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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.

Police: Man on stolen bike was stealing from vehicles

A man spotted entering unlocked vehicles in downtown Madison early Friday morning was riding a stolen bike, according to Madison police.

Police said the man was spotted on a bike in the 1300 and 1400 blocks of East Dayton Street after 3 a.m.

Jacob D. McCants-Coburn, 28, of Madison, eventually admitted to officers that he was entering parked cars, according to police.

McCants-Coburn said the bike he was riding was taken from a home on West Washington Avenue. Police said he also had stolen items in his pocket.

McCants-Coburn was arrested on suspicion of theft from a vehicle.

Children's museum celebrates 3rd year at Hamilton Street location

Children's museum celebrates 3rd year at Hamilton Street location

The Madison Children's Museum will be celebrating its third birthday in its Hamilton Street location, according to a release.

Community members and families are invited to stop by the museum Wednesday to help mark another year for the museum at its 100 N. Hamilton St. location, according to the release. There will be activities throughout the day, including a Lego-building jamboree, birthday-themed art activities and cake.

The museum will also be opening its newest addition to the second floor Wayback Machine exhibit, the Oscillaser!, according to the release. The Oscillaser! uses lasers, sound and custom software to show off the wave patterns produced by various sound frequencies as well as volumes. Visitors can use their voices and hidden microphones to produce their own wave forms or attempt to match the patterns produced by pre-recorded music and sound effects.

Missing woman found OK 12 hours later

A woman reported missing Friday was found about six hours after authorities began looking, police said.

The Madison Police Department said officers responded to the 200 block of Segoe Road for a report of a missing adult at about 9 p.m.

Candice Harvey, 25, of Madison, was last seen by a family member around 4:30 p.m. Friday, according to the report.

Police said she was found by Madison patrol officers in the downtown area at about 4 a.m.

Police said Harvey is a special needs adult and in the initial alert at 1:23 a.m. Saturday, Sgt. Brian Chaney said it was believed she was on foot in the near west or downtown area.