Donna Katen-Bahensky is named chief executive officer of UW Hospital. Katen-Bahensky, current CEO of the University of Iowa Hospital, will begin in Madison in February.
Three Madison Common Council members propose the city declare "Snow Action Days" during storms. Downtown parking ramps would offer free parking starting at 9 p.m. instead of 1 a.m., Madison Metro would be free, and higher priority for plowing would be given to bus routes.
Police surround a house on Doncaster Drive, on the city's west side, where they believe a murder suspect is staying. The five-hour standoff ends peacefully. Police do not find the suspect there and are still looking for who shot and killed Larry Gardner, 56, on Nov. 21.
The partially burned body of a man found in Las Cruces, N.M., is identified as Michael Mowers, 22, a UW-Madison sophomore. Police are investigating why Mowers was in New Mexico.
David Reilly, 31, of Madison, is found not guilty of first-degree reckless homicide in connection with the cocaine overdose death of Roger Anderson in 2005. Reilly is currently serving time on an unrelated drug charge.
UW-Madison Chancellor John Wiley announces plans to leave his position in September 2008. Wiley, 65, served as chancellor for seven years. He was a faculty member in the electrical and computer engineering school before becoming an administrator. Wiley says he'd like to teach again.
Patrice Smith, 22, of Madison, is charged in the death of her 6-month-old daughter. In October, Smith allegedly shoved a sock in the baby's mouth to keep her quiet. The girl died Saturday after being taken off life support.
Former U.S. Rep. Cynthia McKinney (D-Georgia) stops in Madison to garner support for a potential run as the Green Party's presidential candidate. McKinney is famous for getting into a scuffle with Capitol security guards in D.C., who didn't recognize her as a congresswoman, and for declaring that the U.S. government had something to do with 9/11.
Police are investigating two early-morning home invasions on the east side. Two men show a gun and batter a man before stealing items from a home on Radford Drive. An hour later, three men with a gun enter a house on MacArthur Road, hitting a man and stealing a computer and cash.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court deadlocks over a case after Justice Annette Ziegler recuses herself from the vote. The court is divided 3-3 on whether Wisconsin towns have the authority to temporarily suspend new development while they update their land-use plans. Ziegler didn't vote because one of the parties in the suit objected because her campaign had received donations from groups representing home builders and real estate agents.
Compiled from local media