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Winter storm dumps snow over southern Wisconsin

A winter storm moving across southern Wisconsin has dumped up to a half-foot of snow, making roads slippery.

The Kenosha County Sheriff's Office reported about 30 crashes as of mid-afternoon Thursday.

National Weather Service meteorologist Edward Townsend said 6.8 inches of snow is reported 3 miles southwest of the Kenosha airport. Other snowfall reports include 6 inches in Franksville and 5.5 inches in Racine.

Townsend said Kenosha could see 9 inches of snow by the time the storm moves on early Friday.

The Milwaukee Art Museum closed Thursday in advance of the snow.

The Madison Streets Division said it will plow all of the city's residential streets Thursday night but does not plan to declare a snow emergency.

The Streets Division has had crews out all day Thursday making sure that salt routes are open, and the city said it will continue to keep 30 crews working on salt routes.

City of Madison website down over security concern

The City of Madison suspended its website over a security concern Thursday. Department of Information Technology staff replaced the full page with a temporary scaled-down webpage.

A city news release said the maintenance was unexpected, and the�vulnerability relates to a software product used for support.

Chief Information Officer Paul Kronberger said the product, Adobe Cold Fusion, contains a security hole and will be upgraded to a newer version.

The City of Madison replacement page contains links to ePayments, Metro Transit and snow updates.

Technology staff said the full site is expected to be restored by this weekend.

Deputies: Man behind on child support wins cash, arrested

A Madison man accused of being behind on his child support by about $6,000 was arrested Wednesday after Dane County Sheriff?s deputies said they learned he had recently won $10,000 at a Madison casino.

Emmanuel M. Haslett, 28, was taken into custody during a traffic stop at Highway 30 and Fair Oaks Avenue in Blooming Grove Township at approximately 8 p.m.

At the time of his arrest, Haslett had over $13,000 in cash in his possession, according to deputies.

He was arrested on a warrant for non-support and also cited on suspicion of operating after suspension and not having insurance.

"We have 975 outstanding child support warrants active in Dane County, so this is a big issue. We have one deputy that's assigned full time," said Elise Schaffer, spokeswoman for the Dane County Sheriff's Office.

Two arrested in connection with 2011 homicide

Two Madison men were arrested as part of an investigation into a 2011 homicide, according to Madison police.

Anthony Poindexter, 25, and Andrew O. Ellis, 26, were arrested Wednesday without incident on suspicion of party to first-degree intentional homicide, according to police.

Seven others were also arrested.

All were charged in connection with the death of 20-year-old Jonathan Wilson, who was fatally shot in the 800 block of Troy Drive on Oct. 20.

Another male victim was grazed by a bullet and wasn't seriously injured.

A complaint said the incident started with one person earlier that night chasing a rival gang member's younger brother with a two-by-four and that the shooting was a planned attack in which one gang was retaliating against another.

Man robs Walgreens pharmacy for OxyContin

Madison police are investigating a robbery at a Walgreens pharmacy Wednesday.

A man entered the Walgreens at 2121 S. Park St. just after 4 p.m. and produced a note that demanded OxyContin, according to a Madison Police Department incident report.

Police said no weapon was seen.

Investigators believe this robbery may be related to a recent rash of OxyContin-related robberies.

Police said the robber is described as a white man in his late 20s to early 30s, standing 6 feet tall and weighing about 160-170 pounds. He was wearing a tan waist-length coat with a hood up.

Anyone with information about the robbery should call Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014.

Crash causes Beltline delays

A crash on the Beltline Highway Wednesday morning caused delays for traffic in both directions.

The injury crash was reported after 7 a.m. between Park Street and Fish Hatchery Road. The two left lanes were closed.

Westbound traffic was also delayed because of heavy volume and motorists trying to catch a glimpse of the crash.

The crash was cleared and the lanes were reopened at 7:50 a.m.

Madison city email system overwhelmed by Heimsness petition

Madison city email system overwhelmed by Heimsness petition

About 250,000 emails generated by an online petition overwhelmed the city of Madison's email system this week.

The emails were generated by a petition on the website change.org calling for Madison Police Chief Noble Wray to keep Officer Stephen Heimsness off the streets.

Heimsness was cleared of any wrongdoing after he shot and killed Paul Heenan, who was unarmed, on Madison's near east side on Nov. 9 while responding to what he thought was a burglary in progress.

It was later determined that Heenan, who was drunk, had entered a neighbor's house by mistake, prompting a 911 call of a reported break-in.

Heimsness remains on leave while three separate investigations of his conduct are under way.

The petition at change.org was set up by Heenan's roommates, according to the website.