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DOJ: Madison heroin dealer sentenced to more than 15 years in prison

A Madison man was sentenced Tuesday to federal prison for distributing heroin, according to a state Department of Justice release.

Marcus Moore, 30, was sentenced to 188 months of federal prison and five years of supervised release, according to the release. Moore pleaded guilty to the charge of distributing over eight grams of heroin on Feb. 4.

On Sept. 12, 2013, a confidential informant with the Dane County Narcotics Task Force arranged to purchase a half-ounce of heroin from Moore, according to a criminal complaint. The informant met Moore on the East Side of Madison and gave him $1,200 for the heroin, but Moore only gave the informant 8.4 grams.

Moore was arrested after the delivery and he had the prerecorded money in his pocket, officials said. Moore?s DNA was also on the baggies of heroin.

Man robbed in motel room

A Milwaukee man was robbed of cash and his cellphone when a gunman entered his Madison motel room, according to a release from Madison police.

The 25-year-old victim told police the robbery happened Tuesday afternoon while he was staying at the Super 8 at 4765 Hayes Rd.

Police said they believe it was a targeted robbery and that the suspect and victim know each other.

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Heroin overdose leads to arrest, police say

Madison police arrested a man who they say provided heroin to a man who survived an overdose.

Vincent R. Stepter. Sr., 47, was arrested Monday in the 6700 block of Schroeder Road on suspicion of second-degree reckless endangerment and delivery of heroin.

Police said a man in his 30s was found unconscious in an east side residence in February. The victim?s mother was able to keep him alive performing CPR with instructions from a 911 dispatcher.

Stepter was later identified by detectives as the man who provided the victim with heroin. Police said Stepter is likely to face more charges and they continue their investigation.

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Officer renders aid to pulse-less fight victim

A 31-year-old woman from McFarland was knocked unconscious during a bar fight on Madison?s east side early Saturday morning, according to a release from Madison police.

Officers said the woman had no pulse and was breathing when they arrived at Club LaMark at 1525 N. Stoughton Rd. A sergeant performed chest compressions on the woman outside the club.

The woman told police she was in an argument with a man she knows when the bar staff asked her and her and the man to leave. The dispute escalated outside and the woman was struck once in the face, police said.

The suspect is at large.

The sergeant will be nominated for a departmental life-saving award.

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1,000 eggs up for grabs at Flashlight Egg Hunt

Over 1,000 eggs will be waiting for egg hunters to find them at a secret location near South Towne Mall Saturday night.

Madison School and Community Recreation will be holding a Flashlight Egg Hunt for youth ages 11 to 14 starting at 7:30 p.m., according to a release.

Each participant will get a small treat bag, and a few participants will find one of the 30 eggs with a lucky prize in it, organizers said. Participants should bring a flashlight and a bag to collect their eggs.

The event is held rain or moonshine, according to the release. Adults are not allowed to hunt for eggs, and only registered participants will be told where the secret location is.

Meeting scheduled to discuss Beltline construction, closures

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation will hold a meeting Tuesday to discuss construction on the Beltline that is scheduled to start in mid-April and go into the fall.

The construction between Fish Hatchery Road and Interstate 39/90 will include pavement repair, improving five bridge structures in work zones and upgrading the shoulders and guardrails, according to a release.

During the construction, all lanes on the Beltline will remain open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., but nightly lane closures will start after 7 p.m., officials said. Lanes will be narrowed and shifted to create room for construction.

Temporary nighttime ramp closures will be scheduled between Fish Hatchery Road and Stoughton Road, according to the release. Message boards will be put up notifying drivers of ramp closures three days in advance. Longer-term ramp closures or restrictions will be required at Park Street, Rimrock Road and John Nolan Drive.

City advises motorists of expected delays at Monona Dr., Buckeye Road

City advises motorists of expected delays at Monona Dr., Buckeye Road

Police said traffic may be delayed at the intersection of Monona Drive and Buckeye Road as crews work on the traffic lights Friday morning.

The Madison Police Department said stop signs are temporarily up at the intersection. Work began at 8 a.m. friday, and the lights may be out of commission until 4 p.m.

Police said motorists should expect some additional congestion in the area while crews work.

Nearby Lake Edge Boulevard will be closed off during the process, according to the traffic alert.