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Goodman Pool opens Friday

Madison's Goodman Pool opens for the season on Friday.

Gates will open at 4 p.m. and this weekend, from noon until 7 p.m.

A daily pass for adult residents is $4.50 and $3 for children. A family pass averages about $175.

Laura Whitmore, of Madison Parks Department, said that their opening date dovetails with the end of the school year in the Madison Metropolitan School District.

"Our season corresponds with the Madison school district so we'll have an evening time on Monday, cause kids are in school all day," she said. "However, this is exciting. They're off early on their last day of school the (June) 12. So, we will be having a special last day of school the first 500 kids will get in free."

The pool has a variety of activities that include swimming lessons and some classes for adults to get exercise.

Edgerton, Cuba City earn state golf titles

It's not often two local teams win state team golf titles in the same season, but that's what happened at University Ridge Golf Course on Tuesday as Edgerton and Cuba City squads took home state team championships.

In Division 2, Edgerton junior Erik Danielson finished fifth individually. He shot an 81 on the day.

Another junior, Andrew Morrison finished third individually by shooting 77. Morrison finished with one birdie in the round.

"It's a team effort, and everyone has to come through at some point," said PGA star and Edgerton native Steve Stricker, who watched Tuesday's action. "It's pretty special, and it's pretty cool for the town."

In Division 3, the Cubans had a 15-shot lead at the start of the day and won by 27 shots.

Alex Stewart and Dakota Thole finished tied for fourth individually with nine over par totals of 160.

Nate Murray, Drew Zimmerman also helped Cuba City to the Division 3 state championship.

Police investigate after West Side bank robbery

Police are investigating after a man robbed a West Side bank on Wednesday morning.

The man entered the AnchorBank West Towne branch on Westfield Road in Madison a little after 9 a.m. He gave a note to the teller that said he had a weapon and then demanded money, according to Madison police.

The robber fled the scene in a car. Police said it was possibly a silver Toyota Corolla.

No one was injured during the incident.

Police described the robber as about 25 to 30 years of age, wearing a Green Bay Packers baseball cap, sunglasses, a long-sleeved green and white plaid shirt and faded jeans.

Detectives believe it's the same man who's recently robbed banks in Madison, Middleton, Janesville and Rockford, Ill.

Police are asking people to call with any information.

Police investigate after fatal car crash into West Side picnic

Investigators are searching for answers after a 7-year-old boy was killed and three others were hurt in a bizarre car crash on Madison's West Side on Tuesday night.

The Dane County Medical Examiner's office identified the boy as Aiden Mueller on Wednesday night. He was pronounced dead at University of Wisconsin Hospital.

The boy's 36-year-old mother was critically injured but remains in stable condition. His 38-year-old father and 4-year-old sister suffered injuries that aren't believed to be life-threatening, authorities said.

The incident occurred at about 6 p.m. in a neighborhood just south of Mineral Point Road and west of South Whitney Way. The family was having dinner at a picnic table on private property at the First Business Bank when they were struck by a wayward vehicle.

Police said that the car veered off Mineral Point, hit a tree, went airborne and landed on the picnic table near the building where the family was eating.

Child dies after family struck by airborne vehicle

Madison police said a 7-year old child has died following a�bizarre crash on Tuesday evening outside an office building on Madison's West Side.

A family was having dinner at a picnic table on private property on Madison's far West Side was struck by a wayward vehicle. The incident occurred at about 6 p.m. in a neighborhood just south of Mineral Point Road and west of South Whitney Way

Police said an elderly driver went off the roadway and hit a small tree. They said the vehicle went airborne and landed on the picnic table.

A 36-year-old woman was critically injured. A 38-year-old man and 4-year-old girl suffered injuries that aren't believed to be life-threatening.

The Wisconsin State Journal said the injured were taken to University of Wisconsin and Meriter hospitals.

Stay with Channel 3000 and WISC-TV for continuing coverage.

Madison 15-year-old arrested in bullying incident

Madison police said they arrested a 15-year-old girl on battery charges following a bullying incident at a park near Allied Drive on Saturday.

The incident happened around 9:20 p.m. Saturday in the park in the 2200 block of Allied Drive.

According to police, the 15-year-old victim had taken three younger cousins to the park, when she saw a girl who had bullied her in the past with another group of people.

Police said the victims grabbed her cousins and tried to leave, but the group chased her down, and the other 15-year-old hit her approximately 10 times.

The victim called police, who found the teen and took her to the juvenile detention center.

Madison's mayor urges residents to vote

Madison's mayor urged all residents to get out and vote on Tuesday.

"This is a very different election and all these polls, which are based on projections of likely voters, may well be wrong, because it looks like the likely voter pool has changed," said Paul Soglin.

Lines were long at the city clerk's office on Friday, where the city issued nearly 17,000 absentee ballots.

More than 9,000 voted absentee at the clerk's office.

"A lot of the voters that are registering, we're finding they haven't voted since the year 2000. And we don't ask them, 'why are you choosing to register now?' We're just happy to get people registered and facilitate the right to vote," said Maribeth Witzel-Behl.

Witzel-Behl is still waiting for nearly 2,300 absentee ballots to be mailed in.

The clerk's office must receive them by 4 p.m. on Friday, June 8, to be counted in this election.