The Madison School District is sued by employee Linda Martin, who alleges being harassed after speaking out about a vendor who received inside information when competing for a contract.
Dane County Circuit Judge Daniel Moeser releases a ruling denying Audrey Edmunds a new trial. Edmunds, in prison for shaking an infant to death, had cited new medical research that raised doubts about the cause of the baby's death.
Laura Walker, 36, is arrested for allegedly breaking into a man's home and threatening to kill him if he didn't leave his ex-wife alone. Walker, a former Madison police officer, is reportedly romantically involved with the ex-wife.
Luke Peerenboom, 20, dies. Peerenboom, an MATC student, had been in a coma since being injured in a hit-and-run in early March.
Former Gov. Tommy Thompson declares his intention to run for president in 2008. This is not an April Fool's joke.
Madison police find the body of Bret Turner, 48, in his apartment on Baldwin Street. Investigators call his death a 'probable homicide.'
Voters go to the polls: In unofficial results, Annette Ziegler defeats Linda Clifford for state Supreme Court, 482,664 to 346,043 votes. Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz is re-elected over Ray Allen 30,812 to 18,816. And Stoughton residents reject a call for impeachment while narrowly favoring an immediate troop withdrawal from Iraq.
Madison Common Council: In Dist. 1, incumbent Jed Sanborn bests Aaron Backer, 1,236 to 986; Dist. 5 incumbent Robbie Webber withstands Troy Thiel, 763 to 602; in Dist. 6, Marsha Rummel clobbers Carl DuRocher, 2,356 to 938; in Dist. 8, Eli Judge overrules Lauren Woods, 519 to 416; Dist. 9 incumbent Paul Skidmore easily trumps Larry Pasha, 1,788 to 824; in Dist. 10, Brian Solomon sails past Chris Ogden, 1,953 to 749; Dist. 11 incumbent Tim Gruber squeaks by Chris Schmidt, 1,748 to 1,717; in Dist. 12, Satya Rhodes-Conway triumphs over Mark Deadman, 1,399 to 1,285; in Dist. 13, Julia Kerr obliterates Duane Steinhauer, 1,513 to 411; Dist. 15 incumbent Larry Palm survives a challenge by Vicky Selkowe, 1,560 to 1,108; in Dist. 17, Joe Clausius routs Sarah Florino, 1,099 to 563; in Dist. 18, Michael Schumacher outdoes Jon Becker, 1,568 to 1,169; in Dist. 19, Mark Clear vanquishes Curt Brink, 2,265 to 907; in Dist. 20, Thuy Pham-Remmele narrowly tops Gary Poulson, 1,655 to 1,642.
Madison school board: for Seat 3, Beth Moss trounces Rick Thomas, 28,673 to 15,496; for Seat 4, incumbent Johnny Winston Jr. crushes Tom Brew, 28,684 to 14,164; for Seat 5, Maya Cole slides past Marjorie Passman, 23,246 to 20,416. Any verb synonyms for 'beat' we didn't use?
Allstate Insurance Company announces it will open an office at the former Lands' End call center in Cross Plains. The company could create 200 new jobs.
Compiled from local media