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Cooking oil, holiday lights can be recycled

City offers recycling at drop-off sites

Madison residents can recycle cooking oil used on Thanksgiving and holiday lights and extension cords that might be coming out of storage in the coming weeks.

Police hope public can ID serial robbery suspect

Officials believe man may be connected to 8 armed robberies

Several law enforcement agencies in the Madison area are asking for the public's help in identifying a serial armed robbery suspect, according to a release.

Study shows northern route would not help Beltline

Southern route could help, but would be costly

A Department of Transportation study about the future of the Beltline shows a north route through the Waunakee area wouldn't help traffic congestion on the busy highway.

DOT to hold meetings on Beltline safety, mobility study

Preliminary findings from study will be presented at meetings

The Department of Transportation has scheduled a series of public involvement meetings to discuss preliminary findings of a study working on safety and mobility issues along the Beltline.

Downtown road closures this weekend for Madison Marathon

Some campus streets will be partly closed for the Madison Marathon this weekend

The UW-Madison Police Department is welcoming thousands of athletes and spectators from all over the country to the 2014 Madison Marathon on Sunday, and asks runners, residents and visitors to keep in mind that many downtown roads will have lane restrictions because of the race.

Distracted drivers put crossing guards, children at risk

Citations for not yielding to crossing guards up 70 percent

The crosswalk is supposed to be a safety zone for children and crossing guards, but a new report shows walking across the street is becoming increasingly dangerous for pedestrians in Madison.

Madison explores 'border dropping' to speed up emergency response

Mayor Soglin requests study into sharing public safety responders based on proximity, not jurisdiction

The City of Madison is taking the first steps to work with its neighbors to ensure the closest fire engine would be sent to an incident regardless of which municipality it happens to be in.

Police look for discarded drugs, weapons

Men arrested after short pursuit, search

Madison police are looking for drugs, weapons and other evidence that might have been left behind by suspected drug dealers while fleeing police.

MPD investigates shots fired outside party

Fitchburg police attempt to stop vehicle that may be connected to shooting

No one was injured in a shooting outside a party just off Verona Road just after midnight Sunday, Madison police said.