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The surprises just keep on coming in politics. This time it's a Republican willing to take on long-time La Crosse democratic state rep Jennifer Shilling in this fall's elections. It's Julian Bradley, Thursday announcing his candidacy for state assembly as a Republican. It will be the first run for office for the CenturyLink supervisor and part time UWL student. Shilling hasn't had a Republican challenger since 2002.
An arrest warrant goes out for a local murder. Vance Evans was shot to death outside his Tomah home in April. Yesterday, Tomah police chief Wes Revels announced that Tammy Cole will eventually be transported from her home in Illinois to Monroe county to face homicide charges. Revels says the community is relieved someone will be brought to justice for murdering the bar owner. Cops say the 46 year old Cole travelled to Tomah but returned to Illinois after killing Evans.
They nearly ran out of clues...
But nine clues have led Gabe Tudahl to this year's Riverfest Medallion, hidden at the flagpole outside Veterans Memorial Stadium. The medallion was found after the ninth clue, referring to 'red, white and blue' and 'not so golden arches.' Gabe wins a 200-dollar package of prizes, including Riverfest food vouchers and tickets to the Commodore Reception at the Radisson next Wednesday. This is only the second year that Riverfest has put on a medallion hunt.
The medicare checks are coming. 250 dollar checks are getting sent to seniors starting today. Money that's part of the federal health care overhaul. Money that's meant to bridge the gap in Medicare part D prescription drug coverage. And something that's likely to create more than one victim.
Wisconsin AARP is among those warning seniors not to get suckered in to scammers trying to get personal information. AARP says those getting checks won't have to do anything; they'll come automatically.