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Motorcyclist killed in University Ave. accident identified

Authorities have identified the man killed in a single-motorcycle crash Wednesday night.

Dareon Cartman, 24, of Middleton, was pronounced dead at the scene where police said he crashed his motorcycle at about 8:40 p.m., according to the Dane County Medical Examiner's office.

According to police, Cartman's motorcycle was traveling eastbound in the 6100 block of University Avenue when he lost control and was thrown from the bike.

Police said it appeared Cartman had struck a street sign.

The medical examiner's report did not indicate if alcohol or drugs were found in Cartman's system, but it said additional testing is underway.

Middleton birth center to close

A Middleton medical facility where midwives have delivered hundreds of babies over the last decade plans to close because it can't get health insurers to cover its services.

Madison Birth Center owner Jennifer Bell said "there's just not enough people who can pay out of pocket."

Bell said the center couldn't get the four HMOs in the Madison market to participate.

The State Journal said the center's midwives have been delivering babies since 2003, but will close in November.

Police respond to fatal motorcycle crash Wednesday night

Police said one man has died following a single-motorcycle crash Wednesday night at University Avenue Overlook Pass near Allen Boulevard.

Officials say a medical examiner was called to scene after they responded around 8:40 p.m.

According to police, a motorcycle was traveling eastbound in the 6100 block of University Avenue very fast when the driver lost control and was thrown from his bike.

Police said it appears the driver struck a street sign. The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Stay tuned to WISCTV for updates as information becomes available.

Capital Brewery expanding to new facility in Sauk City

A Madison-area beer maker is brewing up a big expansion.

Capital Brewery will be able to make 10 times the amount of beer once its new $11 million Sauk City facility is complete.

Managers say they?re growing while becoming more efficient. They?ll even start bottling and canning their product.

?This industry?s growing. Last year I believe it grew 17 percent, and it?s been growing in that 10 to 15 percent for a number of years,? said Tom Stitgen, Capital Brewery general manager. ?It?s becoming much more popular now, at 6 percent market share, in terms of total volume of beer that?s sold out there.?

Work will start later this summer in Sauk City to build new offices, a tasting room and an outdoor entertainment area. The company will also be adding jobs.

The Middleton facility will keep its beer garden and retail operation and brew specialty limited-release beers.

Police: Evidence including tattoos link 30-year-old to bank robbery

Police: Evidence including tattoos link 30-year-old to bank robbery

A Madison man was in custody Wednesday after turning himself in to police in connection with a bank robbery in early June.

Wednesday afternoon, the Middleton Police Department said Phillip Kallas, 30, was arrested on suspicion of armed robbery of the Associated Bank on Allen Boulevard June 3.

Police declined to specify the type of evidence that had allegedly linked Kallas to the robbery through the state crime lab.

However, Capt. Charles Foulke said investigators were able to use surveillance photos and pictures from Facebook to link tattoos Kallas has with tattoos on the bank robber.

Police said officers made contact with Kallas’ family and he turned himself in to the Middleton Police Department Wednesday.

According to the statement from police, Kallas was charged with armed robbery.

Driver arrested for 4th OWI in heroin-related crash, officials say

Two people were arrested in connection to a heroin-related crash Tuesday afternoon, according to a release.

Officials say the driver and passenger in a blue sedan were both ?out of it? after the car they were traveling in struck a parked pickup truck.

Police responded to the crash in the parking lot of the Cress Funeral and Cremation Service at 6021 University Ave. at 1 p.m., according to the release.

Officials say the driver Angela M. Sebert, 30, of Lodi, and the passenger Ryan S. Hickey, 28, of Portage, admitted to shooting heroin just prior to the crash.

Sebert was arrested on charges of possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, probation hold and for operating while under the influence, her fourth offense of impaired driving.

Hickey was arrested on charges of possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and a probation hold.

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Found safe: Missing Minn. girl believed to be in Middleton

Middleton police said at noon Tuesday the Minnesota girl officers had been looking for in Middleton was safe.

Middleton police said Brandi Fleming, 17, was found in Madison Tuesday after running away from home in Coon Rapids, Minn.

According to the Middleton Police Department, Fleming's stepmother told authorities her step-daughter was on a bus to Chicago. When the bus stopped in Milwaukee, Fleming got off, but never got back on.

Fleming's stepmother tracked her phone to Middleton where a local cab had dropped her off at an apartment complex last week, officials said.

Officials interviewed people from the apartment complex and continued looking for her into Tuesday when she was found.

Polcie said Fleming has been returned to her parents.