Sunny Industries, a printing company in Mazomanie, announces plans to close down by Christmas Eve, eliminating nearly 400 jobs, unless it can find a buyer or new financing.
Michael Desalvo, 25, pleads no contest to reckless homicide in the death of Angela Drake, 25. Desalvo met Drake at a Fitchburg bar last December and took her to his home. Later, he left her half-clothed and intoxicated in a field, where she died of hypothermia. Desalvo faces up to 15 years in prison.
Madison Bishop Robert Morlino gets an award from the Congress of Racial Equality for his public support of a state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage and civil unions. The group lauds Morlino for upholding 'free speech.' Morlino, ironically, ordered churches to play his pro-amendment sermon and warned of 'serious consequences' for priests who expressed contrary views.
A 20-year-old UW-Madison student is abducted while walking on the 500 block of North Carroll Street, taken to an undisclosed location and raped. Police believe the same man also raped a woman walking on Observatory Drive on Nov. 29. The suspect is described as black, in his 20s, with a chunky build and a shaved head. Police do not know if he's linked to a third stranger assault, in which a woman was raped in her east-side home on Dec. 5.
A man with a handgun robs the Amcore Bank on East Washington Avenue. It's the 25th bank robbery in Madison this year.
The Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance reports that Madison's median family income stands at $64,264, while Milwaukee's lags way behind at $35,765.
Six months after police seized 48 pit bulls from their town of Dunn home, Robert Lowery and his wife, Julie Dzikowich, are charged with three felony counts of dog fighting. The Dane County Humane Society has since spent $180,000 to care for the impounded animals.
About 400 people attend a rally at the High Noon Saloon to support keeping The Mic on the air. The liberal talk-radio station is shutting down Jan. 1, when Clear Channel plans to replace it with a sports station, which it says is more profitable.
Overture's interim director, Michael Goldberg, resigns. Sources say Goldberg is upset that he was not chosen as the permanent director. He will leave Jan. 12, just three days before the new director, Tom Carto, takes over.
Compiled from local media