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Monday, March 2, 2015 |  Madison, WI: 7.0° F  Fair
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Weekend air-quality watch issued, Epilepsy Foundation fundraising concert cancelled, Henry Sanders, Jr. to run for lieutenant governor

Thursday, 11.19

Animal control officers capture what they suspect is a wolf on Madison's west side, near Midvale Boulevard. But the animal's owner, 52-year-old Gregory Weber, later claims the animal and says it is a dog. Weber was arrested the previous night after allegedly threatening his 78-year-old neighbor with a knife. Police say he told them he was upset over losing his dog.

A 30-year-old woman is arrested in Columbia County for allegedly binding the ankles and wrists of a 5-year-old girl, taping her mouth and locking her in a closet. She also allegedly locked the girl in a bedroom all day without food or use of a bathroom and gave her an overdose of Benadryl to get her to sleep. The girl and two others, ages 3 and 12, are removed from the home and placed in protective custody.

Friday, 11.20

Gov. Jim Doyle announces three finalists for the judicial post on the state's 4th District Court of Appeals, and the list does not include Dane County District Attorney Brian Blanchard, who applied. Doyle will make a final decision after interviewing the three finalists: state Rep. Gary Sherman (D-Port Wing), assistant state Public Defender Eileen Hirsch and state Public Service Commission attorney Jennifer Nashold.

The state Department of Natural Resources issues a weekend air-quality watch for 59 counties, including Dane, because of high levels of fine particles in the air. The pollution is blamed on combustion factories and power plants.

Saturday, 11.21

The Epilepsy Foundation of Southern Wisconsin cancels a fundraising concert featuring the Band from TV, made up of TV stars including House's Hugh Laurie. The planned Alliant Energy Center concert wasn't selling well, potentially leaving the Epilepsy Foundation responsible for $50,000 in expenses.

Monday, 11.23

The Associated Press reviews emails from Lt. Gov. Barbara Lawton's staff but finds no reasons for her dropping out of the race for governor. Results of a survey of her garbage are pending.

A 14-year-old girl is ordered to stand trial for allegedly threatening to slit the throat of her 16-year-old foster sister in Fitchburg. She faces a charge of adult attempted murder.

Henry Sanders Jr., a Madison business and nonprofit executive, announces he will run for lieutenant governor. He is the third Democrat to declare his intention to do so.

The state Department of Health Services adds healthy school-age children and young adults to the groups targeted to receive the H1N1 flu vaccine. The Centers for Disease Control has allocated more than a million doses of the vaccine to Wisconsin - not enough to distribute to the general public.

Tuesday, 11.24

A fire that starts in a chimney consumes a home on Andrew Way on the city's east side, causing $200,000 in damage. Nine people escape the blaze.

Compiled (in part) from local media

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