FDA plan: Gay men could become blood donors

Agency will be gathering public comments on the proposed change

Gay men who've abstained from sex for one year would be able to donate blood in 2015, ending a lifetime ban for the gay community, under a proposed FDA policy change unveiled Tuesday.

UW band receives donation year after incident

Director says donation received Tuesday was substantial

The University of Wisconsin band has gotten a donation from a Detroit Lions player that was promised a year ago, band director Mike Leckrone said.

Darlington aims for night football in 2015

Martens donates $50,000

Darlington has played their football games under the light of the sun for nearly a century. The tradition was started by Hall Of Fame coach Walter "Wadz" Martens, and remains so today.

Detroit Lions say UW band donation will come next week

UW band hasn't received contribution promised by NFL player

A Detroit Lions spokesperson says the University of Wisconsin-Madison band will see the significant donation promised to them by one of their players by next week.

Pheasants killed in vandalism replaced by DNR

100 birds died when vandals hit school sheds

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources has donated 110 young pheasants to the Richland Center High School after vandalism lead to the death of pheasant chicks, according to a release.

Credit union hosts shred event, food drive

Personal documents will be shredded with non-perishable food donation

A local credit union will be holding a shredding event and food drive Saturday morning, according to a release.

Firefighters, construction company donate school supplies

Supplies delivered to East High School will be distributed to all Madison schools

School supplies are both essential and costly, but that financial pressure was alleviated for the parents of many area students thanks to an event Wednesday at East High School.

Leaders: Public money not used for Brown siblings' scholarships

Anonymous scholarship donor contacted Wisconsin HOPE Lab via Twitter

The leaders of a University of Wisconsin-Madison college research organization and Dane County's Boys and Girls Club said no public money was used when they helped Michael Brown's three siblings secure college scholarships.

Zoo gets big donation to help bring bears back

Goodman Foundation gives $150,000 for Zoo's Arctic Passage exhibit

The Henry Vilas Zoo took a major step towards bringing polar bears and grizzly bears back to the facility Thursday by receiving a gift from the Goodman Foundation to help with their Arctic Passage project.

Assembly to vote on allowing earlier donations

Donations would be allowed 7 weeks earlier

Lobbyists could start making campaign donations to candidates for office seven weeks earlier than current law allows under a bill before the state Assembly.

Boy donates money to local police department

11-year-old got the idea after talking about 9/11 at school

A Greenfield boy is being honored for his small act of kindness after he donated just over $10 in change to his local police department after talking about the attacks on 9/11 in class.