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Cook’s lawyers request for his release from jail

The lawyers of Alec Cook, who is being charged with the alleged sexual assault of five women, are requesting he be released on signature bond rather than the the $200,000 bail on which he is currently in jail. He should be released because prosecutors haven't shown that bail is required to assure that Cook will appear in court, according to the Wisconsin State Journal. Cook’s attorneys, Chris Van Wagner and Jessa Nicholson, wrote in a bail motion that prosecutors are citing the seriousness of the charges for the bail being so high. Cook’s preliminary hearing was scheduled for Dec. 27, but prosecutors requested the date be moved back due to case detectives not being able to make the hearing. Cook’s lawyers agreed to the delay, Assistant District Attorney Colette Sampson said when she made the request.

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Burglary on South Broom Street

A 21-year-old man was forced to flee his house on South Broom Street around 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon after he saw a man trying to break into his back door, according to a Madison Police Department incident report. “The victim said prior loud bangs; a person was ringing his doorbell.

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Fire in Uncommon displaces 10 residents

A fire on the fourth floor of the downtown highrise Uncommon displaced 10 residents Wednesday, according to a Madison Fire Department daily report. “An automatic sprinkler activation kept the fire contained to the room of origin, which suffered smoke and fire damage,” MFD Public Information Officer Cynthia Schuster wrote.

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SUV found submerged in Lake Mendota, one body recovered

A Dane County woman’s body was the only one found in or near an SUV submerged in Lake Mendota near the Spring Harbor Park boat launch. Dane County Medical Examiner Director of Operations Barry Irmen identified the victim as Julie B. Metcalfe of Fitchburg Monday night. She was 51. According to the Madison Fire Department, around 7:30 a.m. Monday the report of the submerged SUV came in. 

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CrossFit games coming to Madison

The CrossFit games, a sports competition based in the fitness regimen created by Greg Glassman, will be hosted in the Alliant Energy Center from 2017 through 2019, according to a city press release. “As a competitive CrossFit athlete for several years, I was elated when Jamie Patrick of the Madison Sports Commission approached me about Madison putting together a bid for the Games,” Ald.

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Middleton police searched an entire apartment complex Saturday after two boys, ages 12 and 13, prank called them about a hostage situation.

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