Monday, Nov. 28
A body found in an SUV submerged in Lake Mendota is identified as 51-year-old Julie Bush Metcalfe, the wife of prominent local businessman Tim Metcalfe, owner of the grocery chain Metcalfe’s Market.
Tuesday, Nov. 29
Local radio host Mitch Henck takes a call from a listener named Paul from Janesville, who turns out to be Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan. Henck was supposed to interview the speaker on his morning show, but forgot. “I feel like the biggest idiot in the history of the world,” Henck tells Ryan and his listeners.
UW football head coach Paul Chryst is named the Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year, as voted on by coaches. Chryst is the first UW coach to win the award since Bret Bielema in 2006. Let’s see if Chryst can get his No. 6 Badgers past No. 7 Penn State on Saturday and into a good bowl game.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court rules 4-3 that a Wood County sheriff’s deputy did not violate the Fourth Amendment when entering Richard Weber’s garage without a warrant during a 2012 arrest. A routine traffic stop turned into a “hot pursuit” after Weber drove 100 feet into his own driveway a “few seconds” after the deputy turned on his emergency lights. Dissenting, Justice Ann Walsh Bradley writes, “We may awaken one day to discover that the freedoms for which so many have fought and sacrificed have been severely curtailed.”
Hey, has anyone found a thermal imaging monocular lying around lately? The Dane County Sheriff’s Office lost one Nov. 19 and would like it back, please. The device is used to search for lost children, dementia patients or anyone who may be missing or fleeing police.