Herrmann Gets 31 Years In Prison For Traffic Death
The pickup driver who caused a deadly crash near Holmen this summer is going to prison for 31 years.
Jesse Herrmann has been sentenced for driving drunk last June and crashing into a car carrying five young women. The collision killed music teacher Theresa Kroes of Onalaska...and injured four of Theresa's friends, who all spoke at the sentencing. Herrmann apologized for the accident, and says he's ashamed of running from the crash scene, although he claims he doesn't remember doing that. The sentence also includes 40 years of extended supervision after prison, and probation for hit-and-run after that.
County Board Member Says Trib's Numbers Are Wrong
The La Crosse Tribune reported Sunday, that Governor Walkers BudgetRepair Bill cost La Crosse County $300 thousand. Board member, Bill Feehan says.......wrong. It actually saved the county money.....and it all comes down to easy math. Feehan, says if you take the Gross Budget Savings from employees contributions Wisconsin Retirement System at $2.9 million and subtract $1.4 million from the Major 2012 Budget Challenges.....you come up with a net gain of $1.5 million for La Crosse County. And not only that.........................
Feehan says to say the governors budget bill was not good for Lacrosse County....is just not accurate.
Woodman's Pulls Eggs After Video Released
If you are used to finding Lichtfield, Minnesota based Sparboe Farms eggs at Woodman's in Onalaska........you won't after tonight. That's because the company, based in Janesville, has followed many other companies like McDonald's and Target who have dropped the nation’s largest egg supplier after a video was released showing multiple instances of animal cruelty at the supplier's facilities in Colorado, Iowa and Minnesota. Clint Woodman says it's all about their customers.
The group Mercy for Animals posted the video, which includes graphic footage of a person swinging a chicken around, someone searing off chicks beaks and another person suffocating chicks with their bare hands. Sparboe President, Beth Sparboe Schnell, says the employees on the tape are now gone.
Sparboe produces 300 million eggs a year, in regular, liquid, frozen and dried form, and ships them to restaurants and stores across the country.
Sierra Club Lawsuit Ending!
A settlement could be coming soon from a lawsuit filed a year ago by the Sierra Club against the Dairyland Power Cooperative and two coal fired plants in Alma. They were accused of not installing the required pollution controls when it made various upgrades at its plants at Alma and Genoa from 1993 to 2009.
Dairyland is now spending around 400 million dollars on pollution controls at its plants. But the action was the result of the Sierra Club's lawsuit and not because of government enforcement of air pollution laws over the years. according to The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.
They say the federal and state governments have had inconstent enforcement records.
La Crosse County Home Prices Higher This October
La Crosse county bucked a statewide trend for October. The state Realtors Association says both the median price and number of home sales increased in the county for October over last year. The median price of a home sold in October in La Crosse was 145 thousand dollars, compared to a little over 129 thousand for last October. Showing and increase of over 12 percent. Median home price last month statewide was 132 thousand dollars. 140 thousand for October last year. That's a decrease of over five percent