District informed parents before resignation, Gluch had been put on leave
Current salary is $77,000, proposal is for $80,000
The board that oversees elections and ethics in Wisconsin has been hailed as a national model. Wisconsin's Government Accountability Board has proven to be effective. It is comprised of non-partisan...
First it was the city of La Crosse. Then the county. Then Onalaska. Now, Holmen is closing in on new sign regulations. Including updated rules for electronic signs
Village adminstrator Scott Heinig. He says the sign rules--like so many others in the village--are simply out of date. While other local governments are tackling issues surrounding electronic billboards, that won't be an issue in Holmen; the village doesn't permit any billboards at all.
Adrian Wydeven can remember when there were only a few wolves wandering around in Wisconsin. A few dozen at the most. The most recent count, says the DNR biologist, is a far cry from that; nearly nine hundred wolves. Or somewhere around that
Wydeven believes a hunt this fall could get the state closer to the goal of 350 wolves this fall.
Todd Faircloth, the winner of the Bassmasters Elite Tourny held in La Crosse this weekend, will take his $100 thousand winning check to Green bay with him. An area that some are not familiar with. One that has been there before, Kevin Van Damm, the best angler ever to hit the waters, says he WAS excited about the event.....before the state got involved.
Van Damm says they would love to come back to the La Crosse again....as for other parts of Wisconsin...that may not happen. Van Damm finished 13th in the Elite tourny....1 spot shy of making the top 12 and fishing one more day.
La Crosse Loggers owner, Dan Kapanke, was at the Bassmasters Elite Series tournament at Freedom park all four days. His take on the tournament that has not been here since 1984?
Kapanke and his staff were selling Loggers dogs at Freedom Park. One of the worlds top anglers, Skeet Reese, threw out the first pitch at the Loggers game Saturday night.
Jasper, Texas is pretty proud of their very own Todd Faircloth today. As he ventures to the Bassmasters Elite Tourny in Green Bay this week...he takes with him a $100 thousand paycheck. That, after winning the Elite Tourny in La Crosse held over the weekend. Fairlcoth said that he, in no way, thought he would win after a rough day Sunday.
And he did just that. A three and a half pounder with 15 minutes to go in the tourny. He topped Cliff Pace by over a pound.
Here's the top 12 from the Bassmasters Elite Series Tournament held in La Crosse. All weights are in pounds and ounces.
Todd Faircloth 62- 4 $100,000 winner and he automatically qualified for the Bassmasters Classic in February.
Cliff Pace 61- 0
Terry Butcher 60-11
Jamie Horton 59-11
Aaron Martens 58- 1
Terry Scroggins 57-11
Bill Lowen 57-10
Dean Rojas 57- 7
Cliff Prince 55- 0
Stephen Kennedy 54-11
Randy Howell 54- 3
Rick Clunn 48- 5 Clunn was the only angler here that was in the B.A.S.S. tournament held in La Crosse in 1983 and 1984.
Three weeks of testimony have ended...and the Eric Koula murder trial could reach its finish sometime on Monday.
Jurors will get the case after closing arguments in La Crosse County Court. Eric consistently denies killing his parents for money, but he has admitted to lying about a forged check and a threatening note. Eric claims he was shopping for an anniversary present for his wife at the hour that police believe the murders occurred in Barre Mills. The defense suggests that professional killers must have shot Eric's parents, because very little physical evidence was left behind at the crime scene.
A first-time murderer does not necessarily make mistakes that would give him away...
That's what a government agent has testified, as the last witness at the Eric Koula murder trial in La Crosse.
FBI agent Robert Morton was called this morning to comment on crimes committed by first-timers, compared to experienced criminals. Morton says some murderers have learned techniques through TV shows, calling it the 'C-S-I effect.' Eric Koula's defense team argues that professional criminals may have killed Eric's parents, because so little incriminating evidence was left at the scene.