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.
Two 40-year-olds from Madison are among eight people charged by a federal judge in a major methamphetamine ring bust in Southern Wisconsin, a court document recently revealed. The U.S. Attorney for the western district of Wisconsin Jeffrey Anderson unsealed the case’s indictment Tuesday, according to the Wisconsin State Journal.
Kate Toews and Nicki Vander Meulen will serve on Madison Metropolitan School District board after being elected in the municipal election Tuesday. Madison School Board, Seat 6 Kate Toews defeated Ali Muldrow by a 11.5 percent margin in the race to fill Seat 6, winning 55.6 percent of the votes.
Attorney Jill Karofsky was elected in Tuesday’s municipal election to the only contested Dane County Judge seat, filling the vacancy of 17-year incumbent Judge David Flanagan.
A UW-Madison alum currently representing the campus area on Madison’s city government is set to serve another two-year term, after easily defeating his opponent John Terry Jr.
Incumbent State Superintendent Tony Evers will spend a third term leading Wisconsin’s public education system, after beating former School District Superintendent Lowell Holtz in the municipal election Tuesday.
Several races on the ballot in Tuesday’s municipal election—including those for judicial, education and city posts—are contested. Here’s what to expect for community members heading to the polls with downtown and campus addresses.