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The state Assembly passed a bill in early September with a controversial provision that could affect how cyclist and pedestrian amenities in Madison are built.

Backlash from Madison cyclists as state Legislature tightens land seizure laws

A provision quietly tucked into a new Wisconsin transportation funding bill could make it harder to build bike trails and sidewalks throughout the state, including in Madison. The proposed rule bars state and local governments from taking property from private owners for certain projects — a process called condemnation — including cyclist and pedestrian paths, street walkways and other pedestrian spaces.

Alec Shiva, 19, will serve a year-and-a-half behind bars after pleading guilty to multiple felonies in a high-profile sexual assault case brought forward in 2016.

County judge orders Alec Shiva 18 months prison time for sexually assaulting another student

Former UW-Madison student Alec Shiva — who pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting another student on campus while high on LSD in 2016 — was sentenced Friday to 18 months in prison and three years of probation. Shiva, 19, of Verona, Wis., was charged last year with three felonies including second-degree sexual assault, strangulation and suffocation and false imprisonment.

Members of the community addressed the Dane County Board at a budget hearing Tuesday, calling for improved prison conditions and increased mental health services in the area.

Local inmate conditions in spotlight as officials weigh county budget

A prison in downtown Madison is taking center stage as officials and community members prepare for county funding plans to be decided next month. Among members of the public who spoke at a budget hearing Tuesday night, all but one of them called for improvements to the Dane County Jail, which is set to be renovated once county officials can agree on a plan for it. Officials have sparred on how to move forward with prison renovations for about a decade.

A jury found expelled UW-Madison student Nicholas Ralston, first arrested in 2015, not guilty of third-degree sexual assault Wednesday. 

Former UW-Madison student found not guilty of third-degree sexual assault

A former UW-Madison student was found not guilty Wednesday of a felony sexual assault charge, though he seemingly admitted to sexually assaulting a sleeping peer in a campus residence hall in 2015. Following a two-day trial, a jury in the Dane County Circuit Court ruled 21-year-old Nicholas Ralston of Shellsburg, Iowa will be acquitted of third-degree sexual assault. Ralston, who was expelled months after the assault, reportedly initiated nonconsensual oral sex with his roommate’s girlfriend in their Ogg Hall dorm room in April 2015, according to the criminal complaint. The victim and her boyfriend fell asleep on a futon in the dorm room after returning from a party around 1 a.m., the complaint said.

Former UW-Madison student Alec Shiva will be sentenced in September for sexually assaulting and suffocating another student in a dorm room last year.

Former UW student Alec Shiva pleads guilty in sexual assault case

Expelled UW-Madison student Alec Shiva, who was accused last November of sexually assaulting another student in a campus dorm room while high on LSD, pleaded guilty to three felonies and two misdemeanors Wednesday. The felonies, charged in the Dane County Circuit Court, include second-degree sexual assault, strangulation and suffocation and false imprisonment.

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