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Eight years behind bars for one of the 'Get Money Boys'...
Eighteen-year-old De'aaron Appleton is going to prison for two counts of armed burglary, for a pair of home invasions in La Crosse last fall. Appleton apologized in court to the victims who were robbed at gunpoint...but Judge Dale Pasell says an example has to be set in this case. Appleton is one of several young men accused of targeting local drug dealers for robbery, allegedly because those potential victims might have a lot of money.
If you're waiting for the paddlewheelers to return to La Crosse...the next one should arrive two months from today.
July 10th is the scheduled date for the first of 18 local stops this year by the American Queen and the Queen of the Mississippi. The big cruise boats came back in 2012 after being pulled off the upper Mississippi for three years. The Delta Queen is not expected back on the Mississippi any time soon, but there's word that it could be moved back to Cincinnati from its current home in Chattanooga.