So what does that mean for over 44 thousand Wisconsinites? A horrible, terrible Christmas, according to Wisconsin State AFL-CIO President Phil Neuenfeldt.
He says that congress should pay for unemployment insurance and not tax cuts for the rich and that unemployment insurance creates jobs and does not add to the deficit.
The La Crosse County Health Department-Public Health Nursing Division will be offering a Seasonal Flu Clinic to the public on Saturday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; at the Festival Foods in La Crosse.
For those unable to attend the community clinic, appointments can be made Monday-Friday at the La Crosse County Health Department-Public Health Nursing Division.
The court case has closed, but questions remain about a La Crosse area priest who died this week.
Father Patrick Umberger died of cancer, a few months after being charged with possessing child porn on a computer. The La Crosse Diocese issued a statement, saying the Diocese has not received evidence that the priest broke the law. Umberger's attorney, Keith Belzer, agrees that no evidence of porn possession was found. Belzer cannot confirm a report that the Attorney General's office was prepared to drop the charges against Father Umberger, shortly before his death.
For those hoping for a better deer season in La Crosse county this year, a disappointment. Preliminary numbers show this year's harvest during the nine day gun deer season was lower than last year. With the La Crosse county Conservation Alliance, Marc Schultz refuses to publicly judge the DNR on its deer management. But he will say that more local input on deer seasons would be welcomed. Not only from local wildlife managers but from local sportsmen as well. Schultz also suggests the current deer populations may be the new normal for the area from now on.
The continuing court saga of Indra Book has prompted at least one person to complain to the La Crosse judge handling the case.
Book is on probation for the starvation death of her baby daughter, but she was arrested again last week for violating that probation. An anonymous letter mailed to Judge Scott Horne calls the judge 'incompetent,' and tells him to put Book in prison because 'we don't need baby killers...running the streets.' The letter was mailed just after Book's latest arrest for carrying synthetic pot and skipping a mandatory breath test. The arrest came a few days after Horne warned the 22-year-old woman that she would go to prison if she didn't change her behavior.