Authorities charge Darren Ciampa, 42, with first-degree reckless homicide for allegedly bringing a disabled 42-year-old man, Nevin Leverington, the heroin he overdosed on in 2010 at Lake Point Drive.
Dane County announces it is opening a clinic in August at 625 W. Washington Ave. to provide temporary emergency mental health care. "Things can go from bad to worse if someone doesn't get the mental health help they need," says County Board Chairman Scott McDonell.
UW-Madison sues Adidas over its labor practices. Adidas, which sponsors 23 UW sports programs, allegedly closed an Indonesian factory in January 2011 without paying 2,686 workers $3.4 million in legally mandated wages, severance and other benefits.
The Associated Press reports that fish in the upper Midwest are succumbing to the heat. State Department of Natural Resources biologist Ryan Koenigs says northern pike are dying in shallow southern lakes. "It's just kind of sad to see these large northern pike dead," he says. "These fish are probably 15 years old, if not older."
The Madison school board selects Ray and Associates, based in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, to lead the search for a new superintendent.
Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan bars enforcement of the photo ID requirements in Wisconsin's new voter ID law, ruling that they violate the state's constitution by creating a "substantial impairment" to the right to vote. Dana Brueck, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Justice, says an appeal is likely. However, the process will probably drag on beyond the fall election.
The Madison Common Council confirms Gregory Mickells as the new director of the Madison Public Library. Read Scott Girard's Q&A with Mickells.
The Madison Common Council approves a law requiring landlords to provide voter registration forms to tenants.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that nearly two-thirds of students who took the state reading test last fall scored below proficient, and less than half were proficient in math.
Gov. Scott Walker shakes up his administrative staff. He names Ryan Murray, the governor's deputy chief of staff, as the chief operating officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp., which is under fire for bungling a competitive bid. The governor also names Jocelyn Webster, current flack at the Department of Administration, as his new communications director.
Compiled, in part, from local media.