Bob Rashid, 59, a well-known Madison-area photographer, dies unexpectedly from a torn aorta. Rashid was the author of three books, including Wisconsin's Rustic Roads. (See TheDailyPage.com for more.)
UW officials decide the marching band can play at Saturday's Badger football game at Camp Randall. The band was temporarily suspended after allegations of hazing.
Dane County Circuit Court Judge Michael Nowakowski grants the Wisconsin Public Service Commission an additional six months to review American Transmission Co.'s application for a new power line. The commission now has until July 2009 to decide if the massive, 345-kilovolt line is needed and, if so, which route through Dane County it should take.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reveals that Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman is being investigated by the Office of Lawyer Regulation for allegedly making campaign calls from his public office, while he was Ashland County's district attorney. Gableman is already being investigated by a state judicial panel for airing a false campaign ad during the Supreme Court race last spring.
Margaret Hiebing, 54, of Madison, is Tasered after police say she refused to move out of the aisle at Camp Randall Stadium during a Badger game. Hiebing was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. Her husband, Roman Hiebing Jr., is also arrested and charged. (See Sports, page 46.)
A Dane County sheriff's deputy shoots Jacob Prochnow, 28, in Cambridge, after Prochnow claims he has a gun and pretends to draw it from behind. Prochnow, who is taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, had been missing since Oct. 3 from the Jefferson County jail, where he was serving an eight-month sentence for drunk driving.
A group of Madison-area Catholics publish an open letter to Bishop Robert Morlino, saying his actions have caused some parishioners to stop attending Mass. The letter writers cite Morlino's firing of an openly gay music director, his decision to build a new cathedral downtown despite opposition, and hiring priests who ban female altar servers.
A volunteer forester discovers the skeletal remains of a man in a wooded area of Lake Kegonsa State Park. The Dane County Coroner's Office says preliminary findings indicate the body is of a non-Caucasian man in his 30s or 40s.
Madison police arrest John A. Olson, 28, his uncle John J. Olson, 36, and Daniel Rymer, 27, all of Madison, for a string of armed burglaries at local bars.
Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) addresses about 250 supporters at a downtown rally for presidential candidate Barack Obama. Kerry encourages people to vote early, saying this is an important election.
Compiled from local media