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Road reopened after police incident in Middleton

Police have reopened a road in Middleton after a response to suicidal person that ended peacefully.

Motorists were asked to avoid the 7100 block of Maywood Avenue Wednesday afternoon. Residents in the area were asked to stay inside and away from windows.�

An all clear was given at about 3:50 p.m.

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Middleton makes AP top 10 HS football poll

Middleton makes AP top 10 HS football poll

Middleton's football team has cracked the AP top 10 statewide football poll as they get ready to head into the WIAA playoffs this week.

The Cardinals were ranked at number 10 in the large division poll this week, after not being ranked at all last week.

Middleton plays Sun Prairie at Breitenbach Stadium in Middleton Friday night in the first round of the WIAA playoffs.

Monona Grove also receieved votes in the final AP poll in the large school division.

Mount Horeb-Barneveld came in at number 6 in the medium division poll. Lodi and Broadhead-Juda also received votes in the medium division.

Construction expected to delay traffic moved to next week

Construction work that was expected to close lanes of Parmenter Street this week has been delayed until next week, according to a release from the city of Middleton.

The development of the new Parmenter Center building at 2501 Parmenter Street, just north of the creek, will require construction of a water service pipe from the public main on the west side of the street to the new building, officials said.

The contractor had intended to install the pipe this week, but a necessary design change will require a slight delay to get additional parts, according to the release. The contractor now plans on doing the work the week of Oct. 27.

The work will not require closing Parmenter Street or any driveways, but it will require lane reductions and shifts, officials said. Sidewalk access on one side of the road will be open to pedestrians during most of the project.

Man accused of robbing Middleton gas station arrested

The man who allegedly robbed a University Avenue gas station in Middleton Sunday morning was arrested Monday, Middleton police said.

Just after 8 a.m. Sunday the Middleton Police Department was notified of a commercial holdup alarm at the Cenex Convenience Store at 7515 University Ave., officials said. Moments later a 911 call was placed by a store employee confirming a robbery had just occurred.

The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of money, according to the alert. No weapon was shown or implied during the robbery.

Kyle J. Herbst, 37, of DeForest, was identified as the robber, arrested and transported to the Dane County Jail on a tentative charge of robbery.

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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.

Middleton gas station robbed Sunday morning, police say

Middleton police are looking for a man who robbed a gas station on University Avenue Sunday morning, according to a news alert.

Just after 8 a.m. the Middleton Police Department was notified of a commercial hold-up alarm at the Cenex Convenience Store at 7515 University Ave., officials said. Moments later a 911 call was placed by a store employee confirming a robbery had just occurred.

The robber fled with an undisclosed amount of money, according to the alert. No weapon was shown or implied during the robbery.

The robber is described as a white man in his 20s, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 180 pounds. He was wearing a white stocking hat and a red hooded sweatshirt.

He was last seen on foot heading south on Aurora Street from the store, police said.

Officials ask anyone with information on the robbery to call the Middleton Police Department at 608-824-7300 or text tips to the same number.

Orchestra’s first concert of season features Madison native

Orchestra’s first concert of season features Madison native

The first concert of the Middleton Community Orchestra’s fifth season will feature Madison native and violinist Vicki Powell.

Powell, 26, grew up in Madison, and went to the Curtis Institute of Music and the Julliard School, according to a release. She lives in New York City when she isn’t traveling for performances.

The concert will be at the Middleton Performing Arts Center on Bristol Street Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are available at Willy St. Co-op West and at the door for $10. Students can get free tickets at the door on the night of the show.