The Supreme Court orders former Assembly Speaker Scott Jensen's misconduct trial moved to Waukesha, his home county. Jensen has spent nearly eight years fighting criminal charges for allegedly using state workers on political campaigns.
Fire causes $600,000 in damage to an apartment building on the far east side of Madison, displacing four families. No one is injured.
Dane County Board Supv. Al Matano introduces a resolution to create a panel to examine the ethics of the UW-Madison's primate experiments. "Experimentation on animals is not likely to go away, but it needs more scrutiny," Matano tells the Wisconsin State Journal.
Madison police SWAT teams assist in the arrest of 32-year-old Diandre Charles Comer, who is accused of sexually assaulting a teenager and shooting at police in Winona, Minn. Comer and two other men are taken into custody without incident.
Reports surface that John Dejung, hired as Dane County 911 director a year ago, is a finalist for a similar, better-paying job in Minnesota.
State Department of Transportation officials attend a meeting on the proposed high-speed rail line from Milwaukee to Madison but offer few answers to the public's many questions. Says Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, "There are all kinds of questions about how high the fence will be, what color it will be and whether we will use pesticides - we don't have any of those answers tonight."
A state appellate court rules that payday lenders cannot require customers to give up their right to file or join class action lawsuits in order to receive loans. Consumer rights attorney Eric Crandall praises the ruling, saying, "Payday lenders know they are involved in a very unseemly business."
UW-Madison police arrest Alexandrew Colin Kaufer, a 21-year-old student suspected of starting four fires - two in dumpsters and two in university-owned cars - on and around campus. He's also charged with carrying a concealed weapon.
Mendota Rowing Club members help rescue a couple whose canoe capsizes early in the morning. The couple had been clinging to the capsized canoe and treading water for about two hours.
A Madison Public Library Board selection team picks the Minneapolis architect firm of Meyer, Scherer and Rockcastle to head the renovation of the Central Library. The Madison Common Council must approve the selection.
Mayoral aide Joel Plant announces he is leaving the city to take a job as chief of staff with the Milwaukee Police Department.
A 78-year-old woman driving slowly the wrong way on Henry Street suddenly accelerates, hitting a car on Johnson Street and sending both vehicles crashing into Cosi restaurant. Both drivers and two pedestrians are taken to the hospital, with apparently non-life-threatening injuries.
Compiled (in part) from local media