Painkiller Plea Passed Up, Fundraiser for Girl Top Local News

A look at the week's top stories in Madison.

During a Tuesday court appearance, it was brought up that a five-year state prison plea deal was offered to Vincent Esposito, a Madison physician and former councilman charged with distributing drugs for allegedly selling painkiller prescriptions to people he never examined, but the offer was not accepted at the time.

Bracelets for Brooke on Sale in Madison

Brooke Healey, the 4-year-old daughter of a Madison High School teacher and coach, is undergoing radiation treatments for a rare brain tumor. Fundraisers and shows of support have been springing up around Madison at wrestling meets, the bowling alley and in schools and shops.

New Restaurant Serves Up Authentic Italian

Nicola Moncada, whose first restaurant was in Novara, Italy, has opened his latest venture on Park Avenue in Madison.

Pope Benedict XVI's decision to resign at the end of the month for health reasons—making him the first pontiff to step down in nearly 600 years—is seen as "a supreme act of humility" by a Catholic evangelization center in Madison.

Jets Center Super Bowl Practice Eyed for Opportunities

Football fans, local businesses and law enforcement officials all are trying to gauge the impact of having one of next year's Super Bowl teams practice at the Atlantic Health Jets Training Center on Park Avenue ahead of the Feb. 2 game.

St. Baldrick’s Head Shaving Event to Be Held at Poor Herbie’s

The first St. Baldrick’s event in Madison, which will raise funds for childhood cancer research, is scheduled for March 10.


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