Democrat Tammy Baldwin becomes the 16th member of Congress to sign onto a resolution to impeach Vice President Dick Cheney for lying to the American public about the reasons for the Iraq War and publicly threatening military action against Iran. Baldwin also backs a call to investigate whether Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should be impeached.
Twenty-four people get busted in a late-night crackdown in downtown Madison. Citations are issued for underage drinking, carrying open containers of alcohol, depositing human waste and disorderly conduct. The operation is part of the city's $100,000 downtown safety initiative.
Robert Phipps, 28, is sentenced to life in prison for the 2006 murder of Alicia Hatzinger, 19. Phipps stabbed Hatzinger to death with a screwdriver in her Sun Prairie home.
Ann Elizabeth Kelley, 53, a well-known neuroscientist at the UW-Madison, dies of colon cancer. Kelley pioneered research in drug addiction and obesity.
A car with two young children inside is stolen from a gas station on Verona Road. The mother had left the car running while she went inside to pay for gas. The children were later found unharmed inside the car, which was abandoned a short distance away. Police are investigating.
Dane County Judge Diane Nicks reduces the sentence of Cory Johnson, 25, convicted last year of shaking and injuring his infant son. Johnson was originally sentenced to four years in prison, but Nicks reduced it to one year, saying she now understands the "pressure" Johnson was under when he injured his child. Nicks says Johnson was sleep-deprived from working full-time and attending Edgewood College full-time.
The UW Board of Regents votes to increase tuition at the state's four-year colleges by 5.5%. The hike means in-state UW-Madison students will pay an additional $330 this year.
Dane County Human Services director Lynn Green says the social worker who allowed a six-week-old baby to return home to an abusive mother, who later killed the infant, is back at work. Green says an internal review found the social worker, Xee Lee, followed state standards in returning the child to its family.
The Madison Common Council approves a plan to redevelop a 21-acre site near University Avenue and Segoe Road. The state Department of Transportation plans to open its new headquarters there. There will also be 350 new housing units and 150,000 square feet of retail space.
Compiled from local media