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Portion of Beltline to create delays through Sept.

Commuters can expect delays during peak hours due to maintenance on a major highway in Madison.

Starting Monday until September, lanes will be narrowed on part of the Beltline Highway between Monona Drive and South Towne Drive. State transportation officials said crews will repair expansion joints on bridges spanning the Yahara River.

Three lanes of traffic in each direction will remain open from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. They will be closed overnight.

Several ramps on the highway will also be closed during the construction. Officials said commuters should use Broadway as alternate route.

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Ironman triathlete with diabetes to speak downtown

Ironman triathlete with diabetes to speak downtown

Despite being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, Jay Hewitt pushes his body to its limits.

As an Ironman triathlete and member of the U.S. National Triathlon Team, Hewitt is living proof that an active lifestyle is possible for those with diabetes and helps keep the disease under control.

On June 6, Dean Clinic, St. Mary’s Hospital and the American Diabetes Association invite residents to listen to  Hewitt tell the inspirational story of how he became the first athlete with type 1 diabetes to qualify for the U.S. National Triathlon Team. He'll also discuss how he learned to manage his disease and become a world class competitor, both of which he said require discipline and proper nutrition.

"I respect my diabetes, but I will not surrender to it,” Hewitt said.

Organizers said the event is free and open to the public.

The event begins at 6:30 p.m. at the St. Mary's Hospital Conference Center, Bay 1.

This event is presented by Novo Nordisk.

Mother’s Day live show to feature local writers

‘Listen to Your Mother’ founded by Madison blogger, humorist  

A Mother’s Day-themed production will feature local writers discussing the "real experience" of motherhood in their own words.

Fourteen local women will take the stage at the Barrymore Theatre Sunday for a performance the "Listen to Your Mother" group calls "giving Mother’s Day a microphone."

Listen to Your Mother is a live show with Madison-area writers reading their words founded by Ann Imig, a Madison blogger who describes herself online as a "stay-at-home humorist."

Tickets are $15 with a portion of proceeds supporting the Domestic Abuse Intervention Services, a Madison-based non-profit organization working against domestic violence.

UW students launch discrimination exhibit

University of Wisconsin-Madison students are taking a closer look at their campus climate through the "Silenced Stories" exhibit.

The exhibit will highlight stories of harassment and discrimination that students have experienced on the university’s campus through artwork and other forms. The stories, taking place in classes, during sports games and in university housing, will focus on race, sex, gender and other discriminations.

"Silenced Stories" will open May 9 at 5:30 in the School of Social Work, with refreshments available, according to a statement.

The Disability and Advocacy in Multicultural Settings Field Unit launched the exhibit to raise awareness for discrimination on campus, the statement said. 

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Authorities: Fugitive in custody, 8-hour manhunt over

Police said the Madison-area manhunt for Paris Poe -- wanted by the FBI in connection with a federal murder investigation -- is over. Poe was apprehended on the far east side, a police spokesman said.

According to the Madison and Fitchburg police, Poe, 33, of Chicago, was taken into custody at 7:05 p.m. by a SWAT team during a high-risk traffic stop.

Authorities said the eight-hour search ended without injuries on Highway 30 between Fair Oaks Avenue and Highway 51. Madison police Lt. Cory Nelson said police pointed weapons at the vehicle and ordered Poe out of the car.

Nelson said Poe was traveling with a woman and had shaved his head to change his appearance.

Charity run started in honor of murder victim

A charity run will be held later this month to honor a long-time runner who was murdered in her apartment last January.

The inaugural Run for Jenny 5K run/walk honors Jenny Boyce, who was killed in a murder/suicide by her estranged husband last January in her east side apartment.

The run will benefit Girls on the Run, a charity set up to encourage girls to use running to become more healthy and confident.

During her lifetime, friends said Boyce was a strong advocate for several causes, including Second Harvest Food Bank, and Susan B. Komen Race for the Cure. She also competed and finished the Ironman Wisconsin triathlon in 2011.

The Run For Jenny will happen at Lake Farm Park on May 19 starting at 9:00 a.m.

Cardiac arrest survivor wants others to learn life-saving skill

Cardiac arrest survivor wants others to learn life-saving skill

Survivor: '[I was] clinically dead, and I was that way for 20 minutes'   

Sudden cardiac arrest kills 1,000 people a day in the U.S., which is roughly one person every two minutes.  Would you know what to do if you saw someone collapse in front of you?

Channel3000.com and WISC-TV are proud to partner with St. Mary’s Hospital on Saturday for Hands on Hearts -- a community-wide event offering free compression-only CPR .

COCPR is a hands-only technique to help those in sudden cardiac arrest. The constant compressions are performed 100 times a minute to the center of a patient's chest. The compressions keep oxygen-rich blood flowing to the heart and brain. Mouth-to-mouth rescue breaths are not needed.

When compression-only CPR is used on a victim of cardiac arrest, the chance of surviving increases greatly.