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Police: Man exits bar wearing woman's stolen coat

Police: Man exits bar wearing woman's stolen coat

A 21-year-old was arrested Wednesday for stealing a woman's coat and using her credit card, police said.

Madison police said a 21-year-old Madison woman was at Whiskey Jacks at 552 State St. Saturday night into Sunday morning. She had placed her jacket on a pile with others as she socialized with friends.

Police said covert bar surveillance video showed a man enter the tavern wearing a coat and depart wearing the woman's.

The woman's wallet was inside her coat pocket, police said. Her credit card was used to make unauthorized purchases after the coat was taken, according to the report.

Police said the bar surveillance video was used to track down Ahmed Saeed H. Al Mutlaq of Madison, who was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of theft.

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Forequarter, Heritage Tavern chefs finalists for national award

Restaurants in Madison are receiving nationwide recognition for their culinary creations this week.

Chef Dan Fox of downtown Madison's Heritage Tavern and Chef Jonny Hunter of Forequarter on the near east side are in the running for the prestigious James Beard Best in the Midwest Award. 

WATCH as Fox and Hunter describe what makes their cuisine award-worthy.

WATCH: Cold-weather zoo visits worth bundling up

There's no hibernating for Henry Vilas Zoo; the zoo is open 365 days a year and even in the middle of a Wisconsin winter, there are many reasons to take a stroll through the exhibits.

WATCH Leah Linscheid's report on winter-loving zoo critters.

Senate to take up right-to-work bill; Rally scheduled

The full state Senate is expected to vote on right-to-work Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. after a shortened public hearing Tuesday that sent dozens of people waiting to speak into a rage.

Senate Republicans cut a public hearing on right-to-work legislation short Tuesday night.


The Senate labor committee began the hearing at 10 a.m. The committee's chairman, Sen. Stephen Nass, had planned to end testimony at 7 p.m. and vote on the bill. At 6:20 p.m. Nass ended the hearing, saying union members had threatened to disrupt the hearing. Dozens of people who had been waiting all day to speak leapt to their feet, shouting profanities at the Republicans.

The committee chair, Steve Nass, R-Whitewater, said he was concerned a planned protest would become unsafe.

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Cuba City man attacked in Madison

Cuba City man attacked in Madison

A Cuba City man doesn't know why he was attacked in Madison, according to Madison police.

The 27 year old was on the 100 block of State St. when he was apparently hit on the head with a beer bottle.

Police said the man needed many stitches to close a head wound.

The victim told police he was not sure why he was attacked. Those with the man did not want to provide police with more information.

Cab struck by drunken driver, passenger injured, police say

A 24-year-old Madison woman was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after the cab she was riding in was struck by a suspected drunken driver, according to a release from Madison police.

Police said a car driven by Rodrigo L. Mendoza Morales, 32, of Madison, struck the cab at the corner of Wisconsin Avenue and East Johnson Street at about 2:10 a.m. Saturday. The collision took out a traffic light pole blocking traffic.

The cab driver suffered minor injuries.

Mendoza Morales and his passenger were not injured. He was cited on suspicion of operating while intoxicated causing injury.

Police: Man with ‘bad French accent’ grabs woman

A man described as having a “bad French accent” grabbed a woman inappropriately, according to a release from Madison police.

A 20-year-old woman told police the man approached her in the 500 block of Henry Street early Sunday morning and touched her inappropriately after making unwanted advances.

She said the stranger claimed to be from France, but knew only a few rudimentary French phrases. She said she agreed to give him a hug which is when he grabbed her in indecently.

The man is described as white or possibly Hispanic and 5 feet 7 inches tall with short and curly dark hair. He was wearing a black leather jacket and dark pants.