The Police and Fire Commission docks officer Michael Grogan three days' pay for not cooperating with an internal investigation into a 2004 incident. Grogan, 43, had crashed his car, kicked in a neighbor's door and fallen asleep on the floor. He has been on paid leave since December 2004.
A passerby finds the body of Luther V. Hoff, 38, of Madison, in Wingra Creek along North Wingra Drive. The Dane County coroner's office later determines that Hoff drowned.
Police arrest Larry Rolack, 18, of Middleton, and a 16-year-old Madison boy after they are caught allegedly breaking into cars at the park-and-ride lot off Stoughton Road and the Beltline. A third suspect is still at large.
Vandals cause thousands of dollars of damage to Wisconsin Heights High School and Middle School near Black Earth, smashing windows and breaking into the principal's office.
U.S. Marshals arrest Britney M. Langlois, 20, in Chicago. Langlois is a suspect in the murder of Henry Lee Jr., 22, who was found dead in his car on Flower Lane four days earlier. Later, police reportedly recover a handgun, which may be the murder weapon, from Lake Monona.
About 125 residents attend a meeting on Well No. 3, which serves the east isthmus area. The well was shut down earlier this year after testing revealed high levels of manganese and carbon tetrachloride, a carcinogen. Water Utility Director David Denig-Chakroff tells the crowd that the city wants to drill a new well.
Former state employee Georgia Thompson begins an 18-month prison sentence. Thompson was convicted of fraud for steering a $750,000 contract to Adelman Travel Group. Adelman executives had contributed a total of $20,000 to Gov. Jim Doyle's re-election campaign.
About 40 parents attend a meeting of the Madison school board, where Supt. Art Rainwater unveils a plan to redesign the curriculum at area high schools. Rainwater assures parents he will keep the talented and gifted program at East High for now and that any future changes will be made by steering committees. (See column, page 6.)
The Stoughton City Council votes 10-2 to approve a neighborhood plan for the corner of Highways 51 and B, which would allow a large retail center to be located there. Wal-Mart has expressed interest in building a Supercenter on the site.
Local media report that Premier Restaurant Group, the exclusive caterer to the Overture Center and Olbrich Gardens, had gone out of business, owing the city about $100,000 in unpaid commissions.
Compiled from local media