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Somehow, a car train accident in Monroe County resulted in no injuries. Monroe County dispatch received a call from the Canadian Pacific Rail road a little after 7 last night, advising that they had hit a car at a private crossing between Cty Hwy M and Cty Hwy ET in the town of LaGrange. When officers and EMS arrived on scene they found a vehicle on the north side of the tracks. The driver, 24 year old Gabriel Hedke of Tomah, was out of the vehicle and appeared to be unhurt. Hedke told police that he did not see the train until just before he hit it. Hedke was arrested for OWI. There were no injuries to any train personnel and no damage to the train.
The last time they went to the state basketball tournament, they returned home with a gold ball...20 years ago. The Onalaska Hilltoppers are getting ready for their first game at state since that 1992 championship. Onalaska will play against Milwaukee Pius on Friday afternoon at the Kohl Center. Tickets for that semi-final game will be sold to the public today, between 5 and 7 p-m at the Onalaska High School commons. Two tickets per buyer, at 10 dollars each. Students can buy one ticket each starting this morning at the high school activities office. Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau will also play at state this week. The Red Hawks will face Marshall on Friday morning.
Bond set at one million dollars for a La Crosse murder suspect. Brad Williams was at the courthouse.
Hedge fund manager Eric Hovde announced his Republican candidacy for the U.S. Senate Thursday by lashing out at the Obama stimulus and the TARP banking bailout program. He made a stop at Empire Printing today in Onalaska...we asked him...why there?
He’s the CEO of Hovde Capital Advisors. He’s the fifth Republican to run for the Senate seat that’s being vacated by Democrat Herb Kohl. They’ll all square off in a GOP primary in mid-August.
A former pastor could face a life sentence in Wisconsin if he is found guilty of sexual assault of a child as a persistent repeater in Monroe County. 64 yer old Michael Delaney of Tomah, was arrested January 2th7 for repeatedly sexually assaulting a child. Prosecutors says Delaney targeted the same victim over an extended period while he was employed as a pastor and over the road trucker. The allegations were brought to the Tomah Police Department back in December. Delaney is allged to have sexually assaulteda 13 year old boy in 2008. The teen said on various occasions Delaney would ask to see and touch his genitals. Delaney also forced the teen to perform oral sex and watch pornography and threatened to tell people the teen was gay if he reported the abuse. Delaney most recently served as a pastor at the Church of God of Prophecy in Necedah. He pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual abuse in Arizona in 1983 and was sentenced to prison.