The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that prosecutors in Milwaukee County opened a John Doe investigation two years ago after being stonewalled by the administration of then-County Executive Scott Walker. The report - based on newly released court documents - contradicts Walker's claims that he has cooperated with prosecutors from the beginning.
Environmental Health Perspectives, an online health journal, publishes a study of 14 Wisconsin communities showing a link between viruses found in water and illness in the people who drink it. Preliminary results of the study had earlier led to a state law requiring all municipalities to treat their drinking water. The Republican-controlled state Legislature repealed the law.
Karen Janel Remington, a 38-year-old woman who was hit by a city parks division truck while sunbathing in James Madison Park on May 23, dies from her injuries. Remington is the second person accidentally killed by a city employee in the past year. In June 2011, a 58-year-old woman was hit and killed by a Madison Metro bus on University Avenue.
Mayor Paul Soglin and private developers announce that plans for the 100 block of State Street by Overture benefactors Jerome Frautschi and Pleasant Rowland have been revised. The new plans eliminate a controversial private plaza and save two buildings, one a landmark, that the developers had earlier proposed demolishing. See report.
Madison schools superintendent Dan Nerad proposes a $374.7 million budget for the next year. If approved, the plan would increase property taxes by roughly $10 million.
Dane County Circuit Judge William Hanrahan sentences David Hoem, convicted of killing his girlfriend's two sons last summer, to two life sentences without the chance of parole. The sentencing is interrupted by an outburst from Hoem, 29, who stood up despite being strapped to a wheelchair for security reasons. Bailiffs remove him from the courtroom.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that cases of whooping cough surged in Dane County, with 136 in May and 357 reported so far this year.
The State Journal reports that organizers for Rhythm & Booms have canceled the carnival midway because of concerns about gang violence. Nothing says "gangsta" like Tilt-A-Whirls and merry-go-rounds. The fireworks will occur as scheduled on June 30 (with a July 1 rain date).
Two 16-year-old boys mug a 73-year-old man on his way to Memorial High School to vote in the recall election. Police identify two suspects, both Memorial students, on school surveillance video and arrest them later.
Milwaukee police report that they are investigating threats made against Gov. Walker via social media.
Compiled, in part, from local media.