An apparent home intruder, an unarmed 42-year-old Roberto Vega-Gil, is shot dead by Jamie Chen on Osmundsen Road in Fitchburg. Chen tells police he "flinched" while holding his shotgun and "doesn't have a clear memory of deciding to shoot." Conservative blogger David Blaska praises Chen for "dispatching" the intruder.
A state report finds that a program to consolidate state computers will set taxpayers back $110 million, more than nine times the projected cost.
The state Assembly unanimously passes a bill to make a fourth drunk driving conviction a felony.
The Outer Limits tavern in the town of Middleton sues the town and Dane County, claiming its laws unconstitutionally restrict nude dance. And everybody knows the founding fathers loved lap dances.
Arist Christ, owner of legendary Nick's Restaurant on State Street, dies from lung cancer at 85.
Madison police arrest Eugene J. Sterett, 59, of Florida for allegedly driving 100 miles an hour against traffic on the Beltline. Maybe he thought he was in Europe.
Nicole Yung Sil Becker, 21, allegedly drives through a crowd of pedestrians leaving the Badgers game, runs over an officer's foot and strikes another in the knee. She's found a short while later at a bar, working as a representative for an alcohol company.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports on a group of right-wing priests installed by Madison Bishop Robert Morlino. The priests, who now lead a five-parish cluster in the Sauk City area, ban the use of altar girls, won't let brides wear sleeveless gowns, require parishioners to reverse vasectomies and tubal ligations, and reportedly ask boys as young as 8 in confession whether they masturbate.
Dane County District Attorney Brian Blanchard says Roberto Vega-Gil, the apparent burglar in Fitchburg, was shot in the back of the head. But Blanchard found no evidence the home's resident, Jamie Chen, was "bound and determined to take a life" and does not plan to press charges.
Madison is drenched with 3.63 inches of rain, a record amount of rainfall in one day for the city. The rain floods a creek near the Madison Area Technical College Truax campus, stranding some 50 vehicles in a parking lot.
Madison and Dane County officials declare Women's Public Health Day, praising the health-care professionals who provide reproductive health care to women. The proclamation comes a day after some 80 anti-abortion protesters picket the Madison Surgery Center for providing abortions.
Compiled (in part) from local media