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How this guy walked away from this accident, cops are still scratching their heads over. But a 67 year-old La Crosse guy is indeed walking and has collected tickets for knocking over a traffic light pole on the southside of the city early Tuesday morning. Told cops he was rubbing his eye when he drove into the light pole. He took off afterward. A witness saw the whole thing. The guy collected tickets for inattentive driving and hit and run. The offending vehicle? An '87 Honda motorcycle.
The LaCrosse county board approves raises next year for the sheriff and the clerk of courts. For 2011 Sheriff Steve Helgeson will receive a three percent pay hike bringing his annual wages to $92,143. Clerk of courts Pam Radtke will make a little over 63 grand this year. For next year the county board has increased her wages by five percent bringing her annual salary up to $66,383.
Jeff Wood will NOT be kicked out of the Wisconsin Assembly for drunk driving.
Early today, the Assembly voted overwhelmingly to censure Wood for his O-W-I arrests, instead of expelling him. The Chippewa Falls lawmaker starts a jail sentence next week for an arrest near Portage. Wood also was charged with an O-W-I in Tomah last fall. That case is still in court. Assembly members were trying to wrap up an all-night session when the expulsion bill was brought up for debate around 6 o'clock this morning.
An attaboy from the feds for Don Weber and his company Logistics Health in La Crosse. LHI has been honored by the Department of DEfense with a Pro Patria award. It's an award given to employers who go above and beyond what is required in supporting employees who are in the National Guard or Reserves. Among the things LHI was cited for in the award is the company bridging the gap in pay between what employees make on demployment and what they earn while on the job at LHI.