Former Verona child-care provider Jennifer Hancock, 38, is sentenced to 13 years in prison over the death of a four-month-old infant in 2007. Hancock maintains her innocence; prosecutors said they were able to build a better case because of lessons learned convicting Audrey Edmunds more than a decade ago. Edmunds' conviction was overturned after she spent 11 years of a 12-year sentence behind bars.
Five motorcyclists are injured, one critically, in a pileup on 39-90 south of Madison. The bikers were among a group of 60 motorcyclists who encountered, horror of horrors, suddenly slower traffic.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, in a project aided by the new Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism and UW journalism students, reports that Gov. Jim Doyle and his staff have failed to properly account for travel expenses 145 times over a two-year period. The guv's office says it acted properly and will not change how it does things. On the bright side, Doyle is expected to carefully itemize his expenditures on the next election.
Madison police arrest Carlos A. Mitchell for shooting another man several times on the city's far-east side. The victim's injuries were not life-threatening.
Louis and Janice Kwiatkowski of McFarland give Wisconsin Republicans reason to smile by being charged with felony election fraud for allegedly voting twice in last spring's election, in both Dane and Columbia counties. GOP efforts to pass a law requiring voters to show ID to prevent fraud have been hampered by a conspicuous lack of demonstrable fraud.
Oscar G. Mayer, the former head of the Madison-based company that bears his name, dies at age 95 at a hospice in Fitchburg. "I've always seen our employees as individuals and respect the hard work that they do," Mayer once said.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court, on a 3-3 vote, is unable to decide whether former business owners need to pay back $6.5 million they siphoned from Communications Products Corp. before it went bankrupt. Justices Annette Ziegler and Mike Gableman concur with Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, which helped secure their elections, that the owners should be able to keep the cash.
A pizza delivery driver swerving to avoid two pedestrians hits and kills a third pedestrian, Thy Vong, 41, at the intersection of West Johnson and North Frances streets.
The Madison Common Council approves an apartment and retail project that will displace the Badger Bus depot on West Washington Avenue.
The state Department of Regulation and Licensing revokes the private detective license of Brendan Eichstadt, 31, who was busted last year for illegally issuing parking tickets on his own authority. Maybe he can issue himself a bogus license.
Compiled (in Part) from local media