MADISON - A person who allegedly made a threat against the Wisconsin state Capitol on his Facebook page and then told police he had a molotov cocktail in his backpack after he entered the building has been arrested.
Police closed one entrance of the Capitol and evacuated a portion of the building as they investigated the contents of his backpack outside.
The incident Tuesday afternoon occurred just hours before Gov. Scott Walker was slated to deliver his State of the State speech before a joint meeting of the Legislature.
A press release from Walker's Department of Administration says the suspect is in custody and charges are pending.
The release says Capitol Police received information about the Facebook threat and then identified the suspect after he entered the building.
RHINELANDER - A scoop of frozen custard goes down pretty well on a humid day like the Northwoods saw Friday. Rhinelander's Associated Bank made grabbing a scoop an easy way to help others.
Culver's set up a mobile custard stand outside the new bank building on the corner of Lincoln Street and Oneida Avenue from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. Fifty cents from every $2.50 cup sold went to Associated Bank's Children's Miracle Network fund.
The bank is hoping to raise $500 through its fundraisers for CMN this month.
MERRILL - A Northwoods school pulled off a big surprise on Friday to honor a few veterans. After months of planning, students and staff at Kate Goodrich Elementary got to see the payoff of all their hard work.
"It was like kind of overwhelming," said Wolfgang Lenk.
Lenk, Todd Annis, and Randy Perry had no idea they would be the guests of honor.
"To see all these kids and knowing how hard they worked selling all this, and now your name comes up that you're one of the three recipients, it was awesome," said Annis.
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