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A La Crosse county supervisor has gotten nabbed in a prostitution sting. Police set up the sting yesterday at the northside Brookstone Inn. A fake internet ad that five guys responded to, looking to pay for sex. Among the five, county supervisor and local AFL-CIO leader Bill Brockmiller. Should make other prospective Johns have some second thoughts, says La Crosse interim police chief Rob Abraham
Brockmiller, a state labor analyst, along with the other four men will be charged with soliciting a prostitute.
So how many people could be impacted by the building of a new 2 lane bridge connecting Minnesota and Western Wisconsin? Quite a few says Winona Mayor Jerry Miller. And all for the positive.
The second two lane Highway 43 bridge is being looked at for sometime in 2015 and has support of U.S. Senator, Amy Klobuchar. Miller hopes she can get the ball rolling on construction a year earlier.
Governor Scott Walker has had to battles on his hands today so far. His voice....and his bathroom. On the voice front....he says he is getting it back after a rough past couple of days at the Republican National Convention. He delivers a speech there tonight. What's it about?
On the latrine front.....Walker tweeted this morning.... Sewer backed up in our hotel bathroom this A.M. Not quite the wake up call one wants.
The man suspected of killing Sara Hougom in her La Crosse apartment last March will have his plea hearing later this week...
Kong Vue is expected to reach a plea agreement before a La Crosse County judge on Thursday. The hearing will come just two weeks after co-defendant Pao Choua Vue pled guilty to being a party to Hougom's murder. When he entered his plea, Pao Vue said that only Kong Vue went into the apartment building on Division Street to commit burglaries. Police say Kong shot Hougom when he found her inside the open apartment as he was trying to steal her purse.
The La Crosse County courts may invest more money in modern video technology, to save money over time.
Funding for a video link to connect one La Crosse courtroom and other jails could be included in next year's county budget, according to county administrator Steve O'Malley.
Video conferencing in the courtroom is routinely used in some parts of western Wisconsin. O'Malley says all the La Crosse judges would like to have such equipment in their courtrooms, but now they have to share facilities located on another floor.