Jeremy Wand, 18, pleads guilty to several charges for helping his brother, Armin Wand III, kill his three children by starting a house fire in Argyle last September. Wand agreed to a plea deal in hopes of being given concurrent rather than consecutive terms, a scenario that could lead to him being released after 20 years. Sentencing has been set for July 19. Armin Wand pleaded guilty in March and was sentenced to three consecutive life terms in April.
At least two men enter a far-east-side apartment complex and shoot and kill Julia S. Majette, 25, and injure her 34-year-old husband, Daunte T. Vance. The couple's three children were home at the time, but uninjured. Police have not yet named a motive or suspects.
Mayor Paul Soglin announces he will run for another four-year term. The 68-year-old mayor tells the Wisconsin State Journal he has more work to do: "It's clear it's going to take more than four years to properly redirect the city." He is the first candidate to announce that he will run.
Former Dane County Sheriff Rick Raemisch is named executive director of the Colorado Department of Corrections. Raemisch, who is a former Wisconsin Corrections secretary, tells the Denver Post that he sought the position after the former director was shot dead by a parolee. "I was outraged that that could happen to someone who held the same position I once did," he says. "It made me feel an obligation to do something about it."
Dane County Circuit Court Judge Julie Genovese sentences Maria Castillo-Dominguez to 13 years in prison. The woman was convicted in February of throwing her 3-year-old son against a wall in 2011, causing a fatal head injury.
The Capital Times reports that UW-Madison officials asked a pro-gun group to remove an image showing the university's Bucky Badger mascot dressed as an armed Confederate soldier. "Wisconsin's Union tradition is something I think a lot of us take pride in in this state," state Rep. Chris Danou (D-Trempealeau) tells the paper. "And to see Bucky in a Confederate uniform...ugh, now that offends me."
Madison Common Council narrowly votes down a proposal that would require contractors to disclose contributions to advocacy groups.
Compiled, in part, from local media.