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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.


A methamphetamine drug bust Tuesday in Southern Wisconsin led to the arrest of eight people, including two 40-year-olds from Madison.
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Two Madison residents among those charged in meth ring bust

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.


Two posts on Madison School Board, Seat 6 and Seat 7, were filled in Tuesday’s municipal election.
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Two new members elected to Madison School Board

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.


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What’s on the ballot in Tuesday’s election

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.



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