ESCANABA, MI - The former mayor of Escanaba has been charged with embezzling more than $100,000 from the local Eagles Club.
State police say Leo Evans was arrested Monday. He appeared in Delta County District Court in the Upper Peninsula and was released on bond.
A phone message seeking comment was left for the 58-year-old Evans on Tuesday. Detective Sgt. Christopher Bracket says he's been cooperative during the investigation.
Evans abruptly resigned in April from the Escanaba City Council and had served as the city's mayor in the past. The mayor is the leader of the council. Day-to-day decisions in Escanaba are made by a city manager.
The Eagles Club is a fraternal organization that raises money for community groups and projects in Escanaba. A message seeking comment was left at the club.
MADISON - The Wisconsin Senate has unanimously approved an $80 million juvenile justice overhaul plan that would close the troubled Lincoln Hills prison by 2021 and replace it with smaller regional facilities.
The Senate voted without any debate Tuesday to pass the plan, which largely mirrors what the Assembly unanimously approved last month.
RHINELANDER - Looking back on his 28 years as airport director, Joe Brauer says he has a lot to be proud of.
"When we got the disabled passenger lift, the non-motorized one, we were very, very proud of that," said Brauer, who's worked as the airport director for 28 years. He's also been in the airline business for 20 years.
Now, the longtime Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport director will be passing things off to a familiar face.
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