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The city will further discuss paying nearly $22,000 in legal fees accumulated by Madison Police Department Chief Mike Koval between Sept. 6, 2016 through March 15, 2017.

City postpones decision to pay MPD chief’s legal fees

A vote was halted by Madison alders Tuesday on whether the city will reimburse the Madison police chief for nearly $22,000 in legal fees racked up in a case filed against him after calling a family member of Tony Robinson—a teen fatally shot by an officer in 2015—a “raging lunatic.” Sharon Irwin, Robinson’s grandmother, and her friend Shadayra Kilfoy-Flores filed a complaint last year against Madison Police Department Chief Mike Koval for the name-calling incident, as well as for allegedly making a gesture toward his sidearm after a summer city council meeting.

Police are searching for 22-year-old Sorell A. Gilmore, an inmate who did not return Saturday to the Dane County Jail.

Dane County Jail inmate declared AWOL

Madison police are searching who did not return to the Dane County Jail over the weekend and was declared AWOL, the sheriff’s office said in a release. Sorell A. Gilmore, 22, left the facility for work privileges around 6:45 a.m. Saturday, but did not come back at his scheduled return time of 5:45 p.m.

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Crack found at downtown grocery store

A bag of crack cocaine was discovered at a grocery store near the downtown area over the weekend, the Madison Police Department said Monday. Officers were called to Copps grocery store on South Park Street around 1:54 p.m. Saturday, MPD Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain said in an incident report.

Roast Public House and Forage Kitchen, two restaurants on State Street, were started by UW-Madison alum.

At the heart of local startups, UW-Madison ideas prevail

Years after graduating from UW-Madison, some of the university’s core philosophies have stuck closely with entrepreneurs still in the city—in some cases, even having served as a launchpad for their careers. EatStreet co-founder and CEO Matt Howard said that UW-Madison had a significant role in the successful launch of his company, which now employs over 1,000 people and has locations across the country.

 From Vietnam War protests to the Women’s March following the election of President Donald Trump, the city of Madison has served as a hub for for political and social movements.

Decades of activism in Madison tie back to the university

An unprecedented storm of protests resisting the Trump Administration have shocked state capitals across the country following the November presidential election—but for some in Madison, a long history of political and social movements tying back to the university have made the new wave of activism nothing but expected.


Gun fired in East Gorham Street apartment

A man found in his downtown apartment Wednesday night reported someone had put a gun to his head, according to Madison police. Officers were called to the 10 block of East Gorham Street around 8:40 p.m., Madison Police Department officer Kimberly Alan said in an incident report.

A jury found that Darrick Anderson, 24, was responsible for the death of Andrew Nesbitt and was not suffering from any mental disease.

Downtown Madison homicide victim suffered about 70 knife wounds

A man found dead in his downtown Madison apartment last month suffered about 70 knife wounds, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. The victim, Andrew Nesbitt, suffered wounds to the head, torso and neck during the March 27 incident, Dane County Chief Medical Examiner Vincent Tranchida said Tuesday in a preliminary trial for the suspect in the homicide. Darrick E.

Concealed weapons are no longer banned on Madison Metro Transit buses, including those serving the downtown and campus area.

Concealed weapons officially allowed on Madison buses

Passengers are now officially able to carry concealed weapons on Madison buses, after the city’s transit committee updated its policy Wednesday to comply with state law. The decision comes following a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling passed last month, which reversed an appeals court decision to maintain Madison Metro Transit’s previous policy of prohibiting weapons on buses.

An agreement between UW Health and Meriter allowing patients to avoid overcrowded hospital stays could be finalized as early as this summer.

UW Health, Meriter on track for merger

In a move that will reduce overcrowding and address the need for construction in local health care facilities, UW Health and UnityPoint Health-Meriter have signed an agreement to merge operations. The joint-operating agreement that has been cleared by the Federal Trade Commission comes nine months after the two health care providers announced plans for the agreement.

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