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Mark Neumann has lots of reasons to run for Wisconsin's US Senate seat next year. 14 trillion of them, actually. The former congressman is making the nation's burgeoning $14 trillion debt and dealing with it the cornerstone of his campaign. It doesn't appear to Neumann that anyone in Washington understands the basic principle that you can't continually spend more money than you have without running into trouble. Neumann, a republican, is the first to declare a candidacy for the seat being vacated by Herb Kohl next year.
Town of Shelby could be sticking some serious money underground soon. In conjunction with a DOT re-do of highway 33, the town is preparing plans to help pedestrians get across the highway.
Shelby town administrator Jeff Brudos says the potential options include a pedestrian tunnel that would go underneath 33 at Hagen road. It's all talk at this point, but Brudos says the idea merits consideration. Estimated cost: five hundred to seven hundred thousand dollars.
How does a couple of beers at a party turn into a trip to jail? You can ask 19 year-old Derrick Scott who, if nothing else, at least has a heckuva story to tell about his first underage drinking ticket. La Crosse cops responded to a loud party near downtown on Friday and found Scott relieving himself outside with a red cup of beer in his hand. It was just a simple ticket that Scott was facing. Right up until he wrestled the cop to the ground, in the process losing his shirt and getting tazed. On the way to lock-up, Scott said he had to "chance" getting away because he didn't want to risk getting busted for underage drinking.
La Crosse's most infamous mother is back in trouble. Indra Book was nabbed by cops walking into a bar Sunday night. Book was convicted in the death of her infant child back in 2007. She spent time in a halfway house and has repeatedly flirted with prison time after a series of arrests usually involving alcohol and drugs. Cops say the 23 year-old was drinking Sunday, in violation of the probation sentence she began serving just last summer. That probation was nearly revoked last winter after getting arrested several times, including once for attacking her boyfriend.
Three area teens are in the Carbon County, Wyoming Jail following a 73-mile high-speed chase that ended north of Rawlins late Wednesday night. Justin Martin and Cameron Gast of Tomah and Allan Dejesus of Sparta, all 18 years old, were arrested after evading the Wyoming Highway Patrol. The three suspects attempted to flee, but Martin and Gast were quickly apprehended. Dejesus was not found until Thursday morning. After stealing a bicycle, he was found at a Burger King.
According to the Carbon County Jail’s arrest report, each of the three suspects were booked in on a felony charge of wrongful taking of or disposing of property, which has a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. Official charges are likely to be filed in Carbon County Circuit Court.