Terry Johnson, currently serving time in an Illinois prison, is sentenced to 45 years in prison for the 1998 rape of an 18-year-old Madison woman. He was charged with the assault this summer, after DNA linked him to the decade-old crime.
The body of Erik Jensen, 40, of Madison, is discovered in Lake Monona. Jensen disappeared last week after going swimming off a boat near Law Park.
The Madison school district files a lawsuit seeking to overturn an arbitrator's decision last spring that four athletic directors be reinstated and compensated for lost wages.
Kathleen Morgan, 48, drowns in her pool at her Fitchburg home. Police say alcohol likely contributed to her death.
The Madison Common Council approves plans to reject an offer from the U.S. Army for free land on Park Street for a homeless shelter. Instead, the city will give Porchlight land owned by the Water Utility for a new shelter on the east side. The city will then buy the Park Street site and use it to spur economic development on the south side.
Madison Mayor Dave Cieslewicz presents his $154.7 million capital budget for 2009. It includes $28 million for streets improvements and $1.2 million for a new, 570-stall parking garage behind the Madison Municipal Building. The Common Council must approve the budget.
Six people apply to replace Ald. Zach Brandon, who is leaving the city council for a top post in the Commerce Department. The applicants are: former Madison Ald. Libby Monson; Vicki Bankston, an educational consultant; Steve King, a manager at Meriter Hospital; Deborah Ann Speckmann, a retired state employee; Aric Vander Werff, a member of the Wisconsin Air National Guard; and Richard O'Neill, who works for the Wisconsin Division of Health Care Financing. The full Common Council will vote on the new member at its Sept. 16 meeting.
Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk announces her bid for re-election next spring. Falk, who first took office 12 years ago, says there is still work to do on energy and alcohol issues.
A lawyer for the state's Government Accountability Board says Gov. Jim Doyle may have broken state ethics laws when he had a state staffer write the speech he gave before the Democratic National Convention last week. Doyle's office says the governor thought it would be okay, since the speech was promoting Wisconsin.
Compiled from local media