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Former Capitol Police officer charged with stealing Aaron Bohrod painting from governor's mansion

host.madison.com — A former Capitol Police officer who worked nights at the governor's mansion in Maple Bluff was charged Friday with stealing and selling a state-owned painting by renowned Wisconsin artist Aaron Bohrod. A state employee tracked the stolen painting down on the Internet.
Feb 06, 2016

Former Capitol Police officer charged with stealing Aaron Bohrod painting from governor's mansion host.madison.com/news/local/cri…

Feb 06, 2016

Former police officer charged with stealing painting from Wisconsin governor's mansion bit.ly/1Q2GboG

Former Capitol Police officer charged with stealing Aaron Bohrod painting from governor's mansion

host.madison.com — A former Capitol Police officer who worked nights at the governor's mansion in Maple Bluff was charged Friday with stealing and selling a state-owned painting by renowned Wisconsin artist Aaron Bohrod. A state employee tracked the stolen painting down on the Internet.

Gerald Borsuk, 95, Madison musician, teacher, jazz pianist, dies

host.madison.com — Gerald Borsuk, who died in Milwaukee at age 95 last Friday, was in the front row of Madison's music scene for more than 60 years, tuning pianos, teaching students and playing music at every venue from the city's biggest concert halls to smokey jazz bars and golf club lounges.

Catching Up: Powerball frenzy delivered for state coffers

host.madison.com — On the face of it, Wisconsin Powerball lottery players took home a mostly empty pot from that gazillion-dollar Powerball party held over two weeks in early January. The $1.6 billion jackpot run coughed up 22 notable Wisconsin winners of $50,000 each. That equals a modest $1.1 million of winnings paid here.

Catching Up: Powerball frenzy delivered for state coffers

host.madison.com — On the face of it, Wisconsin Powerball lottery players took home a mostly empty pot from that gazillion-dollar Powerball party held over two weeks in early January. The $1.6 billion jackpot run coughed up 22 notable Wisconsin winners of $50,000 each. That equals a modest $1.1 million of winnings paid here.

State warning: Don't click that 'WhatsApp' message

host.madison.com — Resist the inclination to answer that WhatsApp message showing up with increasing frequency in your email. Those are fake, and their aim is to get you to download destructive malware on to your computer or smartphone that will cost you in expensive text messages, the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection warned in an alert Wednesday.

Don't click that "what's app?" message

host.madison.com — Resist the inclination to answer that "What's App?" message showing up with increasing frequency in your email. Those are fake, and their aim is to get you to download destructive malware on to your computer that will cost you in expensive text messaes, warns the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection in an alert Wednesday.

Norwegian diplomat stays casual in visit to Madison research center

host.madison.com — The point person in the United States for a country dealing first hand with a refugee crisis, an oil crisis, global warming, rebuilding Afghanistan and a growing Russian border conflict leaned forward in a comfy chair in a nondescript building on West Main Street in Madison Monday and quietly showed his diplomatic chops.

Madison marijuana start-up investors headed to prison

host.madison.com — An investment plan hatched among a group of high-achieving Madison high school and college friends has begun to pay new dividends: federal prison sentences. That's because the plan, administered by UW-Madison business students or graduates, involved driving to California at least 19 times with bundles of cash to buy hundreds of pounds of marijuana for sale to customers and "investors" in Madison, according to federal prosecutors.
Jan 22, 2016

Investors in a Madison marijuana start-up are headed to prison. host.madison.com/wsj/news/local…

SOS: No room at the inn for Amish patients in Madison

host.madison.com — Last Tuesday afternoon at an Amish farm in rural Platteville, a 78-year-old woman slipped on ice on the porch while coming in from helping butcher hogs. She fell on her arm and it hurt. "We didn't realize it was broken," said her son, 47, who asked that their names not be published because they weren't seeking attention and did not call SOS.
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Jan 28, 2016

@MollyBeck You can buy them outside the Kohl Center but they can't be more than face price on the tickets.

Jan 26, 2016

RT @kareraas: Interview w @GHessWSJ from @WiStateJournal. Turns out he lived next door to me in #Tøyen Norway! It's a small world! pic.twitter.com/vOJSWEqWKI

Jan 15, 2016

@jkeefe easy to prove/disprove: try to sit comfortably or without eventual pain with legs tightly closed against your tools.

Jan 14, 2016

@jessieopie @CapTimes @MollyBeck “By Grabthar’s hammer, by the suns of Worvan, you shall be avenged,” Galaxy Quest.

Jan 13, 2016

RT @jkeefe: “The lottery is a tax on people who are bad at math,” I heard someone say decades ago. Pretty sure it was @GHessWSJ.

Jan 11, 2016

@juz44 The very same. He was a city hall reporter here at the time.


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