Health Care Cuts Not Sitting Well With Shilling
One in five Wisconsinites is enrolled in a medicare or medicaid program. And if the state Department of Health cut's $554 million from those programs...one state senator says people will suffer.
Jennifer Shilling held a public hearing on the matter last week. And those in attendance all told her they don't want to see cuts in a program they have relied on for years.
Guns and Smokes Better Read The Signs
You'll soon notice that signs being placed on UW-L campus buildings will let you know that you cannot bring concealed weapons into those buildings. But you may want to pay attenttion to what else those signs say.
UW-L Chancellor, Jow Gow, says campus committees decided to allow smoking on campus....and not push smokers into neighborhoods around UW-L.
Carry Law In Effect At WTC
If your caught bringing a concealed weapon into a Western Techincal College building after tomorrow, which would be breaking state law.......the size of punishment would be higher now. A sticky situation for WTC officials.
President Lee Raasch says if doesn't feel the new law will bring any problems to the campus. Signs barring concealed weapons went up on campus buildings last week.
Texting Citations On Anniversary
Lawmakers and the State Patrol are marking the first anniversary of the ban on texting while driving by reminding motorists of the deadly consequences of distracted driving. Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent Stephen Fitzgerald says if you text and drive, your hands are not on the steering wheel, your eyes are not on the road, and your mental focus is not on traffic and road conditions.
Victim Remarks About Money May Be Heard At Koula Murder Trial
Was Dennis Koula planning to stop giving money to his children, just before he was murdered last year?
A statement by Koula about being 'done giving to the kids' can be introduced as evidence at the murder trial of his son, Eric. Judge Scott Horne says he'll instruct the jury at trial that the statement can be viewed as showing Dennis's state of mind. But Horne says it can't be used to establish a possible motive for the murders of Dennis and his wife, Merna.
Investigators believe Eric Koula shot his parents to get money, after going into debt trading stocks. He had received a million dollars from his father in the months before the murders.