Talk show host Jerry Springer speaks to a small audience of mostly college students at the Orpheum Theatre. Many in the crowd get up to leave when they realize Springer wants to talk about foreign policy and health care, instead of the racy topics on his TV show.
Larome Kingcade, 42, is sentenced to 10 years in prison for kidnapping a 61-year-old nun and attempting to rob her. Kingcade had been out of prison for another robbery charge for a week when he kidnapped the nun.
Paul Aud, 34, of Fitchburg, is sentenced to seven and a half years in prison for attacking and trying to rape a 20-year-old UW student in the stairwell of her apartment building.
Patrice Smith, 22, gets three years in prison for killing her 4-month-old daughter last year. Smith stuffed a sock in the infant's mouth to stop her from crying, causing suffocation.
Verona school officials suspend 19 students after learning that they drank alcohol and smoked marijuana during a recent school trip to Costa Rica.
After 90 years, The Capital Times ceases publication of its daily print newspaper.
Two men rob Red Letter News on East Washington Avenue. It's the second time in three days that the adult bookstore has been robbed. The men, who wore red bandanas, escape with an undisclosed amount of money.
The Urban League of Greater Madison and five other groups release a report on "The State of Black Madison 2008." The report pinpoints a black-white gap in the criminal justice system, economics, health care, housing, education and political influence. According to the report, blacks here are 13 times more likely to be incarcerated than the rest of the population and 20% less likely to have a high school diploma.
UW's Student Tenant Union picks a one-bedroom apartment on Mendota Court as the winner of its "Worst House in Madison" contest. The 20-year-old tenant says the apartment is in disrepair and was burglarized twice after the landlord did not fix a broken door pane. The landlord says he makes repairs as soon as he's notified of a problem.
Tom Wangard, a UW-Madison junior, presents a petition with 150 signatures to Madison police, asking that the city's noise ordinance be lifted for the Mifflin Street block party this weekend. Wangard says students are afraid to play music or have live bands because police have been issuing citations.
Compiled from local media