The GOP-controlled Assembly passes a bill requiring hospitals to offer emergency contraception to rape victims. The bill, which passed the Senate earlier, now heads to Gov. Doyle, who is expected to sign it.
More than 350 people attend a meeting downtown on a new set of development guidelines proposed by the Capital Area Regional Planning Commission. The guidelines would limit growth by preserving farmland and natural areas. One developer calls the new plan "draconian," while others applaud its environmental protections.
A man with a gun robs the Associated Bank on State Street, taking an undisclosed amount of money.
Joel Anthony Marino, 31, of Madison, is found with stab wounds in an alley off Park Street. He dies later at UW Hospital. Marino is Dane County's first homicide of 2008; there were eight murders in 2007. Police say Marino's death may have been a random attack.
The Madison school board names Daniel Nerad as the district's new superintendent. Nerad, 56, has been the head of the Green Bay schools for six years. He'll begin his new post on July 1, when Supt. Art Rainwater retires.
UW-Madison cancels a licensing contract with New Era Cap Co., after a report accuses the company of discrimination and anti-union bias. The NAACP says the company, which is based in Buffalo, N.Y., pays black workers less than whites, refuses to promote minorities, and fires workers involved in union organizing.
Denise Jackson, a 17-year-old La Follette High School senior, makes it past the first round of auditions on American Idol, winning a ticket to Hollywood. Jackson also made it to Hollywood in last year's competition, but did not advance.
Austin Temple, 19, of Middleton, is sentenced to four years in prison for selling heroin to a woman who died of an overdose. Elizabeth Benkert, 18, was a student at Madison Area Technical College when she died in August.
University officials admit the number of employees whose personal information was posted on a campus website could be much higher than first reported. A UW spokesman says the Social Security-based ID numbers of more than 500 employees may have been posted, but only 200 were alerted, because the UW wasn't sure these other employees were affected.
A man is shot and wounded while sitting in his car in the Selective Video parking lot on the south side. Police believe it was a robbery attempt.
Compiled from local media