Nathan Zander, 17, of Cross Plains is charged with homicide by drunken driving and driving under the influence of a controlled substance for a crash that killed a Fitchburg woman last fall.
A 19-year-old Madison man, Antonio Perez, is killed on the city's east side in what police believe is a gang-related, drive-by shooting. Fearing an escalating gang war, police appeal to the Latino community for information and later arrest Karen Giron-Cruz, 19, in connection with the shooting. Two suspects remain at large.
Two masked men, one brandishing a sawed-off shotgun, rob Steve's Liquor on Mineral Point Road, stealing money and a bottle of wine.
Milwaukee resident Dennis Teague sues in Dane County Circuit Court to stop the state Justice Department from issuing background records containing his name to potential employers and landlords. A convicted felon, Anthony Terrell Parker, uses Dennis Teague as an alias. The real Teague has no criminal record.
Nan Cheney, a lifelong peace activist who marched with the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and was a member of the Raging Grannies group, dies at age 79.
Gov. Jim Doyle signs into law BadgerCare Plus Basic, a temporary health insurance plan for people on the waiting list for BadgerCare.
Police make more than 200 arrests, including one for sexual assault, at the annual Mifflin Street Block Party; that's more than last year but fewer than in 2008. A 19-year-old woman is seriously injured when a picture frame falls from a balcony and hits her on the head. And a ground-level ramp leading to a back porch on Mifflin Street collapses because too many people are standing on it, but no one is injured.
Dwayne K. Williams, 26, is shot to death outside his Stoughton home. Police say he was ambushed as he returned home with his girlfriend and their 14-month-old son.
A man is seen naked on the Olbrich bike path. Police suspect it is the same man who was exposing himself two weeks ago on the path. The suspect is described as a white male in his 30s or 40s with a large belly.
Madison Common Council votes 18-to-1 in favor of Mayor Dave Cieslewicz's plan to build a new library on the site of the current one. The mayor insists the project is not a mere renovation, saying, "It will be a brand new building. It won't look like the current building, won't function like the current building. We'll have a brand new Central Library."
Authorities announce that 76-year-old Edward Wayne Edwards - awaiting trail for the 1980 homicides of a teenage couple in Wisconsin - confessed to murdering another young couple in Sterling, Ohio, in 1977.
U.S. Rep. Dave Obey of Wisconsin, the powerful head of the House Appropriations Committee, announces he won't seek reelection this fall. His seat is being sought by Sean Duffy, the Republican district attorney of Ashland County and a former cast member of MTV's "The Real World."
Compiled (in part) from local media.