The state Department of Justice files a motion on behalf of state Sen. Leah Vukmir (R-Wauwatosa) claiming she is immune to an open records lawsuit because she is still in office. The tactic stuns open records advocates.
Dane County Circuit Court Judge John Markson rules the state's $250,000 cap on civil lawsuits against state employees is constitutional, but urges the state Supreme Court to take up the case. Markson notes that the cap, set in 1979, is worth $72,000 in today's dollars. Terri Fiez had challenged the law after she won a malpractice suit against a UW doctor when her husband died in 2010.
A fight breaks out on the field between football players after the West and Memorial high school game at Memorial, prompting several more fights among fans later in the parking lot. At least 27 Madison police officers respond. A 15-year-old girl allegedly punches an officer three times in the head. Four people are cited.
First Lady Michelle Obama visits Watertown to promote drinking water for health benefits.
Several people watching the UW football game at a neighbor's house near Camp Randall notice a burglar in their apartment. They return home to find three teenagers robbing their home. The residents hold one of the burglars until police arrive, but two others escape.
Eric S. Prunn, 40, allegedly stabs his girlfriend, Semilla Anderson, 32, at their east-side apartment 29 times and then refuses to allow her to call 911 until she agrees to tell police someone else attacked her.
The Department of Justice settles a lawsuit against Wisconsin Auto Title Loans Inc., which was allegedly selling customers an optional service that customers either thought they had to buy or were unaware they were paying for. The company agrees to pay $2.75 million into a restitution fund and eliminate all finance charges that accrued on 36,000 loans.
The state Senate approves, along party lines, a bill that gives landlords more power over tenants. The bill allows them to hold people responsible for crimes that occur in their apartments and to immediately dispose of property from evicted tenants.
Compiled from local media