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US 51 reopens south of Edgerton following crash

EDGERTON, Wis. -- All lanes of U.S. Highway 51 have reopened at West County Highway M south of Edgerton Thursday evening following a crash, according to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation. The crash was reported around 6:20 p.m. The scene…

MMSD kindergarteners receive free book bundles

MADISON, Wis. -- Every kindergartner in the Madison Metropolitan School District will soon receive a special gift to celebrate reading all year long. Over the next couple of weeks, each…

Biden pardons thousands for 'simple possession' of marijuana

President Joe Biden is pardoning thousands of Americans convicted of “simple possession” of marijuana, as his administration takes a dramatic step toward decriminalizing the drug and addressing charging practices that disproportionately impact people of color. He is also calling on governors to issue similar pardons for those convicted of state marijuana offenses, which reflect the vast majority of marijuana possession cases. Biden says the move reflects his position that “no one should be in jail just for using or possessing marijuana.” He says his action will ease the consequences for “people who have prior Federal convictions for marijuana possession, who may be denied employment, housing, or educational opportunities as a result.”

Brewers fail to reach playoffs as fade follows Hader trade

The Milwaukee Brewers raced to their best 50-game start ever. They believed they could win their first pennant since 1982 and perhaps earn the World Series title that’s eluded them throughout this franchise’s history. The Brewers instead failed to reach the postseason entirely. A team that started out 32-18 went 54-58 the rest of the way to finish a game behind the Philadelphia Phillies in the race for the NL’s final wild-card spot and seven games back of the St. Louis Cardinals in the NL Central. That snapped the Brewers’ franchise-record string of four straight playoff appearances.