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Rollover crash leaves one with 'very serious injuries,' police say

A two-vehicle crash closed the intersection of Gammon and Old Sauk roads on Madison west side Monday night, Madison police said.

Crews responded to the intersection just before 8 p.m. for reports of a rollover crash, officials said.

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The crash involved two vehicles with one person in each vehicle, police said. There are injuries as a result of the crash, but officials would only say that one person has very serious injuries.

Madison Police Department Lt. Mike Hanson said multiple vehicles were hit by one of the vehicles involved in the crash before the rollover crash happened.

Police said the intersection would like be closed until 11:30 p.m.

Stay tuned to WISC-TV and Channel3000.com for information as it becomes available.

Verona stops Middleton, 3-0

Emma Ray pitched a complete game two-hitter as the Verona Wildcats defeated the Middleton Cardinals in a girls softball game in Verona Monday night.

Ray drove in the first run of the game in the first inning on a base hit that scored Heather Rudnicki.

The Wildcats scored two more in the fourth as Nicole Neitzel's hit drove in one of the runs.

Ray finished the game with 11 strikeouts and walked only one Middleton batter.

Verona is still undefeated in the Big Eight Conference with an 8-0 record. Middleton drops to 8-3 in the Big Eight.

Officer struck by man suspected in bar disturbance, police say

A Middleton police officer was struck by a man suspected of causing a disturbance at a bar Wednesday night, according to a release from Middleton police.

Officers were called to Mid-Town Pub at 2405 Allen Boulevard at 6:29 p.m. for a report of a man flipping over tables and pushing customers. Bar employees told police Jeremy A. Childs, 27, of Gays Mills, became upset when they refused to serve him more alcohol.

Childs left in a vehicle, and witnesses were able to give police a description of the vehicle and license plate information, police said.

Officers said they found and stopped the vehicle and Childs failed field sobriety tests. Childs also struck an officer in the face with his head, police said. Childs and two officers were injured during the arrest.

Text from 680 miles away not 911 center's first long-distance call

A text from a teenager more than 680 miles away was not the first long-distance call for help the Middleton emergency dispatch center has received.

Six months ago, the city of Middleton added a program to allow their communication center dispatchers to receive emergency text messages.

In the months since, they have sent and received nearly 900 text messages. What they didn?t expect was for the program to help save the life of someone more than 600 miles away.

Susan Buechner, a dispatcher, was working in the dispatch center when she received a text message from an 18 year old. His text message said that his mother was in need of medical help. Buechner immediately started asking the young man the same series of questions she would had the call come in over the telephone.

3 area students recognized for academic achievement

3 area students recognized for academic achievement

Three area students were among the nine Wisconsin semifinalists named for the 2014 Presidential Scholars award. If chosen, they could be headed to Washington, D.C., for the White House's annual ceremony for academic achievement. 

Eden H. Girma of Madison, from Middleton High School; Samuel C. Schendel from Parker High School in Janesville; and Breanna N. Aldred from Catholic Memorial High School in Waukesha were among those recognized nationwide as distinguished high school students. 

Middleton family tries to tackle Alzheimer's disease

A well-known Middleton family is teaming up to play in a flag football game to tackle a cause close to their hearts.

John Boyle was a long-time boys basketball coach at Middleton High School, but these days he and his family are in the fight of their lives off the court.

"We were raised by a coach, and that's a good thing," 32-year-old Haley Boyle said. "We are extremely competitive.?

The Boyles may joke about it but it's true: sports and the Boyles go hand in hand.

Mary Boyle was diagnosed with Alzheimer?s disease in May 2010 when she was 57.

John Boyle takes care of Mary Boyle every day at their home. Haley Boyle moved back from Chicago and her brothers help out as much as they can. Mary?s condition is only getting worse, and at 61 she needs someone to be with her 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

French mustard wins worldwide competition in Middleton

A French mustard, Bornier Dijon Mustard, has been named Grand Champion at the 2014 World-Wide Mustard Competition, according to a release.

Held at the National Mustard Museum in Middleton, the 2014 Worldwide Mustard Competition drew more than 300 entries in 16 flavor categories.

Judges tasted the mustards not knowing if they were tasting international brands or small boutique mustards, organizers said. The judging took place at the Mustard Museum and at the Kendall College Culinary Arts School in Chicago where the Grand Champion was picked from the 16 gold medal-winning mustards.

?Bornier Dijon represents all that one could want in a classic Dijon mustard,? said Barry Levenson, curator of the National Mustard Museum and director of the competition since 1995. ?It is sharp, perfectly balanced, silky smooth and versatile for use in both cooking and as a condiment for sandwiches, sausages or cheese.?