Former Overture Center director Robert D'Angelo pleads guilty in federal court to mail and tax fraud. D'Angelo, who faces at least two years in prison, admits to running two private businesses out of his city office. He also failed to report $135,555 in income to the IRS.
An "ice quake" on Lake Mendota shakes nearby buildings on the UW-Madison campus. The quakes happen when there is a sudden shift in temperature and the ice breaks.
Richard Neupert, 36, is sentenced to 18 years in prison for a drunk driving crash that killed Paul Urfer, 35, in September. Neupert drove his car into a utility pole, then walked away, leaving his friend trapped in the car.
Two Madison School-Community Recreation basketball teams start fighting after a game at Warner Park's recreation center. Xavier Bridges, 17, is later charged with battery and disorderly conduct for breaking the nose of a parent who tried to intervene. Both teams are suspended from the league for the rest of the season.
The Madison school board unanimously decides the school district can no longer use race to deny transfers of white students. A recent opinion by state Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen had said using race as a factor is illegal.
Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk announces the county will expand its Early Childhood Initiative to Madison's southwest side and Sun Prairie. The program, which started in the Allied Drive neighborhood, helps parents with young children get housing, job training, health care and other assistance.
The Associated Press reports that UW-Madison paid $19,500 to settle a claim by William Black, an employee at the university's power plant. Black says he was retaliated against when he reported that Amy Gabel, the plant's only female employee, was being sexually harassed. Gabel has filed a lawsuit against the university.
The Sun Prairie City Council approves a new Woodman's Food Market for the city's west side. The 225,000-square-foot development will include a grocery store, gas station and car wash.
The Madison Common Council approves developer Cliff Fisher's proposed four-story, 38-unit apartment building on the 100 block of North Butler Street. The project requires demolishing two houses built around 1900 and moving a third.
Dane County Circuit Judge Daniel Moeser orders Audrey Edmunds released from prison on a signature bond. Edmunds has served 12 years for shaking an infant to death at her day care in Waunakee. A state appeals court has ordered that Edmunds receive a new trial, saying new medical evidence suggests the baby's injuries could have been caused by other means.
Compiled from local media