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Thursday, November 20, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 12.0° F  Fair
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Two men aim a gun at West High student, Bucky's head stolen and returned, East Washington McDonald's awarded $312,000
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Wednesday, 9.1

Marla Ahlgrimm, 55, owner of Women's Health America, is jailed with co-defendant Balbir Bhogal on charges of having imported and sold millions of doses of fake Viagra and conspiring to illegally sell stimulants and tranquilizers. Ahlgrimm, who has been repeatedly honored for her work and community efforts, is later released and ordered to answer the charges in New York City.

Marcia Anderson, the controversial head of the state Board of Veterans Affairs, announces she is stepping down because she's been activated by the Army Reserve for service in Kentucky. Anderson was appointed in 2008, and critics have complained she's never served in combat or active duty.

Friday, 9.3

Two men in a car point a gun at a 19-year-old outside of West High School before fleeing when a police officer approaches. The incident increases fears of gang warfare in retaliation for the April 28 slaying of Antonio Perez, 19, an alleged gang member.

The federal 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reinstates Wisconsin's minimum mark-up law for gasoline. The Flying J gas chain had won a case in U.S. District Court, arguing the 71-year-old law violated antitrust laws. The appeals court disagreed.

A Wisconsin State Journal article notes that wildlife experts are racing to protect Wisconsin's bats from white-nose syndrome. The disease, which has killed millions of bats in other states, is expected to reach here this winter.

Saturday, 9.4

A Dane County Sheriff's deputy training another officer is struck by a car in a parking lot in the town of Blooming Grove. The deputy - who has not been identified - fires his handgun at the car in retaliation. A neighbor who viewed the incident tells the Wisconsin State Journal, "We've got kids all around this neighborhood, and you never know who you might hit." A sheriff's spokeswoman later says the department doesn't see any wrongdoing.

Sunday, 9.5

The head of a Bucky Badger mascot costume is stolen from an apartment on West Gilman Street. But the 28-pound head is later returned. Who knew Bucky had such a heavy head?

Tuesday, 9.7

Madison Common Council approves paying $312,000 to McDonald's over a pedestrian bridge built near its store on East Washington Avenue. The restaurant sued, arguing it blocked the motorists' view.

Fireworks explode in a Stoughton home, causing severe burns to 23-year-old Christopher B. Hansen.

Wednesday, 9.8

U.S. Sen. Herb Kohl, speaking before the Madison Rotary, expresses confidence that voters will reelect fellow Wisconsin Sen. Russ Feingold: "He's done a great job." Asked whether term limits might reduce rampant partisanship, Kohl cracked, "I think term limits are a good answer for everybody except myself."

Compiled (in part) from local media

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