A fire destroys a three-unit condominium on Monona Drive, causing an estimated $500,000 in damage.
The Dane County Board approves a ban, effective July 1, on using coal-tar sealants on driveways and parking lots. The sealants pollute the lakes and have been linked to tumors in fish.
A Dane County jury convicts Robert Steed, 37, of first-degree reckless homicide for giving heroin to 20-year-old Elise Schnitzler, who died of an overdose last May. Steed faces up to 116 years in prison.
Marcus Bonner, 22, pleads guilty to taking part in a sexual assault behind Ian's Pizza in September. Bonner was one of three men implicated in the attack, but his charges were reduced because of lack of evidence. He is sentenced to time served.
The Madison school board unanimously votes to name a new elementary school on the far west side after Hmong Gen. Vang Pao, who fought for the United States during the Vietnam War. While Pao is a hero to the Hmong, critics say he engaged in drug trafficking and war crimes.
State Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Madison) and state Sen. Fred Risser (D-Madison) introduce a bill for full public financing of state campaigns.
Madison's Board of Estimates approves a $1 million plan to redesign and replace the dam on Lake Wingra. The full city council must still approve the project.
Nigel Head, 29, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Bret Turner, 48. Last week, Turner was found with multiple stab wounds in his apartment on Baldwin Street.
A recount confirms that Thuy Pham-Remmele beat Gary Poulson for the Madison Common Council seat in Dist. 20. The recount reduces Pham-Remmele's margin of victory to just 10 votes, 1,654 to 1,644.
What the hell? A spring snowstorm forces many schools to close and other events to be canceled.
Compiled from local media