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More details are coming out around the death of a La Crosse man last night. The La Crosse Police Department says a 53 year old man fell from the top level of the parking ramp at Jay and 3rd streets around 10pm. The man was pronounced dead at the scene. Police say, based on a preliminary investigation and several eye witnesses to the incident at the scene, that this is a possible suicide. It's department policy in regards to suicide investigations, that they are unable to provide any additional information.
Possibly on the chopping block again for La Crosse: School crossing guards. Police could dump the service in an effort to deal with budget cuts of around two hundred thousand dollars inthe coming year. City councilman Bob Seaquist hopes it never comes to that
The police proposed getting rid of crossing guards last year but kept them after resistance from the city council.
Quick actions by La Crosse Fire fighters yesterday, may have saved a 10 unit apartment building on Liberty Street from going up in flames. Captain Dan Skiles said they went into defensive mode within 20 minutes. 2 of the unit's apartments received heavy fire damage while the rest of the building received smoke and water damage. One person was slightly injured.
About 20 firefighters were called out to a 10 unit apartment building fire yesterday. It started around 3:30.
Amy Meyer was in one of the burning apartments at the time.
One person was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. No case to the blaze yet.
Eric Koula found guilty this afternoon on all 3 counts of murdering his parents and forgery. Sentencing will be in a about a month. Stay tuned to WIZM this afternoon for reaction.