Dane County and suburbs reporter for @WiStateJournal, @DrakeUniversity alumnus. I tweet news, baseball, music and random thoughts.

Bail set at $25,000 for Boscobel woman accused of killing infant daughter

host.madison.com — A Grant County judge has set bail at $25,000 for a Boscobel woman who police say confessed to fatally injuring her 3½-month-old girl on Saturday. Renae Bellis, 31, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of first-degree reckless homicide and obstructing an officer. She remained in jail Tuesday afternoon, the Grant County Sheriff's Department said.

Developer asks for delay on Garver Feed Mill; memo warns of risks

host.madison.com — The development company chosen to rehabilitate the historic Garver Feed Mill has asked Madison officials to allow it more time to secure financing, but should the company fail, the delay could jeopardize any project from beginning on the site before late 2018, a staff memo said Friday.

Stoughton to vote on new hotel in Kettle Park West

host.madison.com — Stoughton officials appear poised to approve a new hotel and conference center in response to desires of the city's largest businesses. After receiving a recommendation from the Stoughton Planning Commission earlier this month, the City Council will vote Tuesday on a conditional use permit for the hotel, which would be located in Forward Development Group's new Kettle Park West development, near the intersection of Highways 51 and 138.

Pyare Square Building being slowly demolished after 47 years of prominence on West Side

host.madison.com — From "iconic" to "blighted," people have used a wide-ranging assortment of adjectives to describe the towering Pyare Square building in Shorewood Hills. By early September, however, "history," will rise to the top of its list of descriptors.

Woman charged after allegedly head-butting sheriff's deputy at jail

host.madison.com — A Tennessee woman was charged Friday with battery to a police officer and spitting at a police officer for a Sunday incident in which she allegedly head-butted a Dane County Sheriff's Deputy. Marilyn E. Patterson, 39, of Jackson, Tennessee, faces two felonies and a pair of obstructing misdemeanors for the altercation.

DeForest, GRB Academy hope to create baseball destination with indoor training facility, new fields

host.madison.com — DEFOREST - It's been a busy five years for former college standout and minor league pitcher Greg Reinhard. In 2011, he established his baseball academy on Madison's Far East Side, only to have to expand it the following year.

Paul Soglin commits to funding violence prevention, racial disparity initiatives in next budget

host.madison.com — Mayor Paul Soglin has committed to funding a variety of programs and policies that target violence and recidivism negatively affecting Madison's black community. Plans to allow city employees paid time off for youth mentoring, create teams of "peer support coaches" to help at-risk young adults stay out of trouble, and expand youth employment opportunities were among the solutions Soglin said he would include as he begins drafting his preliminary budget for 2017.

Bail set at $25,000 for Boscobel woman accused of killing infant daughter

host.madison.com — A Grant County judge has set bail at $25,000 for a Boscobel woman who police say confessed to fatally injuring her 3½-month-old baby girl on Saturday. Renae Bellis, 31, was arraigned Tuesday on charges of first-degree reckless homicide and obstructing an officer. She remained in jail Tuesday afternoon, the Grant County Sheriff's Department said.

Judge says county can't require Enbridge to carry spill insurance - but there's a twist

host.madison.com — A judge has ruled that a special insurance requirement included in a Dane County permit for the expansion of a pipeline pumping station was not finalized before state lawmakers invalidated it. However, the conflict over the pipeline will return to court this fall to determine whether the county would have issued the permit without the condition.

Judge says county can't require Enbridge to carry spill insurance -- but there's a twist

host.madison.com — A judge has ruled that a special insurance requirement included in a Dane County permit for the expansion of a pipeline pumping station was not finalized before state lawmakers invalidated it. However, the conflict over the pipeline will return to court this fall to determine whether the county would have issued the permit without the condition.
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Jul 22, 2016

Developer asks for delay on Garver Feed Mill to wait on tax credits; memo warns of risks if Feds don't award credits  http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/article_a157c594-924b-5e65-a5e4-efbef2f6db10.html 

Jul 21, 2016

Barron Trump looks like a baby Win Butler from Arcade Fire. #RNCinCLE

Jul 21, 2016

I think #DonaldTrump is trying to filibuster next week's DNC. #RNCinCLE

Jul 21, 2016

@BadgerMHockey The newer kind without the posts on the side?

Jul 15, 2016

I have a terrible habit of getting off at the wrong floor when I'm asked to fill in on the court beat. Elevators.


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