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  • On the road: See double at MCA’s new ‘Body Doubles’ exhibit Oct 31, 2014 6:00 AM
    The Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) Chicago recently opened “Body Doubles,” an exhibition that explores the relationship between the body and identity and the various ways artists have used the body to confront boundaries. Fall sports fans are invited to indulge in two of their favorites — food and football — Chicago style with Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel’s new football package available through Jan. 1.

     
  • Dogs found abandoned in outdoor trash bin Oct 30, 2014 11:00 AM
    The Dodge County Humane Society is caring for two small dogs found abandoned in a dumpster behind a Beaver Dam grocery store. Police are looking for the person or persons who abandoned them.

     
  • Inmate described as delusional gets execution date Oct 30, 2014 10:22 AM
    A Texas death row inmate whose attorneys contend is so delusional he can’t understand why he was convicted and condemned has received an execution date.

     
  • Expert joins effort to identify Gary bodies Oct 29, 2014 10:25 AM
    A forensic anthropologist is working with coroner’s office investigators to identify three women whose remains were found inside abandoned Gary houses. They are among the seven women whom police say 43-year-old Darren Vann has confessed to killing.

     
  • Takeda, Lilly win 99% cut in damages award Oct 28, 2014 8:47 AM
    Takeda Pharmaceutical Co. and Eli Lilly & Co. won a more than a 99 percent cut in a $9 billion punitive damages award over claims the drugmakers hid the cancer risks of their Actos diabetes medicine.

     
  • Wisconsin milk production has record September Oct 28, 2014 8:47 AM
    Wisconsin dairy farmers had another record-setting month of milk production in September and are on pace to set a new annual record. According to the National Agriculture Statistics Service, Wisconsin milk production in September increased 70 million pounds from the previous September’s record-setting total of 2.29 billion pounds.

     
  • Woman in stable condition after being hit by train Oct 27, 2014 9:39 PM
    A Wisconsin woman has been upgraded to stable condition after being hit by a Canadian National freight train late Saturday night, authorities said.

     
  • Kidnapper’s mother, children beg judge for mercy Oct 27, 2014 12:30 PM
    The mother and children of a Colorado woman who took her newborn nephew from a Wisconsin home and left him outside an Iowa gas station in freezing temperatures are asking a federal judge to have mercy on her.

     
  • Wisconsin fort trains 145,000 military personnel Oct 27, 2014 8:16 AM
    MADISON, Wis. — A western Wisconsin military training base taught more personnel in the year that ended Oct. 1. Fort McCoy officials say 145,000 troops from all branches of the U.S. military trained at the base between Tomah and Sparta in federal fiscal year 2014. That's an increase of 20,000 people from last year. Fort officials attributed the increase to more weekend and annual training sessions for reserve and National Guard members. More than 4,500 reserve and National Guard members from more than 60 units converged on the fort in March and April for a training session entitled Warrior Exercise. Another 7,000 troops arrived at the fort in April and May for a session focusing on how to support combat troops.

     
  • UW-Madison spring commencement stays at stadium Oct 25, 2014 8:18 AM
    Spring commencement at the University of Wisconsin-Madison will return to Camp Randall Stadium. Previously graduation ceremonies were held in shifts at the Kohl Center. But, because of the success of the spring commencement earlier this year, university officials have decided to stick with the stadium. Six-thousand undergraduates and masters’ students, along with 44,000 friends and family celebrated at Camp Randall last May. Chancellor Rebecca Blank says honoring the graduates in a place so steeped with tradition is memorable. The 2015 ceremony will take place on Saturday, May 16 at noon. As in previous years, doctoral and professional students will celebrate in the Kohl Center on the Friday before.

