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Woman suspected of driving drunk with child in vehicle

Woman suspected of driving drunk with child in vehicle

A Madison woman had a child in her vehicle when she was arrested on suspicion of sixth-offense operating while intoxicated, according to a release from the Dane County Sheriff?s Office.

A deputy stopped a vehicle at Sinykin Circle at Stein Avenue in Madison at 12:01 a.m. Friday after someone reported a possible drunken driver.

Katrisa Sanneh, 34, refused field sobriety tests, according to the deputy. She was arrested on suspicion of sixth-offense OWI with a passenger under the age of 16 in the vehicle and a probation hold. She was also cited for operating while suspended.

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Police: Credit union robber got into cab

Police: Credit union robber got into cab

Police said the man suspected of robbing an east Madison credit union Wednesday had gotten into a cab and was arrested about 45 minutes after the robbery.

The Madison Police Department said a man passed a note to a clerk at the Dane County Credit Union on East Washington Avenue around 4:40 p.m.

The robber then fled with an undisclosed amount of money. Credit union staff members were able to provide a good description of the robber, which was relayed to Madison Metro and local cab companies, a standard procedure, police said.

Police said a man matching the robber's description had gotten into a cab and was dropped off on the 4700 block of East Washington Avenue.

Michael Tomasetti, 45, of Rhinelander, was arrested after running out a back door, according to a news release.

Police said some of the stolen cash was in his pocket and some was tucked in the elastic band of his underpants.

Tomasetti was arrested on suspicion of robbery.

Committee chooses East Washington Ave. location for public market

After some passionate arguments for each option, Madison?s Local Food Committee unanimously recommended the city start a public market on the east side.

In a vote Tuesday night, committee members passed a resolution asking the council to move forward with the public market planning process on the site at East Washington Avenue and First Street.

Alder Marsha Rummel said market development would likely start with the city-owned fleet service garage behind the shopping center that faces East Washington Avenue.

?We spent 10 years planning, talking about food and all of the other synergies of the Capitol east district,? Rummel said. ?And it does take a long time to get these things in place so something like this then seems obvious.?

Report ranks Madison 7th best swim city

Report ranks Madison 7th best swim city

USA Swimming and Speedo has ranked Madison as the seventh top swimming city in America, according to a release from All City Swim and Dive.

Categories evaluated for the listing include percentage of active swimmers and swim clubs, number of accessible pools, number of masters swimmers and volume of top-level swimmers from the area, according to the release.

The study said that Madison ranks second in members of USA Swimming, the sport?s national governing body, and is among the top communities for swimming facilities within city limits.

The cities ranked ahead of Madison were Ann Arbor, Michigan; San Jose-Santa Clara, California; Raleigh Durham, North Carolina; Bridgeport-Stamford-Norwalk, Connecticut; San Francisco-Oakland, California; and Fort Collins, Colorado.

Madison No. 8 on list of happiest, healthiest cities in U.S.

Madison No. 8 on list of happiest, healthiest cities in U.S.

A health and wellness website has listed Madison as one of the top 25 happiest and healthiest cities in the country.

Prevention.com evaluated 100 of the nation?s largest cities on 48 measures of health, happiness and well-being to compile the list, according to the article. Some of the things they looked at include access to green space, access to concert halls, number of farmers? markets, the average inclination to eat fruits and vegetables, disease incident, depression measures, unemployment rates and FBI crime statistic.

Madison was ranked eight on the list of 25 behind San Francisco, Fargo, San Diego, Anaheim, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Salt Lake City and San Jose.

Drunken teen totals SUV, police say

A 15-year-old boy who drove his family?s SUV into a tree was driving drunk, according to a release from Madison police.

Officers were called to the 300 block of North Walbridge Avenue at 5:23 a.m. Friday and found an SUV had struck a tree. Police said the SUV had extensive front end damage, three of the tires were coming off, airbags had deployed and the drive shaft was 50 feet from the rest of the SUV. Madison firefighters were called to handle fuel spilling from the SUV.

The driver fled the scene but was found when officers tracked the SUV?s registration to the owner?s home, according to the report. The family members told police they were not aware the SUV was taken for a joyride.

The teen was taken to the Juvenile Reception Center on suspicion of hit-and-run, operating after suspension, failure to keep vehicle under control and violating the absolute sobriety law.

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Teens spotted carrying gun near East Towne Mall, police say

Two teens were cited after concerned citizens reported seeing teenagers carrying a gun near East Towne Mall on Thursday, according to a release from Madison police.

Officers said they responded to the area at about 5:30 p.m. and found a 15-year-old, 14-year-old and two 12-year-olds. The officers found an Airsoft pistol under a tree near where the group was walking.

Two of the teens were cited for having a facsimile weapon.

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