Henry, the Vilas Zoo's 18-year-old African lion, dies.
State Sen. Tim Cullen (D-Janesville) announces he will not seek reelection next year.
The Department of Natural Resources announces it will take over the MacKenzie Environmental Education Center in Poynette, ending months of uncertainty about who would run it.
Ald. Mark Clear announces he will run for the 78th state Assembly seat, which is now held by Brett Hulsey. Clear had toyed with running for mayor but tells the Wisconsin State Journal: "This seemed like a much better fit for who I am and something I think our district needs."
A group of eighth-grade students from Sherman Middle School discover the body of a man floating in the Warner Park lagoon during a field trip. The body is later identified as 55-year-old Calvin Ewing. Authorities believe he drowned.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that Gov. Scott Walker's administration is rescinding $720 in retroactive pay for Capital Police Chief David Erwin, whose salary was boosted in February by $11,680 a year.
The state Department of Revenue reports that same-sex couples will have to file individual tax returns, despite the Internal Revenue Service's recent ruling that they can file joint returns. Gay-rights groups expect many couples to file joint returns in defiance of the state policy, setting up a legal challenge.
The State Journal reports that Catholic Charities of Madison has abandoned plans to move its substance-abuse treatment facility, Hope Haven, to 2202 Park St. after residents near the proposed site complained. The 25-bed clinic had been located at 425 W. Johnson St., but temporarily moved in July to 3602 Memorial Drive on the north side.
Tumbledown Trails Golf Course in Verona draws heat for advertising a special of nine holes of golf for $9.11 to commemorate the anniversary of the terrorist attacks. It later apologizes and cancels the special.
Edgewood College announces that its president, Dan Carey, will retire in September 2014.
Dane County Circuit Judge John Albert issues a preliminary injunction, preventing the Madison Police and Fire Commission from acting on a complaint filed against police officer Stephen Heimsness regarding the killing of Paul Heenan last November. The injunction is to remain in effect until Nov. 26 -- three days after Heimsness has agreed to retire from the force, at which time the PFC will no longer have jurisdiction over him. Heimsness still faces a federal civil rights lawsuit.
Fire causes $125,000 of damage to the Lothlórien Housing Collective, 244 W. Lakelawn Place, displacing about 34 people. No one is injured.
Compiled, in part, from local media.