Some School Districts Victorious At The Polls Tuesday
Voters denied an almost $24 million measure in Arcadia Tuesday...money that would have gone to replace an elementary school that is almost 100 years old. The measure was voted down by a 741-546 margin.
The Independence School District narrowly passed a school operating referendum Tuesday, the result was 252 yes votes to 232 no votes. The referendum allows the district to exceed state revenue limits by $250 thousand a year for five years. This is the second vote on the measure in less then 9 months....as it was voted down in February.
Record Amount Of Drugs Collected
It’s obvious from the results that this is a needed program......the words from Onalaska Police Officer Jason Jobe as he summed last weekend's drug drop off program which was held at 3 different sites in the area. A record 1200 pounds of medications and controlled substances were dropped over.......some coming in zip lock freezer baggies. But Jobe says that was nothing.
Evidence At Stratman Trial Includes Photo Of Bottle In Victim's Car
Law officers testifying at a La Crosse homicide trial are being asked today about a bottle of vodka found inside the car of a teenage driver who was killed.
Jurors were shown a photo of the bottle discovered in Brandon Jennings's car after his collision with Sheriff's Deputy Trisha Stratman on Highway 35. Tests showed that 16-year-old Brandon had no alcohol in his system at the time of the crash. Other testimony today has dealt with what speed Stratman was driving while on the way to a police call. Trooper Jeremy Ver Gowe answered an attorney's questions about where the two cars would have been at the time of the crash. Ver Gowe estimates that Stratman was moving up to 90 miles an hour at the moment she hit the Jennings car.
Shilling Says Session Grade Was An Incomplete
Did the Governor's special sesion on jobs really focus on jobs? Not to State Senator, Jennifer Shilling.
And for that she gives a grade of incomplete to the special session. No word yet if Governor Scott Walker will call for another special session in December.
Snow Is On The Way
A winter storm watch goes into effect tonight and into tomorrow. The National Weather Service's, Todd Shea, tells us what we can expect.
He says there is a potential for six or more inches of wet, slushy snow across the area by midday Wednesday.