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There's drunk drivers and then there's plastered drivers. A 22 year-old guy picked up by La Crosse police this week-end was something more of the latter. Jackson Broer picked up his first drunk driving arrest on Sunday. Blew a .345, more than four times the legal limit for driving. Cops say Broer was so bad off he couldn't figure out how to open the window when they approached. In the car; an open bottle of whiskey and two completely sober passengers. Broer is apparenlty also a suspect in a hit and run from February.
James Misleveck and James Newman are still on the loose and some local authorities feel they may still be in the area. The two walked away from the Black River Falls Correctional facility last Tuesday night. Monroe County Sheriff, Pete Quirin, says the phone calls keep coming in.....with few leads happening.
Deputies from Vernon, Juneau and Monroe Counties have all been working the case and no strong leads have come in yet. Quirin says he is very surprised the two are still on the lam.
In honor of our WWII Veterans, the Collings Foundation is bringing the national Wings of Freedom tour to La Crosse today.
Hunter Chaney says the tour, here until Wednesday, featuresa a vintage Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Consolidated B-24 Liberator and North American P-51 Mustang, all on display in La Crosse at La Crosse Municipal Airport. Visitors are invited to explore the aircraft inside and out - $12 for adults and $6 for children under 12 is requested for access to up close viewing and tours through the inside of the aircraft. You can also ride in one of these war machines as well. WIZM'S Dan Deicher, whose afraid of heights, and Mitch Reynolds, will be going up in the B-17 later today.
The U.S. Defense Appropriations bill hit the House floor Friday. How did U.S. Representative Ron Kind vote? We asked Kind right after the vote was taken.
Kind says ot only does the budget exceed the President's request by $3 billion, but it spends hundreds of millions on weapons and equipment not requested by the Pentagon.
Penn State loses 10 football scholarships per year and the ability to play in a bowl game for four years. It also gets fined $60 million, and all football wins from 1998-2011 are being vacated. All due to the event surrounding former coach, Jerry Sandusky and the child abuse scandal. We talked with Penn State Alum and UW- La Crosse Chancellor, Joe Gow, about what the trickle down effect is on his campus.
Penn State must also adhere to new rules and policies put in place by the NCAA and will be put on probation for 5 years.