Madison police officer Justine Harris, responding to a report of an armed robbery at a west-side Pizza Hut, crashes into another car at McKenna Boulevard and Raymond Road. The other driver, 61-year-old Leonard D. Wiegert, is admitted to the hospital. Harris is treated and released.
Madison police announce the recent seizure of a large marijuana-growing operation on the city's southeast side. They say 628 marijuana plants worth $1.5 million to $3 million were being grown in a 1,500-square-foot basement. Curtis J. Faustich, 23, and Zachary A. Czerkas, 18, are arrested and charged with multiple felonies.
Police bust two registered sex offenders, Marcus Deloney and Enrique Merrill, for allegedly having parties attended by young people on the city's south side. The state Department of Corrections is investigating.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the UW-Madison is looking into why an April 17 Memorial Union function sponsored by the UW School of Medicine Alumni Foundation included a stripper. Maybe she there was for an anatomy lesson?
A mile-long walk around the Capitol Square draws 250 people and raises about $10,000 to combat child abuse.
Former state Commerce Secretary Dick Leinenkugel announces he's running for the U.S. Senate. He is the third Republican - along with businessmen Terrence Wall and Dave Westlake - hoping to unseat Democrat Russ Feingold.
Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, a Republican, announces he is running for reelection. He will face Democrat Scott Hassett in the Nov. 2 general election.
Michelle Salentine, a 28-year-old police officer in Platteville, is arrested for allegedly keeping a drug house and smoking crack before and while on duty.
The Madison school board freezes administrative salaries for the 2010-11 school year and makes several other cuts to shave $4 million from next year's budget. It still has another $5.6 million to make up through more cuts or tax hikes.
The Lion King opens a month-long run at the Overture Center. The popular musical promises to be a desperately needed cash cow for the struggling arts center, which faces a possible $500,000 deficit for next year.
A jury finds 51-year-old James Koepp guilty of strangling and stabbing a neighbor and her two teenage children to death in Janesville in 2007. Circuit Court Judge Alan Bates sentences Koepp to three consecutive life sentences with no chance of parole.
Madison reports that construction on John Nolen Drive will be finished on May 15 instead of May 28 as originally expected, thanks to the good spring weather.
Compiled (in part) from local media