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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 |  Madison, WI: 26.0° F  Overcast
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Budgets, rabid bats and a busted bus driver
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Wednesday 8.29

Kenan Saeger, 17, who would have been a high school senior at Stoughton High this year, is killed in an auto crash on Brooklyn Drive near Highway 51.

Thursday 8.30

Robert Steed, 38, of Middleton, is sentenced to 27 years in prison for selling heroin to Elise Schnitzler, 20. Schnitzler died of an overdose in May 2006.

UW Hospital announces that a woman who cares for patients there and at the Veterans Hospital in Madison has tested positive for tuberculosis. Doctors say the woman, who is being treated at home, is probably not contagious.

The Public Health Department of Madison and Dane County reports a record number of rabid bats this year. There have been five in Dane County so far; the county normally has only one or two cases a year.

Friday 8.31

Sun Prairie attorney Charlie Schutze files papers to challenge Supreme Court Justice Louis Butler next spring. Schutze, a former Sun Prairie city council member, is the first person to declare plans to run against Butler, who was appointed to the court to fill a vacancy in 2004.

Saturday 9.1

Nicholas Hollweck, 24, of Mauston, is arrested for three separate local robberies. In one case, he allegedly ran up to a McDonald's drive-through window and stole a woman's money as she was handing it to the clerk.

Tuesday 9.4

Mayor Dave Cieslewicz introduces his $66 million capital budget for 2008, which includes $9 million to renovate the Villager Mall on Park Street, as well as funding for a new Central Library and road improvements. The budget must still be approved by the Common Council.

The Madison Common Council agrees to pursue making the Community Development Authority the "master developer" of nine city-owned apartment buildings on Allied Drive. The buildings would be torn down and replaced with new apartments and owner-occupied units. In other business, the council rejects an ordinance by Ald. Zach Brandon to bar political operatives from working in the City Clerk's Office; decides that police officers don't have to clean up after their dogs and horses while on duty; and overwhelmingly approves a plan to create a Regional Transit Authority, with the power to levy a half-cent sales tax. The plan must still be okayed by the state Legislature.

Austin Temple, 19, of Middleton, is charged with first-degree reckless homicide for allegedly supplying the cocaine and heroin that killed Elizabeth Benkert, 18, last month.

Wednesday, Sept. 5

The Dane County District Attorney's Office files charges of second-degree reckless endangering safety, a felony, against former Madison bus driver Kris Burke, 31, over a July 29 incident in which he drove off with a passenger hanging onto his mirror.

Compiled from local media

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