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Among the many drunk drivers collared by La Crosse police this week-end, there was Troy Bjorge, working on his third drunk driving arrest. Police found him stuck in a snow bank on the southside in the wee hours of Sunday morning. The 27 year-old explained it this way to the officer: He was trying to impress his girlfriend by driving his truck onto the snowbank and then backing off. Said he'd done it before but this time, apparently, just went a little too far. And, police say, probably drinking a little too much to be driving in the first place.
La Crosse police rounded up a drug dealer this week-end in his pajamas. Cops say they used a wired informant to snag Willie McCoy for dealing pot on the southside. They arrested him in his home, wearing just his pajama pants. The 48 year-old denies being a drug dealer, though it's his second arrest in the last year for dealing. And they found the buy money on McCoy and a marijuana grinder in the top drawer of his kids' dresser.
New video of the Viking's Metrodome roof collapse was to be released Thursday by the Metropolitan Sports Facilities Commission. New MSFC chair Ted Mondale compared the 60-second security camera video of the Metrodome collapse to The Blair Witch Project.
Meanwhile, as folks there continue to discuss building a new roof........scheduling headaches are an every day occurence now for high school and college baseball teams that were to play in the dome this year. Take UW-L's baseball program.
Head baseball Coach, Chris Schwarz. He says they rescheduled about 6 games and double headers....better then some teams that may have to resschedule as many as 15 games.
It didn't take long to name a new football coach at Central High School.
Tony Servais will take over the reigns to replace David Cayler. Servais was one of two internal candidates interviewed for the job. The other, Jon Larson. Both Servais and Larson were assistant coaches under Cayler.
According to the school....Servais has demonstrated outstanding dedication to the Central Athletic program serving as an assistant for football and basketball and as an educator as well.
Cayler announced his resignation after 16 years at the helm...back in Janaury.