A man who implies he has a weapon holds up Deon's Live Bait Shop, 2301 Commercial Ave., early in the morning.
The Dane County Sheriff's Department recovers the body of a 50-year-old homeless man who disappeared while swimming near Monona Terrace in the afternoon.
Three men are charged for the alleged 2004 execution-style murder of German Gonzalez, 49, outside Glendale Townhouses on South Stoughton Road. One of the suspects is now serving a federal drug sentence, another is wanted on a warrant, and the third was given $100,000 bail.
The Kollege Klub agrees to close for 30 days in December and January and improve its video surveillance, ID checking and crowd control in order to deal with complaints from police.
Former Ald. Brenda Konkel files complaints against six companies for failing to file lobbyist reports as they seek millions in city tax incremental financing. Among the companies are Hammes Co., which seeks to expand the Edgewater Hotel, and Marcus Corp., which wants to build a new hotel downtown.
Samuel Lehman, a 20-year-old intern with the Madison Police Department, allegedly gets drunk and stops three men on Frances Street, ordering them to the ground while claiming to be an undercover officer. He eventually lets the men go with a warning, but is later charged with underage drinking, impersonating an officer and disorderly conduct. Says MPD Lt. John Radovan: "It is anticipated his internship will be ending." Lehman is indeed later dismissed.
A 26-year-old man allegedly steals cigarillos from a BP gas station on Verona Road. But, in attempting his getaway, he accidentally drives into the store, knocking bricks out of the wall. Kevin Dunlop is charged with operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, retail theft and operating after suspension.
Gov. Jim Doyle's chief legal counsel, Chandra Miller Fienen, resigns after it's discovered she doesn't have a law license in Wisconsin.
Vandals ignite two portable toilets and a wooden structure in Settlers Prairie Park in Middleton.
One hundred and forty bicyclists complete the four-day, 300-mile ACT 7 Wisconsin AIDS Ride in downtown Madison, raising some $300,000, a record amount for the event. Most of the money will go to the AIDS Network in Madison.
Justin R. Stout, who was to stand trial for murder, pleads no contest to a lesser charge of second-degree reckless homicide and carrying a concealed weapon in the stabbing death of 22-year-old Juan Bernal outside the Plaza Tavern, 319 N. Henry St., last September. As part of the plea agreement, District Attorney Brian Blanchard requests that Stout get a maximum five-year sentence, followed by 10 years of supervision.
U.S. District Judge Barbara Crabb dismisses a lawsuit by Stephen Bottila, who claims Madison Police violated his civil rights by prohibiting him from being in a restaurant and a park with his dog, Justice. Bottila has epilepsy and claims Justice is a service animal.
County Circuit Judge Daniel Moeser sentences 50-year-old Donald Wiessinger to the maximum eight and a half years in prison, following his ninth drunk driving conviction since 1989.
Compiled (in part) from local media