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Police: Driver almost hit pedestrians, taxi

Thanks to video surveillance, a Madison woman was arrested Monday after nearly running over pedestrians and almost hitting a cab head-on Saturday morning, officials said.

100 Black Men organization honors members

Leaders in Madison's black community came to celebrate success and honor the legacies of two of their own Tuesday night.

The Madison chapter of the 100 Black Men organization held its fifth annual banquet at the Kohl Center.

The group honored men and women in business, sports and community service.

One of those honored was Madison Police Chief Noble Wray, who received the first service award.

Wray said the organization inspires him to make a difference.

"I'm looking at some men who are accomplished; I'm looking at men who want to accomplish and it's a powerful thing," said Wray.

Also remembered was Al Studesville, the beloved teacher who was killed in a motorcycle crash in June.

"Al has always been an individual who wanted to give back to the community and he was also involved in actually walking the talk," said Donald and Larry Studesville, Al's brothers.

Crews announce downtown move-out recycling, garbage plans

City of Madison crews make adjustments and plans to accommodate student move-out days.

Due to the yearly increase in materials being placed at the curb for collecting during the downtown move-out, the Streets Division will begin garbage and recycling collection at 4 a.m. Wednesday and Thursday, according to a release. A decision will be made Thursday whether crews will also start at 4 a.m. Friday.

"We are beginning to see large volumes of refuse, recycling and large items coming out to the curb for collection," George Dreckmann, Madison recycling coordinator, said in the release. "In order to get this material collected in a timely manner we are going to start all of our crews at 4 a.m. the next two days."

Dreckmann said the early allows crews to get a significant amount of material collected before the large number of vans and trailers become a problem.

Man suspected in disturbances before, after arrest

Man suspected in disturbances before, after arrest

Madison police said a man arrested after a couple of disturbances in the downtown area is also suspected in a battery incident after he was released from jail.

The disturbances started Tuesday at a restaurant on East Main Street where 30-year-old Jared N. Abington threw his laptop computer onto a dining table outside the restaurant, according to police. The computer splashed three patrons with salsa and knocked over some fencing that struck and damaged a vehicle.

Police said Abington walked toward the Capitol where he stepped in front of a Madison couple, called the man a name, pushed him and kicked his wife in the back.

Abington was arrested on suspicion of two counts of disorderly conduct, criminal damage to property and bail jumping.

Plans announced for old Stadium Bar location

Plans announced for old Stadium Bar location

A Milwaukee-based company announced Tuesday they will collaborate with a Chicago-based firm to develop and construct a new student housing development on the former location of the Stadium Bar.

The Opus Group along with Harrison Street Real Estate Capital, a Chicago-based real estate investment management firm, will build Varsity Quarters, a new student housing development adjacent to the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus, according to a release.

The housing development will be built at the former site of the Stadium Bar at 1423 Monroe St., according to the release. The six-story private student housing development will include numerous amenities for tenants, including in-unit washers and dryers, parking for cars, bikes and mopeds, a fitness room, study rooms and a social/club room.

Officials said the development will include approximately 7,500 square feet of ground-floor retail space.

Pick Six: Ben Brust

Pick Six: Ben Brust

Badger basketball star Ben Brust is from Hawthorn Woods, Ill., and last winter cemented his place in Wisconsin Sports history hitting a dramatic 40-foot shot at the end of regulation to force overtime against Michigan at the Kohl Center.

But did you know Ben Brust is a big fan of NASCAR and was a spotter for Brendan Gaughan at the Nationwide Series race at Road America over the summer?

Learn more about Badger guard Ben Brust in our Pick Six feature.

Man suspected of 5th OWI arrested near campus

A Fitchburg man was arrested on suspicion of numerous charges after a report of a reckless driver near the University of Wisconsin campus Monday morning.

Police stopped an SUV at 12:50 a.m. at University and Franklin avenues after the reckless driver report.

Police said Jose M. Pina Hernandez, 24, refused field sobriety and breathalyzer tests. Officers said they saw three open containers of alcohol and alcohol spilled in the SUV.

Hernandez was arrested on suspicion of fifth-offense operating while intoxicated and operating after revocation.