A three-judge panel probing conflicts involving state Supreme Court Justice Annette Ziegler asks for additional information regarding her finances, signaling its interest in expanding the inquiry. Ziegler has admitted to conflicts in 11 cases she heard as a circuit court judge; the state Judicial Commission has recommended a public reprimand.
About 100 people accompany veteran Josh Gaines, 27, as he walks down State Street to mail two medals he received in Iraq to Donald Rumsfeld, the former defense secretary. Gaines calls the war "a mistake from the beginning."
Jesse Miller, 19, is arrested in San Diego, three days after he allegedly made threatening phone calls from the top of a UW Hospital parking ramp. The calls prompted Madison police to temporarily close the UW campus. Miller had been missing from Dane County's work-release prison since Sept. 8.
Two UW-Madison dorms are locked down after a man with a gun robs nearby Fraboni's Deli on Regent Street during the lunch-hour rush. Marcus Chavous, 46, of Madison, is arrested an hour later at a UW administration building on Park Street.
A man with a gun robs Selective Video II on Madison's east side. He fires a shot inside the store, though not directed at the clerk, and makes off with an undetermined amount of cash.
County Exec Kathleen Falk unveils a $460 million budget for 2008, despite not knowing how much the final state budget will give Dane County. If the budget is approved by the Dane County Board, property taxes will increase 3.3%. The budget will end shipping inmates to jails in other counties, saving $2 million. Falk also proposes spending $5 million to purchase parkland, $500,000 to expand the Early Childhood Initiative beyond Allied Drive to two new neighborhoods, and $100,000 to maintain motel vouchers for the homeless.
About 200 people attend a neighborhood meeting on crime on the southwest side. The residents complain about juveniles committing crimes and a lack of police response.
Tammy Fitzsimons, 25, of Black Earth is found safe in Nebraska after disappearing on her lunch break on Monday. Fitzsimons tells Nebraska police she was abducted, but police say she left Dane County freely and is suffering from emotional distress.
Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz presents his $224 million operating budget. If approved, the budget would increase property taxes on the average Madison home, valued at $246,062, by $63.12. Cieslewicz's budget includes hiring 30 new police officers, 14 new firefighters, and spending $100,000 to continue the Downtown Safety Initiative.
Prosecutors announce they will retry Eugene Zapata, 68, for the murder of his wife, Jeannette, 31 years ago. Zapata's first trial last month ended in a hung jury. Jeannette disappeared in 1976, and her body has never been found.
Compiled from local media