? 'Hairball' Intersection Construction + '08 Murder Trial

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Happy Wednesday, people of Madison! Here’s everything you need to know today in town.


First, today’s weather:

Cloudy, a little rain; chilly. High: 43 Low: 33.

Find out what’s happening in Madisonwith free, real-time updates from Patch.


Here are the top three stories today in Madison:

  1. The City of Madison is working to fix the infamous “hairball” intersection at John Nolen Drive, South Blair, East Wilson, and Williamson streets Downtown as part of a larger road reconstruction project. The work will be done through November, causing some inconveniences for motorists. Principal Engineer Jim Wolfe said the construction will also add medians around the intersection and an existing driveway to Machinery Row off of Williamson Street will be removed. For the full details and road closures, click the link. (Madison.com)
  2. Trial dates have been set for the man accused in the 2008 murder of UW-Madison student Brittany Zimmermann. David Kahl is set to stand trial for first-degree intentional homicide in January 2023. Jury selection will begin on Jan. 17 and a multi-week trial will begin on Jan. 18. Kahl was arrested in March 2020 and formally charged in December 2020 for Zimmermann’s murder. Prosecutors say Kahl’s DNA matches evidence found at the crime scene. (Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3)
  3. The Black Arts Matter Festival will return in-person to Madison tomorrow, Mar. 23, through Mar. 26. The Festival will occur at Memorial Union and include a national poetry slam, a panel discussion, music, and dance. Tickets will be offered for each individual event as well as the option to purchase a poetry slam pass for all poetry slam rounds. (The Milwaukee Community Journal)

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Today in Madison:

  • Scrabble at the Library – Lakeview Branch Library (10:00 AM)
  • Puzzles and Podcasts – Middleton Senior Center (12:30 PM)
  • Open Art Studio – South Madison Branch Library (5:00 PM)
  • Adult Retro Game Night! – Pinney Branch Library (7:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Check out the latest listings in the Madison area thanks to Patch and Redfin.com’s weekly real estate round-up. (Madison Patch)
  • Gas prices are dropping in Madison after a mid-March peak with prices down 11 cents in the past week. In Wisconsin, prices are now around $3.91 per gallon. (WMSN Fox 47 Madison)
  • There are four unique restaurants in Madison that are doing dining a bit differently with customized special menus, intimate views of the kitchen, and chef interactions for small groups. Check them out at the link. (Channel3000.com – WISC-TV3)

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