Authorities charge 15-year-old Adore Thomas as an adult with several counts of sexual assault for allegedly raping and beating a 23-year-old woman on Winnebago Street in August.
Marvin Rabin, who founded the Wisconsin Youth Symphony Orchestras, dies at the age of 97.
Gov. Scott Walker tells reporters he did not approve an email sent by a campaign staff member urging people to donate to his campaign rather than go shopping for their children on Black Friday. The staffer, Taylor Palmisano, was later fired after derogatory tweets she posted about Latinos a couple of years ago came to light.
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that the state Department of Workforce Development found that the state Department of Justice might have violated the whistleblower law in firing a special agent who alleged a supervisor was breaking the law. DWD determined that Dan Bethards, who worked for the Division of Criminal Justice, should get a hearing before an administrative law judge.
The State Journal reports that Wisconsin Carry, a gun-rights advocacy group, intends to challenge Madison's ban on weapons on Metro buses. The challenge is based on the 2011 state law that allows people with permits to carry concealed weapons. The city argues that courts have given operators of both private and public vehicles the power to restrict the transportation of weapons.
State Sen. Kathleen Vinehout (D-Alma), who is considering a run for governor, breaks her arm in a car accident near Racine.
Dane County Circuit Judge Ellen Berz sentences Daniel Owens to 28 years and Bobby Hogans to 15 years for their roles in the robbery and killing of Samuel Harris, who attempted to buy cocaine from them in June 2012 in Fitchburg.
Lee Enterprises names John M. Humenik publisher of the State Journal, replacing Bill Johnston, who retires on Friday. Humenik will leave his post as president and publisher of Lee's Arizona Daily Star in Tucson.
The State Journal reports that Dane County officials are confident its new three-million gallon biodigester in Springfield -- currently being loaded with cow poop -- has enough safeguards to prevent spills. A biodigester in Waunakee leaked 300,000 gallons of manure last month.
Judge Berz rules that Jesus Castillo-Dimas, 32, has been feigning symptoms of mental illness and is competent to stand trial for charges that he ran over his 2-year-old son with his SUV twice, killing him in July 2012 in Fitchburg.