Ron Johnson Promotes Sen. Campaign In La Crosse
And the fourth, Oshkosh businessman Ron Johnson, thinks he has the best chance of all those candidates to send Feingold packing after 18 years. Johnson is traveling with his family this week to announce his run for the Republican Senate nomination. In La Crosse today, Johnson pledged to listen to the people...but he hasn't decided whether to follow Feingold's example of regulat listening sessions if he's elected.
Canadian Trucker Faces Felonies For Sparta Chase
THE STORY OF THE SLEEPY TRUCK DRIVER HAULING A LOAD OF ENERGY DRINKS THROUGH WISCONSIN WAS GOOD FOR SOME LAUGHS ON CABLE NEWS CHANNELS THIS WEEKEND...
BUT LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT ISN'T LAUGHING. CANADIAN DRIVER BEANT GILL IS BEING CHARGED WITH FELONY ENDANGERMENT AND FLEEING POLICE ON A 20-MILE TEAR THROUGH MONROE COUNTY. JUDGE MICHAEL MC ALPINE SET GILL'S BOND AT 20-THOUSAND DOLLARS CASH. GILL IS FORMERLY FROM INDIA, AND NEEDS AN INTERPRETER TO COMMUNICATE IN COURT. STATE POLICE SAID GILL'S TRUCK WAS WEAVING ALL OVER THE HIGHWAY. A BOMB-SNIFFING DOG DETECTED SOMETHING SUSPICIOUS IN THE TRUCK, BUT A BOMD SQUAD FOUND NO EXPLOSIVES IN THE TRAILER.
Budget Crisis in Minnesota Dodged, Deal Reached
A budget crisis has been at least temporarily averted in Minnesota. Lawmakers in St. Paul voted on a deal this morning to erase a three billion dollar deficit. No new taxes, which is nice, says Republican state rep, Greg Davids, but no as many cuts as he'd like to see, either. He says he's continually surprised by the spending appetite that lawmakers have in the state's capital. Odd, considering the impending budget shortfalls.Davids says the state's next budget could face a defict of six billion dollars unless needed cuts to programs are made.
Runaway Banker Gets 10 Years For Theft
HE ONLY GETS 10 YEARS IN PRISON, BUT THAT'S THE MOST HE COULD GET FOR HIS CRIME...
FORMER LA CROSSE BANKER DONALD JOHNSON IS GOING TO PRISON FOR STEALING NEARLY A MILLION DOLLARS FROM THE RETIREMENT ACCOUNTS OF DOZENS OF PEOPLE. JOHNSON SAID IN COURT HE HAD 'REMORSE' AND 'REGRET,' AND WILL COMPLY WITH THE COURT ORDER TO REPAY CLOSE TO 200-THOUSAND DOLLARS OF WHAT HE HAD TAKEN. JOHNSON LEFT HIS FAMILY IN 1995 AND DISAPPEARED FOR 14 YEARS BEFORE TURNING HIMSELF IN.
Onalaska Woman Flirts with Responsibility, Goes Other Direction
An Onalaska woman certainly started out doing the responsible thing on Friday. But things kind of got out of hand after calling a friend to get a ride home after she'd been drinking. Cops say Stella Kruse was getting a ride from La Crosse in the early morning hours when she started beating on the woman driving. Then she grabbed the car's steering wheel, and the car wound up in someone's yard. And then Stella took off running. With the keys to the car. Cops say they found her trying to get into a stranger's house. Stella was drunk. Stella was incoherent. And Stella barely missed the groin of one cop with a poorly aimed kick. She was arrested on several charges.