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Badgers men's basketball: UW moves up to No. 4 in AP poll

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 12:10pm
The Badgers (12-1), led by Big Ten player of the week Frank Kaminsky, open the Big Ten season vs. Penn State Wednesday at the Kohl Center.

Alleged shoplifter accused of hitting West Side store employee, arrested

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 11:45am
A woman who allegedly left a West Side grocery store without paying for her groceries struck a store employee when he suggested she come back into the store to resolve the issue, police reported.

Crash into tree on West Side leads to drug arrest, police say

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 11:40am
A Madison man who crashed his car into a tree on the West Side on Saturday was arrested for allegedly using heroin, police reported.

Woman mugged by woman with handgun, police say

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 11:00am
A Madison woman who chased after a woman who took her purse was stopped in her tracks when the suspect threatened her with a handgun, police reported.

Prep boys swimming: Madison Memorial, Monona Grove hold their No. 1 spots in state team rankings

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 10:55am
Monona Grove holds No. 1 spot in Division 2 rankings

Free bus rides coming New Year's Eve in Madison

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 10:45am
When free bus rides on New Year's Eve started in Madison, a good many of the revelers who will be going out Wednesday night were still in diapers.

Oregon School District testing ground for flu outbreak project

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 9:15am
Students in the Oregon School District will be under the microscope, literally, over the next three years, to see if absenteeism for influenza is an early predictor for an outbreak in a community.

Two injured in Dodge County crash

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 7:30am
Two people were hurt Sunday night in a two-vehicle crash in Dodge County, with one of the victims flown by medical helicopter to a hospital.

Trudy Rubin: Is this the end of Christian communities in Iraq?

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 7:17am
On Christmas Day in 2008, I attended early-morning Mass at the Al Qaleb Al Aqdas (Sacred Heart) Church, in the Karrada district of Baghdad.

Badgers football: Andy Ludwig headed to Vanderbilt, reports say

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 6:15am
The University of Wisconsin offensive coordinator was hired to the same post at Vanderbilt, multiple outlets reported Sunday night.

Celebrate New Year's Eve with these Madison-area events

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 6:00am
Party on a Wednesday?

With mindfulness meditation, the world doesn't necessarily change, your reactions to it do

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 5:55am
The technique gets raves from practitioners, who credit it with allowing them to be more resilient to stress.

Seeing the Bible anew

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 5:50am
A massive undertaking, the modern-day Saint John's Bible is focus of new Chazen Museum of Art exhibition.

Report: Results from Reading Recovery program in Madison schools lag nation

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 5:50am
The Madison School District has spent about $5.2 million in the last five years on the program that provides extra reading instruction for first graders who have low proficiency in reading.

Michael Perry: All mudded up

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 5:45am
During the early December thaw we were preparing for a family trip (which is to say roaring around trying to cram a week’s worth of to-dos into a single afternoon) when I found myself needing …

Seattle Times: All lives are precious and matter

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 5:45am
All life is precious — whether it’s that of belligerent Ferguson, Missouri, jaywalker Michael Brown, resistant Staten Island, New York, cigarette peddler Eric Garner, or New York City police o…

New York Times: When insider trading is legal

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 5:45am
The Justice Department is reviewing its options in response to a recent court ruling that overturned two insider-trading convictions and threatens others. Unfortunately, the options are limite…

Catching Up: Fired Oakhill Correctional officers

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 5:45am
No decision yet on firings of three Oakhill Correctional officers.

Restaurant News: Siblings serve up hometown dish at Fast Biryani

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 5:30am
Fast Biryani has opened in the former, free-standing La Bamba location at 4738 East Washington Ave.

Jerry Davis: Quadriplegic needs help to help others

Mon, 12/29/2014 - 5:30am
Spooner's Don Christensen is willing to try stem cell transplants so he can live longer to continue his website for disabled outdoors people and terminally ill kids, as well as work in other w…