To address problems with overcrowding and an increasing demand for public transportation, the City of Madison is applying for a federal grant, a move that the Student Services Finance Committee formally supported Monday night.
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After federal funding cuts of almost $4 million, riding public buses in Madison could be more difficult for those with disabilities.
Madison Metro Transit is applying for the TIGER 9 grant in order to improve city infrastructure.
Tornado season in the Midwest ends around July, but this year Madison was an exception to that rule. Saturday night a tornado ripped through the East Side of the city.
An alleged drunk driver struck a pedestrian in downtown Madison Saturday night, causing “significant injuries.”
A naked and unconscious woman was found in a car in downtown Madison Friday night.
A food cart employee appeared to point a large rifle at another man early Sunday morning in an incident captured on video by an onlooker.
The Madison Metropolitan School District is making moves this year to help students in grades five through 12 succeed, after recent data showed nearly nine percent of students in the district are at risk of not graduating high school.Though Wisconsin law requires each district to submit a list of at-risk students and a developed plan to help them every year, MMSD officials couldn’t say the last time they turned in a plan, according to the Capital Times.Originally, MMSD would send a single letter to the parents or guardians of at-risk students, but the new plan could allow schools to work with individual students and their families for the best solutions.
When a 23-year-old UW-Madison student walking home from studying was tested by a thief on State Street early Thursday, he aced it — not only hitting the robber to the ground and reclaiming his belongings, but also possibly dodging an exam that morning.
City officials, downtown residents and local business owners are grappling with a wave of crime in a popular bar district near the UW-Madison campus.Three times in the past three weekends, police encounters have resulted in the use of pepper spray.
Amid controversy, Madison city council members approved an entertainment license Tuesday for the Edgewater hotel, with set limits on the number of events per year and sound levels.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin proposed Tuesday a $313.9 million operating budget for 2018, which includes creating new positions for local law enforcement and an initiative to reduce crime on State Street.
A portion of Langdon Street will close Friday for the opening of the UW-Madison Alumni Park.The block of Langdon Street between North Park Street and North Lake Street will be closed off between noon and 9 p.m.While pedestrians will still be able to access the area, cars and buses will not.
Dane County could be one step closer to updated jail facilities and increased access to mental health services for inmates.
To say Magic City Hippies’ indie funk music is infectious to dance to is an understatement. Every member in the audience was up and dancing in Union South, from college kids to a 50-year old lady in the back.
Is the Edgewater Hotel too loud? Some Langdon Street residents say the hotel’s frequent concerts and loud outdoor events make it nearly impossible to have a conversation in their own homes.
Police are seeking help identifying a “suspicious person” after a woman’s screams frightened away an unidentified attacker near campus early Saturday morning.
Madison Police Department officers are investigating an apparent shooting that happened Wednesday on the north side of Madison, near where the mother of Tony Robinson — a teen fatally shot by an MPD officer in 2015 — currently lives.No one was hurt, MPD Officer Matthew Schroedl said in a report, but police found damage to a building in the 2100 block of Winnebago Street, where the incident occurred.
A Madison teenager was arrested late Tuesday night for pulling a taser on two Cheba Hut employees after they attempted to kick her out of the sandwich shop.
Madison Metropolitan School District received a half-million dollar grant from a local company for more community resources to bring neighborhoods together. CUNA Mutual Group, a local insurance firm, announced this week that it will help MMSD expand its community schools program from two schools to four by committing $500,000 over the next three years.