The Department of Natural Resources notifies UW-Madison that its Charter Street plant violated the Clean Air Act by failing to get a permit for a major overhaul of its boilers in 2004. By not getting the permit, the UW avoided a requirement to install technology that would have reduced emissions from the coal-burning plant by 60%.
Four Oscar Mayer workers file a lawsuit claiming the company failed to pay them for the time they spent putting on protective equipment and walking to their workstations. The workers seek millions of dollars in lost pay and damages. The U.S. Supreme Court recently ruled that workers must be paid for time spent putting on protective gear.
A Dane County judge bars Albert Wellstein, 51, from setting foot on the UW-Madison campus until 2011. Several women accused Wellstein of harassment and threats. Wellstein claimed he was simply trying to meet women by coming to campus events.
A group of up to 20 men start fighting with bats and belts outside the Cardinal Bar downtown. Nine Madison police officers break up the scuffle and ticket Roberto Martinez, 24, for disorderly conduct, and Michael Rivera-Barrera, 17, for battery.
Jean Hagan, 40, is charged with two counts of child neglect for being intoxicated while caring for toddlers in her Stoughton home last month. Hagen, a day-care provider, had a blood alcohol content of 0.342% and was found semiconscious in her bed, while two kids watched a Disney video in the next room.
State Democratic Party Chair Joe Wineke announces he will no longer lobby for AT&T. The telecommunications giant is pushing a controversial bill to ease restrictions on cable companies. Wineke resigned from his lobbying job after some Democrats called for his removal as party chair.
Tyler Kritz, 21, of Eagle River is killed in Iraq. Kritz is the 75th Wisconsin soldier to die in the war.
Elwin Serate-Andino, 31, is sentenced to a minimum of 26 years in prison for his role in the 2003 execution-style killing of Alex Ortiz, 21. Serate-Andino walked with Ortiz to a park, where another man was waiting to shoot him in a drug-related revenge killing. Another man, Luis Estrada-Jimenez, 31, was sentenced to 22 years in prison for driving one of the two cars used in the killing.
The Madison Common Council approves an ordinance creating neighborhood conservation districts. Under the ordinance, the city can require that new construction include details in character with the neighborhood, such as gabled roofs or porches.
Compiled from local media