Police identify the 23-year-old man shot to death in a Fitchburg apartment building on Tuesday as Detarius Martin; his older brother Chukarius was also shot. Arrested for the crime, the area's second fatal shooting in as many weeks, is Perry E. Lucas, 28. Mayor Dave Cieslewicz holds an emergency meeting and calls for a task force on gun violence.
Dane County's major employee unions accept a 5% pay cut for the second half of 2009; as part of the deal they'll get six additional paid days off through the end of 2011.
Federal court testimony suggests that Jacob Stadfeld, a prime suspect in the 2004 presumed murder of Amos Mortier, made calls to gun shops and was at or near Mortier's house around the time he disappeared.
A police chase that reaches 90 m.p.h. ends when the fleeing driver, James A. Jones, crashes into two other vehicles near Stoughton. Jones sustains serious injuries and faces multiple charges, including drunk driving.
The carnage continues as an RV crosses a median on Highway 18-151 in the town of Verona and crashes into an SUV carrying a Boy Scout leader and three charges from Iowa. The leader and a 13-year boy are killed; the two other Scouts are injured. The RV driver's dog jumped into his lap.
Susanne M. Burgaz, 46, of Madison, is arrested after allegedly slashing the neck of her German shepherd puppy because it wouldn't stop barking. She told police she tried to super glue the wound.
The UW sells out all 11,500 of its football season tickets for undergraduates in two hours and 35 minutes.
More bloodshed still as a vehicle driven by a reportedly inebriated Diane S. Griffin, 51, crosses the center line and crashes into a pick-up truck in the town of Mazomanie. Griffin, of Black Earth, is killed; the truck's two passengers are injured, one seriously.
A two-year-old boy thrown from a vehicle driven by his 20-year-old father after it wipes out and rolls several times sustains only minor injuries. Police say the toddler's car seat was not properly installed.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court rules that a man can be charged with identify theft for sending out emails under another person's name. In the case at hand, an EMT purported to be his boss in emails revealing an extramarital affair; the boss committed suicide.
Madison police nab 38 drivers for speeding in a construction zone on East Wash, part of ongoing enforcement efforts following the June 4 death of a county highway worker.
Compiled (in part) from local media