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Two cases of gunfire reported in La Crosse over the weekend...
The first happened Saturday afternoon on Charles Street, in north La Crosse. A fight involving members of local gangs resulted in one person firing a handgun several times into the air. Nobody was hurt, but six people were arrested on various charges after the incident.
In the second shooting, a local man was shot and wounded during a fight at a party on South 7th Street early Sunday. Leon Hesser-Thompson is being treat for minor injuries at a local hospital. Nobody has been arrested for firing the shots.
Where a couple of fugitives from Black River Falls wind up is anybody's guess. But the latest reported sightings of James Misleveck and James Newman have them in the Hillsboro/Elroy area near the Juneau and Vernon county lines. The two men walked away from a minimum security facility in Black River Falls on Tuesday night. Since then, it's been a string of car thieving, kidnapping, gun stealing and, at this point, somehow eluding police. Police say the men should be considered armed and dangerous. They're driving a stolen black 1996 Chrysler Concord.
A La Crosse man who held up a La Crosse pet store this Spring, has pleaed guilty to the charge of attempted robbery with use of force.
Two men who have worked on the expansion at Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse are out of the hospital, after separate accidents.
Each man fell at least 15 feet from scaffolding at the construction site on Wednesday, but the two falls were not related. Gundersen Lutheran spokesman Chris Stauffer says safety inspectors are still looking into the situation.
Stauffer admits there was confusion among emergency responders, when they received two calls within five minutes about falls at the hospital site.
It wasn't a popular purchase with everybody on French Island...
But plans are moving ahead to transfer the Campbell Town Library from the town hall to a former church on Lakeshore Drive. The town board approved the 112-thousand dollar deal in March. Now, town leaders including clerk Chad Hawkins are working on ways to raise money to remodel the church, including a fundraiser next month.
One reason the town board used to justify the library expansion was to make Campbell self-sufficient, to avoid being annexed to the city of La Crosse.