Yuliana Hernandez, 23, is found dead in her Fitchburg apartment. Police say her husband, Julio Cesar Marin-Garcia, 28, stabbed her, then turned the knife on himself. He is taken to the hospital with life-threatening injuries. The couple have two children, ages 5 and 7.
Alec Williams, 56, is convicted of killing two people on Madison's south side last year. Williams stabbed James Fraser, 51, and Denise Lowery, 46, after Lowery stole a roll of quarters to buy crack and refused to apologize. Williams is sentenced to two consecutive life terms in prison.
Police announce the all-time biggest seizure of heroin in Dane County, saying they found 1,115 grams in a single raid in a south Madison home. This is more than the entire quantity of heroin seized in 2006.
The Dane County Board approves its first comprehensive land-use plan, mapping out guidelines for future policy decisions about transportation, zoning and economic development.
The Mt. Horeb Police and Fire Commission decides not to suspend Police Chief Scott Sterland. The chief asked an on-duty police officer to drive his babysitter to Madison. The commission says it was a personnel matter that could be worked out with the village.
Britney Langlois, 21, of Madison is convicted of first-degree intentional homicide for the November 2006 death of Henry Lee Jr., 22. Langlois receives a mandatory life sentence for shooting Lee and stealing his money and marijuana.
David Peterson, 39, of Fox Lake, is found dead in a storage locker near Sun Prairie. Family members say Peterson had been living in the locker. The cause of death is under investigation.
The Madison school board votes to plug a $4 million budget gap with the $5.5 million the school district will receive from the city of Madison this year. The windfall, which will come when the city closes two tax-increment financing districts, will prevent the need for a referendum to exceed spending caps.
After 114 days, the state Legislature finally passes a budget. The $57 billion package raises the tax on cigarettes by $1 per pack, provides $524.8 million in school aids, and gives another $32 million to fund a high-speed rail connection between Madison and Milwaukee. Property taxes on the average $170,305 home will increase $98 over two years.
Greg Francis, 52, of Stoughton, is charged with paying teenage boys for sex and showing pornography to children as young as 12.
Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz taps Gerald Pace, chief financial officer for the state Department of Revenue, as the city's new treasurer.
Senate Democrats oust Judy Robson of Beloit as Senate majority leader in favor of Russ Decker of Schofield. Democrats were dissatisfied with the budget deal Robson negotiated with Gov. Doyle.
Compiled from local media