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Tuesday - August 11, 2015 12:00 am

Houston murder has roots in La Crosse

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A horrific murder in Houston, Texas has some back story in La Crosse.  48 year-old David Conley is the man accused of killing eight people in a home in Houston on Saturday after breaking in.  The victims include Valerie and Dwayne Jackson and six of their kids.  They say Conley broke into the home through a window, handcuffed all eight victims and then shot them in the back of the head.  Seven years ago,  Valerie Jackson sought protection from the courts in La Crosse to keep the often violent Conley away from her. It was shortly after that Conley and Valerie Jackson were in court in a paternity suit in La Crosse.  Reports say Conley broke into the Houston home this weekend after Valerie Jackson changed the locks on the doors.  

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Monday - August 10, 2015 12:00 am

Doyle swearing in today

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She's had four months since the election to prepare for her new job. Today, Gloria Doyle will be sworn in as the next judge for Branch 5 of La Crosse County circuit court. Doyle won a three-way contest to succeed retired judge Dale Pasell. Candice Tlustosch served as Branch 5 judge for the last five months, until the end of July. Doyle worked as the county's family court commissioner for many years before winning the judge race. Her inauguration is set for 3 pm.

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Monday - August 10, 2015 12:00 am

Changes apparent to Onalaska schools in two big projects

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A major remodel at Northern Hills Elementary as well as a renovation and addition at Irving Pertzsch Elementary, both in Onalaska, are moving along.
 
Soon enough, says Fran Finco with Onalaska Schools, Northern Hills Elementary will most likely look very different. And employees are liking what they are seeing.  He says teachers are excited by the design which creates school neighborhoods which creates some efficiencies and provides room for teachers to work with students in the classrooms and hallways, too. 
 
Irving Pertzsch is adding on a new, bigger gymnasium and converting the current gym into three new classrooms. These projects are the result of the $16 million referendum Onalaska voters passed in February. Both projects are still ongoing even as the new school year creeps closer.

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Monday - August 10, 2015 12:00 am

La Crosse man hit by car, dies on vacation

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A La Crosse man vacationing with friends in Florida has been struck and killed by a large SUV.  24 year-old Michael "Mike" Gunderson was hit early Sunday morning while he and friends were walking along a beach, according to a Jackonsville television station.  The report says Gunderson died on the scene when a Ford Expedition suddenly accelerated, jumped a curb, hit Gunderson, a tree, a car and a trolley bus before stopping.  Police are still investigating and may charge the driver.  Apparently, the group was planning on returning to Wisconsin later that day.  

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Monday - August 10, 2015 12:00 am

Parents grateful VA owned mistakes in son's death

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The parents of a veteran who died last year at the Tomah VA are grateful that the hospital has owned up to mistakes in their son's care. Jason Simcakoski died from a combination of drugs prescribed for him by doctors. Jason's father, Marv Simcakoski, says his family would not want the hospital to shut down. An investigation says Jason had taken more than 50 doses of drugs in the 72 hours before he died. The interim director at Tomah, John Rohrer, says improvements in procedures at Tomah are scheduled to be completed by January.

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Monday - August 10, 2015 12:00 am

Parents grateful VA owned mistakes in son's death

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The parents of a veteran who died last year at the Tomah VA are grateful that the hospital has owned up to mistakes in their son's care. Jason Simcakoski died from a combination of drugs prescribed for him by doctors. Jason's father, Marv Simcakoski, says his family would not want the hospital to shut down. An investigation says Jason had taken more than 50 doses of drugs in the 72 hours before he died. The interim director at Tomah, John Rohrer, says improvements in procedures at Tomah are scheduled to be completed by January.

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Monday - August 10, 2015 12:00 am

Grant helps to spread the word about bike fest

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Labor Day is just four weeks away. That fact may not make you happy, but lots of bicycle riders are looking forward to spending that holiday in La Crosse. Jeremiah Burish is an organizer of La Crosse's Labor Day weekend bike festival. He says they're getting applications from several distant places, like Colorado and Canada. Burish says an 11-thousand dollar grant from the state tourism office is a 'great asset' in spreading the word about the local bike festival.

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Friday - August 7, 2015 12:00 am

Queen follows Queen at La Crosse's Riverside Park

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Two days, two giant riverboats docking in La Crosse. It was the Queen of the Mississippi on Thursday. The American Queen today.

From the La Crosse Historical Society, George Italiano is there as always, in late 19th century period dress, greeting passengers as they get off the giant paddle wheeler.  Italiano says he loves the experience and passengers always seem to love taking pictures of his costume as well as others who get dressed up to greet the travelers. 

 

 

 

The American Queen, from Memphis, is known as the largest steamboat ever built. She's over 400 feet long and nearly 90 feet wide.  Next stop: St. Paul. 

 

 

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A legal driver's license for an illegal immigrant. Something proposed this week in Wisconsin by Milwaukee state rep JoCasta Zamarripa. Not as a reward for undocumented immigrants, she says. But as a way to improve public safety.

Zamarripa believes the measure will insure that those who are driving have passed a driving test and are more likely to have insurance. 

 

 

 

Zamarripa reasons that illegal immigrants are driving already. Her proposed legislation would simply provide a process for those drivers to do so with a state-issued license.

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Friday - August 7, 2015 12:00 am

Sparta man faces multiple charges for police attack

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A Sparta man is facing several charges after his run-in with police in downtown La Crosse this week. Bond was set at 10-thousand dollars yesterday for Jacob Olsen. Police say Olsen had attacked people on King Street on Tuesday, and he backed his car into a building. When officers got to the scene, Olsen banged his head into the squad car's windshield, cracking the glass. A taser didn't work on him, but police did subdue Olsen with pepper spray. He was kept in the hospital for a day or two before being transferred to jail.

 

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