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Monday was a day of on your mark, get set and go when it came to absentee voting in the state.
That's La Crosse City Clerk, Teri Lehrke. Absentee voting continues through Friday, June first in the recall elections.
An ethics board meeting has been scheduled for the La Crosse county administrator. Steve O'Malley asked for the ethics board to review his advocacy for an April binding referendum that would have led to the hiring of a professional administrator in the city of La Crosse. Under its ethical guidelines, O'Malley's professional association says advocating for a manager-type form of government is acceptable. But La Crosse Tea Party members say O'Malley violated state ethics laws and, possibly, federal campaign restrictions. The three person ethics board meets on Thursday.
Among the many drunk drivers nabbed by La Crosse police this week-end, was one guy who was literally falling down drunk. Cops say 28 year-old Adam Kamla is on his third owi. They say he nearly hit a couple when he ran a red light on Friday night on the southside. The couple followed Kamla for several blocks and watched him almost hit several parked cars and a city bus. Then they watched the West Salem guy park his Chevy Blazer, open the door and fall out into the street. That's where police found him; lying facedown in the street. Took a little bit to wake him up. And when they did, they had to skip the field tests, because he was just too drunk to do them.
Police collected a little more than they bargained for during one drunk driving stop in La Crosse this week-end. Cops stopped 26 year-old Kenneth Fish at about three in the morning on Saturday. They say he was driving under the influence but also toting remnants of a rolling "shake and bake" meth lab in the back seat. There were bottles and bags and ingredients and a Coleman fuel canister. Cops collected the stuff and delivered Fish to the hospital, and then gave his clothes to the Hazmat team. Fish denied the stuff was his and said he was heading to Shopko to toss it all in a dumpster.
(AP) A Monona teen may be the youngest to walk across the Kohl Center stage and receive her bachelor's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Less than three weeks after her 16th birthday, Serra Crawford graduated Sunday. Serra says she just enjoys learning. The UW-Madison registrar's office says Serra is the youngest graduate since 1978, the year records began to be searchable. At age 4, Serra was doing second-grade math. By 6, she was into trigonometry and algebra. And, by 10 she was doing college-level work. Home schooling and e-learning courses put Serra on the fast track. Intelligence runs in the family. Serra's brother, Kyler, was 16.5 when he graduated from UW-Madison last year.