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Witness sought in homicide case

Madison police are trying to find a man they believe might be a witness in a west side homicide case.

A person of interest is in custody in connection with the death of Larry Ewing, 76, of Madison, whose body was found April 18.

Madison police have not identified the person of interest, but said the person is in custody on a probation hold.

Police released images Monday of a man they’re trying to identify, locate and talk to.

Officers were called to an apartment in the 5000 block of Sheboygan Avenue after neighbors noticed piled-up newspapers outside Ewing's apartment.

Police believe that Ewing was targeted and that there is no threat to the general public. The person of interest and Ewing knew one another, according to police.

Officials have not said what caused Ewing's death, but detectives assigned to the case said there are suspicious circumstances surrounding the death.

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Trivia night to raise money for Dane County libraries

Trivia night at Madison’s Central Library will help raise money for Dane County libraries, according to a release.

The 4th annual Team Trivia Night Fundraiser is Saturday at 7 p.m. Doors at the central library at 201 W. Mifflin St. open at 5:30 p.m.

Entrance fees for teams are $250 ahead of time or $300 at the door, organizers said. Teams can be up to 10 people.

Teams should register online.

Madison police bring awareness to open garage burglaries

Madison police bring awareness to open garage burglaries

The Madison Police Department's Burglary Crime Unit hit the streets Thursday to bring community awareness to open garage door burglaries, said police.

According to police, five detectives, one detective sergeant and two analysts went to sections of the city that have had an increase in open garage burglaries. In three hours, police contacted over 60 homes with open garage doors to bring the problem to residents' attention.

Edgewood high school alums power Edgewood College men's tennis

Edgewood College didn't even have a men's tennis team until 2010, but head coach Ben Oestreich said he took over the new program full of excitement. 

"There are no bad habits and you can establish that winning culture," Oestreich said.

Eventually, Oestreich got Edgewood High School alumni and former doubles state champions Pat Lagman and Austin Papenthiem to join the program.

"Those two would be the best players on any team in our conference," Oestreich said.

Papenthiem and Lagman took the road less traveled to Edgewood College. They both dropped out of their respective schools after just a semester. Both returned home to Madison to work; and tennis kept them in touch. 

Remarkably, five years after winning that state high school championship, the two reunited at Edgewood College. This spring, they led the Eagles to an undefeated conference record. Lagman still can't believe how it all panned out. 

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WATCH: Time-lapse shows demolition of Beltline bridge

Crews took down the foot bridge over the Beltline at Seminole Highway on Madison's west side overnight.

The Beltline between Verona Road and Fish Hatchery Road was closed for 7 hour from 10 p.m. Thursday to 5 a.m. Friday to allow workers to take the bridge out.

Traffic was detoured to Highway PD.

The city plans to build a new pedestrian bridge in that spot in the fall.

Work on the Beltline is expected to be complete in 2016. The Verona Road project is scheduled to finish in 2019.

Parents notified of coach's sex assault allegations; police search continues

A Madison youth basketball coach is still on the run facing allegations of sexual assault.

Madison police say they are looking for 43-year-old Shelton Kingcade on tentative charges of second-degree sexual assault of a child, engaging in repeated acts of sexual assault of the same child and exposing a child to harmful materials. Madison Police Department officials said Kingcade fled from officers on Tuesday.

Kingcade was the coach of the girls basketball team at Madison West High School until he was suspended in February.

The alleged assaults happened to more than one girl in her early teens, a Madison police source told News 3 Investigates.

The incidents allegedly happened while Kingcade coached the Madison Spartan Youth Basketball program, not while coaching at West High School, officials said.

Madison firefighters respond to 7 fires in a day

Madison firefighters responded to seven fires on Tuesday, several caused by outdoor burning.

Fire officials said the first fire was reported shortly after noon in the 800 block of Williamson Street, where firefighters put out an exterior fire before the person inside was aware of it. That fire is under investigation.

At about the same time, firefighters were also called to an outdoor fire at the Sequoya Library branch on Tokay Boulevard. That fire is also under investigation.

At 2:30 p.m., firefighters responded to a report of smoldering mulch under the front steps of an apartment building. A cigarette butt was found in the mulch.

Firefighters on the north side were called to a cooking fire in the 3800 block of School Road at 2:45 p.m. One person was taken to UW Hospital.