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Thursday, March 5, 2015 |  Madison, WI: 12.0° F  Fair
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Badger bus station to be turned into apartments, Assembly committee approves regulation of "phony" campaign ads, Plastic bag recycling program passed

Wednesday, 6.10

Madison police arrest three juveniles, including two 16-year-olds, in Tuesday's shooting death of Karamee Collins Jr., 17, on Madison's southwest side. Collins was a sophomore at Madison Memorial.

Thursday, 6.11

The state Public Service Commission greenlights ATC's controversial proposal to build a 32-mile, 345-kilowatt transmission line from the town of Christina in eastern Dane County to just west of Middleton. The $215 million line will skirt the Beltline, but with changes to make it less visible from the UW Arboretum.

The UW-Madison picks Paul DeLuca as its new provost, replacing Patrick Farrell. DeLuca's salary is still being worked out. Farrell made $248,100 a year.

Friday, 6.12

A Dane County judge adds 15 years to the sentence of Charles Witzel Jr., 42, for a shooting spree that left two people dead and two injured last fall. That means Witzel, who says he has no remorse, will spend the rest of his life behind bars.

Saturday, 6.13

April K. Worthington, 37, allegedly irked that the car in front of her is going too slow, wipes out on the Beltline into somebody's backyard.

Aaron M. Meyer, 24, allegedly tries to run down a group of people following a quarrel on Madison's far east side, hitting and dragging one of them. Meyer is later charged with four felonies.

Sunday, 6.14

Madison residents Joe and Anne O'Connell are killed when a vehicle driven by their 15-year-old daughter (driving with a learner's permit) crashes in northeastern Iowa. The couple's three children are injured, one critically.

Monday, 6.15

The Madison Plan Commission approves a plan to redevelop the Badger bus station on West Washington Avenue into 82 luxury apartments, parking and retail. Mass-transit advocates voice opposition, but commission members deem this outside of their purview. Then they all drive home.

Tuesday, 6.16

Dwayne B. Warren, 38, a mentally ill homeless man, is found dead on a park bench at the state Capitol, apparently of natural causes. One Madisonian who took an interest calls him "a very kind and gentle guy."

An Assembly committee approves campaign finance reform measures to regulate "phony" issue ads and provide full public financing to state Supreme Court candidates. It's now up to others to block these reforms.

The Madison Common Council passes a program requiring residents to recycle clean plastic bags at sites around town. The city's recycling czar doubts the $100 to $400 penalties will ever be enforced.

A late-night shooting in Fitchburg leaves a 23-year-old Madison man dead and another injured.

Compiled (mostly) from local media

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