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Senior Reporter — Wisconsin State Journal
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A reporter at the Wisconsin State Journal in Madison, WI. Interested in the curiosities, flaws and follies in life.

Bail set for suspended high school basketball coach in assault case — Bail for Shelton Kingcade, the suspended coach of the Madison West High School girls basketball team, was set at $3,000 on Friday, but no criminal complaint was filed. Kingcade, 43, has been held in the Dane County Jail since turning himself in to authorities Thursday.

UW-Madison professor Stanley Kutler, 80, Watergate-Nixon historian, dies — Stanley Kutler, the pre-eminent historian on Nixon-Watergate, lover of words and the freedom to use them, and the sort of professor who considered providing inspiration to be part of his mission, died Tuesday. The longtime UW-Madison history professor and prolific writer was 80 and had been in ill health, according to his son, Andy.

Richland County's website hacked by pro-ISIS vandals — Internet vandals visited Richland County's website over the weekend, defacing it and other public domain websites with pro-Islamic messages. The Richland County Sheriff's Department said no sensitive information or data was accessed. The invader identified itself in the messages on the website as "Team System Dz," the name used for hundreds of such breaches at random Internet sites over the past two years.

SOS: Why is Boston Store's bank harassing me for a bill I paid 16 months ago? — Fanny Leung, a Madison barber, went to Boston Store at East Towne in September 2013 and bought her prospective daughter-in-law a nice necklace for her wedding. It cost $268.23, and she paid with her store credit card.

Disease claims school forest near Spring Green — Large portions of a 120-acre unit of the River Valley School District forest along Highway 14 near Arena are being removed because of a disease the has affected the red pines, according to school and Department of Natural Resources officials.

Know Your Madisonian: Sally Averkamp — In 1997, newly arrived in Madison, master gardener Sally Averkamp got a tip: If she played her cards right, she could take over a highly visible, neglected, set of downtown Madison flower beds desperately in need of discipline and a makeover. She would get long hours in the sun at no pay.

Scott Walker reconsiders officer-related death investigation funding — Gov. Scott Walker's office says he's now open to hiring staff to support police officer-related death investigations after unanticipated need for those state resources in a number of recent cases, including a high-profile shooting in Madison.

Gov. Walker reconsiders officer-related death investigation funding — Recent police officer-related deaths, including a high-profile shooting in Madison, and the unanticipated need for state resources to investigate them may have convinced Gov. Scott Walker to recalculate support for hiring more investigators. The Department of Justice sought $738,600 to pay for three special agents and two policy and program analysts supporting officer-related death investigations in the department's Division of Criminal Investigation.

George Hesselberg's spring essay — Stop. Spring is a challenge to the bashful population around here, and not only because the tongue is slow to thaw. In this season, we are forward in motto only. We are not by nature the sort to put ourselves out there. Spring pulls us out of winter and out of our mostly modest selves, but slowly.

1.8 million out of 3 million state returns filed, fraud threat leads to processing delays — If you are one of the Wisconsin taxpayers asked by the Department of Revenue to take a quiz to prove your identity, count on the process delaying your refund by two or as many as 12 weeks.
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Jun 25, 2015

Those corners weren't cut. They were beheaded.

May 01, 2015

Kingcade bail includes no contact with females under 16, no work or volunteering with children.

May 01, 2015

Shelton Kingcade bail set at $3,000 cash, no criminal complaint.

Apr 10, 2015

This DNR warden did not get skunked (in the middle of the road)…

Apr 10, 2015

RT @UWMadScience: #canineinfluenza in the Midwest. Wisconsin Veterinary Diagnostic Lab can test for it, @uwvetmed can treat it:

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