Family Arrested for Holiday Weekend
A hairy situation for a La Crosse cop this week-end. Police say the officer responded to a fight in the street on Sunday night at a duplex near city hall. During an arrest of Tavier Holling, the cop suddenly found himself surrounded by Holling's family. Cop says they kept him from cuffing the19 year-old and Holling's mother and sister rushed him back inside while a couple of Holling brother kept the officer from pursuing. Four other cops responded to assist. Wound up arresting the whole family. Except the mom, apparently.
Taggers Vandalize Several Properties
This past holiday week-end left several property owners in La Crosse with unexpected gifts. Graffiti vandals struck several homes over the week-end. Walls mostly in the area just south of UWL got tagged. Most messages said, simply "MWA." Others, "Bumps" or "Bumer," depending on how you read it, apparently. Police have no suspects.
County Board Member Says Trib's Numbers Are Wrong
The La Crosse Tribune reported Sunday, that Governor Walkers BudgetRepair Bill cost La Crosse County $300 thousand. Board member, Bill Feehan says.......wrong. It actually saved the county money.....and it all comes down to easy math. Feehan, says if you take the Gross Budget Savings from employees contributions Wisconsin Retirement System at $2.9 million and subtract $1.4 million from the Major 2012 Budget Challenges.....you come up with a net gain of $1.5 million for La Crosse County. And not only that.........................
Feehan says to say the governors budget bill was not good for Lacrosse County....is just not accurate.
Herrmann Gets 31 Years In Prison For Traffic Death
The pickup driver who caused a deadly crash near Holmen this summer is going to prison for 31 years.
Jesse Herrmann has been sentenced for driving drunk last June and crashing into a car carrying five young women. The collision killed music teacher Theresa Kroes of Onalaska...and injured four of Theresa's friends, who all spoke at the sentencing. Herrmann apologized for the accident, and says he's ashamed of running from the crash scene, although he claims he doesn't remember doing that. The sentence also includes 40 years of extended supervision after prison, and probation for hit-and-run after that.
Sierra Club Lawsuit Ending!
A settlement could be coming soon from a lawsuit filed a year ago by the Sierra Club against the Dairyland Power Cooperative and two coal fired plants in Alma. They were accused of not installing the required pollution controls when it made various upgrades at its plants at Alma and Genoa from 1993 to 2009.
Dairyland is now spending around 400 million dollars on pollution controls at its plants. But the action was the result of the Sierra Club's lawsuit and not because of government enforcement of air pollution laws over the years. according to The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.
They say the federal and state governments have had inconstent enforcement records.