Wisconsin ranks among the worst states in the country for racial disparity in key economic and societal measures including unemployment, poverty, education and imprisonment, according to a report from a national think tank based at UW-Madison.
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A county judge has appointed two special prosecutors from the state attorney general's office to take over the case of suspended UW-Madison student Alec Cook, who faces numerous counts of sexual assault involving 10 different women.
With the absence of its signature opening crawl, classic characters like Luke Skywalker, Han Solo and Chewbacca, and new characters like Rey, Finn and Kylo Ren, “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” deviates from the typical “Star Wars” formula.
In closing out the fall semester, The Daily Cardinal looks back at the most newsworthy moments.
A man was shot in the arm near State Street early Wednesday morning, with police still searching for suspects.The 36-year-old victim was taken to a local emergency room with non-life-threatening injuries, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.The shooting happened around 2 a.m.
Suspended UW-Madison student Alec Cook, charged with many counts of sexual assault reported by 10 different women, will be released Friday from Dane County Jail, according to university officials.
The BearCat is not a military-grade vehicle, but its use by the Sheriff’s Department has still raised concern about arming local law enforcement with heavy equipment.
Madison Police Department Chief Mike Koval said Sunday on a Wisconsin talk show that city law enforcement will uphold its current inclusive immigration policies in months to come, despite not being a formal sanctuary city.“We will not be using our local authority to sort of hunt down folks based on immigration or documentation issues,” Koval said on a WISN news program.
Republican congressman Sean Duffy is facing criticism for describing Madison as a “communist community” when he attacked the ongoing presidential recount in Wisconsin Wednesday.
The national entertainment group SMG will be working with Dane County to bring more concerts and shows to the Alliant Energy Center, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced Thursday.
The lawyers of Alec Cook, who is being charged with the alleged sexual assault of five women, are requesting he be released on signature bond rather than the the $200,000 bail on which he is currently in jail.He should be released because prosecutors haven't shown that bail is required to assure that Cook will appear in court, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. Cook’s attorneys, Chris Van Wagner and Jessa Nicholson, wrote in a bail motion that prosecutors are citing the seriousness of the charges for the bail being so high.Cook’s preliminary hearing was scheduled for Dec. 27, but prosecutors requested the date be moved back due to case detectives not being able to make the hearing. Cook’s lawyers agreed to the delay, Assistant District Attorney Colette Sampson said when she made the request.
A man reportedly swindled a UW-Madison student out of two expensive pairs of pants during a transaction at Five Guys on State Street last week.After the student posted on Facebook’s Marketplace Community advertising designer jeans for sale, the suspect, who claimed to be from Baraboo, offered $100 for each pair.
A 21-year-old man was forced to flee his house on South Broom Street around 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon after he saw a man trying to break into his back door, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.“The victim said prior loud bangs; a person was ringing his doorbell.
A parked truck that was engulfed in flames on the 1600 block of South Park Street had slogans against President-elect Donald Trump spray painted on it, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.Several pedestrians called in the fire just before midnight Friday.
Dane County could officially oppose the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline after Board Supervisor Al Matano, District 11, introduced a resolution Thursday that calls for the revocation of the construction permit.
A fire on the fourth floor of the downtown highrise Uncommon displaced 10 residents Wednesday, according to a Madison Fire Department daily report.“An automatic sprinkler activation kept the fire contained to the room of origin, which suffered smoke and fire damage,” MFD Public Information Officer Cynthia Schuster wrote.
A well that pumps more than 750 million gallons of water near the UW-Madison campus has reached a “critical contamination threshold” of sodium and chloride due to road salt, with chloride levels doubling since 2000.The Madison Water Utility is launching a multi-year study of Utility Well 14 in response to explore ways to mitigate road salt contamination.
The Dane County Clerk’s Office is preparing for a massive recount effort after Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein ordered a recount in Wisconsin.“All of the ballots are being delivered from the counties, and they’re being sorted and locked in a room to get ready for the recount,” said Dane County Clerk Scott McDonell.
In the aftermath of a recent car theft, the Madison Police Department urged residents to exercise caution.An unknown perpetrator recently stole a 2000 Chevrolet Impala after the owner of the car left it unattended, unlocked and running in her driveway, according to an MPD incident report.The theft took place last week on the 3700 block of School Road near Dane County Regional Airport.
A Dane County woman’s body was the only one found in or near an SUV submerged in Lake Mendota near the Spring Harbor Park boat launch. Dane County Medical Examiner Director of Operations Barry Irmen identified the victim as Julie B. Metcalfe of Fitchburg Monday night. She was 51. According to the Madison Fire Department, around 7:30 a.m. Monday the report of the submerged SUV came in.