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The shooting occurred on the 2000 block of Taft Street while the victim was sitting in his car.

Madison man arrested for south-side shooting

Madison police arrested Darrick R. Thompson, 21, for shooting a 20-year-old man in the leg Monday, according to an incident report. The Violent Crimes Unit investigated the south-side shooting after shots were reported and the victim showed up at the hospital with a gun wound around 12:30 p.m.

In response to Senate Bill 295, Madison made March the first Voter ID Month.

Community leaders announce Voter ID Month in Madison

Community leaders held a press conference Wednesday morning to announce March as Voter ID Month in Madison, an effort coordinated by VoteRiders and the Dane County Voter ID Coalition that aims to spread awareness of the new voter ID law passed in February. Senate Bill 295, which passed in early February, mandates that citizens must have a valid Wisconsin state ID, which includes driver’s licenses or state-issued voter IDs, in order to vote.

The fire occurred on the west side of town and was put out safely, with no injuries.

Madison Fire Department fights Shorewood Hills home fire

Madison firefighters put out a fire on the 3500 block of Blackhawk Drive early Thursday morning, after a neighbor reported seeing bright lights in the basement they said they thought to be flames. After completing an exterior examination of the house around 6 a.m., firefighters determined the fire was on the first and second floor, according to a Madison Fire Department daily report. Firefighters entered the house to find thick black smoke and zero visibility.

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