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Police: Man shot by robber in parking lot

A Madison man was shot by in the arm by a robber Friday night on Madison's west side, police said.

Madison police said officers responded to a report of a man with a gunshot wound at the hospital.

The 22-year-old man told police he was in a parking lot off University Avenue, at 1313 Temkin Ave., when he was accosted by a man at 11:44 p.m. The man demanded money and was armed with a handgun.

The 22-year-old told police he complied with the robber and shortly afterward heard gunshots. The man told police he was struck in the shoulder by a bullet and his girlfriend took him to the hospital.

Officers found spent handgun casings in the Temkin Avenue parking lot area, according to the report.

Lt. Eric Tripke said police were not able to locate witnesses or the girlfriend as of Saturday morning.

The man was treated and released from the hospital.

23 new Madison restaurants you'll love

Each year brings with it a swath of new eateries, and with new eateries comes excitement. We love what?s fresh and untested but also untainted. Sure, some are more hyped than others (we?re looking at you, Sujeo, Cento, Rare and the Edgewater), but even the low-key taco joints and quaint caf�s offer intrigue?maybe this is the place we?ve been waiting for. Whether it?s a go-to date night spot, an equal parts convenient and tasty takeout joint on the way home from work or the perfect neighborhood bar, the following twenty-three places offer something in the way of excitement, many for more reasons than one, and we couldn?t be happier to welcome them to town.

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Sgt. credited with saving life in overdose case

A Madison police sergeant is credited with saving the life of a woman who was suffering from an overdose.

The officer was called to the 1600 block of Reetz Road early Friday morning and found a 24-year-old woman who was not breathing. The officer used Narcan in the woman?s nostrils and she began to breathe on her own. Madison Fire Department paramedics arrived to take over care.

Police said the sergeant was trained a week ago on how to use Narcan and he was the first officer to put it to use. Officers were trained because they?re often the first on the scene of overdose cases.

Police: Parking lot purse thefts might be related

Madison police said two grocery store parking lot purse snatchings on the west side might be related.

A 78-year-old Middleton woman was loading groceries in her car outside of Copps at 261 Junction Rd. on Wednesday afternoon when a man ran by her cart and grabbed her purse. The man got into an older red SUV.

On Thursday, a woman was in the Woodman's Food Market parking lot at 725 S. Gammon Rd. when someone reached out of an older red SUV and took her purse from her cart.

The robber is described as white, in his late teens to early 20s with spiked blond hair.

Water utility board to consider monthly base charge increase of $2.62

Representatives with Madison Water Utility will be holding a meeting to get input on a proposed rate increase from the public, according to a release.

MWU submitted a rate application last month with the Public Service Commission, asking for a 30 percent revenue increase, officials said.

Base charges would increase for most customers by $2.62 a month, officials said. Usage charges would transition to a conservation rate, which means they would vary depending on the time of year and the amount used.

Customers currently pay $2.81 per 1,000 gallons of water used, but under the conservation rate plan customers would pay $2.96 per 1,000 gallons used during the off-peak season from October to May regardless of how much water is used.

Teens crash car; men smash windows with bats

A group of young men forced a car with three teens inside to strike a tree before smashing out the car?s windows with baseball bats, according to a release from Madison police.

A 16-year-old girl who was driving the car on Wickham Court at about 9 p.m. Tuesday told police she was sideswiped by another car forcing her off the road and into a tree. She said young men got out of two cars, including the one that sideswiped her, and began breaking windows with baseball bats.

An 18-year-old man and woman were also in the car at the time. No one was injured.
The men fled before police arrived.

Police said the incident appears to be part of an ongoing dispute.

City offers property tax payers installment option

Officials with the city of Madison announced Tuesday that property owners will have the option of paying their taxes over four installments starting in December.

Madison joins most of the larger communities in the state, like Kenosha, Racine, La Crosse and most of Milwaukee County?s municipalities that offer taxpayers more than two installments, according to the release.

There will be no effect for the majority of property owners who pay all of their taxes in December, so that they can itemize the deduction on their federal income tax, officials said. All payments on current taxes will be made to the city treasurer, so taxpayers will not have to pay the city for one installment and the county for the other.