Madison's Community Development Authority awards a $150,000 contract for security at its housing complexes to JBM Patrol and Protection. The CDA had originally given the contract to Knight Crusaders, but later rescinded the decision after discovering that the company lied on its application.
Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz taps Kevin Briski as the city's new parks superintendent. Briski is a graduate of UW-La Crosse; he mostly recently was a parks director in Florida. He succeeds Jim Morgan, who retired in January.
Jenna Bush, the 25-year-old daughter of President Bush, gives the keynote address at the Wisconsin Women in Government banquet at Monona Terrace. Bush speaks about her experiences in Latin America and her book, Ana's Story: A Journey of Hope, about a single mother living with HIV.
Greg Francis, 52, pleads guilty to four counts of sexually assaulting teenage boys. Francis was a McFarland School Board member and a Boy Scout leader who gave the teens cash, marijuana and alcohol in exchange for sex.
The TV game show Jeopardy! begins filming its two-day College Championship at the Kohl Center.
About 150 people attend a memorial service for Jeannette Zapata, who went missing in 1976. Her body was never found. Her husband, Eugene, recently pleaded guilty to killing her and was sentenced to five years in prison.
The Albuquerque medical examiner says the death of Michael Mowers, 22, a UW-Madison student, was suicide. Mowers' body was found in a vacant lot in Las Cruces, N.M., in November. Authorities says Mowers set himself on fire.
Sub-Zero Freezer/Wolf Appliance announces it will lay off 235 employees in Madison, Fitchburg and Phoenix. The company cites low demand for its high-end kitchen products as the cause. Most of the layoffs will be in the company's Fitchburg headquarters.
Wisconsin Management Co. says it will let Jordan Gonnering, 22, out of his lease. On April 2, Gonnering found his fiancée, Brittany Zimmerman, murdered in their downtown apartment. The Student Tenant Union had threatened to lead a boycott of the company unless it allowed Gonnering to terminate his lease.
Richard Nelson, 23, of Kenosha and Dean Opicka, 29, of Waukesha are killed when a roadside bomb detonates in the Anbar province of Iraq. The two men become the 87th and 88th Wisconsin soldiers to die in the war.
About 80 attend a city meeting to complain about proposed changes to Madison Metro routes, especially those affecting routes 13, 17, 22, 56 and 57. One proposed change would cut bus service to the Goodman Pool in half.
Hickory Hurie, the longtime head of Madison's Community Development Block Grant program, which funds programs in low-income neighborhoods, announces he will retire next month.
Compiled from local media