     
  • Wisconsin defense throttles Maryland in 52-7 rout Oct 25, 2014 5:10 PM
    Six-foot-3 nose guard Warren Herring stood tall at the line of scrimmage. Linebacker Marcus Trotter could not stop smiling after the game. Whole again with their two senior starters back from injuries, Wisconsin’s defense put together a dominating performance on homecoming weekend at Camp Randall Stadium. Melvin Gordon rushed for 122 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries, and the Badgers’ restocked defense stifled mistake-prone Maryland for a 52-7 win on Saturday. “We haven’t been completely healthy the whole year, but I feel like everybody is coming back,” said outside linebacker Joe Schobert, who had five tackles, a sack and forced fumble. “We showed today what we could do today on defense at Wisconsin. We were being explosive and playing assignment-sound football.” With their running game rolling, the Badgers (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) overpowered Maryland (5-3, 2-2) in every facet of the game. Gordon had his three scores in the first half, when Wisconsin raced out to a 24-0 halftime lead on a picture-perfect fall afternoon. Joel Stave threw for two scores in the second half. Wisconsin also checked off another item on its to-do list after limiting Maryland’s special teams returners Stefon Diggs and William Likely. The Big Ten rookie Terrapins accomplished little in their first visit to Camp Randall Stadium. “We got outcoached. We got outplayed today, and didn’t do a real good job — and that’s on me as a head coach,” Maryland’s Randy Edsall said. His team only avoided a shutout on Diggs’ 21-yard touchdown catch from dual-threat quarterback C.J. Brown with 57 seconds left in the game. Otherwise, Wisconsin brought Maryland’s five-game road winning streak to an emphatic end. The Terps were held to 175 yards of total offense, 227 below their season average. Most of the yardage came late in the blowout loss. “That defense was swarming to the ball, they tackled well,” Wisconsin coach Gary Andersen said. Fresh off a bye, the Badgers even dusted off a couple trick plays, including punter Drew Meyer’s floating pass to open tight end Troy Fumagalli over the middle for a 17-yard gain on fourth-and-9 from the Maryland 36. It set up a 36-yard field goal by Rafael Gaglianone to give Wisconsin a 10-0 lead at 3:46 of the first quarter. “Everyone — defense, offense, special teams — did their roles,” a proud Trotter said. Maryland fumbled the ball away on the next drive after a handoff bounced off running back Brandon Ross’ chest. Linebacker Vince Biegel pounced on the ball, and Gordon barreled in from a yard out six plays later for a 17-0 lead on the first play of the second quarter. The next drive exemplified the Terps’ trying day. Brown hit Deon Long on first down for a 22-yard gain to the Wisconsin 49 before two straight penalties pushed the Terps back 10 yards. Trotter tackled Ross from behind for a 3-yard loss. Fellow inside linebacker Derek Landisch easily snuffed out a short pass to Ross for a 4-yard loss. Under yet more pressure on third-and-27, Brown tossed a long incompletion. The sure-tackling Badgers consistently contained Maryland’s skill players and diagnosed read-option plays. Maryland had just 3 yards in total rushing at the half and finished with 46 on the day. Trotter said the defense benefited from having extra time to prepare for the run. Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda also limited the play calls. “It was really simple this week, just so we could fly around and make plays,” Trotter said. He finished with six tackles and a sack. Keep this up and the Badgers will be a force down the stretch in the Big Ten West Division with Gordon spearheading the offense. A sputtering passing game also found success with its two-quarterback system. Stave finished 9 of 15 for 155 yards in his second straight start. Tanner McEvoy provided a change of pace with his ability to scramble. He led Wisconsin on two touchdown drives, including an entertaining 60-yard run for a touchdown with 13:42 left in the fourth quarter for a 45-0 lead. For Maryland, Brown finished 13 of 29 for 129 yards passing, with 14 yards rushing on 13 carries. Ross had 6 yards on seven carries, and Maryland was just 3 of 15 on third-down plays. “From the offensive side of the ball and the penalties that we had, you can’t start first and second down being backed up,” Brown said. “We kept shooting ourselves in the foot, especially in the beginning.”

     
  • Ocean Spray shoots cranberry commercial in Wisconsin Oct 24, 2014 11:46 AM
    Ocean Spray is shooting its signature cranberry commercial in central Wisconsin for the first time. Production crews, actors and Ocean Spray employees have been working to shoot a year’s worth of commercials at Beltz Cranberry Co. in Warrens. The Massachusetts-based company only has a small timeframe to create all of the footage it will need since cranberries are harvested in the fall.

     
  • Wisconsin electronic waste recycler adding jobs, relocating Oct 24, 2014 7:56 AM
    A La Crosse company that recycles electronic waste has plans to add 110 jobs and relocate. Dynamic Recycling human resources manager Alicia Von Haden says they are “bursting out the seams” at their current location due to increased customer demand.

     
  • Doctors differ on preteen suspect’s mental state in stabbing case Oct 22, 2014 7:03 PM
    Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial, a judge and attorneys said Wednesday.

     
  • Asian carp DNA found in Green Bay’s Fox River Oct 22, 2014 8:38 AM
    Asian carp DNA has been found in the Fox River in downtown Green Bay but the source of the invasive fish’s genetic material is unclear, Wisconsin wildlife officials said Tuesday.

     
  • Principal saves student choking on corn dog Oct 21, 2014 10:52 AM
    The principal of a Portage elementary school says it was the universal sign for choking that let him know a fifth-grader was in serious trouble.

     
  • Asian carp DNA found in Fox River in Green Bay Oct 21, 2014 6:43 PM
    Wisconsin wildlife officials say Asian carp DNA has been found in the Fox River in downtown Green Bay. The state Department of Natural Resources says a single positive sample for silver carp was identified from 200 samples taken this summer in the Fox, a tributary of Lake Michigan.

     
  • Early voting begins in Wisconsin Oct 20, 2014 8:49 AM
    Voters hoping to avoid lines at the polls Election Day can cast their ballots early.

     
  • 9 arrested in child sex trafficking sting in Wisconsin Oct 20, 2014 12:38 PM
    Authorities say nine people have been arrested in a child sex trafficking sting in the Eau Claire area. Investigators say they posed as children online looking for sex, or as an adult wanting to traffic a child for sex.

     
  • Construction workers needed for Milwaukee building Oct 20, 2014 8:18 AM
    It will take plenty of construction workers to build Northwestern Mutual’s new 32-story building in downtown Milwaukee. On Monday, a job fair will be held to recruit those workers to build the office tower which is expected to be completed in 2017.

     
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