Former Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Heffernan dies at age 86. Heffernan served 31 years on the state Supreme Court, including 12 years as chief justice.
A bail hearing is held for three of four suspects accused of torturing a 20-year-old Spring Green man. Carl Ware, 19, Dominique Hale, 19, and Emmanuel Usher, 17, allegedly accused the victim of stealing cocaine, then tortured him for eight hours in a Cottage Grove home. Police say he was beaten, shot with a BB gun and sexually assaulted with a steel pipe, and that bleach and other chemicals were poured on his open wounds. Some of the torture was videotaped. A fourth suspect, Kim Marie Weltzien, 25, of Cottage Grove, is accused of ignoring the victim when he begged for help. He managed to escape.
David Hanneman, former Sun Prairie mayor and Dane County Board supervisor, dies of cancer at age 74.
Two people are shot in Penn Park on Madison's south side. The 22-year-old man and 24-year-old woman are treated for non-life-threatening injuries. Police say the victims and shooter knew each other.
Madison Municipal Judge Dan Koval refuses to dismiss a $172 ticket issued to attorney John Koberstein for smoking at Mr. Robert's bar on Atwood Avenue last year. Koberstein claims Madison's smoking ban violates the Constitution's equal protection clause, because it exempts private clubs and a cigar bar. Koberstein plans to appeal.
Former Gov. Tommy Thompson apologizes for saying making money 'is part of the Jewish tradition.' His presidential campaign is off to a great start.
Johnny Ly gives his diploma to the Madison school board to protest board member Carol Carstensen's suggestion that it reconsider naming a new elementary school after Hmong Gen. Vang Pao. Pao, who fought with the U.S. during the Vietnam War, is alleged to have drug ties and to have engaged in summary executions. Ly, who graduated from West High in 2003, says he won't take his diploma back unless the school is named after Pao.
Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz is sworn into office, as is the Common Council. The mayor and 10 of the 20 council members sign a supplemental statement to the oath of office, pledging to work to overturn the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage. Ald. Mike Verveer is elected as the new Common Council president.
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