New La Crosse GOP Leadership
Bill Feehan handed over the reins of the La Crosse County GOP to Vice Chairman Julian Bradley at the party's Lincoln Day Dinner Friday night. Feehan had previously announced his plans to step down as chairman to focus
on his run for the 32nd state Senate district. Bradley was a candidate for the 95th Assembly district in 2010 and has served as vice chair since February 2011. Feehan handed over the chairmanship at the finale of the party's annual Lincoln Day Dinner. This was the largest attendance of a Lincoln Day Dinner in the party's history and the first time a sitting governor has spoken at the event since then governor Thompson spoke in La Crosse in 1995.
Warm Winter Brings Mosquitoes Back Early
Have you started swatting at mosquitoes yet this year?
Some people have started seeing the little pests around La Crosse, because of the premature beginning to spring. La Crosse County's chief mosquito watcher, Dave Geske, says the winter weather didn't do much to decrease the numbers of insects.
Mosquito experts generally predict that because we won't get much flooding this spring, the local mosquito population is likely to be low.
Oktoberfest Will Consider Officially Cancelling Parades After City Denial
This year's fees for Oktoberfest won't be the end. The organization got nowhere in negotiations with La Crosse city hall yesterday in efforts to reduce parade fees from the 18 thousand dollars the city wants for this year. And next year, it would be much more, says fest executive director, Tina Severson
The Oktoberfest board meets on Monday to decide what to do next. A real possibility: Cancelling the fest's three parades.
Tomah Shooting Leaves One Injured
Tomah Police say a shooting that took place this weekend was not random. Police responded to a report of a shooting that happened on the city walking trail south of Parkview Drive a little after 10pm Saturday night.
Officers found 21 year old Holten Mayberry, who said he had walked to the entrance of the trail near Parkview Drive. Mayberry told police that he was walking on the trail near the railroad bridge when two unknown males confronted him and one of the suspects shot him in the shoulder. Mayberry was transported to Tomah Memorial Hospital where he was treated and later transferred to a La Crosse Hospital with non life threatening injuries.
Two Lax Cops Admit To Breaking Duck Hunting Laws
Two La Crosse police officers are pleading guilty to federal charges of violating hunting laws...
Officers Corrie Korn and Faling Yang will be sentenced in May, and both could face prison time. The U-S Attorney's office says the two cops illegally killed and transported ducks while operating their own hunting guide service three years ago. The charges resulted from testimony by undercover agents who went hunting with the officers. As part of their pleas, Korn and Yang have agreed not to act as hunting guides...or to hunt anywhere in the U-S...for the next two years.