Madison police arrest Stevie Triplett in connection with a series of shootings, including one on Sunday in which a car was sprayed with bullets. Police believe the incidents are gang-related.
General Motors announces that it will not reopen its mothballed Janesville plant to build a new line of cars; Michigan instead gets the nod after apparently offering better bribes.
Madison bicyclist David W. Nieft, 45, is hit by a car after reportedly failing to stop at the intersection of Wilson and Baldwin streets on Madison's east side. He later dies from his injuries.
Pedestrian Larry Caraway, 19, is killed in a hit-and-run on Madison's southwest side. Police later arrest Robert E. Jones, 27, after receiving a tip about his damaged car.
Rhythm & Booms, rescheduled from Saturday due to weather concerns, dazzles a smaller-than-usual crowd at Warner Park. Organizers explain that Michael Jackson's death came too late to add a musical tribute but suggest this could happen next year. We can hardly wait.
An automobile driver who slows for bicycles at the intersection of Wilson and Baldwin streets where a bicyclist was killed on Friday is subjected to a torrent of horn blasts from an enraged motorcyclist forced to also slow down.
County Executive Kathleen Falk breaks ground for the new $18 million Badger Prairie nursing home in Verona. Her shovel hits a box that ironically contains $18 million - not!
Gov. Jim Doyle signs a $62 billion biennial state budget after vetoing a requirement that counties must hold binding referendums before creating Regional Transit Authorities. Dane County officials say they're still committed to letting voters here decide.
Café Montmartre abruptly closes its doors after 17 years as one of Madison's finest music venues. The owners, who tried unsuccessfully to sell, say "current economic conditions have left us no choice." Sigh.
A 16-year-old boy who drove the stolen car that crashed on Milwaukee Street in May, killing a 14-year-old girl, is sentenced to a year in a juvenile correctional facility. Judge William Hanrahan tells him, "You have two lives to live now."
Compiled (in part) from local media