>Wisconsin Budget-Makers Get $138M (Good) Surprise

(Madison, WI)  —  The Legislative Fiscal Bureau is telling state leaders the current budget will end in 2019 with 138-million dollars more than they expected.  The Fiscal Bureau says Wisconsin will have a balance of 385-million dollars when the two-year budget ends June 30th, 2019.  The adjusted forecast is the result of an additional 76-million dollars in tax collections and a spending reduction of 98-million — mostly due to new estimates of debt payments and a fund transfer totaling 38-million dollars.

 

>>Customer Causes Anthrax Scare At Grafton UPS Store

(Grafton, WI)  —  Grafton police have arrested a 44-year-old man who caused an anthrax scare at a U-P-S store Wednesday.  The man entered the store in Grafton, originally saying he was returning some electronics equipment.  Then, witnesses say, he told workers in the store the box had anthrax inside and he hoped the recipients would all die.  The man’s name hasn’t been released.  He’s being held in the Ozaukee County Jail.  Tests of his car and the box have come up negative for the dangerous bacterial agent.

 

>>Marquette University Police Chief Cited For OWI

(Milwaukee, WI)  —  The Marquette University police chief has been placed on administrative leave after receiving a citation for operating while intoxicated.  Chief Paul Mascari was off-duty when he was stopped.  Mascari has been employed by the university since 2004 and has headed its police department since its creation in 2015.  He is a U-S Marine Corps veteran and is currently an officer in the Coast Guard Reserves.  A statement from the university says it takes the conduct of all of its employees “very seriously.”