Thursday, Aug. 28
The Oregon Village Board alleges that recently retired Police Chief Doug Pettit withheld information about police calls to Union Sports Club, where he and some of his officers worked off-duty security. Board members say if they had known the extent of police calls, they would have revoked the club's liquor license earlier than they did.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Mayor Paul Soglin is proposing to halt the city's pilot program for composting waste because the streets division cannot afford a $120,000 filter needed to separate non-compostable waste. The city planned to expand the program next year and build a $20.6 million biodigester in 2016. "I'm extremely disappointed we can't move upon it next year," the mayor says.
Authorities charge Raya H. Hansen, 33, with child neglect resulting in death and second-degree reckless homicide. Hansen was wheeling her 1-1/2-year-old daughter in the 3700 block of East Washington Avenue in an adult wheelchair at about 3:30 a.m. in February 2013 when the chair was struck by a van, killing the girl. Authorities claim Hansen was too intoxicated on drugs to adequately care for the child.
Friday, Aug. 29
Authorities charge 39-year-old Andy Steele, a former Dane County Sheriff's deputy, with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide for allegedly killing his wife and sister-in-law on Aug. 23.
Saturday, Aug. 30
A man shoots and kills Darren L. Goodwan, 25, in the 700 block of West Badger Road in the early morning hours. Police suspect the killer was an acquaintance of the victim.
A 53-year-old lifeguard orders a man to remove his unleashed dog from Vilas Park beach after it charges a small boy. The dog then attacks the lifeguard, who pepper-sprays it. The dog's owner allegedly assaults the lifeguard before leaving.
Monday, Sept. 1
President Barack Obama visits Milwaukee for Labor Day, championing an increase to the minimum wage. Republicans pounce on the fact that for the second time in a row, Democratic candidate for governor Mary Burke is MIA during an Obama visit.
Tuesday, Sept. 2
Pittsburgh names Cam McLay, a former Madison police captain, its new chief of police.
Mayor Soglin proposes a $247.6 million capital budget that includes funding for a public market, neighborhood centers and affordable housing, but not for a new hotel for Monona Terrace.
Gov. Scott Walker tells the Associated Press he doesn't regret promising to create 250,000 jobs during the 2010 election campaign. During his first term, the state has added a little more than 100,000 jobs. "It's not only about the number of jobs, it's about the quality of jobs," he tells the AP.