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Police arrest 4 in string of armed robberies

Police have arrested four people in connection to a recent string of robberies in Madison and Middleton.

Madison police said Tuesday that detectives from Madison and Middleton have charged Joshua E. Kahl, 29, of Madison, Matthew O. Roach, 23, of Madison, William L. Christian, 28, with no permanent address, and Anne E. Christian, 29, with no permanent address, with multiple robberies spanning Oct. 29 through Nov. 16.

Investigators said much of the money taken was used to buy drugs including heroin, according to the report.

Police said William Christian, Anne Christian and Kahl were accused of robbing the Tobacco Outlet Plus on East Washington Avenue Oct. 29.

William Christian reportedly robbed the PDQ on South Ridge Way in Middleton on Nov. 4.

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Officials: Snowmobile trails won?t open earlier than Dec. 1

Dane County officials said Monday that even though there is snow on the ground, the snowmobile trails will not open before Dec. 1.

Once trails are ready for use, the trail opening policy requires a minimum of six inches of snow for the trail base along with an extended time below freezing temperatures, according to a release.

More than 500 miles of snowmobile trails are a winter destination in Dane County, and the county works closely with the Dane County Council of Snowmobile Clubs to groom and maintain the trail system, officials said.

Other winter recreational opportunities in Dane County include skiing, ice skating, snowshoeing, sledding, ice fishing and winter hiking.

Dane County and the city of Madison provide over 30 miles of maintained and groomed cross country ski trails, according to the release. A Ski Trail Permit is required to use the designated trails.

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Area food pantries well short of Thanksgiving demand

Even as a delivery of fresh turkeys arrive on the loading dock of the Goodman Community Center, the Fritz Food Pantry that operates out of the center is not even close to meeting the demand.� They are trying to provide a Thanksgiving meal to 3,000 families.� They have only 2,100 turkeys and simple math tells you the problem.

?Every year we have been able to give every family a turkey.� We have 500 more families than we?ve ever had in the past. �So we do need the communities support to make sure that those extra 500 families do receive a turkey for Thanksgiving,? said Amy Mach, a manager at the Fritz Food Pantry.

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Hubbard Art Center show begins Thursday

Join the Middleton Hubbard Art Center to learn about illumination through the work of local artists.

All ages are welcome and admission is free to visit the Hubbard Art Center's Illumination Art Show beginning Thursday at 7448 Hubbard Ave.

The show runs through Sunday. Visit the city of Middleton website for show hours.

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Middleton police look for 2 who robbed business

Two people got away with an undisclosed amount of money during a robbery at a Middleton business Sunday night, officials said.

A cashier at the Tobacco Outlet at 6621 University Ave. called police around 7:10 p.m. to report that two men had robbed the business.

Police said no one was injured in the robbery, but they are still looking for the two men.

Both robbers are described as white, in their 20s and about 5 feet 7 inches tall. One was wearing a gray Carhart jacket with saggy blue jeans and a baseball cap. The other was wearing a brown hooded sweatshirt with a tan coat and white shoes.

Police did not say if there were any weapons involved.

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