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UWPD, MPD to crack down on bike, pedestrian safety violations

A $25,000 grant will help the University of Wisconsin and Madison police departments crack down on bike and pedestrian safety violations on campus, according to a release.

The grant will help cover specialized training for officers and increased pedestrian safety enforcement, officials said. Classroom and hands-on field training will take place Tuesday and Wednesday at UWPD.

After the training, UWPD and MPD officers will deploy to specific areas and intersections in Madison with significant pedestrian and motor vehicle traffic concerns, according to the release. Officers will be paying especially close attention to motorists who don’t yield to pedestrians in crosswalks.

UWPD will also focus on bicyclists who aren’t following the rules of the road, authorities said. Warnings and citations will be issued to motorists and cyclists.

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Officials look for information on pit bull puppy that bit woman

Department of Public Health officials are looking for information about a dog that bit a woman Sunday night, according to a release.

The woman was bitten when she approached the seemingly friendly dog on a sidewalk in the 500 block of East Dayton Street around 6 p.m., officials said. The dog bit her hand and ran off.

The dog is described as a brown and gold pit bull puppy, according to the release. The dog was wearing a brown leather collar.

Officials ask anyone with information on the dog or its owner to call 608-255-2345 and ask for the animal services officer.

Attackers break 22-year-old’s jaw, knock out teeth, police say

A 22-year-old University of Wisconsin student suffered a broken jaw and lost some teeth during a battery early Sunday morning in downtown Madison, police said.

The 22-year-old said he was walking alone on University Avenue around 2 a.m. when he attempted to make conversation with a person, according to a release.

A second person then hit him in the mouth for no apparent reason, police said. The 22-year-old was taken to a local hospital.

The two attackers were both men, according to the release. One was wearing a pink hooded sweatshirt and the other was wearing a dark blue hooded sweatshirt.

Madison police ask anyone with information on the attack to call Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

Reception to celebrate local children's artwork

Reception to celebrate local children's artwork

A reception Sunday will celebrate the Young at Art exhibition, which features works of art by Madison public school students ranging from kindergarten through 12th grade, according to the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art (MMoCA).

The reception will take place at the museum from 3 to 4:30 p.m., and East High School's East Jazz Orchestra will perform in the library.

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Pedestrian struck downtown

A pedestrian was struck by a motorist on West Johnson Street early Friday morning.

Madison police were called to the intersection of North Francis Street and West Johnson Street at 12:57 a.m. for a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian crash.

Investigators said David J. Stovall, 42, of Illinois, was traveling south on North Frances Street and making a left turn onto West Johnson Street when he failed to yield to a pedestrian crossing West Johnson Street in the crosswalk.

The 27-year-old man crossing the street was taken to a hospital with a head injury. He was treated for a concussion.

Stovall was cited on suspicion of failure to yield to a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk.

Madison College considers closing downtown, west locations

Madison College is looking into closing buildings on the west side and downtown and putting a new focus on bringing more classes to the south side.

College President Dr. Jack Daniels is proposing the sale of the downtown education center, non-renewal of the lease that the campus holds on the west side building on Mineral Point Road and establishing a comprehensive campus on the south side.

“We are not facility-driven. We're mission-driven by serving our students,” Daniels said.

A recommendation document said the south side “has the greatest unemployment, poverty and low educational attainment, coupled with transportation and access issues.” The south campus would include enrollment services, student success centers, advising and career services.

Police: Driver doesn't see pedestrian, strikes man

Police said a driver struck a man in Madison because she didn't see him in the crosswalk at the intersection.

Madison police said a 31-year-old man was walking his bike across University Avenue at the intersection with North Lake Street at 11:29 p.m. Wednesday.

A 25-year-old woman driving on University Avenue didn't see the pedestrian and struck him, according to the report.

The man was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, police said. The woman was cited on suspicion of failure to yield to a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk.