For Madison residents who bother to flip over their ballot Tuesday beyond the boisterous partisan races, a referendum asking for a $26 million property tax hike to prevent cuts to the city’s public schools will quietly ask for a vote.At James C.
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Madison Fire Department officials were dispatched to Engineering Hall Tuesday for reports of smoke coming out of the west end of the building.
The Madison Common Council voted unanimously Tuesday to require all gas pumps in the city be secured by a lock by the start of the new year.
The Wisconsin Idea is based on the belief that UW-Madison students will take the knowledge they gain on campus and apply them to issues throughout the state.
Madison Police Department officers arrested four individuals Sunday for shoplifting at West Towne Mall, and the preliminary investigation shows the suspects were planning on selling the stolen merchandise to “clients” for half the price.MPD officers arrested Jermaine E. Harris, Jr., 24; Kristel D. Tate, 26; Sonja M. Griffin, 33 and a 14-year-old girl. One of the suspects, whom MPD Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain did not identify in an incident report, informed officers of the “criminal enterprise.”
The City of Madison is moving forward with plans to build a public market by attempting to finalize funding, design, construction and an operating plan with the goal of opening the market by early 2019.Common Council approved the “Public Market Business Plan and Implementation Strategy” in March of this year for constructing the market, according to a city press release.
The Madison Police Department was “very pleased” with how Freakfest went this year, according to a press release from Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain.The crowd reached 30,000 total throughout the event and there were no “serious incidents” reported.
A 14-year-old boy walking across Regent Street at Brooks Street suffered a “possible” broken leg early Friday morning, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.
Students were evacuating Witte as the Madison Fire Department arrived to an alarm activation around 2 a.m.
When officials from the Madison police and fire departments arrived at the intersection of Hammersley Road and South Midvale Boulevard, they found an elderly woman sitting in her minivan that was stuck in an 18-inch pit dug for construction.The call came in from a bystander who reported to authorities there was a driver stuck in a “hole” at the intersection.
The 700 and 800 blocks of Langdon Street, on which Memorial Union and the Pyle Center are located, will close Monday at 9 p.m.Miron Construction will close that part of Langdon, which is between North Park Street and North Lake Street, in order to complete a concrete crosswalk and finish the asphalt paving of the same section of Langdon.The Madison Metro 80 bus route will be detoured, according to a city press release.
Bail was set at $200,000 for suspended UW-Madison student Alec Cook Thursday, as the 20-year-old made his initial appearance in court.
The number of absentee ballots cast and issued in Madison has already broken records with more than two weeks of early voting availability still left.The City of Madison clerk had issued 35,497 absentee ballots as of Tuesday, with 31,421 of those already counted.
City officials are looking to collect more data on housing in the downtown area to find affordable solutions for student housing.
Madison Police Department officers are searching for a suspect who allegedly robbed and headbutted a woman doing laundry in a common area at a Fahrenbrook Court apartment building early Saturday morning.The woman went to do some wash around 2:05 a.m.
Mayor Paul Soglin announced Monday that Madison is now one of 16 new cities to be a part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies’ What Works Cities initiative, an effort to increase the city government’s use of data and evidence.
A man dropped his pants and exposed himself to the passengers of a car on the 400 block of Gilman Street Saturday night.According to a Madison Police Department incident report, the suspect stepped in front of the car in the middle of the road.
Several intersections will close to allow for Freakfest Saturday, disrupting traffic and bus routes, according to a city press release.The intersections of North Lake, West Gilman, West Johnson and West Dayton streets at State Street will close at 5 p.m.
Several demographic groups disproportionality use tobacco, according to a recently released report from Public Health Madison-Dane County.“While the reported overall decreases in tobacco use seem like very good news, a deeper look reveals that smoking and tobacco use rates among several groups remain much higher,” Tobacco Free Columbia Dane County Coalition Coordinator Ryan Sheahan said in a Monday press release.
Alec Cook, a suspended UW-Madison senior, will be charged Tuesday in a 30-count criminal complaint following sexual assault reports from multiple women last week.