Hearing Today on Bus Fare Increases
A public hearing on proposed fee increases for La Crosse's public bus service today.
The transit utility wants to boost all fares, senior citizens and disabled riders included. Proposed fare for a regular adult rider would be $1.50. A quarter higher than it is now, but still in line with fares in other like-sized Wisconsin cities. Eau Claire and Janesville are currently at a $1.50. Sheboygan's a little higher at $1.75 for regular bus fare. Other cities like Wausau and Fond du Lac are at $1.25. Oshkosh appears to be the lowest; bus ride there is still just a buck. Fare increase hearing is at 5:15 in city council chambers.
Special Election Tomorrow
Special election tomorrow for La Crosse's state assembly seat. Democrat Jill Billings faces Republican DAve Drewes. Drewes is a fan of changes that governor Walker has pushed for in Wisconsin
Unwanted Guest Removed From Southside House
An unwanted guest for a guy on La Crosse's south side this week-end. Police say Todd Alesh wound up on an unknown couch just before four in the morning on Sunday. Homeowner says he had no idea who Alesh was. But he did ask the drunken and belligerent 26 year-old to leave multiple times. Cops finally got him out of the house. Blew a .32 on the scene and police collected a bag of marijuana as well.
La Crosse Man Arrested After Interfering in Different Arrest
A La Crosse guy put up a heckuva fight this week-end, but still wound up in the back of a squad car, with taser probes in his back and a spit hood on his head. Police say Shawn Xiong wasn't even the guy they were after when they responded to a domestic throw-down on Saturday night. But, they say, he was drunk and belligerent and causing problems, so they pulled out the handcuffs. But Xiong didn't want to go quietly. A scuffle ensued. They tumbled down some stairs. They tased him. Three times. Finally got him in the back of a squad. And he spit in a cop's eye. Thus the spit hood. Xiong faces a number of charges.
Lacrosse School Achievement Awards Tonight
Each fall, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors from Central, Logan, and LaCrossroads High Schools who achieved a grade point of 3.5 or higher the preceding year are recognized and awarded by the Board of Education. And though there are 534 students being recognized tonight....another focus will fall upon 2 teachers.