Free breast exams, mammograms and other diagnostic health tests will be available for free to certain women at 22 clinics in Dane County. “Breast cancer is one of the most common cancers in women and is the second most common cause of death from cancer,” Public Health Madison-Dane County Public Information Officer Jeff Golden said in a press release.
A man with a group of people who got off a party bus early Sunday morning sent a Madison Police Department officer to the hospital with an arm injury after the man threw him to the ground. “The man who attacked her was with a group of people who got off of a party bus, and were carrying plastic cups containing alcohol,” MPD Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain wrote in an incident report.
A 26-year-old Madison woman was assaulted on Langdon Street Oct. 9 at 1:20 a.m. by four to five suspects. The victim had been walking with her friend on the 200 block of Langdon Street when she was attacked from behind by a small group of women. “She was pulled to the ground where she curled up in a fetal position while being kicked and stomped,” Madison Police Department Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain wrote in an incident report. “The woman suffered bruises to her head and was checked out by [Madison Fire Department] paramedics.” A private security guard who witnessed the attack was able to alert nearby Guardian Angels, a group of unarmed citizen patrols who, according to their Facebook page, work “hand in hand with the government and law enforcement to restore and maintain safety.” The security guard and Guardian Angels chased the attackers away from the victim, and caught three of the five suspects, according to the incident report.
Dane County will spend around $4.1 million to make the City-County Building Jail safe enough to house inmates in the short term, while the county works to discontinue housing inmates in the building in the long term.
Two Dane County residents have tested positive for the West Nile Virus, the first two of the season in the county and the third and fourth in Wisconsin. The disease, which is not spread from person to person, is contracted when an infected mosquito bites an individual.
In an attempt to tackle issues such as recidivism, racial disparities and violence in Madison, Mayor Paul Soglin announced a $299.5 million operating budget proposal Tuesday. Highlights of the 2017 plan include a $15 minimum wage for all city employees, an overall pay increase for almost all employees and a $400,000 action plan focused on racial disparities. After years of debate between Soglin and the Common Council over a new Midtown police district and a Southeast side fire station, the new budget has put the projects on hold in order to limit increases in city spending.
Two groups of men had a loud argument early Sunday morning that led to one man pulling a knife and making threatening statements outside of the 415 Lake St. parking garage.
Madison Police Department officers received information Friday regarding several “persons of interest” that led to multiple people being taken into custody. Officers were told Friday several people were in the area of Hanson Road and Portage Road. “When officers stopped the vehicle multiple subjects fled into the nearby wooded area.
The 400 block of West Mifflin Street, which sits between North Broom Street and North Bassett Street, will close Tuesday for utility work. Corex, the company that will be doing the utility work, expects the closure to last from 8:30 a.m.
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced his nearly $584 million 2017 budget Thursday, highlighting initiatives to combat homelessness, opiate use and mental health. Parisi created an initiative in his 2014 budget that brought mental health crisis teams to local schools to work with kids, parents and teachers.
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced plans Monday to begin a new $12 million initiative aimed at cleaning local lakes.
Madison Police Department officers and detectives are linking a 38-year-old woman to a series of robberies in the Madison area over the past few days, according to Madison Police Department incident reports. Sunday evening the woman, armed with a handgun, allegedly robbed the Pan & Pan bakery on East Washington Avenue.
A Madison woman, her child and a male passenger were able to escape her Chrysler 300 while driving on Northport Drive Sunday morning before it burst into flames. “While driving down Northport Drive, the occupants heard some crackling coming from the trunk of the car."