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Tickets for the Elton John show April 19th at the La Crosse Center were sold out in one hour and 25 minutes, according to Center manager Art Fahey. Only about 150 people went to the box office in person to buy seats, and Fahey says they were given lottery numbers for a chance at tickets. He tells us it's the fastest that a single concert has sold out in the 30-year history of the downtown arena.
Another listening session canceled for La Crosse republican state senator Dan Kapanke. Kapanke's office has sent out notices canceling two upcoming listening sessions. One for this Friday at the Garden Street Cafe in Ontario. Another a week from today at the Hazel Brown Leicht Memorial Library in West Salem. Although his office has offered no explanation for the cancellations, after Kapanke voted yes on a controversial budget repair bill last week, he received death threats and dozens of pro-labor protesters picketed his house on Friday afternoon, shutting down traffic on a French Island street.
Love means never having to say, "sorry for trying to run you over." Which may leave a La Crosse woman with some explaining to do. Police say Ebony Cade tried to run over her boyfriend Sunday evening after finding him with another woman. Cops say Cade also ran into a car the couple just bought together. She faces serious charges, denies trying to squish her boyfriend with the car and also explains the evening by saying she just "wasn't thinking."
Best lead that La Crosse police have on a robbery suspect could be his hair. Cops say some thug broke through the door of a place on the city's southside on Friday evening. Guy brandished a gun, forced a man and a woman into the bathroom and made off with a safe. The robbery victims describe the guy as black, tall and thin with hair in corn rows and pony tails sprouting from the top. So far they don't have a name but the guy seemed to know somebody who lived there and appeared to know what he was after. In the safe: five hundred bucks and a handgun.
Wildlife biologists with the state Department of Natural Resources invite anyone interested in the status of the deer herd in Crawford, La Crosse, Monroe and Vernon counties to attend an open house public meeting Monday afternoon from 4-8 p.m. in Westby.
This is the first and best opportunity for hunters and other interested individuals to discuss the structure of the 2011 deer hunting seasons with DNR wildlife managers. Biologists will talk about the current size of the deer population and the strategy being suggested to manage these deer populations. Also on the agenda.....an update on efforts to control CWD, a fatal disease affecting deer in south central Wisconsin.
The meeting takes place in the community room of the Bekkum Memorial Library.