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School District of Lacrosse teachers will be working under some new rules for the 2012-13 school year. With state law now allowing teachers' unions to only collectively bargain wages, Lacrosse school officials have been developing a handbook for teachers to address areas that were previously under a collective bargaining agreement. WIZM'S Dan Deicher has more.
Instead of union contracts, Wisconsin teachers now have to abide by handbooks which will serve in lieu of contracts for public school employees. What's in the handbooks is of concern to the Lacrosse Education Association. President Ed Ludwig addressed some of those concerns last night at the board meeting.
Since the district extended contracts for a year.....handbooks won't have to be completed until the end of June.......because they will go into effect on July 1st.
One guy from La Crosse won't be getting the typical welcome from Wal-Mart greeters this holiday season. The 21 year-old's been banned from Wal-Marts nationwide. Part of his punishment for going on a thieving spree at the La Crosse and Onalaska stores over the last couple of months. Police suspect him of stealing perhaps thousands of dollars worth of Blu-Ray discs. Apparently, he just grabs the discs and runs out the door to his car that he leaves running outside, sometimes using his girlfriend as the getaway driver. He's pawned the discs for over a thousand dollars at a local pawn shop and video game store. Apparently feeding his heroin addiction with the cash.
A La Crosse guy has a bill to pay for a broken windshield after this week-end. It was, unfortunately for him, the wrong windshield. Police say the 33 year-old jumped on an occupied car in the Jay street parking lot, smashing the windshield, thinking he was getting back at the people who had messed with his girlfriend's car. Wrong people, wrong car. Nobody hurt, guy admits his mistake, pledges to pay for the damage, got a ticket from police. Still looking to pounce on the right car.
A middle schooler in La Crosse faces expulsion after bringing a knife to school. Cops say the 11 year-old from Logan middle grabbed the knife from home and showed it to a student before school, giving her a scare. The school confiscated the nine inch lock blade knife and sent the boy home. POlice have charged him as a juvenile for carrying a concealed weapon.
After bartime, it can be infamously hard to get a cab in downtown La Crosse. Appears a guy who got in trouble this week-end was too drunk to try. Cops say he got thrown out of a downtown bar at bartime and tried to get back in. That's when a cop got involved. Tried to be nice. Tried to send the 22 year-old on his way. But the fellow wouldn't have anything of it. Said, as a soldier, he shouldn't be treated that way. Threatened to call the mayor and the judge to complain. Wanted a ride home. Still, the cop said goodnight and left him. Half an hour later the same guy was pounding on the back door of the jail, demanding either a ride home or a night behind bars. Original cop took the call, took pity on the guy, and took him home. But not before writing him a $177 ticket for disorderly conduct.