A teenager accused of threatening to carry out a shooting at the Durand-Arkansaw School District has been arrested.
Seventeen-year-old Jacob Gunderson was taken into custody in Eau Claire Monday morning. Gunderson is charged with making terrorist threats, harassment and unlawful use of a computerized system. The alleged threat was made on Snapchat. Police were on the campus Monday after school officials reported the threat.
State elections officials want public input on security
Holding a $7 million federal grant to improve election security, the Wisconsin Elections Commission wants to hear from the public.
A Wednesday meeting at the state Capitol will focus on how the money should be spent. Local election officials and the public have been invited to offer testimony. About one-third of the money will be used to bring on six additional staff members over the next four years. One million dollars will be spent on security needs before the Nov. 6 vote.
400 Wis. Army National Guard troops to be deployed
Soldiers with the Wisconsin Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 127th Infantry out of Appleton will be deployed to Afghanistan this winter.
Members will provide security for coalition forces which are involved in destroying terrorist safe havens. The soldiers come from Appleton, Clintonville, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Marinette, Ripon, and Waupun. Details of a send-off ceremony haven't been announced yet.
UW-Madison welcomes record-setting freshman class
The University of Wisconsin-Madison reports it has a record-setting freshman class of 6,862 students on campus.
That's a 3.8 percent increase over last spring and represents the largest freshman class in school history. More than 42,000 students applied for admissions. The class includes students from 43 foreign countries, 71 of Wisconsin's 72 counties and 47 states.
Madison, Dane County officials want ICE out
Dane County and Madison city officials say agents with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency have been identifying themselves as police officers while doing their job.
They say they want ICE out of their jurisdictions. Eleven people have been detained in the area since Friday. The locals are angry because many actions were taken without the required notification. Dane County Sheriff Dave Mahoney says the community is at risk when federal agents armed with weapons and ballistic vests conduct raids without notifying local law enforcement agencies.
Retired Burnett County DA investigated by justice department
The Wisconsin Department of Justice is investigating reports a former Burnett County district attorney asked at least six criminal defendants for a date.
Retired DA William Norine says he did nothing wrong. The women were facing charges like drug possession and passing bad checks. Five of the six women contacted through Facebook messenger refused Norine's request. He retired last month after serving as district attorney for the county for the past 10 years.
Hiker dies in fall at Peninsula State Park
The Door County Sheriff's Department says foul play isn't suspected in a fatal fall at Peninsula State Park last weekend.
A 70-year-old hiker from Indiana slipped and fell about 100 feet from a cliff. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. The accident happened Sunday afternoon. The victim had been hiking in the Eagle Bluff Lookout area with his wife.