The Madison Police Department reports that it has suspended officer Rudy Natera for 30 days without pay for conduct during two January incidents when he was "overbearing, oppressive or tyrannical." In a Jan. 17 incident, a citizen asked Natera to move his squad car for access to a business and plowing. Natera threatened the person with arrest.
The State Journal reports that Mary Burke spent $128,631 in her campaign for Madison school board, shattering the previous record of $28,349. Michael Flores, her opponent in the April election, spent just over $11,000.
Senate Majority Leader Mark Miller (D-Monona) begins making documents used by Republicans in last year's controversial redistricting available online at his website. The searchable files will be uploaded daily until they are all online.
Madison Police report that the Aug. 1 assault on Montee Ball, running back for the Badgers football team, might not have been random, as originally reported. Police say they are investigating whether there was an earlier fight between the attackers and football players and whether it played a role in Ball's assault.
Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan rules that there is enough evidence for Ralph Lang, 63, to stand trial for first-degree intentional homicide. Lang is accused of plotting to kill a doctor who performs abortions in Madison. He was arrested in May 2011.
Army veteran Wade Michael Page, 40, opens fire with a handgun at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek near Milwaukee, killing six people. Page, who had a history of involvement with white supremacist rock groups, kills himself after being shot by police.
William C. Robbins, a reporter who worked at the State Journal for 45 years, including a stint as executive editor, dies at 84.
Police arrest 20-year-old Andre I. Stoltzfus for allegedly pulling a machete on a bartender who refused to serve him at the Willy Street Pub.
The State Journal reports that two Madison police dogs - Ivan the Delightful and Martie - are retiring due to health problems. Both dogs will become pets of their current partners.
The Republican National Committee announces that Gov. Scott Walker will speak at its national convention in Tampa, Fla., later this month.
Tonette Walker, wife of Gov. Walker, undergoes an emergency appendectomy. She is expected to recover.
Compiled, in part, from local media.