Police say Drunk Driver Stopped with Meth Lab Remnants in Car
Police collected a little more than they bargained for during one drunk driving stop in La Crosse this week-end. Cops stopped 26 year-old Kenneth Fish at about three in the morning on Saturday. They say he was driving under the influence but also toting remnants of a rolling "shake and bake" meth lab in the back seat. There were bottles and bags and ingredients and a Coleman fuel canister. Cops collected the stuff and delivered Fish to the hospital, and then gave his clothes to the Hazmat team. Fish denied the stuff was his and said he was heading to Shopko to toss it all in a dumpster.
Witness Sees Drunk Driver Fall Out of Truck Into Street
Among the many drunk drivers nabbed by La Crosse police this week-end, was one guy who was literally falling down drunk. Cops say 28 year-old Adam Kamla is on his third owi. They say he nearly hit a couple when he ran a red light on Friday night on the southside. The couple followed Kamla for several blocks and watched him almost hit several parked cars and a city bus. Then they watched the West Salem guy park his Chevy Blazer, open the door and fall out into the street. That's where police found him; lying facedown in the street. Took a little bit to wake him up. And when they did, they had to skip the field tests, because he was just too drunk to do them.
Good Numbers On Absentee Voting Day 1
Monday was a day of on your mark, get set and go when it came to absentee voting in the state.
That's La Crosse City Clerk, Teri Lehrke. Absentee voting continues through Friday, June first in the recall elections.
County Ethics Board Meeting Set
An ethics board meeting has been scheduled for the La Crosse county administrator. Steve O'Malley asked for the ethics board to review his advocacy for an April binding referendum that would have led to the hiring of a professional administrator in the city of La Crosse. Under its ethical guidelines, O'Malley's professional association says advocating for a manager-type form of government is acceptable. But La Crosse Tea Party members say O'Malley violated state ethics laws and, possibly, federal campaign restrictions. The three person ethics board meets on Thursday.
Are Graduates Getting Jobs Within Their Majors
88 percent of recent UW-L graduates found work within their major after graduating. But Tim Tritch of career services says you may have to look deeper into that number to see why it seems so high.
Other numbers from UW-L's latest graduate survey includes 98 percent of undergraduates seeking employment found work within six months of graduation and the average salary of a UW-L graduate in the 2010-11 report was about $41,300.