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Saturday, November 22, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 39.0° F  Fog
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Three UW-Madison students accused of attacking Montee Ball released on bonds; Former U.S. District Judge John Shabaz dies at 81; Badgers eke out 26-21 opening day win

Thursday, 8.30

Tasha D. Harmon of Fitchburg pleads not guilty in the stabbing of her 6-year-old daughter.

John "Vietnam" Nguyen, a UW-Madison student and rap artist from Chicago, dies after drowning in Lake Mendota.

Three UW-Madison students accused of attacking Badgers running back Montee Ball are released on signature bonds and ordered not to have contact with Ball or each other.

Friday, 8.31

Former U.S. District Judge John Shabaz dies at 81. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan in 1981.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the Cross Plains Police Department is recommending first-degree sexual assault charges against a 23-year-old man for allegedly raping a female customer when she arrived at the Cinco de Mayo Mexican restaurant to pick up takeout food.

The U.S. Department of Education announces that the Verona School District and the YMCA of Dane County, working with the Sun Prairie School District, are among 15 school districts and groups in Wisconsin that intend to apply for $4 billion in Race to the Top grants. The Madison school district is sitting out this round.

Saturday, 9.1

The Badgers eke out a 26-21 victory over Northern Iowa in their season kickoff at Camp Randall Stadium.

Sunday, 9.2

A man is shot by police near the intersection of Fish Hatchery Road and Greenway Cross after reportedly brandishing a gun and accosting people. The man's injuries are not life-threatening.

Vice President Joe Biden makes a campaign stop in Green Bay.

Monday, 9.3

Hundreds gather for the annual LaborFest at the Madison Labor Temple on Park Street.

Tuesday, 9.4

The city of Madison announces that plans have fallen through for Urban Land Interests to develop a mixed-used project and parking garage on the 800 block of East Washington Avenue. The city determined that the project would not generate enough tax increment to justify the request for public assistance. (See Nora Hertel's story on

Mayor Paul Soglin's $192 million capital budget for 2013 includes funding for a new fire station, neighborhood center and skateboard park. Soglin is also moving ahead on a public market, a pet project of former Mayor Dave Cieslewicz.

Wednesday, 9.5

The state's black bear hunt gets under way. About 9,000 hunting permits have been issued.

Compiled, in part, from local media.

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