The city of Madison announced Tuesday that it will be addressing the barrier some citizens face to accessing affordable Internet through a new program called Connecting Madison. Common Council established the Digital Technology Committee in 2013 with the mission of “making studies and recommendations relative to facilitating the provision of internet access to all citizens with special attention to low income families, realizing additional benefits from and [expanded] utilization of the Metropolitan Unified Fiber Network...” Connecting Madison is what came of that committee to ensure Internet access for low-income families.
Firemen and police officers temporarily closed off the 500 block of West Mifflin Street Tuesday night after receiving a 911 call about a possible basement fire. The resident of the house returned home around 8 p.m.
The city of Madison Common Council unanimously voted to delay discussion of a motion intended to curb roadside panhandling put forth by Mayor Paul Soglin Tuesday. Madison suspended enforcement of its General Ordinances regarding panhandling in January after the American Civil Liberties Union of Wisconsin sent a letter to city attorney Michael May, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.
A man was taken to a local hospital after being shot in the abdomen near Memorial Union early Sunday morning. The man, whom Madison Police are not identifying at this time, was at an outdoor party on the 600 block of Mendota Court.
Madison police identified Richard Friday and Andrew Muir as the officers involved in the forceful June 21 arrest of Genele Laird at East Towne Mall.
Roughly 200 demonstrators marched throughout Madison Sunday to protest police officers killing Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, which occurred last week in Baton Rouge, La.
Genele Laird, an 18-year-old black woman whose forcible arrest by Madison Police Department officers Tuesday was captured on a video that quickly went viral, will enter into a restorative justice program, Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said during a press conference Friday.
Madison Police Department Chief Mike Koval announced Wednesday that Tuesday’s homicide in the parking lot of a southwest Madison BP gas station was not random.
No serious issues were reported throughout Saturday during the wet and muddy 2016 Mifflin Street Block Party, according to the Madison Police Department Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain. DeSpain estimated about 3,500 people attended the event at any one point Saturday.
Madison Police Department Chief Mike Koval held a press conference Friday in an attempt to find more information in relation to last week’s homicide outside of O’Grady’s Irish Pub. Koval said Martez Moore’s funeral was also Friday, ten days after he was murdered.
This Monday S&L Underground will continue the Capitol Square construction project by starting work on North Pinckney Street between East Washington Avenue and North Hamilton Street; and on East Mifflin Street between North Hamilton Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue.
Dane County Executive Joe Parisi and Rape Crisis Center Executive Director Erin Thornley Parisi held a press conference Wednesday in the City County Building to highlight Denim Day, which is meant to bring awareness to Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Denim Day first occurred in April 1999, according to the Denim Day website. The movement started after an 18-year-old Italian woman accused her driver’s education instructor of driving her to a remote road, forcing her out of the car and raping her. The case made it to the Italian Supreme Court, which ruled the sex must have been consensual because her jeans were so tight she must have helped take them off.
Madison Police Department Chief Mike Koval released a statement Monday detailing policing strategies for this year’s Mifflin Street Block Party and held a press conference Tuesday to address the event. Mifflin, which MPD considers a “non-event” because the city does not sanction it, has a long and checkered past.
Madison Police Department Chief Mike Koval announced at a press conference Tuesday that a 2-year-old girl was the victim of 2016’s fourth Madison homicide. MPD Public Information Officer Joel DeSpain said Joshua S.
The plan for a new apartment building on the northwest corner of West Washington Avenue and Broom Street has evolved and sparked community critique.
A Madison Police Officer was able to save the life of a suicidal man Friday afternoon, according to an incident report. The 30-year-old man was about to leap from the State Street Capitol Parking Garage at 214 North Carroll St.
While an Advanced Disposal garbage truck was traveling south down Lake Street, a fire started inside the vehicle Monday just before noon.
A collision involving a Madison Metro bus and a Trolley Pub cart on the 200 block of State Street occurred Friday around 7 p.m. and resulted in three people being injured, according to a Madison Police Department officer.
The Alcohol License Review Committee granted Wednesday a new bar located near Camp Randall Stadium, which will have a capacity of up to 1,660 on football game days, an entertainment license and alcohol license.