A Rock County judge decides to leave Mark Staskal at the Mendota Mental Health Institute for now. An earlier plan to place Staskal, who killed his sister in 1984, in a Madison group home stalled after public opposition. The state will continue to seek a community placement for him.
The Madison Police Department announces it has suspended Det. Jeff McPike for 60 days without pay for two incidents earlier this year when he reported to work drunk. McPike is the son of former East High principal Milt McPike, who died in March.
Madison's Catholic Diocese files a response to a lawsuit brought by a survey firm, denying claims that Bishop Robert Morlino sought the names of priests who had criticized him after being promised confidentiality.
A 14-year-old places a smoldering charcoal grill in a storage area, igniting a fire that causes $3 million in damage to a Fitchburg apartment complex. No one is injured in the blaze; the teenager will likely be fined for mishandling burning materials.
An $8,000 specialty bike is stolen when its owner leaves it briefly unattended. The thief abandons the bike a few blocks away, apparently after discovering that it has no brakes.
Madison's Landmarks Commission votes to hold a public hearing on whether St. Raphael's should be given landmark status. The decision comes just weeks before the downtown cathedral, which was heavily damaged by arson in 2005, was scheduled to be demolished.
The Milwaukee Brewers land pitcher CC Sabathia, the league's reigning Cy Young winner, to buoy their playoff chances. The Wisconsin State Journal, in the week's worst typo, reports that Sabathia weighs 190 pounds. Actually, it's 290.
Dane County sheriff's deputies find 125 marijuana plants in a town of Westport home. The deputies were investigating the death of the home's owner, 27-year-old Travis Khazae. The coroner's office has not given an official cause of death for Khazae.
Candidates for the fall elections file papers with the Government Accountability Board. U.S. Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D) will face Republican challenger Peter Theron. Six Democrats are running for the seat being vacated by state Rep. Dave Travis (D-Waunakee). The nominees will face off in a Sept. 9 primary; no Republicans are entering the race. State Sen. Fred Risser (D-Madison) faces a challenge from Dennis DeNure, a perennial candidate who is running as an independent. State Rep. Sondy Pope-Roberts (D-Middleton) will square off against Republican Carl Skalitzky. In Sun Prairie, two Republicans have filed to challenge Rep. Gary Hebl (D). The rest of the Madison-area delegation are unopposed.
David Mumba, 26, a native of Zambia, is sentenced to seven years in prison for raping a 16-year-old girl while at her birthday party in Sun Prairie.
Compiled from local media