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.
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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.
Two days from now, police departments across the state are making an increased effort to combat Wisconsin’s opioid problem by participating in a prescription drug take-back program.
Each October, Freakfest takes over downtown Madison — here’s what you need to know before the event takes place Saturday.The Madison Police Department will deploy about 300 officials, including special event staff and university police, Central District Police Captain Jason Freedman said at a Thursday press conference.Additionally, all firearms and any item that security or police may see as dangerous are prohibited, according to the event’s website.
“Broad City” has done some really revolutionary things since its premiere in 2014. They’ve represented female sexuality in a bold and unapologetic way — they show vibrators on screen in a really normalizing way, rather than for shock value.
Catholic leaders in Madison suggest ‘guidelines’ for funerals for gay individuals, leaked email shows
It also says there should be “no mention” of the “partner” in any religious text or by funeral leaders. Additionally, a priest or parish involved with a funeral of a gay individual should not be listed in any public obituary that also lists the partner.
The restaurant plans to serve liquor, wine and beer in addition to its standard menu of tacos, burritos, nachos and more.
Does a safer city start with violence prevention programs or law enforcement?That question was key as a Madison finance committee voted Monday night on nearly two dozen proposed changes to the city’s budget — and violence prevention seems to be the answer for local officials, at least for now.After more than four hours of debate, the committee shot down a proposed amendment that would have removed a quarter of a million dollars toward violence prevention efforts led by the city’s public health agency.
Madison police used pepper spray this weekend to break up a fight before arresting three men outside a popular strip of downtown bars this weekend.A “large” fight broke out on the 600 block of University Avenue early Saturday morning, Madison Police Department Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain said in an incident report.
Downtown Madison’s new homeless day resource center could receive an additional $40,000 if a finance committee gives the go-ahead to an amendment to the city budget.
Howard D. Eskridge, a 29-year-old Madison resident, was arrested after he allegedly punched the victim multiple times in the head and stole his cell phone, according to an MPD incident report.
The Madison Police Department has changed their policy on using lethal forces, now requiring officers to deplete all other resources before the use of firearms.
An elderly man was stabbed early Thursday morning near the UW-Madison campus.Police were dispatched to the 200 block of State Street at around 1:15 a.m.
Dane County community members packed into a hearing before county officials Wednesday night, sparring over a proposed $75.2 million jail renovation project. The jail has been highly scrutinized in the past, with some noting dwindling building conditions and a lack of resources for prisoners.