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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.

MWU: 2 water wells with slightly high radium levels to be retested

Madison Water Utility crews will be testing two wells this week after recent test results showed levels of radium slightly exceeding the federal maximum contaminant level, according to a release.

The radium level in Well 19 on Lake Mendota Drive was 5.3 picocuries per liter and Well 27 on North Randall Avenue had a radium level of 5.7 picocuries per liter, officials said. The federal MCL for radium is 5 picocuries per liter.

This is the second time wells in the Madison system have shown radium levels above MCL, according to the release.

“While the results are a concern, the element does naturally occur in the deepest parts of Madison’s aquifer and occasional spikes in test results are not uncommon,” the release said.

MWU crews will retest the wells to ensure radium levels have dropped.

PHOTOS: First chairs, tables return to UW Union Terrace

A sure sign of spring, some of the chairs and tables appeared at the Memorial Union Terrace on Wednesday.

The famous furniture appeared in only one area of the terrace. Workers at the terrace told News 3 the rest of the tables and chairs are expected by the weekend.

Most of the union will close in September for a remodeling project that’s expected to last through next winter.

Home of 5 women burglarized during Badger game

The home of a group of women who were out watching the Badger game Monday night was burglarized, according to a release from Madison police.

Police said the women, ages 21 and 22, were out watching the game with friends when someone broke into their home in the 400 block of West Dayton Street through a rear window.

Electronics, including a couple of laptop computers, were stolen, police said.

Police were called at 11:20 p.m., but it’s not known what time the robbery happened.

Drunken man falls from parking garage, police say

An intoxicated 19-year-old man fell from the second level of a parking garage early Tuesday morning, according to a release from Madison police.

Officers were called at 12:59 a.m. to the State Street Campus Garage on Frances Street by a security guard who found the man on the pavement.

Police said the man suffered minor injuries.