Authorities charge Nathan Middleton, 29, with hiding and mutilating a corpse. Police say Middleton admitted to burning the body of 18-year-old Aprina Paul of Fitchburg after he found her dead in bed on Oct. 28. Middleton says he met the woman on Craigslist and paid her to have sex with him.
The state Supreme Court announces it will hear arguments challenging the state's controversial new photo ID requirement, which has yet to be enforced.
The state Supreme Court overrules a contempt order Dane County Judge Juan Colas issued against officials at the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission for continuing to prepare for public-union recertification elections. The court has not yet ruled on Colas' decision to declare parts of 2011's Act 10 unconstitutional.
A Dane County jury finds 42-year-old Chad Chritton guilty of three felonies for starving, abusing and confining his daughter over a six-year period. The case made national news in February 2012 when a motorist found Chritton's emaciated daughter wandering the streets in her pajamas after having escaped her basement imprisonment.
The Department of Natural Resources reports that at least six people were injured in hunting-related accidents on the opening weekend of deer season -- double the number of injuries reported last year. Four hunters accidentally shot themselves, one man was shot in the back of the leg by another hunter in Sheboygan, and another person was hit by a stray bullet while he sat in his kitchen in Monroe County. None of the shooting incidents appear to be life-threatening. Also, Jay Leggett, a nationally known comedian, dies after a day of hunting near his native Tomahawk.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that five current employees of the Madison Police Department intend to apply to be the city's next police chief. The candidates are interim Chief Randy Gaber, Capt. Joe Balles, Capt. Carl Gloede, Sgt. Mike Koval and patrol officer Dean Baldukas. "I know I'll never be the chief," Baldukas tells the paper, but says he is applying to push concerns of rank-and-file officers to the forefront. Assistant Chief Sue Williams, who had previously expressed interest, has decided not to apply. The Police and Fire Commission, which selects the next chief, will also be seeking applicants from outside the department.
The State Journal reports that Mayor Paul Soglin wants to hire a security guard to ban homeless people from hanging out in the City County Building. Dane County Executive Joe Parisi opposes the idea. The mayor tells the paper the measure is being considered because of complaints about fighting, odors, trash and harassment. Says Soglin: "It's reached the point where a number of people don't feel safe."