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(AP) A Wisconsin police chief who faces sexual assault and other charges has been found in south-central Nebraska. The Nebraska State Patrol says 29-year-old Shay Larson was taken into custody just after 1 a.m. Friday at a truck stop near the Elm Creek interchange on Interstate 80. Wisconsin authorities had passed along tips that Larson might be driving a semitrailer in the area. Nebraska troopers checked the truck stop and found a big rig with Wisconsin plates. The patrol says Larson was in the truck. He remains in the Buffalo County jail, awaiting extradition to Wisconsin. The patrol says Larson is chief in the village of Readstown, Wis. He's is charged in Vernon County with sexual assault, misconduct in public office, disorderly conduct and obstructing an officer.
The La Crosse Aiport has been using a new, computerized full body scanning machine for the past week.....so the results from the airport and passengers so far?
The body scanner uses millimeter wave technology which is safe for all passengers, including children and pregnant women. The scanner meets all safety standards and uses 1,000 times less energy than the international limits.
As quite a few towns in the area start to look at long range goals.....the Village of Homen has their sites set on buildings. And to build or not to build anew library has become first and foremost sayas village President, Nancy Proctor.
She says several board members have chimed in lately on other building needs....they are on paper now....and possibly could see action this year.
Is there a business that's recession proof? Probably not entirely. But one comes pretty close in Wisconsin, apparently. A new audit from Madison finds the Wisconsin Lottery kept up very solid sales even while the economy was in the tank during the global recession. Auditors actually call the Wisconsin Lottery "recession resistant." While sales dropped slightly in 2009, every other year has seen increases recently with revenues expected to top a half billion dollars this year.
Flooding fears expressed by some lawmakers over a new wetlands law in Wisconsin. Onalaska state rep Steve Doyle is among the crowd of legislators who voted against new rules that will make it easier for developers to fill in wetlands to build on. Doyle says he's got lots of problems with the law's provisions
Governor Walker signed the new wetland regulations into law yesterday.