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MPD officer saves suicidal man

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.

Investigators have been looking for Emily W. Paul for three years and said they now have reason to believe she may be in Madison.

Investigators look for missing Florida teen in Madison

Emily W. Paul, now 17, vanished from Florida on April 13, 2013. Bay County investigators believe someone with whom she was acquainted picked her up in Southport on her own accord. The Bay County Sheriff’s Office said they are renewing their plea for help to reunite Paul with her family and believe that she could be in Madison, according to a Madison Police Department incident report. The report said she was last known to be 4 feet 10 inches and about 100 pounds with brown hair and blue eyes.

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi suspended all nonessential county official travel to North Carolina and Mississippi Monday in response to the states' LGBT discriminatory laws. 

Parisi urges Walker not to sign any discriminatory bills, bans nonessential travel to Mississippi, North Carolina

Dane County Executive Joe Parisi sent a letter to Gov. Scott Walker Monday in which he urged Walker not to sign any laws that allow for discrimination based on sexual orientation. Parisi also suspended all nonessential travel to states with these laws. Parisi stressed the business impacts other states have seen due to new laws that allow discrimination against the LGBT community on religious grounds. In the letter, he noted PayPal decided not to build its global operations center in North Carolina after the state passed the law.

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