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University of Wisconsin-Madison police have given the "all-clear" after an earlier report that a man with a knife was in the parking lot of the H.C. White Library.

The report came after an altercation involving two men and a woman and, although the incident remained under investigation Monday night, police determined that there was no further threat.

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi.(Photo: Dane County)

MADISON - Yet another Democrat has decided against a challenge to Gov. Scott Walker.

Being sworn in for a new term Tuesday, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi told The Associated Press that he would remain in his current job and not challenge the GOP governor in 2018.

Last month, former state Sen. Tim Cullen, tech company executive Mark Bakken and former Green Bay Packer Mark Tauscher all said they wouldn't run in 2018.

There is still time for Democrats to field a candidate and Parisi said that he believed the right one could take on Walker and beat him. But Walker campaign adviser Joe Fadness said that the lack of a declared candidate showed the governor's "strong record of defending Wisconsin's working families."

Other potential challenges include Rep. Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire), a trial attorney; Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ, an unsuccessful 2014 attorney general candidate; and Andy Gronik, the founder and president of GroBiz, a company that advises businesses, and Stage W, a nonprofit group aimed at getting past political divisiveness.

Squad lights(Photo: Getty images)

University of Wisconsin-Madison police have given the "all-clear" after an earlier report that a man with a knife was in the parking lot of the H.C. White Library.

The report came after an altercation involving two men and a woman and, although the incident remained under investigation Monday night, police determined that there was no further threat.

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MADISON - A 24-year-old University of Wisconsin graduate student scheduled to receive her master’s degree next month has been identified as the pedestrian killed when a car left the road and drove onto a Madison sidewalk Saturday night.

The Dane County Coroner’s office said Monday that Wenxin Huai died from her injuries in the crash. UW-Madison Dean of Students Lori Berquam says that Huai is from Beijing and had been on the Madison campus since 2015 studying economics. She also worked as a research assistant in the Traffic and Operations Safety Laboratory.

Berquam says Huai was slated to receive her master’s degree in economics next month.

Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain says the driver is a 32-year-old Madison man who remains hospitalized following the crash.

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Joseph Jakubowski's booking photo (left) and mugshot while he was still the subject of the law enforcement manhunt.(Photo: Rock County Sheriff's Office)

Bail was set at $30,000 Monday for Joseph Jakubowski, the Janesville man who was the subject of an intensive manhunt that lasted 10 days and involved more than 100 law enforcement officers.

Jakubowski appeared in a videoconference for the bond hearing Monday afternoon in Rock County Circuit Court on the three felony charges related to a burglary at a Janesville gun shop.

Investigators allege he took 18 weapons from the gun shop. He is also believed to have mailed a 161 page manifesto to President Trump in which he railed against the government and religion in his manifesto, though he didn’t list specific targets for potential violence.

Media reports say Jakubowski began agitated during the court hearing, telling a court commissioner: "I'm not a slave, you can't tell me what to do.