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.
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.
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.
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.
Nuns in La Crosse apparently thinking a little security these days. Comes after several thefts in the last few months at St Rose Convent. Over a thousand dollars disappearing from an office. A laptop as well. After another couple hundred disappeared over the week-end, the nuns finally called the cops. Depending on who's responsible for the thieving, they're not sure if they want to press charges. But they have started locking the office door.