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Wisconsin Public Radio

Afternoon News 

October 9, 2020

DHS Reports 2,988 Positive COVID-19 Cases Friday

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There were 2,988 new positive cases of COVID-19 in Wisconsin on Friday, according to the state Department of Health Services. There were 16 new deaths. Read more »

Coalition Annouces 'Stop The COVID Spread!' Initiative

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A day after COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin topped more than 3,000 and the state hit a record 907 hospitalizations, a new coalition of business, education and health groups has formed in hopes of controlling a virus which is spreading much faster than it is in most of the country. Read more »

More Than 14K UW System Students Sought Mental Health Counseling Last School Year

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More than 14,000 University of Wisconsin System students sought mental health counseling at the system's 13 universities and their branch campuses during the last school year. Of those, 41 percent reported seriously considering suicide.  Read more »

Mother, Sisters Of Slain Black Teen Alvin Cole Arrested At Protest

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Alvin Cole’s mother, Tracy Cole, and his sisters, Taleavia and Tristiana Cole, were arrested about 8:30 p.m. Thursday along with several others in a church parking lot in Wauwatosa. Read more »

Extradition Fight Continues For Kyle Rittenhouse In Kenosha Protest Shootings

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The extradition hearing for Kyle Rittenhouse is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 30. Read more »

Pence To Visit Waukesha As Wisconsin Coronavirus Cases Soar

 Vice President Mike Pence speaks to members of the media.
Vice President Mike Pence plans to make a campaign stop Tuesday at a manufacturing company in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha. Read more »
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