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New Janesville police officers sworn in

The Janesville Police Department has been operating with nine fewer officers than usual, but help is on the way. Chief Dave Moore swore in eight new officers at a ceremony outside the police department Monday. All eight will attend the four-month Blackhawk Technical College Police Academy in August before beginning...
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Some West Towne Mall retailers short-staffed, closing early

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The retail industry is the latest to face a worker shortage, and the shortage of employees is hitting some at West Towne Mall. Some stores at the shopping center are closing early, lacking the staff they need to keep their stores open longer hours. Ann Taylor...
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Hiding in Plain Sight: Fighting human trafficking in a pandemic

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Human trafficking is still a problem in Wisconsin state agencies continue navigating the fight through the pandemic. On July 16th, a missing teen girl from Wisconsin was rescued in Alabama after a human trafficking investigation. NBC15 has learned the 14-year-old girl was from the Madison area.
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City leaders ‘hit pause’ on development that would demolish Wonder Bar

MADISON, Wis. — Madison’s plan commission is choosing to table a proposed 18-story mixed-use building project that would have included the demolition of Wonder Bar, a building with historic ties to the Prohibition Era. The commission voted unanimously Monday night to place the proposal on file without prejudice, essentially hitting...
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Severe Storms & Dangerous Heat Possible Wednesday

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Multiple concerns are in the forecast we we move through the middle of the week. Soaring temperatures are expected Tuesday and Wednesday ahead of an approaching cold front. This will create dangerous heat index values during the afternoon and evening hours which could lead to heat related illness. As that cold front approaches and moves through Wednesday afternoon and evening, showers and storms are expected to develop. Some of those storms could be on the strong to severe side.
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15-year-old from Portage set to compete in CrossFit games

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - With the 2020 NOBULL CrossFit Games set to begin in Madison Tuesday, a Wisconsin teen is preparing to make her competition debut. Inspired by her mom, 15-year-old Ryleigh Wilke from Portage has worked out in a CrossFit gym for nearly two years. “I started it just...
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Madison PD will enhance patrols this week to curb hazardous driving

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The Madison Police Department will increase the number of its patrols throughout the city this week to crack down on dangerous driving. Projects will focus on hazardous driving on East Washington Avenue, Highway 30, Johnson/Gorham Street, the Beltline and University Avenue. The police department also stated it would work on other areas of the city as well.
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Alfonso Morales Fitchburg police chief finalist

FITCHBURG, Wis. - Milwaukee's Common Council is expected to approve a financial settlement for the former police chief Tuesday, July 27. That deal comes as he is being considered for another job near Madison. Alfonso Morales is a finalist for police chief in the Dane County city of Fitchburg. With...
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Plan Commission puts Wonder Bar demolition, new development on hold

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - The City of Madison’s Plan Commission voted Monday night to table plans of demolishing the Wonder Bar for the development of a mixed-use high-rise. The proposed new development at the Olin Ave. location is an 18-story apartment building, which would become the third tallest building in Madison.