Dane County Circuit Court Judge Julie Genovese rules that authorities did not violate the rights of Jeffrey Vogelsberg when they searched his apartment in Washington state in November 2012. Vogelsberg is accused of beating his half brother to death in June 2012 at their home in Mazomanie. Dane County investigators and military personnel searched Vogelsberg's apartment on the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where his wife was stationed.
Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announces that two Department of Justice employees have been fired for allowing a child-pornography case to languish, giving a suspect a chance to assault another child. The employees have not been identified. "[They have] caused or contributed to further victimization," Van Hollen tells the Associated Press. "And that is, by anybody's standards, wholly unacceptable."
Authorities charge Stephen L. Verhage, 58, the former president of the Kennedy Little League in Madison, with eight felonies for allegedly stealing more than $200,000 from the group. The criminal complaint alleges Verhage wrote league checks to himself, paid his credit card bills with league funds and used a league credit card to make personal purchases.
Ald. Sue Ellingson resigns from the Madison Common Council, citing family reasons. See Joe Tarr's report.
Dennis P. Jenks, a former Mount Horeb police lieutenant, pleads guilty to repeated sexual assault of a 14-year-old boy who lived in his Madison apartment. Under a plea agreement, prosecutors will ask for no more than 15 years in prison.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Capt. Peter Ystenes was terminated from the UW-Madison Police Department on March 12 for taking inappropriate photos with department cameras. Marc Lovicott, a department spokesman, did not say what was inappropriate about the photos, but said they did not involve nudity.
Mary Burke, Democratic candidate for governor, announces a five-point plan for economic development, with an emphasis on investing in startups, making higher education more affordable and targeting specific industries, rather than individual companies.
Edgewood College names Scott Flanagan, its current executive vice president, president.
Authorities charge Andrew Cockerham, 20, with possession of improvised explosives. A maintenance crew allegedly found a suspicious substance in the closet of Cockerham's North Brooks Street apartment and informed police, who claim the substance was explosive. Cockerham allegedly tells police he made the compound for a homemade rocket.
The Associated Press reports that Gov. Walker is heading to Las Vegas this weekend, to speak at the Republican Jewish Coalition event, hosted by billionaire Sheldon Adelson. The event is attracting several 2016 presidential hopefuls. Feel free to let loose, governor: Whatever happens there stays there.