Police/metro reporter for the Wisconsin State Journal.

All Sun Prairie Area School District schools to be closed Monday

host.madison.com — All schools in the Sun Prairie Area School District will be closed Monday for inspections for possible mold problems, district officials announced Sunday night.

Popular Marquette neighborhood offers festivals, eclectic Willy Street vibe

host.madison.com — When asked what he believed to be the signature image or appeal of Madison's vibrant Marquette neighborhood, Lynn Lee paused, and then re-framed the question. Lee, president of the Marquette Neighborhood Association, said it was less about any one shop or eatery or festival - though the neighborhood is rich in all three - and more about the vibe a person gets when living or visiting there.

Madison man charged in Maple Grove fatal hit-and-run

host.madison.com — A Madison man was charged Thursday with one count of hit-and-run resulting in death following a Sept. 2 incident in Maple Grove in which the driver of a minivan didn't stop after striking a pedestrian, who later died, at the corner of North Sherman Avenue and Commercial Avenue. Douglas R.

Madison man charged in Maple Grove fatal hit-and-run

host.madison.com — A Madison man was charged Thursday with one count of hit-and-run resulting in death following a Sept. 2 incident in Maple Grove in which the driver of a minivan didn't stop after striking a pedestrian, who later died, at the corner of North Sherman Avenue and Commercial Avenue. Douglas R.

Bosses sentenced for abusing cell phone store employee

host.madison.com — Two men were convicted and sentenced this week for hitting and locking an employee of their former Madison cellphone store in a box after he stole from the store. The employee said Eyad Y. Abdel-Jalil, 38, of Orland Park, Illinois, and Firas S.

Retired judge Steven Ebert killed in motorcycle crash Saturday

host.madison.com — TOWN OF WEST POINT -- A 69-year-old Middleton man driving a motorcycle was killed Saturday morning in a crash with a van in southwestern Columbia County. Steven D. Ebert, a retired Dane County Circuit Court judge, died at the scene despite life-saving measures by law enforcement and rescue personnel, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

Retired judge Steven Ebert killed in motorcycle crash Saturday

host.madison.com — TOWN OF WEST POINT -- A 69-year-old Middleton man driving a motorcycle was killed Saturday morning in a crash with a van in southwestern Columbia County. Steven D. Ebert, a retired Dane County Circuit Court judge, died at the scene despite life-saving measures by law enforcement and rescue personnel, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

Middleton man killed in motorcycle crash Saturday

host.madison.com — TOWN OF WEST POINT -- A 69-year-old Middleton man driving a motorcycle was killed Saturday morning in a crash with a van in southwestern Columbia County. Steven D. Ebert, a retired Dane County Circuit Court judge, died at the scene despite life-saving measures by law enforcement and rescue personnel, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

Middleton man killed in motorcycle crash Saturday

host.madison.com — TOWN OF WEST POINT -- A 69-year-old Middleton man driving a motorcycle was killed Saturday morning in a crash with a van in southwestern Columbia County. Steven D. Ebert, a retired Dane County Circuit Court judge, died at the scene despite life-saving measures by law enforcement and rescue personnel, the Columbia County Sheriff's Office said Monday.

Report on current state of Dane County's Latino community: Key findings

host.madison.com — The Latino Consortium for Action (LCA) produced a report issued Thursday that surveyed the demographics and state of Dane County's Latino community. An update of a similar study done 10 years ago, it was designed to raise awareness of the community's successes, challenges and opportunities, while supporting a "call to action" initiative intended to address the problems and inequities cited.
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Sep 27, 2016

RT @aluthern: Three days after what would have been Laylah Petersen's 7th birthday, trial begins for accused shooter  http://on.jsonl.in/2deRsAi 

Sep 27, 2016

RT @abecker_4: Data tracking tool in the South Bronx tracks police misconduct allegations on a neighborhood level  http://bit.ly/28SQPha  @chicagoreporter

Sep 26, 2016

RT @nexttokimdavis: .@seanhannity and @HowardStern were both used as sources in an actual presidential goddamn debate. Drink. Drink until nothing matters.

Sep 26, 2016

RT @eji_org: In 13 states, 8-, 9-, & 10-­year-­olds are left vulnerable to extreme punishment, trauma & abuse within adult jails https://t.…

Sep 26, 2016

Madison's Marquette neighborhood balances eclectic Willy St vibe w/rising gentrification, 3 fatal police shootings  http://bit.ly/2d4AkQO 

Sep 26, 2016

RT @TimPrudente1: Nearly 20 people shot in Baltimore over weekend. Dad read Curious George to his daughter when gunfire erupted below. https://t.co/OtXO2FGoSs

Sep 24, 2016

RT @DanielBice: Milwaukee man arrested and charged after berating @SheriffClarke on flight to North Carolina this evening: Nhttp://on.jsonl.in/2d8spim


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