Robert Lowery, 57, is sentenced to six years in federal prison for his drug convictions. Authorities found 52 pit bulls at his home last summer, but dog-fighting charges were dropped in exchange for Lowery handing over custody of most of the dogs to the Humane Society.
St. Mary's Hospital files a lawsuit against Unite Here, which has been trying to unionize workers at a laundry facility that provides linens for the hospital. St. Mary's accuses the union of contacting former patients and urging them not to pay their medical bills.
Kaitlyn Miller, 16, of Rockford, Ill., dies after she runs into a tree during a ski trip at Mount Horeb's Tyrol Basin.
Isabel Jacobson, 14, wins the Madison All-City Spelling Bee for the fourth time, correctly spelling 'ferric,' which means derived from iron. Jacobson, an eighth-grader at O'Keeffe Middle School, now heads to the state spelling competition. She went to the national bee last year, tying for 14th place.
More than 20 police officers respond to a barroom brawl in the early morning hours at the High Noon Saloon. Police arrest Pam Edwards, 19, and her brother, DeArthur Edwards, 24, both of Madison, on tentative charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest. The fight started following an R&B show.
Voters go to the polls in the spring primary. They choose Mayor Dave Cieslewicz (15,488 votes) and Ray Allen (8,042) to face off in the general election April 3, over Peter MuÃoz (2,661) and Will Sandstrom (641). For Seat 3 of the Madison school board, Beth Moss (11,240) and Rick Thomas (5,919) advance over Pam Cross-Leone (5,031). In Dist. 6 of the Madison Common Council, Marsha Rummel (1,393) and Carl DuRocher (314) beat Adam Casey (236) and Brooks McGrath (97). In Dist. 10, Brian Solomon (1,087) and Chris Ogden (258) defeat Thomas McClure (91) and Nick Dorneanu (68). In Dist. 11, incumbent Tim Gruber (1,007) and Christopher Schmidt (936) go on, while Sandra Saul (218) does not. In Dist. 12, Mark Deadman (607) and Satya Rhodes-Conway (602) best Michael Basford (507) and Marcus Watson (52). In Dist. 13, Julia Kerr (854) and Duane Steinhauer (166) surpass Mike Clark (124). In Dist. 15, incumbent Larry Palm (774) and Vicky Selkowe (625) crush Mark Schmitt (143). In Dist. 17, Joe Clausius (459) and Sarah Florino (187) beat Mary Thornton (175). In Dist. 18, Michael Schumacher (696) and Jon Becker (516) prevail over Benito Juarez Olivas (148) and Andy Lindgren (56). And in the race for State Supreme Court, with 96% of the vote in, Annette Ziegler (160,280) and Linda Clifford (74,533) will square off, defeating Joseph Sommers (43,601).
Compiled from local media