The Recording Industry Association of America files a lawsuit for the names of 48 people it believes illegally downloaded music using UW System computers in 2007 and 2008.
A construction worker at Glenway Golf Course on Madison's west side catches fire when he gets a severe electrical shock from some power lines. The worker is taken to UW Hospital's burn center; he's later reported to be in critical but stable condition.
A state appeals court rules a lawsuit over the death of an ABC cameraman at Camp Randall can go forward. Richard Umansky's family is suing the state for failing to comply with federal safety standards by removing a railing from a camera platform. In 2003, Umansky fell from the platform and died two days later.
Adam Peterson, 20, is charged with the Jan. 28 murder of Joel Marino. Police arrested Peterson, a former UW-Madison student, at his mother's home in Minnesota. According to the criminal complaint, police matched Peterson's DNA with that found on the knife used to kill Marino. Peterson purportedly suffered a psychotic episode a few weeks after Marino's murder and spent a week in a psychiatric ward.
Dane County Circuit Judge Sarah O'Brien appoints Beck, Chaet, Bamberger & Polsy, a Milwaukee law firm, to take over the $4 million Lake Point condo project on Madison's south side. The project's original developer abandoned the property last month after failing to make payments on a $2 million loan from Madison's Community Development Authority.
A motorist falls asleep at the wheel and crashes into an electric pole on Bridge Road, causing a blackout at a sewage pumping station nearby. With the station out of service, sewage overflows into Squaw Bay and the Yahara River, forcing the city to close its beaches on Lake Monona.
Two men shoot and kill Marcus Hamilton, 30, in his home on Tempe Drive on the southwest side. Four children, including Hamilton's infant daughter, were home at the time of the killing. Police say the murder was not random and are searching for suspects.
By a vote of 11-7, the Madison Common Council approves a plan for 20 full wraps on Metro buses. Some riders object to the ads, saying they block the view from bus windows, but alders say the $300,000 in extra revenue from the ads could help Metro avoid service cuts.
An explosion in the kitchen at Oakhill Correctional Institute injures two maintenance workers and an inmate. Officials say the three were repairing a boiler at the time.
Adam Peterson, charged in the murder of Joel Marino, appears in court, wearing a suicide-prevention smock. Bail is set at $1 million.
Compiled from local media