Madison police search the Rising Sun massage parlor on 117 W. Main St., following up on a 2008 case where a 28-year-old employee was charged with failing to stop the sexual assault of her 6-year-old daughter. Police later search the home of the parlor's owner, Charles A. Prindiville, 58, of Middleton and charge him with being a felon in possession of a firearm. He's later released from jail after his arrest was deemed to lack probable cause.
Kahn, a 500-pound Siberian tiger at a big-cat rescue in Rock Springs, bites volunteer John Meeker, 38, on the arm. Refuge owner Jeff Kozlowski calls the incident a "freak accident" and says the tiger "was just playing tug-of-war." Meeker is recovering. The tiger will not be euthanized.
Dylan Ellefson, a 21-year-old UW-Madison student, is killed on East Johnson Street. He was struck by another car while standing behind his own stalled vehicle.
Gov. Jim Doyle helps break ground on a $250 million project to upgrade the Charter Street heating plant, from coal to natural gas and biomass. Says Doyle, "It will be powering our campus, city and state with wood chips, corn stalks, switchgrass pellets and who knows what other great fuels...." Like maybe hot air from politicians?
Officials from the St. Paul Catholic Student Center at the UW-Madison show revised plans for a $45 million housing development and worship center on Library Mall. Critics felt earlier designs for the 14-story building were out of character for the neighborhood. The new design keeps the same height and square footage but is less boxy.
The Madison school board approves a $378.9 million budget that hikes property taxes on the average Madison home by about $170. The increase is slightly less than anticipated, because the district underestimated state funding by $5.7 million.
The trial of Perry Lucas begins in Dane County court. Lucas is accused of murdering 23-year-old Detarius Martin in June 2009 in a Fitchburg apartment hallway. His lawyer claims he was defending himself against intruders.
The Associated Press reveals that the state Department of Corrections paid $150,000 to avoid a lawsuit from an inmate who alleged sexual contact with a prison guard. The DOC investigator who looked into this and similar accusations against the guard says he was disciplined and demoted - the investigator, that is. The guard was charged with 28 criminal counts, later reduced to three, and terminated.
The State Journal reports on a proposal by Madison Ald. Bridget Maniaci to give the Common Council health insurance benefits and pensions. Others think the idea will be unpalatable to voters.
Compiled (in part) from local media