Major Fired From Hospital
Seems as though Merrit told hospital officials he might be re-deployed....and 2 months later he was escorted out of the hospital.....and fired without cause.
The lawsuit seeks damages, back pay and reinstatement at the hospital.
Bus Catches Fire Near Black River Falls
A Greyhound bus is a total loss after it was destroyed by a fire while traveling from Chicago to Minneapolis. The bus caught fire early this morning near Black River Falls. The fire apparently was a result of a brake problem. The more than 40 people on board all escaped safely. Passengers are waiting at a hotel for a backup bus from Milwaukee to take them the rest of the way.
Dump The Scrubs???
To better help patients identify their caregivers and co-workers know who is who....a new dress code went into effect throughout the Gunderson Lutheran Medical System Monday.
Registered nurses will now wear white tops and navy bottoms......LPN's will now wear a Caribbean blue scrub and medical assistants will wear a charcoal grey scrub. No word yet as to what color nursing assistants will wear.
Kathy Koehne says that discussions and studies have gone on for the past 2 years about the apparel change and the effects it would have on patients primarily.
Shilling Ready To Sit Down
Governor Scott Walker was busy in his first day in office Monday. He called a special session of the Legislature to focus on passing a series of measures he's proposing designed to spur economic growth.
But....... Democrat Jennifer Shilling....can both sides work together to create more jobs for the state? She tells WIZM news that yes both sides can sit down and discuss jobs, the economy....anything. But...agreeing...now that may be totally different.She says the Democrats have already sent a letter to Governor Walker with their ideas and proposals for job growth, but they have not heard back from their boss yet.
Besides the special session.....Walker also gave the attorney general the OK to sue the federal government over the health insurance reform law.
Armed Robbery Spoils Birthday
There are plenty of ways to celebrate a birthday. Getting robbed at gunpoint is probably not one of the best ones. But that's exactly what La Crosse police say happened to a Holmen middle schooler on New Year's Eve. They say he was cased, stalked, and then accosted in the parking lot of the High Rollers Skating Rink on La Crosse southside. A couple punks with blaze orange hats, cops say, held up the middle schooler with a BB gun. They got 45 bucks. But he got a picture of one of the thugs with his cell phone. Police have charged 17 Leon Hesser-Thompson with armed robbery as an adult. A 16 year-old boy is charged as a child.