded handgun in his bag. The Dane County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release that the 42-year-old man is from...

UW regents erase excess credit surcharge

Apr. 09, 2021 10:24 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System leaders eliminated a surcharge Friday for most students who accumulate too many credits. The regents established a policy in 2002 that imposes a surcharge on students who accumulate 165 credits or 30 credits more than...

Bill would let AG file lawsuits over civil rights violations

Apr. 08, 2021 15:46 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two Democratic lawmakers introducing a bill Thursday that would allow Wisconsin’s attorney general to file lawsuits over civil rights violations. Wisconsin attorneys general and district attorneys currently lack the authority to bring civil...

UW regent committee erases excess credit surcharge

Apr. 08, 2021 11:14 AM EDT

MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) — A University of Wisconsin System regents subcommittee signed off Thursday on a plan to eliminate a surcharge for most system students who accumulate too many credits. The regents established a policy in 2002 that imposes a surcharge on students...

UW students who get vaccinated won't be tested for virus

Apr. 07, 2021 21:42 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin students who get vaccinated for COVID-19 will no longer have to be tested weekly for the virus under a policy change that interim President Tommy Thompson on Wednesday called an incentive to bolster vaccination rates on campus. ...