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Good things can happen when people, and communities, work together. That's why there is much excitement about a new mutual aid agreement being developed among fire departments in La Crosse...
Onalaska will be voting again for a mayor next year and the current mayor thinks it's time for the city to ponder whether an administrator would be better. Joe Chilsen admits that maybe he's thinking himself out of a job. But he feels the idea should be examined by the Onalaska city council. Chilsen says having a city administrator has positives and negatives and the council should at least have the opportunity to discuss the idea.
Part of Chilsen's reasoning is that electing a mayor opens the risk of changing the city's CEO every four to eight years...instead of having a more permanent administrator. Chilsen says he hasn't decided yet whether to seek a second term as mayor.
How strongly La Crosse mayor Tim Kabat feels about his opposition to a pay hike for his job could determine whether he uses his veto pen for the first time. Kabat says he's still trying to figure out whether he'll veto council action if a pay raise for the office is approved. He says the compensation is in line with other cities and the job is far more than just a paycheck, anyway.
"You're going into that position for a lot more than the pay," says Kabat. "You sign up for that job for the much more intrinsic values that the position offers."
The full council votes on the mayor pay raise on Thursday. A ten percent raise to $85 thousand would go into effect after the next mayoral election.
In Madison today, a hearing on legislation that has suddenly become much more likely to pass. It's a bill that would ban experiments using post-abortion fetal tissue. Lead sponsor of the legislation, republican state rep Andre Jacque, acknowledges his efforts stand better chances now on the heels of several sting videos of the Planned Parenthood organization. Jacques says the images are more compelling than simply the words in a piece of legislation.
Jacque calls Wisconsin the wild west when it comes to fetal remains because no state laws currently determine what can or can't be done with fetal tissue.
Meanwhile, researchers warn that medical breakthroughs for diseases like Parkinson's and Lou Gehrig's may be hampered if the bill passes.
Burlington Northern track work will shut down a couple of rail crossings in La Crosse this week, starting with one today. City hall says The Cass Street crossing will shut down today while crews install a second set of tracks. The city says the work should be done by tomorrow night. Burlington Northern moves on to the Main Street crossing on Thursday. That should be done by Friday. The company apparently is ahead of schedule in stretching a second set of tracks to its northside yard.
A horrific murder in Houston, Texas has some back story in La Crosse. 48 year-old David Conley is the man accused of killing eight people in a home in Houston on Saturday after breaking in. The victims include Valerie and Dwayne Jackson and six of their kids. They say Conley broke into the home through a window, handcuffed all eight victims and then shot them in the back of the head. Seven years ago, Valerie Jackson sought protection from the courts in La Crosse to keep the often violent Conley away from her. It was shortly after that Conley and Valerie Jackson were in court in a paternity suit in La Crosse. Reports say Conley broke into the Houston home this weekend after Valerie Jackson changed the locks on the doors.
She's had four months since the election to prepare for her new job. Today, Gloria Doyle will be sworn in as the next judge for Branch 5 of La Crosse County circuit court. Doyle won a three-way contest to succeed retired judge Dale Pasell. Candice Tlustosch served as Branch 5 judge for the last five months, until the end of July. Doyle worked as the county's family court commissioner for many years before winning the judge race. Her inauguration is set for 3 pm.