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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.

Man arrives at hospital with stab wound to chest

Man arrives at hospital with stab wound to chest

Madison police are trying to determine how a man who arrived at a hospital Tuesday night got a stab wound to the chest.

Police said the 24-year-old showed up at St. Mary’s Hospital at about 10:30 p.m. with a stab wound to the chest.

The man didn’t tell officers how he was injured. Police said they don’t know where the stabbing occurred or who is responsible.

UPDATE: UW Police give all-clear in bomb threat at Memorial Union

UPDATE: UW Police give all-clear in bomb threat at Memorial Union

UW Madison Police have given the all clear after a bomb threat at Memorial Union on the UW campus.

Authorities say the threat was called in to the Dane County Dispatch around 1 a.m. Friday. UW Madison Police and the Madison Police Department responded with an explosive detection K-9 unit to sweep the area.

The Union and parts of Langdon Street were shut down for several hours while the building was being searched. Both are back open.

Family, friends keep Tony Robinson memorial going after shooting

Family, friends keep Tony Robinson memorial going after shooting

A friend of Tony Robinson’s said a cleaning crew was out at 1125 Williamson St. Thursday cleaning up what was left of the shooting scene, but family and friends plan to keep a memorial going.

“I'm surviving. It's the loss of a family member, someone you loved, someone you got to talk to, hug, laugh with, spend time with, converse with,” Melvin Ivy said. “It's hard to regenerate something you'll never be able to have again.”

Ivy, who is the uncle of some of Robinson’s best friends, spent most of his time outside Thursday, rearranging the makeshift memorial people had contributed.

Robinson was shot and killed by Madison police officer Matthew Kenny Friday night. Police said they were responding reports of to a man jumping in and out of traffic and a possible battery at the time.

Police said Kenny entered the residence Robinson went into and was allegedly assaulted by Robinson. That’s when, police said, Kenny fired his weapon.

County approves additional funding to increase emergency radio coverage

County approves additional funding to increase emergency radio coverage

The Dane County Board of Supervisors approved an additional $3.75 million in funding Thursday to increase radio coverage in rural areas and inside large buildings, according to a release.

The allocation was approved as part of a larger resolution approving the issuing of bonds to pay for commitments already approved in the 2015 capital budget, officials said. The new funding is in addition to the $3 million already dedicated to improvements in the DaneCom radio system.

News 3 reported in December that parts of DaneCom would be taken offline at the beginning of 2015 to determine if the county’s new emergency communication system was causing emergency radio problems.

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.

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.