Hello, people of Madison! It’s me again, Sean Peek, your Madison Daily host.
First, today’s weather forecast:
Rather sunny and windy. Top: 36 Bottom: 23.
Here are the top three stories from today in Madison:
- A federal grant that would allow the Madison Police Department to hire six more officers has received initial approval from the city’s city council. However, the disbursement of the $750,000 grant is dependent on the City of Madison’s contribution to funding the posts. According to Police Chief Shon Barnes, the newly hired officers would focus on programs for non-detained children, as well as supporting minors who are victims or witnesses of violent crime. (Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3)
- Madison police reported seizing three firearms, a “large amount” of ammunition, drugs and cash from a house on the west side of Madison on Thursday, February 24. The department’s SWAT team had carried out a search warrant at the Blackwolf Drive home in response to reports of shots being fired last Sunday. (Madison Police Department)
- The American Kennel Club Dog Show is taking place this weekend at the Alliant Energy Center. The event offers people of all ages the opportunity to learn about different dog breeds, as well as purchase items for their own furry friends. The dog show started this Thursday February 24 and will continue until Sunday February 27. (Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3)
Today in Madison:
- Madison Writing Help – South Madison Branch Library (1:30 p.m.)
- LEGO club – Madison Public Library (1:30 p.m.)
- 3rd Annual Butterfly Ball – Virtual event (5:00 p.m.)
- World Premiere: Leaders of Madison’s Black Renaissance Documentary – Greater Madison Chamber of Commerce (7:00 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- With only a few days remaining in Dane County’s indoor mask mandate, COVID cases continue to decline across the county. (Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3)
- Dane County Parks received a Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association (WPRA) Outstanding Park Design Award for their first solar-powered park and campground at William G. Lunney Lake Farm County Park. (Press Release Office)
- Adorable dogs, cats, rats and bunnies are all aavailable for adoption Madison shelters. (Madison crest)
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You’re all caught up for today! See you all tomorrow morning for your next update.
— Sean Peek
About me: Sean Peek is a writer and entrepreneur with a degree in English Literature from Weber State University. Over the years, he has worked as a writer, editor, SEO specialist and marketing manager for various digital media companies. He is currently co-owner and operator of content creation agency Lightning Media Partners.