Here are some of the top events of the week, curated by Cap Times staffers.
The Marquette County Sheriff’s Office in Montello suspended its Facebook account after a teenager filed a federal lawsuit April 16 against Sheriff Joseph Konrath, creating an awkward situation for the sheriff’s office with the same name in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.
Giannis Antetokounmpo's social media accounts were hacked on Thursday afternoon and several bizarre and offensive tweets were posted, according to the Milwaukee Bucks, Antetokounmpo's brother and the player's representatives.
This State Journal editorial and report ran on April 28, 1870:
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CLAIM: NASA said Feb. 10 is the only day of the year that a broom can stand on its own.
A tweet sent by the official Green Bay Packers Twitter account read, "We are here to Show people that everything is hackable," and attributed the breach to a group called OurMine.
Joseph R. Crankshaw, 32, West Salem, was charged Jan. 22 with issuing worthless checks. Crankshaw deposited two $5,000 checks from empty accounts Dec. 4 at Merchants Bank in Onalaska, according to the complaint.
CLAIM: The Elizabeth Warren presidential campaign staged or digitally altered a text message exchange of a Bernie Sanders campaign volunteer calling Warren “Pocahontas.”
McCOMB, Miss. (AP) — A scraggly metal Christmas tree planted in a pothole has inspired a Mississippi minister to pen a holiday song.
CLAIM: The manager of a Starbucks in North Carolina informed his employees they would be fired on the spot for saying "Merry Christmas" to customers.
The average interest rate for traditional savings accounts today hovers around 0.09% — but consumers can earn 10 to 20 times more interest on their money by giving high-yield options a shot.
Following the Wisconsin Badgers' shutout of Michigan State this weekend, the unofficial @UpperPeninsula Twitter account said: "It’s official, I belong to Wisconsin now."
Hy-Vee acknowledge earlier this month that it detected unauthorized activity on some of its payment processing systems linked to card payments.
CLAIM: National Geographic is participating in a fundraising campaign on Instagram that will give $1 for every "like" on posts to benefit the Amazon following the fires.
Trump has long questioned the validity of climate change, something that more than 97% of actively publishing climate scientists agree on, according to NASA. He's even gone as far to say that it's a hoax perpetuated by the Chinese.
The University of Wisconsin-Parkside, along with federal authorities, are investigating what is being reported as bank fraud of more than $300,000 against the institution, university system officials said Thursday.
Libra is scheduled to launch publicly in the first half of next year. Whether consumers will embrace it is another matter. Discounts potentially offered by Uber and other partners might be enough to get people to at least try the system. But many people find it easy enough to pay for goods and services online with credit and debit cards.
Imagine opening up Twitter and you come across a hyper-partisan tweet calling Hillary Clinton the "godmother of ISIS." It's from a user you do not follow, and it's not in your feed by virtue of a retweet from a user you do follow. So how did it get there?
Tom Brady decided to create a Twitter account for the sole purpose of trolling his fans. The only tweet on his new account so far:
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