Dean Health Systems announces the "immediate" layoffs of 90 employees, including a nurse who is pulled from minor surgery to get the news. The hospital apologizes for breaching a surgical protocol requiring a nurse to be present. Hmmm, do you suppose the patient got a break on the bill?
Charles A. Tubbs Jr., 22, the son of the state Capitol police chief, is charged with conspiracy to commit armed robbery and possession of a sawed-off shotgun for an episode last December that culminated in a police chase and car crash. Tubbs was purportedly looking for a drug dealer to rob - an arguably flawed approach to crime-fighting, as his dad has no doubt pointed out.
Fire destroys the Burke Station Tavern, 5291 Felland Rd., just outside of Madison city limits. The cause is determined to be undetermined.
Lyle Warras, 51, of Madison, is struck by a car and killed on Madison's east side, on Aberg Avenue near Shopko Drive. Authorities suspect he'd been drinking. The 54-year-old driver is not immediately charged.
The Madison School District proposes a 2009-2010 budget that saves $3.9 million by not filling vacancies and other efficiencies and is $100,000 less than the budget for the current year. That means the schools will get by next year on just $367,912,077.
Samantha J. Young, 24, dies in an early-morning single-car crash on Hwy. 151 near the American Parkway. Young, who was not wearing a seatbelt, was thrown from the car and pronounced dead at the scene.
April M. Walker, 39, is charged with child neglect resulting in the death of her granddaughter in February. The criminal complaint says Walker failed to promptly seek medical attention for the 3-year-old girl, who took a lethal dose of the painkillers Walker was abusing.
City of Madison officials unveil revised plans for a Central Park in downtown Madison. The new plan, which works around existing railroad tracks, includes a skateboard park, two-acre open lawn, wind turbines and two performance venues. All in all, it seems designed to blow your mind.
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, who was just too busy to make any time for an Isthmus writer working on a recent profile, turns out for a tea-baggers anti-tax rally at the state Capitol. A crowd of several thousand sounded an alarm about Barack Obama, who has proposed significant tax cuts for most Americans, and decried the nation's slow but sure descent into "socialism."
Compiled (in part) from local media