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Could have been a tragic ending to a car versus bicycle crash in La Crosse. Cops say a 62 year-old woman was waiting for traffic to clear on Friday evening. Apparently didn't take that last quick look before taking off. Cops say she ran over a guy on the bike. And didn't notice. A witness had to yell at her to let her know that she was dragging a man under her car. The woman was ticketed. The bicyclist was injured but able to answer police questions at the scene.
In Onalaska, another trip to the well to fill up school coffers. The school district has started the process of putting together a new referendum. Kind of like the one that the district got approved by voters a few years ago. The same one that's getting ready to expir, says
Onalaska superintendent John Burnett. A referendum that would go to the polls next February likely would ask voters for an extra $1.3 million a year.
The driver takes off after slamming his truck into the side of a LaCrosse Kwik Trip. At about 7:30 Friday night a silver pickup crashed into the Kwik Trip on Losey Boulevard. A bit of a scare for an employee and some merchandise fell off the wall. Otherwise, the damage was limited to some minor structural damage to the outer wall. After leaving the scene Friday night the driver Thomas Pesik turned himself in at the police department on Saturday morning where he was hit with a laundry list of charges. The 41 year old LaCrosse man is expected to make his first court appearance on Monday.
Governor Doyle doesn't have to look far for his new commerce secretary. Yesterday, the governor appointed Aaron Oliver to the job. Oliver has been serving as deputy secretary under Richard Leinenkugel. Recently, Leinenkugel stepped down to run for the U.S. senate. Oliver got most of his higher education at UW-Madison. But, he also was a Rhodes Scholar after going to school at Oxford University. Oliver officially starts his new job on Monday.