Thursday, Dec. 11
Barry Alvarez, UW-Madison's athletic director, announces he will coach the football team in the Outback Bowl, filling in after coach Gary Andersen resigned. But does the old uniform still fit?
Monday, Dec. 15
The Madison school board finalizes a list of building projects it will take to voters in a referendum. If approved, the $41 million list would add $62.95 in taxes to the average home for 10 years.
Dane County Judge Julie Genovese sentences Jeffrey Vogelsberg to 15 years in prison for the abuse death of his autistic half-brother in 2012 in Mazomanie. Genovese tells Vogelsberg: "If I could give you more, I would."
Madison police arresting a teenager for alleged disorderly conduct at Madison Metro's west transfer station are confronted by a crowd chanting "Hands up, don't shoot" and "I can't breathe."
Tuesday, Dec. 16
An audit finds that 1.7 million calls to the state's unemployment hotline were blocked last year because the system was overwhelmed with calls. That's one way to keep people off of "welfare."
Wednesday, Dec. 17
Media report that Paul Chryst -- now the head football coach at the University of Pittsburgh -- will be introduced as the UW Badgers football coach, replacing Gary Andersen, who took a job at Oregon State last week.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the state Department of Natural Resources is allowing more frac sand mines to open, despite not having current regulations to protect streams. The state's regulations expired nine months ago.