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Woman shot at downtown bar

A 25-year-old female was struck by gunfire at State Street Brats early Saturday morning, Madison police said.

Police said they responded to a report of shots fired at about 1 a.m. at 603 State St. While investigating, they found a woman who had been shot.

A WiscAlert was issued asking people to avoid the area. University police said on their Facebook page there is no immediate threat to campus.

The woman was transported to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, police said. The incident is under investigation.

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Atlas hosts Madison's first improv festival, combines comedy with endurance

Atlas hosts Madison's first improv festival, combines comedy with endurance

Madison's comedy group Atlas Improv Co. will present the Endurance Improv Fest at their theater April 16-19, according to a release.

The event began Thursday night with a sketch comedy show, and will continue Friday with special shows at 8 and 10 p.m. The festival will conclude with an 11-hour improv marathon beginning 4 p.m. Saturday.

According to Atlas, all the events are free and take place at their custom-built theater at 609 E. Washington Avenue. The festival coincides with the company's 11th anniversary.

DA: Expect 48-hour notice on Robinson case decision

Dane County District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said Friday that he will give 48 hours' notice before he releases a decision on whether to charge a Madison police officer who shot Tony Robinson.

Madison Police Officer Matt Kenny shot Robinson on March 6. Police have said that Robinson attacked Kenny as the officer was responding to calls that Robinson had assaulted two people and was running in traffic.

Ozanne said he received final reports from the Division of Criminal Investigation and had a second meeting with the Medical Examiner's Office on Monday.

Monona Terrace announces summer Concerts on the Rooftop lineup

Monona Terrace officials announced their summer rooftop concert lineup Thursday.

Concerts on the Rooftop will kick off on June 4 with The Rabid Aardvarks. All of the concerts will start at 7 p.m., according to the release.

Full schedule

June 4: The Rabid Aardvarks
June 19: The Boogie Men
June 26: The Jimmys
July 9: Madison County
July 16: Start Making Sense
July 23: ABBA Salute




Concerts on the Rooftop are free thanks to sponsorships from the Great Dane Pub and Brewing Company, Dane Arts, American Family Insurance and MGE Foundation.

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Sheriff: Midwest Horse Fair traffic may cause Beltline delays

Dane County officials are warning drivers of possible delays on the Beltline Friday morning because of extra traffic heading to the Midwest Horse Fair.

The Midwest Horse Fair starts Friday morning at the Alliant Energy Center, and hundreds of spectators and exhibitors are expected to be arriving during the morning commute, officials said.

Authorities expect east- and westbound lanes of the Beltline to be congested, according to the release.

Drivers heading to the event can access the Alliant Energy Center grounds via the Olin Avenue, Rusk Avenue or Rimrock Road gates, officials said. One lane of outbound John Nolen Drive and one southbound lane of Rimrock Road will be closed to help horse fair participants get onto the Alliant Energy grounds efficiently.

Shots fired inside downtown apartment, police say

Shots fired inside downtown apartment, police say

Two shots were fired in a downtown apartment early Wednesday morning, according to a release from Madison police.

Officers were called to the 500 block of West Johnson Street at 2:30 a.m. after reports of gunfire.

Police said officers determined that two shots were fired inside and apartment. No one was injured, but there was some property damage.

People believed to be responsible for the shooting are being questioned.

Madison Water Utility billing, water usage tracking site down since March

Madison Water Utility’s customer care page that gives customers access to their bills and water usage data has been down since March 10, officials said.

MWU’s Public Information Officer Amy Barrilleaux said the city’s IT department felt the site should undergo a security upgrade and has been working with the software vendor and a security vendor for the past several weeks to make that happen.