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Hoch says expected rain tonight should clear the air a little bit but some windy days would be the biggest help.
TODAY, HE PLEADS GUILTY TO STEALING MONEY FROM DOZENS OF HIS CUSTOMERS...
FORMER BANKER DON JOHNSON WILL BE SENTENCED IN A FEW WEEKS FOR THE THEFT OF OVER 800-THOUSAND DOLLARS. JOHNSON FLED THE CITY IN 1995, LEAVING BEHIND LETTERS TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAYING HE COULD NOT EXPLAIN WHAT HE HAD DONE. THE 67-YEAR-OLD JOHNSON VOLUNTARILY RETURNED A FEW MONTHS AGO. HIS POSSIBLE SENTENCE COULD BE 10 YEARS IN PRISON. FAMILY MEMBERS AND POTENTIALLY DOZENS OF HIS CUSTOMERS WHO LOST MONEY COULD ATTEND JOHNSON'S SENTENCING, WHICH HAS NOT YET BEEN SCHEDULED.
MORE PEOPLE IN WISCONSIN WILL BE ABLE TO QUALIFY FOR COURT-APPOINTED LAWYERS IN WISCONSIN, UNDER A BILL PASSED LAST WEEK BY THE STATE ASSEMBLY.
THE GOVERNOR IS LIKELY TO SIGN THAT BILL SOON. FOR THE FIRST TIME IN OVER 20 YEARS, THE BILL WOULD CHANGE INCOME REQUIREMENTS IN THE STATE WHICH HAVE KEPT SOME VERY POOR PEOPLE FROM HAVING A LAWYER IF THEY'RE ARRESTED FOR CRIMES. ROSEANN OLIVETO, AN ASSISTANT TO THE PUBLIC DEFENDER IN THE LA CROSSE-LANCASTER AREA, SAYS AREA COUNTIES WILL HAVE TO BE STUDIED TO SEE HOW MANY MORE DEFENDERS THEY CAN HIRE WHEN THE LAW TAKES EFFECT IN THE MIDDLE OF NEXT YEAR.
In the "how to be a drug dealer" handbook, there's probably a part that deals with making sure all of your car lights are operational when you're carrying. That's the part, apparently, that 26 year-old Cyrus Compton didn't read before taking a drive through La Crosse on Friday evening. Cops say they stopped him for having a license plate lamp out around ninth and King. After consenting to a search, cops found cocaine and marijuana ready for sale. They've arrested Compton for dealing both.
Last week she was in trouble for making a mess at the La Crosse Salvation Army. Doesn't seem like she's in much better shape this week. La Crosse cops say they arrested 22 year-old Heather Voeller on Saturday in a vacant home on the city's southside. Just one week-end after busting her and a guy for leaving a trail of feces inside the dormitory of the Salvation Army. Just like last week, cops say they found Voeller unconscious and drunk. Just like last week, they say she'd made a bit of a mess of herself. Just like last week, she did not go quietly when they arrested Voeller for trespassing. This week she got a little more violent about it, apparently. She's also in trouble for trying to kick a cop.