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Fire destroys apartments, family members allegedly murder their own

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Wednesday 7.11

Six-week-old Anastasia Vang is found dead by paramedics in her Madison home. Police later charge the baby's mother, 23-year-old Ee Lee, with intentionally killing the child. Lee, who also has a 2-year-old son, allegedly told police she "only has enough love" for one child and regularly abused her daughter, including slamming her head onto a table. Two weeks ago, Vang's grandparents brought her to the hospital with bruises, but a Name Dane Type County social worker sent the child back home. State officials are reviewing w:st="on"> Name Dane Type County 's handling of the case.

The Department of Homeland Security does not include the UW-Madison on a list of finalists for a $400 million National Bio- and Agro-Defense Facility. The UW had proposed locating the facility in the town of Dunn , but opposition from the community likely hurt the UW's chances.

Thursday 7.12

The Wisconsin Public Service Commission approves the construction of a 138-kilovolt transmission line in Waunakee. The 8.5-mile line will cost $15 million.

Virtuoso violinist and UW-Madison professor Vartan Manoogian, 71, dies in Spain . Manoogian was in Spain at a festival where he was teaching and performing.

Saturday 7.14

A fire destroys a 41-unit apartment building on McKenna Boulevard on the west side. No one is injured in the blaze, which investigators later determine was started by a discarded cigarette, but the fire causes more than $3.5 million in damages and kills several pets.

Sunday 7.15

Ronald Brandon, 48, is shot and killed by Madison Police Officer Matthew Kenny after he brandishes what is later determined to be a pellet gun in a threatening manner. Dane County District Attorney Brian Blanchard promptly clears Kenny of any wrongdoing, saying the pellet gun looked real and Brandon ignored commands to lower the weapon. Police say Brandon was possibly suicidal.

Monday 7.16

Sergei Carlson, 15, of Sun Prairie, is arrested for the asphyxiation death of his 16-year-old sister, Whitney. Both teenagers were at their mother's home in North Dakota at the time of the killing. Investigators decline to release any more details.

Bob Sorge, the executive director of the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, announces he is taking a post with the Madison Community Foundation on Nov. 1. Sorge has been with the orchestra for 16 years.

Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz and state Rep. Spencer Black denounce a controversial cable TV deregulation bill now before the state Legislature. If the bill passes, the pols warn, AT&T could install refrigerator-size metal boxes in people's yards to bring video services to the city. AT&T is pushing for the bill, which would allow cable providers to apply for a statewide franchise, instead of negotiating deals with individual cities.

Tuesday 7.17

A man driving on the Beltline near Rimrock Road is shot and injured shortly before 2 a.m. Police are investigating.

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