Dane County deputies responding to a domestic disturbance shoot and kill William Sorenson, 42, who fires a shotgun at them in the 2800 block of Aaker Road. It's the second fatal shooting by deputies in a little more than a week. The Dane County district attorney later says the use of force was justified.
Teagan Marti, 12, of Florida is seriously injured on the free-fall attraction Terminal Velocity at Extreme World in Wisconsin Dells. Marti was dropped from about 100 feet even though the safety net was not in place; operator error is blamed. The girl is expected to live but will likely have some paralysis. The family says it will sue the park. The ride is closed but Extreme World remains open.
Ed Wall, head of the state Division of Criminal Investigation, warns that someone has been sending emails to state lawmakers containing child pornography, in an apparent effort to extort a change in state law.
The Department of Justice charges Madison Locksmith co-owner Joshua Burlin with identity theft and lying in a deposition. Burlin allegedly advertised phony business addresses, posted consumer comments under fictitious names, and falsely advertised that a competitor's business was for sale. He faces six felony charges and a civil suit seeking restitution, foreclosure and costs.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Madison Police officer Carlos Valentin, a 14-year department veteran, has decided to retire rather than face termination proceedings for using excessive force and false reporting. An internal affairs investigation found that Valentin unlawfully detained a victim/witness while investigating a stolen computer.
Lolita Waskow, 46, dies in a condo fire on the city's north side. The fire was caused by food left cooking on the stove. Authorities say the home had no working fire alarms.
Madison Common Council gives Mayor Dave Cieslewicz the authority to negotiate for acquisition of the Overture Center for $1. The council also approves allowing three Walgreens drug stores to sell beer.
An overheated coffee maker apparently ignites a fire that causes $50,000 of damage at the new Madison Children's Museum, 100 N. Hamilton St. No one is injured, and the fire is not expected to delay the museum's Aug. 14 grand opening.
Brett Favre's teammates on the Minnesota Vikings tell reporters that the veteran quarterback is planning to retire (for what, the third time now?). Favre later denies the reports, saying he's still deciding. The annual tradition is another sign that fall is near.
The Wisconsin Democracy Campaign reports that state legislative candidates have received $3.5 million in contributions in the first half of the year, a new record and more than double what they raised eight years ago.
The city of Madison's Street Use Commission denies a request by congressional candidate Peter Theron to stop downtown traffic multiple times during rush-hour traffic later this month to show what a nightmare a commuter rail transit would be.
Compiled (in part) from local media