About 100 people rally at the State Capitol, calling on Democrats Rep. Tammy Baldwin and Sen. Herb Kohl to support impeaching President Bush and Vice President Cheney.
Tyler Burcalow, 22, is killed when the vehicle he's driving plunges 70 feet off the edge of Yahara Materials Meinholz Quarry. Five of his friends, who had gone with him to watch fireworks, are severely injured. Police believe Burcalow, whose father owns the quarry, took a wrong turn and got lost in the darkness.
Madison firefighter Craig Underkofler, 56, is arrested in Minnesota after he took his four children, ages 3 to 17, from Wisconsin without permission. His ex-wife told police Underkofler has mental health problems. It's later learned that he purchased a handgun before taking the kids.
The body of missing boater Eugene Garfoot, 74, is found in Fish Lake. He is presumed to have drowned.
David Damaschke, 52, is shot to death by Dane County Deputy Todd Endl in the town of Westport. Police say Damaschke was suicidal and brandished a gun. Dane County District Attorney Brian Blanchard promptly clears Endl of wrongdoing.
Rufus Meyers, 27, escapes while on an outing from the Mendota Mental Health Institute. Meyers was among a trio of inmates taken to the Old Country Buffet on Parkside Drive. He has a criminal record that includes battery.
Police find the body of 22-year-old Kelly Nolan in a wooded area in Fitchburg. Nolan had been missing since June 23, after a night of partying on State Street with friends. Police say she was murdered, but won't release any more details.
The Madison Plan Commission approves two six-story, mixed-use buildings at the Todd Drive/Beltline interchange. The buildings are part of a $41 million redevelopment project, which includes $3.6 million in city financing.
The Madison Board of Estimates votes to take $340,000 in funding earmarked for improvements to various east-side parks and spend it on Breese Stevens Field. The renovation of Breese Stevens will cost $440,000 more than expected.
The Madison school board decides that only people who are dead can have a district school named in their honor. The policy change comes after the board reversed its decision to name a new elementary school after Hmong Gen. Vang Pao, who was arrested on charges of conspiracy to overthrow the communist Laotian government.
The GOP-controlled state Assembly passes its version of the $56.5 billion budget, which rejects a statewide health insurance plan proposed by Senate Democrats. Assembly Republicans also add millions of dollars of tax breaks, including protecting a sales-tax exemption on clay pigeons used in shooting ranges.
Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz requests all city agencies, except police and fire, to cut their 2008 operating budgets by 3%. Without cuts, the city would have to raise property taxes by about $13.7 million.
Compiled from local media