When they saw what appeared to be a sexual assault from their construction site, nearby construction workers jumped off their lifts and came to the victim's rescue Tuesday afternoon on the 300 block of East Johnson Street .
The rise in popularity of e-cigarettes have Dane County education professionals worried, the City of Madison announced Tuesday. The city shared results of a survey focused on e-cigarettes, which was sent in May to staff from Dane County schools, including nurses, social workers and Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse program coordinators, as well as middle and high school principals.
Madison postal workers gathered Monday in front of the city’s main post office on Milwaukee Street for the “U.S. Mail Not For Sale” rally protesting threats from the Trump administration to privatize the postal service.
Madison Mayor Paul Soglin expressed his disappointment in the Town of Madison police department’s decision to hire former DeForest Police Chief Daniel Furseth, who resigned in August after making racist comments in a YouTube video. The video, posted to YouTube in December 2015 by a former DeForest police intern, features Furseth speaking in a stereotypically black voice while filming a group of well-dressed black men walking into a Steak and Shake restaurant.
Madison city officials are warning residents to keep sandbags in place as rain forecasts over the next several days raise concerns for a new round of flash flooding. City officials report both Lakes Monona and Mendota rose five inches following rainstorms Sunday and Monday, but are still down six and nine inches respectively from their highs during the August storms.
Mayor Paul Soglin introduced his 2019 operating budget Tuesday, hoping to improve the economic mobility and safety of all residents in Madison.
The 31-year-old woman spotted the man on 600 block of East Washington Avenue around 6:30 p.m. The police identified the suspect as 58-year-old Waldemar Santiago-Rivera. They arrested him on charges of disorderly conduct while armed, felon in possession of a knife, as well as lewd, lascivious behavior and exposure.
For the second time in six months, Madison’s city council voted to remove the Confederate memorial in Forest Hill Cemetery.
The suspect in Saturday’s murder-suicide had a history of domestic abuse charges dating back to 2009, according to court records. The Dane County Medical Examiner identified the deceased as 39-year-old James Sykes and 34-year-old Sherry Waller.
Madison Alder Matt Phair, District 20, announced Monday he would not seek a fifth term on the city council in the upcoming spring 2019 election.
Madison police said two people died on the East Side following an apparent murder-suicide Saturday afternoon. Police were called to a townhouse shortly after noon and forced entry after talking to concerned family members.
Dane County’s 2019 budget will include extra funds aimed at improving the county’s response to mental health and opioid-related incidents. The annual budget, which will be released in full on Oct. 1, will contains the largest increase in funding for frontline mental health services in county history, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said Thursday.
A gunfight near La Follette High School left one 17-year-old student injured and put the building on lockdown for the second time this week. Police responded to reports of a fight between several young men at the corner of Linda Vista Road and Turner Avenue around 10:40 a.m., Madison police said. Witnesses also told police at least one gun had been fired.
Madison’s city council approved plans for a nine-story hotel on State Street, acting against the recommendation of city staff.
Following weeks of historic flooding across the greater Madison area, the Dane County government announced plans for over $18 million in initiatives designed to recover from damage and to prevent future flooding events. “This summer’s historic rains brought flooding and destruction to many areas throughout Dane County,” Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said.
The number of arrests made by federal immigration authorities in Dane County rose to at least 11 over the weekend, local officials confirmed Monday. Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced Friday that he was aware of at least six arrests by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement officers, who he says operated without the knowledge of city officials.
At least six people were arrested by federal immigration officials in Madison Friday, city officials and local Hispanic advocacy groups said. Speaking at a press conference Friday afternoon, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin said six people had been arrested by U.S.
The man killed by police after shooting three of his colleagues at a Middleton technology company last week was not legally able to own firearms, police say.