- A sudden thunderstorm dumps three to five inches of rain on downtown Madison. Clogged storm sewers cause flooding in several streets. Some UW students are displaced as flooding hits at least 135 apartments.
- Federal officials approve a "plan of correction" to educate nurses and update policies at St. Mary's Hospital. The hospital filed the plan after a 16-year-old girl died when she was given the wrong medication. The plan must still be approved by the state Department of Health and Family Services, which could pull the hospital's license.
- Brian Carley, 30, is arrested and charged with multiple counts of fourth-degree sexual assault, lewd behavior, bail jumping and disorderly conduct for a string of incidents in which he allegedly exposed himself to women. He also allegedly groped a woman at East Towne Mall.
- Somnang Mey and Dela San, both 18, are sentenced for their roles in a drive-by shooting in Oregon last summer that injured three people. Mey is sentenced to 12 years in prison, while San gets one year in jail. Four other participants were previously sentenced to terms ranging from 12 to 27 years.
- Gregory McCullick, 20, of Mount Horeb, is killed in a hit-and-run accident while walking along a road in the town of Springdale. Justen Lee Brock, 30, is later arrested and charged with his death.
- A large crowd gets into a fight on Allied Drive. One woman is hit in the head with a rock and another woman is later injured in a hit-and-run accident that police say is related to the melee.
- Eric McNew, 18, of Mount Horeb, drowns while attempting to walk from Washington Island to Rock Island. McNew and two friends had missed the last ferry and, because of low lake levels, thought they could walk across. McNew was caught in an undertow that swept him into Lake Michigan.
- A 12-year-old boy crashes his parents' car into the Chase Bank on Atwood Avenue, after leading police on a high-speed chase. The boy is not seriously injured, but will presumably be grounded.
- The Dane County Sheriff's Office and the Madison police confirm that a car found in Lake Waubesa belonged to Ronald Wick. Wick, 19, and his friend Carl Stolz, 21, vanished in the early morning of Feb. 21, 1961, after telling friends they were going ice fishing. A diver recently found the car, submerged in 35 feet of water and buried in silt. Police have not yet been able to search for any remains.
- A state Republican group begins running a TV commercial linking Gov. Jim Doyle to Richard Nixon, interspersing news headlines alleging fund-raising shenanigans with archival footage of the former president asserting, "I am not a crook." Can you say "desperate"?
Compiled from local media