The Mount Horeb Village Board asks village administrator Larry Bierke to resign. The 32-year-old Bierke, who is in his fifth year in the position, refuses.
Dane County Judge Amy Smith appoints a special prosecutor to look into whether nine individuals at the UW-Madison should face criminal or civil charges for subjecting sheep to sometimes fatal decompression experiments (see Bill Lueders' report).
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb agrees that former Overture Center president Robert D'Angelo can end his supervised release from federal prison early. D'Angelo was released in April 2009 after serving nearly a year in prison for tax evasion.
Samuel Aegerter, 30, is shot dead at a Janesville intersection, while sitting in the back seat of a jeep, after a verbal altercation with two men on motorcycles. James M. Humphrey, 44, is later arrested and charged with first-degree intentional homicide.
Two women accuse Green Bay Packers players of sexually assaulting them at a resort cabin in Lake Delton. The women later change their story to say only one player assaulted them. Police are investigating but have not taken anyone into custody.
An unsealed search warrant reveals that Kimberly Neuenschwander watched her former boyfriend, Lofton Sprouls, get shot dead outside his south-side Madison apartment on March 8. No one has been charged in the killing, believed to be drug-related.
Six rings stolen from UW-Madison and NFL running back Ron Dayne are returned in a plastic bag left on the porch of his home. The rings are given to police for analysis.
The state Department of Public Instruction reports that six Madison schools - Cherokee Heights Middle, East High, La Follette High, Leopold Elementary, Lincoln Elementary and Toki Middle schools - are on a federal list of schools needing improvement.
Madison's Alcohol License Review Committee considers a settlement with downtown business owners Hyungirl and Jongyean Lee, convicted of tax evasion. It calls for the Lees to give up liquor licenses for Food Market on University Avenue and Badger Tasting Room on State Street and hire a manager for their businesses, including Samba Brazilian Grill, Riley's Wines of the World and Brickhouse BBQ.
Former home daycare operator Michelle Christensen is charged with six counts of child abuse for allegedly abusing children in her care.
Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz, in a talk at a Bike to Work Week event outside the offices of Isthmus, pledges his support for increasing the number of local trips conducted by bike to 20% by the year 2020. State Rep. Steve Nass reacts with red-faced rage, revving his car engine.
Edward W. Edwards, 76, makes a surprise confession at a court hearing in Jefferson County, admitting he killed Tim Hack and Kelly Drew, both 19, in 1980. He faces mandatory life in prison, but as part of a plea deal will serve the time in Ohio, where Edwards has also admitted killing two people.
Compiled (in part) from local media