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Chippewa Falls man allegedly assaulted woman after demanding ring back

Alexander S. Klukas, 22, of 4048 115th St., was charged Thursday with armed robbery, strangulation and suffocation, battery and disorderly conduct. Read more

Flash flood warning for Madison area in effect, West Side streets impacted

The National Weather Service said flash flooding has already been reported on Madison's West Side. Read more

Bicycling teen shot, robbed on Racine street

The teen was shot in the left arm and transported to Ascension All Saints Hospital for a non-life-threatening injury. Read more

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Racine foster mom who bit toddler agrees to plea deal

Kathleen K. Lyman, 48, of the 1000 block of Willmor Street, is charged with a felony count of child abuse, recklessly causing harm, and misdemeanor counts of neglecting a child and disorderly conduct. As part of a plea agreement Lyman accepted Friday, she pleaded no contest to the three counts and was found guilty by the court. Read more

La Crosse man charged with stabbing sleeping man with scissors

Taylor S. Gile, 24, was charged Friday with two counts of disorderly conduct using a dangerous weapon, substantial battery and misdemeanor battery in La Crosse County Circuit Court. Read more

Portage man arrested for allegedly trying to serve subpoena on ex-wife of cop

Michael O’Grady, 59, is facing possible felony charges after attempting to serve a subpoena to the ex-wife of a Portage police officer. O’Grady is accused of simulating a legal process and attempting to issue a subpoena in violation of Wisconsin law, which only grants such authority to officials and professionals. Read more

Madison homeless shelter struggles to stay open a year after funding cut

After losing $350,000 in federal grants last year, residents and employees at the Madison homeless shelter Safe Haven say it has survived b… Read more

UW System's budget proposal tailors to Republicans' demand for campus accountability

The University of Wisconsin System is asking for $107 million more in state money for its 2019-21 operating budget. The majority of the increase uses the outcomes-based model, rewarding or punishing campuses based on how well they meet performance metrics. Read more

One Wisconsin Now database details Scott Walker's use of state airplane

OWN director Scot Ross said the records reveal a governor out of touch with average Wisconsinites. Read more

Improper grill handling caused $300,000 fire on West Side, Madison Fire Dept. says

A charcoal grill is being blamed for an early Sunday morning fire that caused an estimated $300,000 in damage to a home on the city's West Side. Read more

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Wisconsin sports

Badgers receiver Quintez Cephus charged with sex assaults of two women

Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Quintez Cephus was charged Monday with second- and third-degree sexual assault of two women at his apartment in April.  Read more

Business briefing

There’s still time to nominate the area’s Top Workplaces

Some commutes are better than others. Read more

Entertainment and leisure

Wine of the week: Domaine de la Pierre des Dames 2015 Les Arènes Bourgogne ($15)

The winery name looks to be a mouthful, but it loosely translates to the field of the ladies' stones. Whether that means the vineyard is a rocky mother, the website does not explain, but what I do know is that we are not drinking enough basic Bourgogne wine. Read more

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