Police/metro reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.

Waunakee man receives 10 years' probation in drunken driving death

host.madison.com — In a departure from other sentences handed out over the past five years in Dane County for killing someone while driving drunk, Waunakee resident Kurt V. Laufenberg, 23, may serve no prison time for causing the death of 22-year-old Dylan J.

Madison police reaching out to locals for new officer hires

host.madison.com — Madison police on Monday kicked off a recruiting campaign aimed at encouraging more local residents to become officers as part of a bid to ease recent tensions and improve community connections, amid increased scrutiny of law enforcement locally and nationally.
Aug 24, 2015

@Madisonpolice reach out to residents w/recruitment push; Hope to ease tensions, build connections by hiring locals bit.ly/1NQye0a

Worker killed in fall at Downtown Madison construction site

host.madison.com — A 25-year-old construction worker died Monday from injuries he suffered in a fall at the site of a future apartment building one block off the Square in Madison. Chris Lord of Dane was working as a framer at the site for the project's general contractor, McGann Construction, according to company president Bryan McGann.
Aug 17, 2015

25-yr-old worker for Madison's McGann Construction fell to his death today at Rouse apt bldg site 1 block off Square. bit.ly/1LhDrAP

Aug 17, 2015

Sad story. 25-year-old carpenter killed in 60-foot drop at Madison construction site host.madison.com/wsj/news/local…

HUD senior adviser Richard Green to keynote UW real estate conference

host.madison.com — Registration is open for the 2015 Wisconsin Real Estate and Economic Outlook conference, an annual symposium aimed at identifying key trends and issues likely to shape the U.S. housing market and, by extension, the national economy in the coming year.
Aug 16, 2015

Register by 9/16 for 'Brave New World,' @UWMadison real estate conf exploring market's 'new normal' 3 yrs post-crash bit.ly/1IWW5YP

Late-night knife fight provides latest provocation in Downtown bad behavior

host.madison.com — A late-night knife fight between two men Tuesday in front of the Madison Municipal Building has renewed calls from city and county leaders to get tough with homeless troublemakers and criminal drifters, while providing support services for those who accept them.
Aug 13, 2015

Late-night knife fight provides latest provocation in Downtown bad behavior host.madison.com/news/local/cri…

Aug 13, 2015

New coalition of service providers, shelters, privates to offer “intensive case management” for Downtown homeless bit.ly/1KjDMgw

Construction techniques can strengthen homes, prevent loss

host.madison.com — Five years into Bill Eberle's 31-year career as a disaster claims adjuster for Madison-based American Family Insurance, he worked a big area storm and saw such damage that it made him question how homes are put together.
Aug 10, 2015

Former @AmFam catastrophe claims manager Bill Eberle building new house designed to better withstand high wind, hail. bit.ly/1J00iy9

Madison-based First Weber Realtors acquired by Berkshire Hathaway company

host.madison.com — HomeServices of America, Inc., a Berkshire Hathaway affiliate, announced Tuesday it had acquired First Weber Realtors, Wisconsin's leading real estate firm, and its subsidiary, Priority Title Corp., for an undisclosed sum. Founded in 1971, First Weber is headquartered in Madison, with support staff in Milwaukee and nearly 1,200 sales associates in 58 offices in Madison, Milwaukee, central Wisconsin, the Fox Valley and the Northwoods.

Oklahoma sensor development lab opens in Madison

host.madison.com — With help and connections provided by local economic development experts, sensor maker HSI Sensing has selected Madison for its first location outside its corporate headquarters in Chickasha, Oklahoma. The 5,800-square-foot development lab opened July 6 at 4009 Felland Road, Suite 103, in an existing leased space in the Nelson Road Business Center on the city's Far East Side.

Monroe Arts Center breaks ground for building addition

host.madison.com — Construction will begin soon on a two-story addition to the Monroe Arts Center at 1315 11th St., Monroe. A glass walkway will connect the addition, with a full basement, to the existing building, which originally was a neo-Gothic style Methodist Church built nearly 150 years ago, according to an announcement about Tuesday's groundbreaking provided by center director Richard Daniels.
Jul 22, 2015

Madison's CG Schmidt is general contractor for ambitious addition to Monroe Arts Center, w/groundbreaking on Tuesday. bit.ly/1HJyM6k

Company mourns loss of innovative, congenial co-founder Greg Jackson

host.madison.com — Some six months before he lost his life while sailing on Lake Michigan July 14, Tormach co-founder Greg Jackson saw fulfilled one of his key goals for the Waunakee company that he started out of his garage 13 years ago.
Jul 22, 2015

Employees at growing Waunakee CNC-machine maker Tormach mourn loss of co-founder/president Greg Jackson of Middleton. bit.ly/1Jyv8Kv

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Aug 31, 2015

RT @NSavidge: That's my last story on the Madison police beat, by the way. Be sure to follow @KarenRivedal for local crime/cops coverage.

Aug 31, 2015

RT @NSavidge: Now you can read my story about Madison's disparate black and white arrest rates on our pretty new website: host.madison.com/wsj/news/local…

Aug 24, 2015

RT @JusticePolicy: America’s Criminal Justice System Is Broken: 12 stats that show why we need reform. bit.ly/1Nx74OP @RELEVANT pic.twitter.com/5nzmn6LEmr

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