A long-planned Madison Public Market has shifted locations, reverting the project's status back to renovation rather than new construction. Previously, the city placed a bid to construct the market along East Washington Avenue, though it that bid is being dropped, according to Anne Reynolds, chair of Madison's Public Market Development Committee. The new site is situated on the corner of North First and East Johnson Streets, across from the previous location.
Dozens of people fled after gunshots rang out in front of a downtown bar early Sunday morning, Madison police said. The shots were fired around 2 a.m.
Dane County will continue efforts to provide more affordable housing by granting more than $400,000 to help develop a housing project in east Madison, County Executive Joe Parisi announced Thursday. The project, which has been partially paid for using the city of Madison’s affordable housing funds and low-income housing tax credits from the state, aims to create 68 units of affordable housing, with 16 of those being reserved for homeless families and veterans.
The City of Madison is initiating an effort to clean up the city’s water supply after two wells tested positive for small amounts of contamination. Both contaminated wells contained small amounts of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), man-made chemicals used in textile manufacturing and firefighting foams.
Ald. David Ahrens announced Tuesday he would not be running for re-election this spring. Ahrens has represented District 15 since 2013.
In response to what he says is an unacceptable situation, Madison Mayor Paul Soglin announced Tuesday that he would take the “extraordinary step” of assigning one of his deputy mayors to oversee a west side apartment complex.
In the wake of the climate report issued by the federal government last week, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi said the county’s work on renewable energy usage could be the model for the rest of the country’s fight against climate change. The Trump Administration released the Fourth National Climate Assessment, which warns of dire consequences if the U.S. does nothing to curb the effects of climate change, on Black Friday, ahead of its scheduled December release date.
A group of Baraboo High School students who appeared to give a Nazi salute in a viral photo last week will not be punished for their actions, the school district said. In a letter sent to parents Wednesday, Baraboo School District Administrator Lori Mueller said the students were protected from punishment by free speech.
Over a hundred Middleton High School students staged a protest Monday morning against the school’s administration for their inaction against a student who has been accused of sexually harassing girls for years. Over the weekend, MHS student Ozzy Benitez compiled dozens of anonymous accusations against a student at the school who has allegedly been harassing girls since they were in middle school.
The Middleton Police Department was forced to search an entire apartment complex Saturday after receiving a tip about a hostage situation they later discovered was a prank call made by two middle schoolers. Police received a phone call Saturday night from an individual who claimed they were being held hostage in the complex by an armed suspect.
An 18-year-old man banged his head on a police car after being arrested on State Street Wednesday afternoon, according to a Madison police incident report. The suspect, who had a warrant out for his arrest in Rock County for possession of drug paraphernalia, was spotted on State Street by a police officer who knew him from previous encounters.
Following Ald. Zach Wood’s announcement that he would not seek reelection to Madison’s eighth district, two UW-Madison freshmen announced they will run to succeed him on the city council.
When a newly employed person’s first paycheck arrives, envelopes holding retirement plans and senior living saving solutions accompany it.
By roughly 10:15 p.m. the Dane County bomb squad had determined that the contents of the package were benign, and police began opening the street back up to traffic.
While taking a walk around the UW-Madison campus and surrounding areas, it is difficult not to stumble upon stark reminders of the city’s homelessness issue.
The Baraboo police department announced Thursday they are looking into threats made against members of the community after a widely-shared photo arose on social media earlier this week featuring Baraboo High School students giving what appears to be a Nazi salute. Threats were made through email and phone calls against several members of the Baraboo community, according to police chief Mark Schauf.
If you walk through the streets of downtown Madison, you may walk past or interact with homeless or disadvantaged individuals.
The race for Madison’s next mayor is well underway, and many candidates identified a common issue in their campaigns: the need for affordable housing.
In a marathon session lasting just under eight hours, Madison’s city council approved its 2019 budget, including an amendment eliminating funding for a test run of a police body camera program.
The Baraboo School District is investigating a photo released on social media showing dozens of its high school students giving what appears to be a Nazi salute on the steps of the Sauk County Courthouse. The photo, supposedly taken before last semester’s junior prom, received national attention after it was posted to Twitter Sunday evening.