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Suspected drunken driver involved in rollover crash

A Stoughton man faces multiple charges after allegedly rolling his vehicle over while drunk Thursday afternoon, according to a release.

Madison police were sent to the 900 block of Wheeler Road around 4:25 p.m. for reports of a rollover crash, officials said.

Officers found a vehicle on its hood on the dirt road leading to the boat launch to Cherokee Marsh, according to the release. The driver, Gary J. Campbell, 52, was not injured.

Campbell was subsequently arrested for sixth-offense operating while intoxicated, resisting arrest and operating without a valid driver?s license.

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City to keep adding flouride to water supply

City to keep adding flouride to water supply

The Madison Water Utility Board said this week that it would continue to add fluoride to the city's drinking water.

The utility board voted at its meeting Tuesday night to keep its fluoride policy. The city's been adding fluoride to water to improve dental health for 68 years since the policy was adopted in 1946.

Madison Water Utility currently aims for a target fluoride concentration of 0.7 parts per million, as recommended by county, national and international health agencies.

In a news release Wednesday, the city of Madison said it took public comments on the policy Tuesday for about two hours before the vote.

The policy will be reviewed again in 2024.

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Soglin says he was threatened politically if he spoke out on 911 problems

Madison Mayor Paul Soglin said he was threatened politically by Dane County Executive Joe Parisi over his statements on problems at the Dane County 911 Center.

Soglin said his campaign manager received two phone calls from Parisi's Chief of Staff Josh Wescott about the mayor's criticism of the 911 Center. Madison fire and police officials have been the most outspoken about slow answer times of 911 emergency calls and slow dispatch times getting their crews out the door.

"What's been real curious is over the last year, there have been two telephone calls made to my campaign manager on this subject," Soglin said. "Telephone calls which were clearly designed to indicate that I was going to have political problems for having raised these issues. One of the things that came out of this was a reminder of how popular the county executive was, and it was not a good idea for me to challenge somebody authoritatively who was that popular."

Madison's legacy restaurants are here to stay

By Dan Curd

They stand the test of time. Their roots are deep in the community?often family-run from one generation to the next. They always respect tradition but aren't afraid to embrace change. Sometimes they're as much about their location as their current occupant. Inevitably, they're where we take out-of-towners for a real taste of the town. According to the National Restaurant Association, about sixty percent of all restaurants never see their third anniversary. Yet some manage to survive economic downturns and cutthroat competition to thrive and prosper. Their secrets to success are reliable food, personable service and genuine atmosphere. Dining fads come and go, but fortunately, the legacy restaurant is here to stay.

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Near east side gas station robbed at gunpoint

A gas station on Commercial Avenue was robbed at gunpoint Monday morning, according to a release from Madison police.

The robber displayed a handgun and took cash from the till of Deon?s BP at 2301 Commercial Ave. around 11 a.m., police said. The robber fled on foot.

A police K-9 tracked the robber to the area of Demetral Field, but no one was found, according to the release.

The robber is described as a black man 25-30 years old with a medium build and clean-shaven. He was wearing tan pants, a black sweatshirt with ?Wisconsin? across the front in red letters, a dark-colored shirt and a Milwaukee Brewers baseball hat.

Most municipalities set Halloween trick-or-treating hours

Most municipalities set Halloween trick-or-treating hours

When will the ghosts and goblins be out?

Find below a list of the trick or treating hours for communities in southern Wisconsin:

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Rookie K-9 sniffs out escaped mental health patient

Rookie K-9 sniffs out escaped mental health patient

It was a rookie K-9 officer that helped police track down an escaped mental health patient in north Madison Wednesday night, police said Friday.

Wednesday at about 10 p.m., Madison officers were called to help Mendota Mental Health Institute staff find a patient who ran off while being escorted to a building on the MMHI campus.

Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said K-9 Frees and his partner Officer Nicholas Eull were part of the responding teams at the north Madison facility.

DeSpain said Eull used a sterile gauze pad to pick up the escapee's scent from the back of the vehicle in which the patient was transferred.