Bomb Threat Closes Brown County Airport
(AP) The Austin Straubel International Airport was evacuated for about an hour and operations were disrupted for even longer while authorities investigated a bomb threat that turned out to be a hoax. Airport director Tom Miller says the FBI and Brown County Sheriff's Department are trying to figure out who made the threat.
The Green Bay Press-Gazette reports that someone used a cell phone to call 911 shortly before 3 p.m. Saturday to say a bomb would go off at the airport at 7 p.m. Officials from several agencies began investigating. By 6:30 p.m. the airport was closed and evacuated. No outbound flights were scheduled at that time, but United Airlines canceled an inbound flight from Chicago that was to arrive at 7:05 p.m. The airport reopened at 7:30 p.m.
Watchdog Group Finds Similarities With Scandals Past and Present
Not that long ago, the state capitol in Madison was tossed into turmoil after the so-called caucus scandal. Then, it was legislative staffers doing campaign work on state time. Eerily similar, says Jay Heck with Wisconsin Common Cause, to the scandal that's erupted with several of governor Walker's former aides getting charged with various crimes
Heck says, for the governor to remove any suspicion that he's hiding something regarding his former staffers, Walker needs to come clean about everything during an upcoming meeting with the Milwaukee county DA.
Stranger Helps Himself to Beer
There's making yourself at home and then there's what Thomas Sullivan did this week-end. La Crosse police say a guy on the southside found Sullivan sitting on his couch at about bartime Saturday morning. Guy doesn't know Sullivan, but there he was. Sitting. Laughing. Drinking a beer from the fridge. And then Sullivan gut surly with cops when they showed up. They said the highly inebriated 42 year-old acted as if he'd done nothing wrong. He faces a couple of charges. Including one for resisting arrest.
Grimm Review Anything But From Former Instructor
If you haven't yet heard UWL graduate Reed Grimm on American Idol, you're missing a show
Grimm's brought plenty of new eyes to the show, especially among his former instructors at UWL
Karyn Quinn's a senior Lecturer in the music department. She's also from Grimm's hometown and recruited him to come to UWL, where he was a featured talent for various groups at the school. Grimm also performed locally in the groups Three Beers til Dubuque and Shoeless Revolution.
Sparta Shooting Victim In Court Today At 1:00
A man who aimed a rifle at a Sparta Police Officer last month will make his first court appearance today at 1pm. 19 year old Jacob Olsen of Sparta was booked into the Monroe County Jail Friday after he was released from Gundersen Lutheran in La Crosse. Olson was recovering from gunshot wounds to the chest and abdomen.
He was shot by Officer Booker Ferguson, who had responded to a 911 hang up call. After several attempts to get Olsen to the put the rifle down the night of January 19th, Booker fired at the teen. Booker had been on administrative leave since the shooting, as standard procedure, but came off of the leave last week.
Olsen will face a bond hearing today on charges of 2nd degree recklessly endangering safety and pointing a firearm at a law officer. He could face additional charges if D.A. Dan Cary sees fit. Cary is waiting for a Department of Justice investigation of the shooting. He will then decide what charges would be filed.