POYNETTE - An Arizona man has been arrested in the 1988 death of his wife, a Wisconsin case that was initially reported as a suicide.
Prosecutors have charged 70-year-old Mark Bringe with first-degree murder after investigators in Columbia County took another look at the cold case. Bringe was arrested at his home in Sahurita, Arizona, on Monday.
Thirty-three-year-old Lorelei Bringe was found dead of a single gunshot wound to the head on Aug. 19, 1988 outside the couple's home near Poynette. Two guns were found nearby.
The State Journal reports a criminal complaint charging Bringe with the death raises questions about the scenario of the shooting, including the trajectory of the bullet. Bringe was expected in court in Arizona Tuesday for an extradition hearing. Court documents do not list an attorney.
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.
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.
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