A city panel searching for a new Overture Center director names three finalists: Thomas Carto of Mansfield, Ohio; Michael Goldberg of Madison; and Vanessa Moss of Chicago.
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement confirms that Asmeret Yosef, a Madison mother of two married to a U.S. citizen, will be deported to her native Eritrea. Yosef entered the U.S. legally in 2000 and applied for political asylum, but was denied; she later married. Her lawyer says Yosef submitted incorrect paperwork, based on bad advice.
The cities of Madison and Middleton, the village of Waunakee, and the towns of Westport and Springfield reach an agreement that will allow work on the North Mendota Parkway to move forward. The project is proposed to ease traffic congestion north of Lake Mendota.
Developer Gary Gorman pulls out of the proposed Avenue 800 development on East Washington Avenue, after the city fails to come up with the $4.2 million in tax increment financing he sought for the $58 million housing and retail project.
A 13-year-old Stoughton boy is arrested after his mother drops him off at a car wash with a BB gun to rob a man. The man tackles the boy and holds him until police arrive. His mother, also arrested, tells police the robbery was something she and her son could do together.
Richard T. Washington, 25, is killed when his motorcycle collides with a minivan on the 2200 block of Atwood Avenue. Police say Washington may have believed he was still being pursued for a traffic violation on East Washington Avenue, although the chase was called off as too dangerous minutes before. The driver of the minivan is taken to the hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
Joshua Lynch, 24, is arrested for allegedly trying to entice a 15-year-old Fitchburg boy. The boy tells police that Lynch left a sexually explicit book on a sidewalk and, when the boy stopped to look at it, Lynch drove up in his car and asked him if he wanted to re-enact the pictures.
The Capital Times reports that some north-side residents are outraged over incumbent state Rep. David Travis' campaign signs that say, "He's one of us." They charge that this plays off the fact that Travis is white and his Democratic primary challenger, Henry Sanders, is black. Travis' office says the signs are from an old campaign 10 years ago, when a Republican candidate, who had just moved to Madison from Chicago, ran against him.
Newly released ACT test scores show that Madison students did better for the 12th straight year; leading the trend was improvement among the district's African American students.