Stop Raiding Fees says Huebsch
Huebsch says the entire time Governor Doyle was in office....he raided over $1.3 billion from the transportation fund. Something Huebsch calls a double tax.
Huebsch says the revenue collected from those fees should not be transferred to the general fund to plug the budget hole, currently around $3 billion
The Rush for Packers Gear is On
At six this morning, when the doors of JC Penney in La Crosse's Valley View Mall opened four hours early, shoppers started filing in. Packer fans looking for Super Bowl gear. Sales manager Toni Holter says she wasn't surprised. Not after the rush they had after the NFC championship game. She says it was really the same kind of devoted Packers fans; excited that their team got to the Super Bowl, and way more excited after last night's victory.
Holter says they've sold hundreds of Packers Super Bowl tee-shirts so far today with hundreds more on the way, along with over two thousand of the much-coveted locker room caps.
Have Wad of Cash, Will Drive Without Lights
Nothing wrong with driving around with a pocketful of cash. Even thousands of dollars. No crime there. But things change a bit when you're driving around with a pocketful of cash and several bags of marijuana. That's how La Crosse police picked up Devan Kuehn this week-end in La Crosse. They say the Waukon, Iowa 21 year-old was driving around downtown with his lights off. Cop pulled Kuehn over and felt overwhelmed by the smell of marijuana coming out of the car. Found about three thousand dollars in cash and nearly four ounces of individually wrapped baggies of pot in a pasta box. Kuehn faces drug dealing charges.
Eagle's Hopes Will Ride With Platteville Grad
UW-La Crosse picks a new football coach from close to home...
Joel Dettwiler, a Platteville graduate now at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, is the new head football coach for the Eagles.
Dettwiler was among four finalists who were interviewed on campus in the last two weeks. He was director of football operations at Platteville a few years ago. Dettwiler will succeed Larry Terry, who announced in November that he would step down as the Eagles' head coach.
What, Me? Accident?
Among the many drunk drivers corralled by cops this week-end in La Crosse, one has some car repairs to do once he gets out of the joint. They found Roberto Rodriguez sitting in his car in the early morning on the northside. They say he'd plowed into a couple of cars on the street before ramming into a snowbank. Police say Rodriguez was very drunk and denied being in an accident. Although the cop was skeptical. After all, the car Rodriguez was sitting in had its air bags deployed. And the front end of the car was crushed.