St. Rose Suffers Thefts
Candidates Interviewed for La Crosse Talk PM
Hear candidates running for the open seat in Wisconsin's 94th this week on WIZM's La Crosse Talk PM. Lynnetta Kopp, Steven Freng, Jake Speed, Jon Hetland, John Lautz, Steve Doyle, and Cheryl Hancock will be on the April 5th primary ballot to fill the seat left by Mike Huebsch when he became Secretary of Administration for Governor Walker. Each will be highlighted during the week starting Monday during unedited interviews at 4:15 and 5:20 Monday thru Thursday. John Lautz and Steve Doyle interviews on Monday.
Drunk Driver Awaits Sentencing
Last July, 46 year old Jefferey Skarda of Soldiers Grove was driving home on his motorcycle when he was hit and killed by a drunk driver. Now that driver awaits sentencing in the case.
22 year old Rebecca Kulas of Viroqua pleaded no contest Thursday to one charge of homicide by negligent use of a vehicle and two counts of reckless driving causing great bodily harm.
Kulas was arrested following the accident on Highway 61 between Soldiers Grove and Readstown. Skarda was pronounced dead at the scene.
Kulas will be sentenced in May.
Head Shaving Raises Money
There are 118 bald men and women roaming the campus of UW-L today. Not a fad or trend though. A fund raising event that brought in over $10 thousand this weekend for the St. Baldrick’s Foundation, which supports childhood cancer research.
So that's a lot of hair to clean up...........and as UW-L Sophomore Amanda Abrahamson tells us.....it was all swept up for a good cause. Hair will be donated to various organizations to help clean up oil spills and provide hairpieces to children who have lost their hair because of a medical condition.
This is the third year students in UW-L’s Coate Hall have organized the fundraiser, which raised a total of $22 thousand the first two years.
Mayor to Sign Contract Extensions
With a controversial new law set to take effect on Saturday, La Crosse mayor Matt Harter says he'll sign union contract extensions agreed to by the city council unanimously Thursday night. One of the contract extensions is for the city's largest union, SEIU 180. Its 170 members gathered petitions to encourage the mayor to sign the contract agreements as quickly as possible before the law could take effect. Harter says he'll do it to give workers some security. The 180 contract increases health and pension contributions by employees and gives workers just one percent annual raises. The contract is good through the end of 2013.