A 26-year-old man tried to end his own life at the Dane County Jail Thursday, making him at least the eighth inmate to attempt suicide since August.
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City officials are looking to the Madison community for input on a local identification card program.Officials released a survey this week gauging participation and what residents would like to see on an identification card.
While some Dane County religious institutions have amped up their security measures in response to the Texas shooting earlier this month, other churches in downtown Madison say they will not make extreme changes to their precautionary procedures.
Body-worn cameras won’t be part of Madison police uniforms anytime soon.The Common Council removed $123,000 from the city capital budget early Tuesday morning, which would have purchased 47 body-worn cameras, storage equipment, training and overtime for some officers.
The Madison City Council will begin their budget deliberations Monday, and alders will debate a number of provisions with the potential to affect students and other city residents.
Police are searching for a man suspected of stabbing a female acquaintance he was traveling with in a car along John Nolen Drive Friday.
Madison residents could soon face fines if they park on the wrong side of the street, as city-wide parking rules for the winter go into effect this week.
Nearly a dozen residents and business owners told city officials they felt unsafe in the city at a listening session Thursday, many of them pointing fingers at local homeless shelters that allow individuals to stay long-term.
Former UW-Madison student Alec Cook’s defense lawyers believe his trials should take place outside of Madison and want evidence they say was obtained illegally to be excluded, according to court documents.
As Wisconsin lawmakers debate a controversial immigration bill, Madison’s future as a so-called sanctuary city remains uncertain.The new legislation would bar local governments from enacting “sanctuary” policies that block or hinder federal immigration enforcement.
The people — mostly women — that filled the Barrymore Theatre wall-to-wall on Sunday night collectively doubled over for two hours when Ilana Glazer compared her HPV to Britney Spears and Phoebe Robinson detailed the ins and outs of eating fried chicken in front of her boyfriend for the first time.
In efforts to reduce crime in the city, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin proposed earlier this month requiring all local convenience stores to have surveillance cameras and to keep footage from them for about a month.
With tools at its disposal, Madison is considering public employment programs to combat the city’s homelessness after a recent report highlighted the potential benefits of such a program.
County officials are weighing whether to make room in next year’s budget for providing mental health crisis intervention training to 911 dispatchers in the area.The plan would allocate additional funding to conducting the mental health training for dispatchers, led by the Dane County chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.“One way to limit the jail population is to divert those with mental health issue from the criminal justice system,” said Dane County Supervisor Paul Rusk.
Evidence on windsurfer’s fatal collision with UW rescue boat reaches DA’s office, remains out of reach for family
The county is set to decide whether charges will be filed in the case of a windsurfer who was hit and killed on Lake Mendota by a UW-Madison safety boat, after a report on the incident reached the Dane County District Attorney’s office this week.Yu Chen, 43, sustained fatal injuries after he was struck May 31 by a UW Lifesaving boat, used for rescue operations on lakes serving UW-Madison and city.
Dane County is currently slated to pursue a $76 million proposal to modernize its prison system, but some officials worry that’s not enough.
A 30-year-old man who was arrested earlier this month for attempting to abduct UW-Madison women on or near campus in two separate incidents was charged Monday in the cases.
A petition to remove the leader of Madison’s Catholic community — who last week emailed local priests a list of “considerations” to use when deciding whether or not gay individuals are eligible to receive funeral services — has received thousands of signatures since it started circulating Thursday.
Police reported “no serious incidents” at this year’s Freakfest, which saw a decrease in attendance from the previous few years.
Upon gaining entry to a State Street establishment, officers were able to revive the individuals, who had apparently overdosed on heroin.