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UW-Madison names new band director to succeed Mike Leckrone

“It’s important to be entertaining the crowd, always,” he said of what he will bring to the band. “But I also want to provide the students in the band with a great experience. I want them to learn something.” Read more

Neighbors sue two Trempealeau County frac sand mines over pollution, nuisance complaints

More than three dozen western Wisconsin residents are suing subsidiaries of a frac sand mining company that spilled 10 million gallons of w… Read more

Wild chase ends in four-vehicle crash on I-39/90, driver arrested

A wild chase on Interstate 39/90 Monday afternoon reached speeds in excess of 100 mph as the pursued SUV weaved in and out of traffic, the driver eventually causing a four-vehicle pileup that blocked all southbound lanes. Read more

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Teenage car thieves caught on camera on Far East Side, Madison police say

Teenage car thieves were caught on surveillance video early Monday morning as they took a car on the Far East Side, the driver jumping out of a different stolen car taken earlier in the day. Read more

Milwaukee Catholic school employee accidentally fires gun, injures student

The gunshot at St. Josaphat Parish school grazed a 10-year-old student more than two weeks ago, but Milwaukee police say they weren't notified by the school until last week. Read more

2 lawsuits could shed light on how Foxconn operates

The Journal Times looked at court documents of two lawsuits involving Foxconn, in different parts of the country, which accuse Foxconn of allegedly breaking a contract, failure to pay royalties and illegally receiving propriety information. Read more

Wisconsin River receding as residents survey flooding damage in Columbia, Sauk counties

The Wisconsin River gradually receded to 19.84 feet Monday afternoon at Portage, after surging to a near-record crest of 20 feet Sunday. Read more

Southern Wisconsin neighbors: Obituaries published today

Read through the obituaries published today on madison.com. Read more

Wisconsin Corrections reentry summit to encourage businesses to hire former prisoners

“Reentry as a workforce strategy … helps to reduce recidivism and helps reentering offenders become members of the community again and rebuild their lives,” said Danica Nilsestuen, with the Workforce Development Board of South Central Wisconsin. Read more

Widow of Sun Prairie firefighter is sued over business destroyed in July explosion

Cory Barr, 34, was not on duty when the gas leak was reported, but went to the scene anyway to clear people from the area. Read more

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Wisconsin sports

Mark Story: Winners and losers from the college basketball coaching carousel

The most fascinating part of each men's college basketball season comes after the final contest. For intrigue, it is tough to beat the deal-cutting game of musical chairs that is the coaching carousel. With most of the major job vacancies now filled, here are the biggest winners and losers: ___ WINNER: Texas A&M. After poaching Jimbo Fisher from Florida State to coach football, outgoing Aggies ... Read more

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2 lawsuits could shed light on how Foxconn operates

The Journal Times looked at court documents of two lawsuits involving Foxconn, in different parts of the country, which accuse Foxconn of allegedly breaking a contract, failure to pay royalties and illegally receiving propriety information. Read more

Entertainment and leisure

5-year-old calls 911 to ask for McDonald's

You can't make this stuff up: a 5-year-old had an emergency craving for Mickey D's so he called the cops. Hear the dispatch conversation on today's 5 To Know! Plus, a commuter's ridiculous hat, Beyonce's album 'Lemonade' gets on more streaming platforms, and Happy National English Muffin Day! Read more