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Sunday, September 21, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 48.0° F  Fair
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68,000 Wisconsin residents signed up for Obamacare in the final seven weeks of enrollment; Mifflin Street Block Party occurs with scant trouble; Madison jump-rope guru inducted into National Fitness Hall of Fame

Thursday, 5.1

The U.S. Department of Health Services reports that more than 68,000 Wisconsin residents signed up for Obamacare in the final seven weeks of the enrollment period, almost doubling the number of people using the new marketplace.

A Dane County deputy shoots and kills 50-year-old Dean A. Caccamo in his Primrose home. Deputies were responding to a call that Caccamo's mother, Rosemary Hansen, and stepfather, Robert Hansen, had been beaten. Caccamo, who reportedly suffered from schizophrenia, allegedly stabbed Lt. Brian Hayes and Deputy Roger Finch before Deputy James Kelley shot him. The injured officers are recovering.

The Associated Press reports that Gov. Scott Walker has not divulged how much he was paid to write Unintimidated: A Governor's Story and a Nation's Challenge, other than to report it was more than $1,000. The book has sold only 18,000 copies in six months.

Friday, 5.2

Londrell Johnson, 33, allegedly stabs three people inside an apartment at 2617 E. Washington Ave., killing Robin Rae Grossmann, 57, and her daughter, Charity Rae Grossmann, 34. Charity Grossmann's teenage son is injured. Police later shoot and kill Johnson. A 4-year-old child in the apartment is uninjured.

Saturday, 5.3

The annual -- and sometimes destructive -- Mifflin Street Block Party occurs with scant trouble. The Wisconsin State Journal reports one arrest and 12 citations. Many partiers were lured away by the Revelry music festival, held on Langdon Street. If you can't beat them, spread them out.

Sunday, 5.4

Madison's jump-rope guru, Bobby Hinds, is inducted into the National Fitness Hall of Fame.

Monday, 5.5

Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney announces he will run for reelection in November.

Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi announces she will retire on May 30.

Tuesday, 5.6

The Madison Common Council approves a development by Occupy Madison on the east side to create a tiny-home workshop and park up to nine of the homes there. See Joe Tarr's report on

The Madison Police Department reports that Officer Carlin Becker and Sgt. Dave McClurg were the officers involved in the shooting death of Londrell Johnson on May 2.

Wednesday, 5.7

Jeff Buchanan reports on his three years working for Verona's Epic for The Cap Times, providing a scandalous tell-all of life behind the scenes at the secretive corporation. You must be wondering: Strippers? All-nighters fueled by lines of cocaine? Tyrannical fits by CEO Judith Faulkner? Nope. Just the end of Donut Day and Buchanan gaining experience in Microsoft Excel.

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