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Restaurant manager injured by unruly patrons

Restaurant manager injured by unruly patrons

The manager of a Denny's restaurant needed stitches to close a head cut after an unruly diner, who was part of a group causing a ruckus, threw a glass at him, according to Madison police.

The 45-year-old manager at the restaurant at 1798 Thierer Rd. told police he asked a private security guard to help him kick three women out of the restaurant early Sunday morning because they refused to stop making a ruckus.

Police said the 24-year-old security guard was slapped in the face and was attacked by another woman when he attempted to pull the woman who slapped him from the table.

The second woman threw items, like dining condiments, at the guard, according to police. The guard let go of the woman when he was hit in the back of the head. The manager was then hit by the glass.

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Police setting up speed enforcement zones

Madison police are conducting special speed enforcement in targeted areas of the city this week. The speed enforcement zones will be set up in the following areas:

  • Tuesday in the 700 block of West Washington Avenue

  • Wednesday in the 4300 block of U.S. Highway 30
  • Thursday in the 7300 block of Raymond Road

The enforcement is conducted by the Madison Police Department?s Traffic Enforcement Safety Team.

Major delays expected on Mineral Point Road through July

Major delays expected on Mineral Point Road through July

Traffic will be disrupted on about two miles of Mineral Point Road for the next month due to scheduled roadway maintenance, the city said.

Graduates finish GED before changes to testing

Madison College GED students graduated Thursday night before major changes are made to testing.

The class that graduated Thursday night is the last to graduate before GED requirements change January 2014. Starting in 2014 the tests will be computer-based and an essay portion will be added.

Students who don?t finish before the deadline will have to start over.

?The students have made quite an accomplishment tonight,? said Jim Merritt, director of testing and assessment at Madison College. ?They have worked very hard and some of them have been working at it for years and have felt a little pressure to get done with the changes coming this year.?

For most students, it takes years to complete the degree they hope will lead to better employment.

The ceremony, where 92 students received their degrees, featured live music and a speech from the CEO of the Dane County Boys and Girls Club.

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No traffic on Princeton at University Ave. Friday, city says

No traffic on Princeton at University Ave. Friday, city says

A block of Princeton Avenue will be closed for about 11 hours due to construction Friday, traffic officials said.

Madison Traffic Engineering and Parking Divisions said no vehicles would be permitted on the 300 block of Princeton Avenue at University Avenue from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The closure is due to the construction equipment set up, according to city traffic engineers.

The city said pedestrian traffic will not be interrupted in the area.

Motorists and bicyclists are encouraged to use different routes to avoid delay during the project, the division said.

UW grad honors dad with 85-mile biking fundraiser

UW grad honors dad with 85-mile biking fundraiser

A University of Wisconsin graduate will channel his dad's love of biking and push pedals for a good cause in mid-June.

"My idea has always been to be like my father," Donald Malchow wrote on his blog. "I was thinking of ways to do so and make him proud."

Fittingly, Donald Malchow is calling his 85-mile ride planned on June 15 from Milwaukee to Madison, "Bike Like Mike."

Police release image of Madison bank robber

Madison police have released an image of the man who robbed a bank on the city?s south side Monday afternoon.

Police say the robber entered the Associated Bank at 1574 W. Broadway at 3:03 p.m. and demanded money.

The man said he had a bomb in a bag on his chest, according to a release. He fled with an undetermined amount of money.

Police said a K-9 track was attempted but it ended near Weber Drive and Wild Oak Circle.

The man is described as black, in his early to mid- 20s, male, between 6 feet 1 inches and 6 feet 3 inches tall, and having a thin build, according to the release. He was wearing a blue hooded sweatshirt with the word "Cubs" in red, and a red and white cloth over his face.

Police ask anyone with information about this robbery to contact the Madison Police Department of Crimestoppers at 608-266-6014.

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