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1 hospitalized after crash related to incident outside strip club

One man was flown to a hospital and another is sought by deputies after an incident outside a strip club parking lot and crash early Tuesday morning.

Officials with the Dane County Sheriff?s Office said the�incident happened around 1:15 a.m. in the parking lot of the Club Bristol bar in the town of Bristol, near Sun Prairie.

Dane County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Elise Schaffer said alcohol and speed were factors in the crash.

One of the people involved may have received injuries as a result of the disturbance. However, deputies have been unable to find this person and need help determining his identity.

?The other person that was involved has not been found,? Schaffer said. ?We certainly would like to speak to him. We are looking for anyone who might have been in the area or may have been near the club last night and may have seen something go on in the parking lot.?

Sun Prairie man killed in motorcycle crash identified

A 27-year-old Sun Prairie man killed when his motorcycle crashed into a parked car in Middleton early Thursday morning is identified.

The man identified by the Dane County Medical Examiner as Abraham F. Palacio, died early Thursday morning after the crash on a residential street, according to Middleton police.

The crash happened just before 2 a.m. in the 6700 block of Elmwood Avenue in Middleton.

According to police, the motorcycle was going eastbound when it struck a legally parked vehicle on the north side of the roadway.

Palacio was pronounced dead at the scene.

Middleton police said excessive speed and alcohol are believed to be factors in the crash.

Police said Palacio was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Construction site turned classroom in Sun Prairie

Home construction students have been framing and roofing this year’s house and will be dry walling, painting and more before the house is completed by May 2015... Read More

3 area schools have school-based mental health teams

New teams of mental health professionals are helping students and families in a creative program based in area schools, according to a release.

School-based mental health teams started this school year in the Sun Prairie, Verona and Madison school districts, officials said. The collaboration between the school districts and Dane County will be run by Catholic Charities.

Catholic Charities will also coordinate the rapid-response mental health team program, called Building Bridges, according to the release.

School administrators and staff at Dane County?s Joining Forces for Family said they needed a program focused on addressing mental health needs in schools and providing proactive support systems that are best for students.

Area shelters participate in nationwide adoption weekend

Four area animal shelters will be participating in a nationwide adoption event this weekend, according to a release from the Dane County Humane Society.

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals teamed up with dozens of animal shelters across the country for their annual Mega Match-a-thon, officials said. Over the weekend of Oct. 17-19 animal rescues across the country will be hosting adoption events.

During the events at participating shelters, people looking to adopt will get to decide the adoption fee for all dogs and cats, according to the release.

?The ASPCA Mega Match-a-thon is a great motivator for our staff and for the members of our community to help the many wonderful cats and dogs in our shelter find loving homes,? said Gayle Viney, DCHS public relations coordinator. ?We look forward to helping you find the new perfect addition to your family.?

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Most area districts get increase in aid; Middleton gets 7th largest cut

Most area school districts will receive a small increase in general state aid, but the Middleton-Cross Plains School District will get the seventh biggest cut in the state, according to a release.

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction released the Oct. 15 certified amount each school district will receive from the $4.476 billion available under current law for general state aid.

General state aid for school districts increased by $94.4 million from last year, but the actual amount of aid that the state?s 424 public school districts will receive is $85.5 million more than last school year, according to the release. That is due to statutory reductions to general state aid for private voucher schools in Milwaukee and independent charter schools supported by state tax dollars.

Proposed county budget includes cyclists

Cyclists all around the county will enjoy a smoother and safer ride with a number of anticipated projects primed to move forward in the 2015 budget proposed by Dane County Executive Joe Parisi... Read More