About 400 residents attend a meeting on neighborhood crime at La Follette High School.
Somphong Manavong, 35, of Madison, pleads guilty to robbing three area banks. Manavong used a handgun to rob two banks in Madison and one in Middleton, then took the dye-stained money to casinos in Baraboo and Milwaukee. He faces up to 25 years in prison.
Jalon Anderson, 24, is charged with sexually assaulting a developmentally disabled woman last month. The 26-year-old woman told police Anderson approached her at the West Transfer Point where she was waiting for a bus and led her to a nearby woods. At the time of the assault, Anderson was living in a halfway house, following his release from prison on previous sexual assault charges.
Daniel Eimermann, 55, of Madison, dies of heart disease while swimming in a triathlon at Devil's Lake.
Madison police announce they are increasing the reward for information about the murder of Kelly Nolan from $10,000 to $12,000. Police have no leads in the killing of Nolan, 22, who went missing in June after a night of partying with friends downtown. Her body was later found in a ditch outside of town.
Dane County Circuit Court Judge Patrick Fiedler declares a mistrial in the murder trial of Eugene Zapata after jurors are unable to reach a verdict. Zapata, 68, was charged with murdering his wife, Jeannette. She has been missing since 1976 and her body has never been found.
Madison School Board president Lawrie Kobza announces she will not seek reelection next year. Kobza served only a single, three-year term.
Dimetra Shivers, a civil rights activist who was called Madison's "First Lady of Jazz," dies at age 95.
The Madison Common Council votes 13-6 to limit bar licenses downtown. The new Alcohol Beverage License Density Plan will prevent new bars and liquor stores from opening in a designated area on the isthmus, from Blair Street to Park Street. The council also approves, by a vote of 18-2, a chronic nuisance ordinance that would penalize landlords who routinely rent to problem tenants or who let their properties deteriorate.
David Schmidt, 74, of Madison, dies in the hospital from injuries he received in a hit-and-run accident last month. Schmidt was allegedly struck by Tammie Blizzard, 45, of Madison, as he was crossing Sherman Avenue after a Mallards game. Blizzard now faces a charge of homicide by drunken driving.
The Republican-led Assembly passes an education budget that gives $235 million to schools. But Gov. Jim Doyle says he won't sign the bill because he wants the Legislature to pass the entire state budget all at once. Wisconsin's budget is now nearly three months late.
Compiled from local media