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Monday, September 22, 2014 |  Madison, WI: 52.0° F  Fair
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Runaway horse and Gov. Jim Doyle introduces his proposed budget

Wednesday 2.7

The Dane County Sheriff's Office announces that a bicyclist was killed by a hit-and-run driver on Tuesday night in the town of Blooming Grove. Dale Connors, 52, was hit from behind while biking on Femrite Drive. Susan Gorton, 44, of Cottage Grove later contacted police to say she thought she'd hit something with her car. Police say speed and alcohol may have been factors in the crash.

Madison police corral a runaway horse near Hwy. 12/18 and Hwy. N. The horse, which had been running loose on the east side all afternoon, suffered minor injuries and was reclaimed by its owner at the scene.

Thursday 2.8

The Dane County Lakes and Watershed Commission unanimously approves a countywide ban on the use of coal-tar sealants, used on parking lots and driveways. The chemicals in the sealants can wash off into area waters, and have been linked to tumors and lesions in fish.

Brian Buhler, 39, surrenders at the Dane County jail. On Tuesday night, Buhler allegedly attacked and robbed two women in a dorm on the UW campus.

Sunday 2.11

A fiber optic cable is cut, disrupting cable TV, phone and Internet service for more than 60,000 Charter Communications customers in eastern Dane County. The company says vandals may have cut the line and is asking the police to investigate.

Monday 2.12

Patricia Wagner, 18, is struck by a car while crossing Langdon Street. The driver, 31-year-old Bradley Zika, is tentatively charged with causing injury while driving drunk. Wagner, who was talking on her cell phone and didn't see the car, has non-life-threatening injuries.

Tom Fairchild, a former Wisconsin attorney general and state Supreme Court justice, dies at age 94. Fairchild was a federal appeals court judge on the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago.

Tuesday 2.13

U.S. District Court Judge John Shabaz refuses to suspend a rule from the Judicial Code of Conduct limiting what judicial candidates can say about cases and issues that may come before them. Wisconsin Right to Life had asked that the ban to be lifted so it could quiz candidates on pro-life issues prior to the primary election Feb. 20, which includes a race for Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Gov. Jim Doyle introduces his proposed budget for 2007-2009. It includes $1.8 billion to expand Medicaid, $450 million in increased aid for public schools and $225 million for universities. Doyle says the state can pay for the new spending in part by raising $1.2 billion in new taxes on cigarettes, oil companies 7and hospitals.

Compiled from local media

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