Viroqua Police Are Serious About Texting
You had better think twice about texting or facebooking someone in Viroqua mean and nasty things. It's all a part of a new ordinance aimed at cracking down on the growing problem says Police Chief, Darren Jefson.
And in return, if your found guility of course, you will be handed a fine of $298.
Extra Trouble for Drunk Driver with Young Passenger
Among the drunk drivers nabbed this week-end by La Crosse police, was the woman who parked her car on top of a roadside sign on the northside. Cops say the 47 year-old woman earned her first OWI for plowing into a "No Stopping or Standing During School Hours" sign near Franklin elementary on Friday afternoon just after school let out. Her 12 year-old child was a passenger but not hurt in the crash. The woman said she'd just had a glass of wine but blew a .23 on the breathalyzer at jail. She faces extra penalties because a child under 16 was in the car.
Sign Moratorium Extension Consideration Begins This Week
Maybe more time for a special committee coming up with new rules for electronic billboards in La Crosse. This week, the city council begins the process of extending a moratorium on new electronic signs while a sign committee continues its work. End result? Good question, says sign committee member and city councilman, Jim Bloedorn
The current moratorium on electronic signs has been in place for almost a year.
Labor Leader Says Walker Changes Increase Risks To Workers
Will Wisconsin workers be safer with a different governor?
AFSCME union director Marty Beil has no doubt that they will. In La Crosse this weekend, Beil told the audience at a ceremony for workers killed on the job that Governor Scott Walker's actions against unions are increasing the risk of injury for many corporate employees. Beil claims that Walker is leaving many employees in Wisconsin with 'no voice in the workplace.' He also says actions decreasing government openness have 'cast us into darkness.'
Schultz Appreciates Award Despite Criticism
Most in his party didn't like the stand he took on a mining bill this year, but Richland Center republican state senator Dale Schultz has been awarded for that stand. The Wisconsin Wildlife Federation has given Schultz and two others the group's Conservationist of the Year Award for sticking by their principles to block a mining bill in the state despite political pressure to do otherwise.
Schultz says he's honored by the award. And the criticism from within his own party? Part of the game of politics, he says.