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Gov. Walker calls in State Patrol for security at Wisconsin State Fair, 75-year-old man charged with horse neglect, Tiny tornado forms over Lake Monona

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Wednesday, 8.03

Dane County Animal Services discover a 3-year-old baboon, named Monkey, living in a basement on Madison's east side. The owner surrenders the animal to authorities. Monkey is temporarily living at the Dane County Humane Society in a quarantined area. Pam McCloud, the society's executive director, tells the Wisconsin State Journal: "They are incredibly dangerous animals." Haven't these people seen Planet of the Apes?

Friday, 8.05

Gov. Scott Walker calls in the State Patrol to beef up security for the Wisconsin State Fair, after several fights broke out Thursday and groups of young people attacked fair-goers as they left the grounds.

The UW-Madison Badgers football team holds its first practice at Camp Randall Stadium.

Hearing cries for help, three golfers at Odana Hills Golf Course come to the aid of an elderly couple who were being attacked in their home on the west side. The golfers chase down the suspect, Shawn Strunk, 40, on their carts and hold him until police arrive. Strunk had been out of prison for just nine days and was supposed to be out looking for work. Authorities should have specified "honest work."

A bat causes panic onboard an Atlantic Southeast Airlines flight to Atlanta, forcing the plane's return to Madison. A passenger shoos the bat into the plane's bathroom.

Police raid a far-west-side home. Three suspects are later charged in federal court with conspiracy to possess crack cocaine with intent to distribute.

Monday, 8.08

Joshua J. Humbach, 26, pleads guilty to kidnapping and three other felonies for abducting his ex-girlfriend in April. Police had tracked the woman to a hotel near East Towne Mall using her cell phone signal. Humbach faces up to 72 years of prison and extended supervision when he is sentenced in two months.

Tod "Doc" Mishler, 75, of Ulster Park, N.Y., pleads innocent to charges of neglect. Mishler rode into town last week with three horses, who police say were dehydrated and underfed. If convicted, he could lose the horses and face a $10,000 fine.

A tiny tornado forms over Lake Monona in Madison, but it's so small that meteorologist Rusty Kapela tells the Journal: "Even if it had moved onto land, I doubt it could have snapped even a one- or two-inch tree branch." It did, however, kick up water spray on the lake.

Tuesday, 8.09

Gov. Walker signs into law two controversial bills redrawing the state's legislative and congressional district maps. The Republican-controlled Legislature bypassed the traditional redistricting process by creating the maps before municipalities and counties drew new wards and districts.

Compiled (in part) from local media.

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