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Lacrosse County Board Chair Steve Doyle confirmed with WIZM news this morning that he will run for the seat vacated by Mike Huebsch who has taken a cabinet seat with Governor Scott Walker. He has already registered with the Government Accountability Board. Doyle will make it official next Tuesday morning at the County Administrative Center at 11:30.
Shelby Town Board Chair Lynetta Kopp announced her intentions to run yesterday.
One of three men convicted of trying to dig up a body in a cemetery in Cassville, Wisconsin in order to have sex with it is facing new sex related charges. 24 year old Dustin Radke allegedly had sex with a fourteen year old girl. The girl told detectives Radke knew she was fourteen. He is now facing charges of sexual assault of a child under 16. Radke is one of three men convicted for digging up a body in 2006 with the intention of having sex with the body of that young woman who had recently been killed in a motorcycle accident. The latest charges could lead to a 40 year prison sentence.
It's likely a primary will be held April 5th for the vacant 94th Assembly seat that was vacated by 16 year veteran Mike Huebsch. That's the same day the elections will be held for municipal and judicial positions in the state. The general election will be held in May.
Reid Magney, with the Government Accountability Board, which oversees elections says special elections must be held at least 62 but no more than 77 days after the governor’s order.
So far, Lacrosse County Board Chair Steve Doyle and Shelby town board chair Lynnetta Kopp are the only two to register with the State to run for the 94th seat.
Shelby town chair Lynnetta Kopp is the first out of the gate today. The republican makes her announcement to campaign for the assembly seat left vacant by Mike Huebsch who will be come the next Department of Administration Secretary under Governor Scott Walker. Kopp currently works as the executive director of the service organization, RSVP. Kopp has also served as a La Crosse school board member. County board chair Steve Doyle also appears to be running for the assembly seat although he has yet to make an official announcement. Several others are said to be also considering a run.
David Merrit was an emergency room doctor at the Black River Memorial Hospital. He is also a Major in the Colorado National Guard. Merrit no longer works at the hospital and now he's suing.
Seems as though Merrit told hospital officials he might be re-deployed....and 2 months later he was escorted out of the hospital.....and fired without cause.
The lawsuit seeks damages, back pay and reinstatement at the hospital.