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Obituary index for Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 4:25pm
BERNANDER, Charlene, 63 Wisconsin Dells

Balloon bursts hopes for end to spiraling US-China tensions

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 3:54pm
Monday was supposed to be a day of modest hope in the U.S.-China relationship. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was going to be in Beijing. Instead, Blinken spent the day in Washington after abruptly cancelling his visit.

Funeral home finds woman breathing hours after declared dead

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 3:54pm
Police say an 82-year-old woman was pronounced dead at a New York nursing home but found to be breathing three hours later at the funeral home where she had been taken.

ChatGPT bot channels history to pen State of Union speech

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 3:41pm
A president's State of the Union address has a predictable formula. But what if a computer program were to write it? The Associated Press asked the ChatGPT bot to do just that.

Powerful quake rocks Turkey and Syria, kills more than 3,400

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 3:41pm
A powerful 7.8 magnitude earthquake rocked wide swaths of Turkey and neighboring Syria on Monday, killing more than 3,400 people and injuring thousands more.

AMC to charge more for good movie seats

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 3:33pm
Middle seats at many U.S. movie theaters just got more expensive. AMC Theaters, the nation’s largest movie theater chain, on Monday unveiled a new pricing scheme in which seat location determines how much your movie ticket costs.

Early voting in Wisconsin begins Tuesday. Here's what you need to know

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 2:00pm
In most municipalities, the local clerk's office is the only voting site for early voting. In Madison, there are over two dozen early voting sites.

Want to know if your absentee ballot has been received? Bill would let you sign up for text alert.

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 1:00pm
More than 740,000 absentee ballots were returned in Wisconsin's 2022 general election.

Longtime public health official Kirsten Johnson to lead state Department of Health Services

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 12:23pm
Johnson's appointment will go into effect on Feb. 27. She fills the vacancy created by the last year's departure of former DHS Secretary Karen Timberlake.

Gov. Tony Evers appoints former UW-Milwaukee vice chancellor Joan Prince to Board of Regents

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 11:49am
With four degrees from UW-Milwaukee, Prince "has an impressive and trailblazing career," Evers said in a statement announcing her appointment.

Tomah man gets 12 years in federal prison for methamphetamine dealing conspiracy

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 9:25am
A Tomah man on Friday was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for a methamphetamine dealing conspiracy, authorities reported.

Opinion | Scott Walker's take on drag is a drag

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 8:00am
Former Gov. Scott Walker, who will never be accused of being a student of history, declared the other day that drag shows are the same as strip shows.

Janesville police arrest suspect in double homicide in Rockford, Illinois

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 7:35am
Shyron S. Henderson is facing warrants in Winnebago County, Illinois for failure to appear armed violent assault and murder with intent to kill or injure.

Man dies from injuries sustained in crash on North Side, Madison police say

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 7:20am
The crash happened at about 6:20 p.m. Sunday when a vehicle making a left turn onto Anhalt Drive was rear-ended by a vehicle heading north on Packers Avenue.

Person believed to be homicide suspect eludes capture, Madison police say

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 7:10am
The incident began when an off-duty officer saw a vehicle parked on the Far East Side that the officer believed contained a suspect who was wanted for a homicide.

Wisconsin's Chucky Hepburn can't get shots to fall late in loss to Northwestern

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 6:45am
Chucky Hepburn had a shot blocked and another fall short in the final seconds Sunday. Badgers coach Greg Gard questioned the attempts.

Ask the Weather Guys: How did January measure up?

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 6:40am
Of all the strange aspects to the last month, the strangest might just be the temperature.

Mother-son duo turn their struggles into success with Keep Calm Sensory Zone

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 5:50am
The Keep Calm Sensory Zone will include space for special events and parties, a sensory gym, a sensory-reduced room, an "adult zen" zone and other amenities.

Proposed bus changes in Monona a key issue in mayor's race

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 5:45am
Both candidates support switching from the city's limited service to Metro Transit but disagree about a route along Winnequah Road.

A room with a view: Fitness/dance studio at new MSCR Central overlooks Lake Monona

Mon, 02/06/2023 - 5:40am
MSC'S news facility is in half of the old Wisconsin Medical Society location next to Olin Park, where some program space offers views of Lake Monona.