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Prep Mania Game of the Week spring schedule released

Prep Mania Game of the Week spring schedule released

The Prep Mania Game of the Week will offer live coverage of high school baseball and softball games this spring sports season. Here's the schedule:

Tues., May 6- Wisconsin Heights at Lodi baseball (Dane Baseball Field) - 4:45 p.m.

Thurs., May 8 - Middleton at LaFollette softball (Olbrich Park) - 4:30 p.m.

Wed., May 14 - Edgewood at Memorial baseball (Mansfield Stadium) - 5 p.m.

Thurs., May 22 - Sun Prairie at Middleton baseball (Middleton HS) - 5 p.m.

Tues., May 27 - Waunakee at Stoughton baseball (Stoughton HS) - 5 p.m.

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Officers explain school safety and social media

Sun Prairie officer Brandon Lingle said 75 percent of his time on the job is spent tapped in to social media.

"Social media is so hot.� It changes daily," Lingle explained.

Lingle was one of a handful of officers to present to parents Tuesday night at the Sun Prairie school safety conference.� He joined another school liaison officer to tell parents about social media and how that plays into kids? security in the hallways.

"The kids know a lot more than we do, and they are constantly, it feels like every time we pick up a new habit that they're doing, they find five more tricks," Lingle said.

Lingle said there?s no way to get ahead of what students will log onto and post on next, but he is constantly asking kids about the latest social media trends and how they work.

Half-eaten cinnamon roll leads police to vehicle thief

A half-eaten cinnamon roll led a State Department of Corrections officer to the man who stole his vehicle early Monday morning, Madison police said.

A Wisconsin correctional officer got to Madison around 4:25 a.m. for training, and parked his car, with the keys still in the ignition, just outside of a hotel in the 4800 block of East Washington Avenue, according to a release.

When the officer went into the hotel, he heard his car starting up and saw it leaving the lot, officials said. The officer didn?t see the person stealing his vehicle, but the hotel?s surveillance cameras led him to a partially-consumed cinnamon roll in the parking lot.

The officer could see the man on the surveillance footage eating the cinnamon roll before he got into the car and drove away, according to the release.

Judge throws out former bishop's field sobriety tests

A judge has ruled that field sobriety tests conducted on a former Lutheran bishop accused of driving drunk and killing a woman with his car are inadmissible.

Dane County Judge Nicholas McNamara ruled Friday field sobriety tests given to Bruce Burnside should be thrown out because of a lack of reasonable suspicion. He said the results of blood tests are admissible under implied consent.

The 60-year-old is facing multiple felonies in the April 2013 crash that killed Maureen Mengelt, 52, of Sun Prairie on the northbound off-ramp of Highway 151 near Windsor Street in Sun Prairie. Police said they located Burnside with his heavily damaged vehicle at a Kelley's Mobil gas station a block away from the scene of the crash.

Burnside is charged with homicide by the intoxicated use of a vehicle, homicide by use of a vehicle with a prohibited alcohol concentration, hit-and-run, hit-and-run involving death and homicide by negligent operation of a vehicle.

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Sun Prairie School Safety Conference

The Sun Prairie Area School District will hold a school safety conference on Tuesday, April 22.  At the Prairie View middle school.

The vision for school safety within the Sun Prairie School District begins with offering  preventative programs and services to ensure children feel safe , have the tools they need to address problems, and have access to the community resources they may need to maintain their well-being, according to the press release.

There will be eight fifty minute sessions available for parents to choose from. Topics include social media educations, bullying prevention, positive behavior interventions, heroin education, and suicide prevention.

Rsvp online at www.sunprairie.k12.wi.us