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Craig shocks Memorial, West beats East

Despite the snow, three Big Eight Conference boys basketball games were played Thursday night.

In Janesville, the Craig Cougars defeated Madison Memorial 63-56. It was the third straight loss for the Spartans.

Sun Prairie now moves a half-game ahead of Memorial in the Big Eight Standings. Sun Prairie is 13-2, Madison Memorial is 12-2.� The Cardinals' game at Middleton Thursday night was postponed by snow.

At Madison LaFollette, the Lancers held off Beloit Memorial, 58-56.

At Madison West, the Regents built a big halftime lead then withstood a Madison East rally to beat the Purgolders 59-51.

Malik Clements led all scorers with 26 points.

East is now 7-7 in the Big Eight, West is 6-8.

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Community meets, questions Madison superintendent candidate

Residents came out to a community forum in downtown Madison on Thursday night to ask questions of the sole candidate for Madison Metropolitan School District superintendent.

Board of Education members decided to have the community question-and-answer session at the Monona Terrace even after the other finalist dropped out earlier this week, leaving only Jennifer Cheatham, chief of instruction for Chicago Public Schools.

Cheatham said she's taking the board's decision to have her meet the public Thursday night as a statement of confidence in her.

The mayor and other elected leaders listened at the forum as Cheatham said Madison is her top choice and she isn't looking anywhere else. If she gets the job, Cheatham said she plans to have a long tenure in Madison.

"Call me Jen. I hope we're going to know one another for a long time, so we need to become good friends," Cheatham said.

Winter storm dumps snow over southern Wisconsin

A winter storm moving across southern Wisconsin has dumped up to a half-foot of snow, making roads slippery.

The Kenosha County Sheriff's Office reported about 30 crashes as of mid-afternoon Thursday.

National Weather Service meteorologist Edward Townsend said 6.8 inches of snow is reported 3 miles southwest of the Kenosha airport. Other snowfall reports include 6 inches in Franksville and 5.5 inches in Racine.

Townsend said Kenosha could see 9 inches of snow by the time the storm moves on early Friday.

The Milwaukee Art Museum closed Thursday in advance of the snow.

The Madison Streets Division said it will plow all of the city's residential streets Thursday night but does not plan to declare a snow emergency.

The Streets Division has had crews out all day Thursday making sure that salt routes are open, and the city said it will continue to keep 30 crews working on salt routes.

City of Madison website down over security concern

The City of Madison suspended its website over a security concern Thursday. Department of Information Technology staff replaced the full page with a temporary scaled-down webpage.

A city news release said the maintenance was unexpected, and the�vulnerability relates to a software product used for support.

Chief Information Officer Paul Kronberger said the product, Adobe Cold Fusion, contains a security hole and will be upgraded to a newer version.

The City of Madison replacement page contains links to ePayments, Metro Transit and snow updates.

Technology staff said the full site is expected to be restored by this weekend.

Deputies: Man behind on child support wins cash, arrested

A Madison man accused of being behind on his child support by about $6,000 was arrested Wednesday after Dane County Sheriff?s deputies said they learned he had recently won $10,000 at a Madison casino.

Emmanuel M. Haslett, 28, was taken into custody during a traffic stop at Highway 30 and Fair Oaks Avenue in Blooming Grove Township at approximately 8 p.m.

At the time of his arrest, Haslett had over $13,000 in cash in his possession, according to deputies.

He was arrested on a warrant for non-support and also cited on suspicion of operating after suspension and not having insurance.

"We have 975 outstanding child support warrants active in Dane County, so this is a big issue. We have one deputy that's assigned full time," said Elise Schaffer, spokeswoman for the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

Two arrested in connection with 2011 homicide

Two Madison men were arrested as part of an investigation into a 2011 homicide, according to Madison police.

Anthony Poindexter, 25, and Andrew O. Ellis, 26, were arrested Wednesday without incident on suspicion of party to first-degree intentional homicide, according to police.

Seven others were also arrested.

All were charged in connection with the death of 20-year-old Jonathan Wilson, who was fatally shot in the 800 block of Troy Drive on Oct. 20.

Another male victim was grazed by a bullet and wasn't seriously injured.

A complaint said the incident started with one person earlier that night chasing a rival gang member's younger brother with a two-by-four and that the shooting was a planned attack in which one gang was retaliating against another.

Police: Girl attacked on bus, teen arrested

A girl who allegedly attacked another girl on a Madison Metro bus was later identified and arrested, according to Madison police.

A 15-year-old Madison girl told police she was punched in the face repeatedly, scratched, kicked and had her hair pulled during Tuesday evening?s attack on a bus traveling on Gammon Road.

The alleged attacker was ordered off the bus hear West Towne Mall. Police said the victim was able to identify her and they later arrested a 14-year-old girl at her home.

The 14-year-old told police she believed the 15-year-old told a lie about one of her family members and decided to fight her when she saw her on the bus, police said.

The 14-year-old was taken to the Juvenile Reception Center on suspicion of a tentative charge of battery and disorderly conduct.