Blooming Grove officials announce that plans to gradually dissolve the town into the city of Madison have been approved by the state Department of Administration. The 156-year-old town will remain independent until it becomes part of Madison in 2027.
Dane County Judge Patrick Fiedler sentences Kari Tha, 22, of Madison, to one year in jail for buying the bullets that were used in a gang-related shooting in Oregon last year. Fiedler rules out a three-year prison term because Tha is pregnant and has a 2-year-old son.
UW-Madison and the Wisconsin Historical Society announce plans to make nearly 500,000 historical books and documents available to Google. The Web company will post searchable digital copies of the books on www.books.google.com.
The state Ethics Board rules that Michael Maistelman, an attorney for Gov. Jim Doyle, did not violate ethics laws by privately urging members of the state Elections Board to vote against Doyle's Republican challenger, U.S. Rep. Mark Green. Maistelman sent e-mails and made phone calls to the board's three Democratic members, urging them to bar Green from transferring nearly $468,000 into his gubernatorial fund.
A white Jeep Grand Cherokee slams into the front office area of Tuttle Lithography in Monona at 3 a.m. Police find the vehicle still running, with a heavy object weighing down the accelerator. Police are investigating.
Gregory A. White, 25, of Madison, crashes his car into the Common Wealth Development office on Williamson Street, to avoid hitting two O'Keeffe Middle School students who run into traffic. The two students are uninjured. The Common Wealth office incurs up to $10,000 in damage.
Madison East High officials 'lock down' the school after getting a tip that a gun-wielding student is on his way there. Police later detain a 15-year-old male, who was allegedly coming to the school to get revenge for a fight that happened over the weekend.
Madison Police Chief Noble Wray, appearing before the Madison Common Council, apologizes to 'Patty,' the woman who was raped at knifepoint in 1997. Madison police initially did not believe Patty, pressured her to recant, then had her charged with obstruction. Her assailant was later convicted using DNA evidence. A pending council resolution calls for restitution to Patty and changes in police procedure.
The Madison Common Council approves a measure that allows tenants to deduct the cost of repairs from their rent, if landlords don't fix problems in a timely fashion.
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