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.
A Greek tragedy with a contemporary spin to it came to life earlier this month when Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty, was whisked away from a State Street gyro shack by a downtown resident who had no recollection of the incident the next day.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A car possibly driven by a drunk driver barreled into pedestrians on Park Street Saturday night, killing a UW-Madison graduate student and injuring two other people.
Blaring fire alarms in Lucky Apartments sent hundreds of residents and individuals that occupied the Student Activity Center onto the sidewalks Thursday. A stovetop fire that started in a sixth floor apartment caused the alarm, according to a Lucky Apartments employee.
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.
As the Mifflin Street Block Party quickly approaches at the end of April, a proposal that would temporarily ban carrying glass containers on streets in the area is making its way through Madison’s legislative body.
The shared economy, which brings people together through apps such as Airbnb and Uber, has streamlined travel significantly. But cities across the country like Madison have gotten the short end of the stick.
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.
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.
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.
Members of the local immigrant community will see new public resources available when applying for U.S.
A man suspected of recently stealing a vehicle from a residence near the UW-Madison campus and being involved in several home burglaries has been arrested in Michigan following a police chase. Cleaster L.