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"I want a soft shell and this is a stick up so give me all your money." Apparently how 38 year-old Julie Bailey went about trying to rob the Taco John's on La Crosse 's southside Tuesday night. Police say Bailey: drunk, pregnant, wearing a bright floral shirt, pink and white slippers and armed with a hammer, had passed over two other businesses before she'd settled on robbing the fast food shop because there just weren't as many people inside. Her plan ran into problems when she couldn't get the hammer out of her shorts. Cops say her roommate, 51 year-old Bruce Collins was behind the plot. Couple needed money, apparently, to buy crack.
The push to continue secrecy in Wisconsin politics has begun. Two groups from opposite ends of the political spectrum have filed a federal lawsuit to block a new state law that forces groups doing political advertising to disclose where they get their money from. No surprise to Wisconsin Democracy Campaign's Mike McCabe. He says there's liberal interests and conservative interests alike who not only want to spend as much as they want on political campaigns but also want to do it in secret. Liberal group, One Wisconsin Now and conservative-oriented, Wisconsin Club for Growth are trying to block the new disclosure rules
The long-anticipated chicken ordinance is finally ready for the big introduction into the La Crosse city council process this week. A committee tonight takes the first crack at the ordinance, which would allow hens in backyards. It was requested by a woman who lives in the district of council member Bruce Ranis. He's had a little feedback about the idea, one comment from a guy who thinks backyards in La Crosse are just too small for chickens. The backyard chicken proposal is patterned after Madison's chicken rule that allows four hens in a backyard.
A LaCrosse man who drowned over the weekend is remembered by friends and co-workers. Lori the manager of Bucky's Burger Barn says Andrew Revels enjoyed life and had a way of making everyone else enjoy life with him. Lori tells Wizzum News that Andrew liked adventure but wasn't a guy who spent a lot of time on the Mississippi River. The 27 year old Revels died over the past weekend when he was pulled underwater by a the undertow from a barge while tubing on the river. On Thursday the bar will hold a Celebration of Life Ceremony for Andrew following his funeral