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Man struck by car suffers broken leg

A man suffered a broken leg when he was struck by a car Thursday night on Madison?s north side.

Madison police said the man was struck in the 1700 block of Hoffman St. at about 5:30 p.m. The 30-year-old was wearing dark clothing and was in a poorly lit crosswalk when he was struck, police said.

The 51-year-old driver told police he didn?t see the pedestrian. He was cited for failure to yield.

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Police talk with 2nd person of interest in party death

Madison police have found and are talking with a second man who may be connected to a death at a north Madison party earlier this month.

Madison police said Wednesday morning that homicide detectives are calling 36-year-old Anterio D. Brown, of Madison, a person of interest in the death of 26-year-old Loznell A. Daniel, of Chicago.

Wednesday night Madison police said they have located Brown and are speaking with him, but no arrests have been made.

Police responded to a disturbance at a party at an apartment on Trailsway Jan. 10 and found Daniel in cardiac arrest. Daniel died at the scene, and police are investigating the death and said Daniel died from homicidal violence.

Man charged with 7th OWI tested 3 times over limit, police say

Man charged with 7th OWI tested 3 times over limit, police say

A Madison man was charged with a seventh drunken driving charge Sunday after a north Madison crash, police said. 

Madison police spokesman Joel DeSpain said 37-year-old Edwin D. Howard was north on Packers Avenue at 1:51 p.m. when he struck a car headed south on Packers.

A witness told police Howard was driving all over the road before attempting to turn onto Tennyson Lane.

"The suspect evidently did not see the victim's car ... and he drove right into it," DeSpain said.

Howard was arrested on suspicion of seventh-offense operating while intoxicated. Police said during the booking process, Howard registered a 0.248 while taking a portable alcohol breath test. The legal breath alcohol concentration limit for drivers in Wisconsin is 0.08 in the state, according to the state Department of Transportation. Drivers who have been convicted of drunken driving offenses sometimes have a BAC limit less than 0.08.

MPD: 'Person of interest' in north side homicide in custody

Madison police have located a 36-year-old Fitchburg man they called a "person of interest" in connection with a homicide last week on the north side.

Saturday morning police said 36-year-old Roy Smith Jr., of Fitchburg, was located and was in custody on charges unrelated to the death of a 26-year-old Chicago man Jan. 10.

Madison police said Lonzell Daniel, of Chicago, was in cardiac arrest when officers arrived at a north Madison apartment. He died shortly afterwards. The Dane County Medical Examiner said Daniel died of homicidal violence.

Madison police said officers responded to a disturbance at a party there at 12:45 a.m. Police spokesman Joel DeSpain said Daniel was visiting people at the apartment when he was killed.

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MMSD students in AVID, TOPS get higher GPAs, miss less school

Students in Madison Metropolitan School District are excelling in and outside of the classroom, according to an analysis of the program completed by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab.

Students who participate in the Advancement via Individual Determination and the Boys and Girls Club's Teens of Promise programs are achieving higher GPAs, enrolling in advance placement courses and missing less days of school.

"I probably won't have graduated. Because my grades they weren't the best before I got into the program," said AVID TOPS student, Terreol Hannah.

Terreol Hannah was a freshman in high school when he started the AVID TOPS program. It's a decision he says Impacted his present and future.

"No one wants to admit that they need help, but after i did it and my freshman year in the program. I was like, I did need the help," said Hannah.

Funding announced for improvements at Dane County airport

The Dane County Regional Airport will be making improvements and additions thanks to funding from the state, county and Federal Aviation Administration, according to a release.

Gov. Scott Walker announced Thursday the airport will receive $5.56 million for taxiway improvement and a de-icing ramp with pump station.

Wisconsin Department of Transportation officials said the upgrade will improve safety operations by keeping aircraft off active runways when traversing the airport.

The state and county will both provide $280,000 of the funding, and the FAA will provide the rest.

The project is scheduled to start this spring and should be completed by fall.

Crane teardown to close traffic on W. Gilman St. 3 days

Crane teardown to close traffic on W. Gilman St. 3 days

Removing a piece of construction equipment from a downtown Madison area will close West Gilman Street three days next week. 

The Madison Traffic Engineering and Parking Divisions said in a release Thursday that beginning Monday at 7 a.m. JH Findorff and its subcontractors will disassemble a tower crane for The Hub housing project.

Taking down the crane will require closing through traffic on the 400 block of West Gilman Street between University Avenue and State Street through Wednesday afternoon. 

During the closure on West Gilman Street, two-way traffic from North Broom Street to residences and businesses on the east end of the 400 block of West Gilman Street will be permitted, the city's traffic engineering division said.