2 Hurt In Monroe County Crash
2 people were injured in a car versus buggy crash in Monroe County last night. A car driven by 61 year old Monty Berger of Lone Rock was east bound on Highway 71 when he went to pass 2 Amish buggy’s that were also east bound on the shoulder of the road. Berger passed the first buggy when the second Buggy made a left turn in front of him and he hit the horse and buggy. The buggy over turned in the roadway.
Two passengers in the Buggy where injured....including the driver of the Buggy 21 year old Henry Miller of rural Kendall and his passenger 18 year old Sarah Borntreger of Canton Missouri. They both had non life threatening injuries.
They were transported by Kendall and Wilton ambulance services to Tomah Memorial Hospital.
Sparta Arsonist Back In Court
A man who tried to burn down a Sparta convenience store now faces 71 years in prison if convicted on 6 charges. 38 year old Bradford White made a court appearance this morning in Monroe County court.
White, apparently upset that Fast Eddie's in Sparta would not serve him alcohol a week ago because he was drunk, is accused of going back to the store late that night....crashing his car into the front doors...stealing over $2500 in alcohol and then setting the place on fire. White faces charges of arson, armed burglary, criminal damage to property and reckless endangerment with a weapon. He is in jail on a $20 thousand cash bond.
The grocery side of the store sustained serious damage while the liquor side had to be wiped out due to health department concerns. White will be back in court in January.
Investigation Turns Up Potentially Key Evidence in Liquor Theft
Thieves ripping off thousands of dollars in booze have left a trail for police to follow in La Crosse. Cops are investigating the theft of cases of beer, wine and liquor from the Pettibone Resort this week-end. They say the crooks pried open a door and stole the booze and left shoeprints and tire tracks in the snow. They also left what could turn out to be the lynchpin in the investigation. A frozen puddle of urine. Cops have collected the urine to test for DNA.
Local College One Of The Best For Veterans
The Military Times magazine has named Western Techincal College one of the nation's top 10 two year colleges for veterans. Western, coming in at number 7 on the list, is the only two year college in Wisconsin to make the list. Jackie Helgeson says making things easier for Vet's to transition into college life is something they strive for.
More than 1,400 veteran students are currently enrolled at Western,
Republican Leader Believes Recall Petition Mark Will be Reached
Bill Feehan's got a pretty dim view of the whole petition drive to recall governor Scott Walker. First, says the chair of La Crosse county Republicans, it's clear there's people who are signing petitions multiple times, calling the new claim that organizers have reached the half million mark in petitions a pretty dubious one......
Feehan is referencing election regulators' admission that, although they would flag unusual names on petitions, it would be up to challengers to prove their lack of validity. But Feehan also believes that, even if recall organizers aren't quite there yet, they will be able to collect the required signatures to force a recall election sometime next year. Partially why the party is planning a re-opening of its La Crosse headquarter for early next month.