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Spanish police kill 5 in resort hours after Barcelona attack

Friday, 18 August 2017
Spanish police kill 5 in resort hours after Barcelona attack

Van plowing into pedestrians killed at least 13, injured over 100 

Park board reviews La Crosse Center's $40-million renovation plans

Friday, 18 August 2017
Park board reviews La Crosse Center's $40-million renovation plans

The new plans for enlarging the La Crosse Center are getting good reviews from members of the city p...

La Crosse County's jail population has steadily increased over its 20 years - as predicted

Friday, 18 August 2017
La Crosse County's jail population has steadily increased over its 20 years - as predicted

This year, jail has seen 13 fights, almost 100 suicide threats 

Tuesday - March 1, 2011 9:29 am

Vet Manager Back In Court

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An office manager at a Sparta Veterinary Clinic, who is accused of ordering and stealing almost six thousand hydrocodone pills and using company money to pay for them, was in a Monroe County courtroom today.

36 year old Katherine Watters, of rural Sparta, is charged in Monroe County Circuit Court with 11 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and five counts of forgery.

She is accused of ordering the pills with $4500 of vet clinic monies, then taking them home to support a habit. She also gave some to her boyfriend who then sold them.

Watters plead not guilty and will be back in court in March.

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Tuesday - March 1, 2011 9:28 am

Sparta Thugs

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Sparta Police are searching for two armed men that broke into a home yesterday afternoon.

A 22 year old Sparta woman told police that two white men wearing ski masks and armed with semi automatic handguns entered her home in the 100 block of North Water st. and searched for something they thought was in the home.

After the pair fled on foot with the loot they were after, they were seen getting into a maroon 4 door sedan.

Police are looking for a 6'2" slim guy and a 5'9" heavy set guy.

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Tuesday - March 1, 2011 9:27 am

Monroe County Fund Shot Down

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A possible one million dollar fund that would have taken excess Monroe County department funds and put them towards construction of a justice center, will not see the light of day. Last week, the resolution fell short of the two-thirds requirement when supervisors voted 12-10 in favor of it.

The account would have set aside $1 million of unused 2010 funds for future construction of a Justice Center. Supervisors voted to eliminate $348 thousand that would have been taken out of the solid waste fund. Also cut was monies from the original $119 thousand of the unused 2010 balance of the Board of Prisoners.

Board chairman Rick Irwin says a similar resolution may be brought before the board in the future.

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Tuesday - March 1, 2011 9:25 am

Boys and Girls Club Wall of Fame Announced

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The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Lacrosse has announced the date forthe 26th Annual Wall of Fame Recognition Banquet. This year's event will take place on the evening of Friday, April 29th at the Waterfront's Cargill Room at 5:30 p.m. This year's award recipients are: Wall of Fame InducteesBarb Binsfeld & Don Weber, President's Award: Pat Smith, Adult & Youth Award: Dick & Sheila Wieser, Distinguished Service Award: Mary Patros and the Corporate Award: Kwik Trip

  

 

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Monday - February 28, 2011 9:24 pm

Walker Wants Democrats Home

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It's time for the standoff to end, according to Governor Walker...

Wisconsin's Republican governor flew around the state yesterday, to La Crosse and other places.  Walker says the state will lose out on millions that could be used to help balance the budget, if 14 Democrats do not return to Madison and vote on the budget plan by tonight. While the governor spoke to reporters inside a La Crosse airport hangar yesterday, a couple dozen union picketers were outside, hoping to speak to Walker.  The governor says even if some collective bargaining rights are eliminated because of the bill, Wisconsin state workers will still have better benefits than many federal workers.

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Monday - February 28, 2011 6:39 pm

The Green Bus Cometh

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The city of La Crosse is joining the hybrid movement in a big way. Big as a bus, in fact. The MTU has this week  put into service a new hybrid-diesel bus. The bus is a medium size, 25-seat bus that the MTU says is perfect for routes that go to French Island, Onalaska and La Crescent. The bus operates like a hybrid car, with the diesel engine and electric motor working in coordination to help boost efficiency without losing power. The $250 thousand bus was paid for entirely with federal stimulus money.

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Monday - February 28, 2011 6:37 pm

Angry Boyfriend, Wrecked Car

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A National Guard soldier from Oregon, Wisconsin is in trouble in La Crosse after intentionally wrecking his former girlfriend's car. La Crosse cops say 21 year-old Zachary Peters and his ex got into it at a volleyball tournament where she was coaching on Sunday. She didn't want to ride with him. Did anyway. A harrowing ride, apparently, from Aquinas High School to the Menards on Lang Drive. At which point, cops say, Peters drove straight into a pole. A few injuries for him. None for her. The woman suggested to police that Peters might have some anger management issues.

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Monday - February 28, 2011 6:36 pm

Poor, But Maybe Not That Poor

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La Crosse may not be as poverty stricken as you've been led to believe.

A recent US Census Bureau study pegged the overall poverty rate for La Crosse county at nearly 15 percent, putting it just outside the ten poorest counties in the state. But a new look at the poverty numbers by the UW Extension excludes the high number of 18-24 year-olds that are a part of La Crosse's population by virtue of three colleges. Take that population out, and La Crosse's poverty level drops to about ten percent, right about at the middle for all counties in the state.

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Monday - February 28, 2011 11:27 am

Marijuana User Thankful for Arrest

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Police rarely get thanked by someone they've arrested. But it happened this week-end in La Crosse. Cops nabbed Charles Simpson driving without a license in an unregistered car on the northside. Apparently, he smelled of pot, so they called out Brutus to give the car a K-9 once over. They found some green leafy alright. A few grams of it. They say the 35 year-old Simpson thanked them for arresting him for possession. Said he'd talked about quitting smoking pot and getting arrested might be exactly what he needs.

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Monday - February 28, 2011 11:26 am

Water Main Break Cancels Houston School Day After Noon

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Not a snowstorm, nor a teacher sick-out, not even a failed boiler. The reason Houston, Minnesota schools are closing at noon today is much more mundane. Just no water. A water main break between the city and school property means water will have to be shut off for repairs. Houston district bosses says they're unsure whether school will reopen tomorrow.

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Illinois could benefit from Foxconn without the risk

18 August 2017

The states of Wisconsin and Illinois may be neighbors, but not always friendly neighbors. Soon after taking office, Governor Walker ratcheted up the rhetoric when he posted a sign along...

Radio, movies, music that were popular 53 years ago

Friday, 18 August 2017

In 1964, local radio stations broadcast lots of high school sports. WKTY in La Crosse was broadcasting the WIAA basketball playoffs at all four levels, from regional to state. In...

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