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Madison Times acquired by Milwaukee-based Courier Communications

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:35pm
The weekly paper will remain based in Madison and retain its focus while adding editorial and advertising staff.

Badgers men's basketball: Sam Dekker a gametime decision vs. Marquette

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:05pm
Junior forward Sam Dekker will be a gametime decision Saturday when the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team plays Marquette at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

Paul Soglin, police chief: Body cameras not a quick fix for good community relations

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 3:30pm
Mayor Paul Soglin and Police Chief Mike Koval say they are working toward rolling out body-mounted cameras for police in Madison.

Hubacher, Robert W.

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 3:30pm
LAKE MILLS - Robert W. Hubacher, age 78, of Lake Mills, passed away at home on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, with his family by his side.

Farrell, Gerry J.

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 3:30pm
FORT WAYNE, Ind. / PINE BLUFF - Gerry J. Farrell, age 83, of Fort Wayne, Ind., and formerly of Pine Bluff, Wis., died on Wednesday, Dec. 3, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Indiana. Funeral arran…

Ray, Beatrice "Bea"

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 3:30pm
RIO - Beatrice "Bea" Ray, age 96, of Rio, passed away peacefully Thursday, Dec. 4, 2014, at At Home Again Assisted Living in Rio. Funeral arrangements are pending. A full obituary will appear …

Roll Call: Key votes from the Wisconsin congressional delegation this week

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 3:00pm
Here's how members of Wisconsin's congressional delegation voted on major issues this week. 

Hands on Wisconsin: Nutcracker Bucky

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:30pm
Bucky takes on the Buckeye in the Big Ten Championship game this week. 

Highs in 30s through Thursday; mix of snow and sleet possible late Sunday

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 2:30pm
The weather in Madison is expected to be seasonable through Thursday, with the only precipitation in the forecast coming late Sunday night.

15 'shake and bake' meth labs found in Prairie du Chien

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 1:45pm
A methamphetamine operation with 15 "shake and bake" labs was discovered at a residence in Prairie du Chien on Tuesday, with three people arrested.

Patrick Durkin: Tis the season to hunt ... for gifts

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 1:00pm
To help sharpen your focus, here’s my annual list of gift suggestions for hunters, anglers, campers and other outdoors enthusiasts. 

Tracy Herold named new Dane County library director

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:30pm
The Dane County Library Service has a new director.

Merrimac ferry closed for the season

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:15pm
The Merrimac ferry has made its last trip across the Wisconsin River for 2014.

Ho-Chunk finally gets 1,500 acres at closed Badger Army Ammunition plant

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:02pm
Sen. Tammy Baldwin says she's been working on transferring the land from the federal government since 1998.

The Beer Baron's guide to choosing the right glass for your beer

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:00pm
If you're really going to appreciate beer, you've got to stop drinking it out of the bottle or can and get some proper glassware.

On the Capitol: Rep. Bill Kramer will continue getting his legislative salary while in jail

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:00pm
MADD finds no champions in Wisconsin.

Man taking cash from East Side hotel could be linked to similar Far West Side crime

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:45am
A man who took cash from the front desk an East Side hotel early Friday could be the same man who did likewise at a Far West Side hotel Thursday, police reported.

Badgers men's basketball preview: No. 2 UW vs. Marquette

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:30am
The Badgers (7-1) play the Golden Eagles (4-3) at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at the Bradley Center in Milwaukee.

Man asks for towels, steals cash from hotel, police say

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:15am
A man asking a hotel desk clerk for towels took money from the cash drawer instead, when she left the counter to get the towels.

Woman mugged on East Side, police say

Fri, 12/05/2014 - 11:00am
A Madison woman walking on an East Side street was mugged early Thursday, losing her purse to the attackers.