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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Madison police only issued 10 tickets for pets disturbing the peace over the past two years despite receiving more than 900 calls about animal disturbances. Madison Assistant Police Chief Randy Gaber oversees the department's field operations. He tells the Wisconsin State Journal that loud animals are a low priority that officers get to when they don't have more serious cases to deal with. In some instances, the wait for an available officer can be so long that the calls are dropped entirely.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Human tests have begun on a wound-healing skin tissue developed in Madison. The Wisconsin State Journal reports that ExpressGraft-C9T1 is being tested on up to six patients with diabetic foot ulcers. The technology is being developed by Stratatech, which is now owned by the British pharmaceutical company Mallinckrodt. The technology is a genetically engineered, antimicrobial human skin substitute.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Police now say several newborns were injured in an intensive care unit at a Wisconsin hospital. Authorities earlier said there were "several unexplained injuries" in the newborn intensive care unit at Meriter Hospital in Madison. A police spokesman said Friday that the injuries involve "several" infants. He declined to say the exact number. The injuries have prompted a police investigation and an internal hospital review. A hospital employee also has been suspended.
MILWAUKEE (AP) - The interim Milwaukee sheriff says two jail staffers charged in the dehydration death of an inmate have resigned and a third who's also accused in the case is facing termination. Sheriff Richard Schmidt said Friday that Nancy Evans and Kashka Meadors resigned this week before his office completed an internal investigation. Schmidt also says he's recommending that jail deputy James Lee Ramsey-Guy be fired.
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