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

Catching Up: Justice in Jamaica eludes dead Madison man's sister

host.madison.com — Laura Kiefert has spent the past few months reminding Jamaican authorities, hospitals and the FBI that her brother is still dead, and trying to track down the man she thinks profited from his death. Her brother, David N. Thompson, Sr., 52, of Madison went to Jamaica in April for some rest and recovery from an amputated toe.

SOS: Only the innocent are punished for property tax non-payment

host.madison.com — Pam Beetham is a stickler when it comes to paying bills, especially her city property tax bill. She works Downtown so on July 27 she walked over to the City Treasurer's office and wrote a check for $1,260.71 (one fourth of her total bill) and paid in person, beating the July 31 deadline and pocketing an official receipt.

Bay Creek Neighborhood: 'A diverse and tolerant bunch of people'

host.madison.com — It's a compliment, really: One of the best things about the Bay Creek Neighborhood is that there is always an escape route. It is easy to get out of there, but no one seems to want to leave.

Fitchburg house explosion: Neighbor found victim in house debris

host.madison.com — Mike St. John found his neighbor, Brian Grittner, seated in a pond of pink insulation in what remained of his Fitchburg home. Two explosions had just leveled the building, leaving Grittner, prone and incoherent, but alive. There were two "whumps" - a big one, then a little one - which blew the windows in at St.

Fitchburg house explosion: Neighbor found victim in house debris

host.madison.com — Mike St. John found his neighbor, Brian Grittner, seated in a pond of pink insulation in what remained of his Fitchburg home. Two explosions had just leveled the building, leaving Grittner, prone and incoherent, but alive. There were two "whumps" - a big one, then a little one - which blew the windows in at St.

Fitchburg house explosion: Neighbor found victim in house debris

host.madison.com — Mike St. John found his neighbor, Brian Grittner, seated in a pond of pink insulation in what remained of his Fitchburg home. Two explosions had just leveled the building, leaving Grittner, prone and incoherent, but alive. There were two "whumps" - a big one, then a little one - which blew the windows in at St.

SOS: Frontier Communications charges for no service

host.madison.com — Jerzy Matian is a patient man who lives with his family on 49th Street in Mauston. That address is important, because Frontier Communications told the family last winter it would be impossible for the company to install internet service at that address. They came out, they looked it over and said no soap.

UW-Stout moves paintings after Native American objections

host.madison.com — The chancellor at the UW-Stout in Menomonie said Friday he decided to move two l arge paintings dating to 1936 from hallways in a much-travelled campus building because they "stood in the way of an effort to create an inclusive and comfortable environment for everyone."

Bicycle crash victim was Highway 14 commuter

host.madison.com — With her belongings in three plastic bags slung over the handlebars, Cynthia Arsnow rode her green bicycle in the rain, snow, dark and sunshine, about 40 miles round-trip, from the East Side of Madison to work in Cross Plains almost daily.

Bicycle crash victim was Highway 14 commuter

host.madison.com — With her belongings in three plastic bags slung over the handlebars, Cynthia Arsnow rode her green bicycle in the rain, snow, dark and sunshine, about 40 miles round-trip, from the East Side of Madison to work in Cross Plains almost daily.
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Sep 16, 2016

RT @nytimes: 2016: Obama "was born in the United States, period.” Trump’s long embrace of ‘birtherism.’  http://nyti.ms/2cPA0ad  https://t.co/a4FkkOf59R


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