Madison police arrested Darrick R. Thompson, 21, for shooting a 20-year-old man in the leg Monday, according to an incident report. The Violent Crimes Unit investigated the south-side shooting after shots were reported and the victim showed up at the hospital with a gun wound around 12:30 p.m.
The City of Madison Forestry Section has confirmed multiple new cases of emerald ash borer, according to a release.
A man was hospitalized after his arm was slashed with a box cutter early Sunday morning during a disturbance at a bar on Madison’s west side, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.
An aggregation of the Madison Police Department’s annual reports from 2005-’14 shows the total number of arrests has dropped across every racial demographic, with a deepening disparity between black and white arrests. Total arrests dropped from 19,730 in 2005 to 9,726 in 2014, roughly a 50 percent drop.
Demonstrators marched throughout Madison over the weekend to commemorate the first anniversary of Tony Robinson’s killing and continue to fight for racial equality in the criminal justice system.
The Frequency concert venue announced Thursday it will suspend hip-hop bookings for a year in response to a fight Wednesday night that resulted in an employee having to go to the emergency room.
Community leaders held a press conference Wednesday morning to announce March as Voter ID Month in Madison, an effort coordinated by VoteRiders and the Dane County Voter ID Coalition that aims to spread awareness of the new voter ID law passed in February. Senate Bill 295, which passed in early February, mandates that citizens must have a valid Wisconsin state ID, which includes driver’s licenses or state-issued voter IDs, in order to vote.
A teenage boy entered a McDonald’s with what appeared to be a revolver in his pocket and asked for free food Tuesday morning, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.
Firefighters rescued two sleeping Madison residents Tuesday night, as a fire filled their apartment, according to a Madison Fire Department daily report. Responders rushed to Magnolia Lane after a concerned apartment resident reported they thought they detected smoke in the basement.
The Madison Common Council voted unanimously Tuesday night to appoint Tim Gruber as the interim District 11 alder, after Chris Schmidt resigned from the position in early January. Gruber is no stranger to Madison.
A teenager visiting Madison for the Individual State Wrestling Tournament was assaulted early Sunday morning by a group of six to eight men, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.
An exhibit that features writing, art, music and dramatic work from inmates of the Oakhill Correctional Institution will be available at the Madison Public Library’s Central Branch this Thursday at 6 p.m.
The streets of Madison will see 23 new police recruits in early March for field training, after more than five months and nearly 900 hours of training, according to a Madison Police Department statement. The state requires 720 hours of training before recruits can begin field training, which MPD exceeds.
Jose L. Vasquez-Garcia, 39, is the only suspect in last Wednesday’s homicide of his girlfriend Christina A.
The Disability Rights Commission renewed its commitment to improving the accessibility of Madison taxi cab services at a meeting Thursday night.
The Madison Police Department use a video from a Facebook page to arrest three 14-year-old girls on battery charges Tuesday, according to an incident report. The 34-year-old mother of one of the girls was among those battered in the fight.
Madison firefighters put out a fire on the 3500 block of Blackhawk Drive early Thursday morning, after a neighbor reported seeing bright lights in the basement they said they thought to be flames. After completing an exterior examination of the house around 6 a.m., firefighters determined the fire was on the first and second floor, according to a Madison Fire Department daily report. Firefighters entered the house to find thick black smoke and zero visibility.
The Madison Police Department has detained a suspect in the domestic homicide of a 24-year-old woman, according to an incident report. The woman was found dead in her Calypso Road apartment Tuesday after her family asked officers to check on her welfare. The detained suspect is the victim's 39-year-old boyfriend.
The first agenda item’s resolution at Tuesday’s Common Council meeting read more like a touching eulogy.
A 2016 analysis by the personal finance website WalletHub ranked Madison as the fourth best capital in the nation.