Late For Work Permission Slip
Frustrated with all the road construction in La Crosse? Is your boss angry because the congestion is making you late for work? Then print off this handy permission slip and hand it your boss, compliments of WIZM!
Divers are being sent to the Dresbach lock and dam, to look for a man who's missing after a morning tugboat accident...
The man was among three people from Wisconsin on the tug when it reportedly lost power and got caught in the dam around 6 a-m. The other two crew members were rescued. No rescuers have gotten inside the tugboat yet to search for the missing person. Part of the river surrounding the dam in Winona and Houston Counties has been shut down to boat traffic while the search effort continues.
A boat has gone through the dam at Dresbach. It happened early this morning, and rescue crews are on scene. We are told it was a 50 x 20 foot tugboat that was stuck at the top of Lock and Dam #7. There is word that three crew members were on board ,and two of them were able to escape. The search is on for the third. A number of police and rescue crews are on scene.
Some travelers who tried to schedule American Airlines flights through La Crosse had trouble yesterday...
They found that they couldn't arrange any American flights on-line, in or out of La Crosse, after September 1st...leaving some to wonder whether the airline's local service was going to change. But airport manager Clint Torp blames a computer problem for the confusion, and things are back to normal today. American offers four flights in and four flights out every day, between La Crosse and Chicago.
A Holmen man won't be getting out of a state hospital any time soon...and that's by his own choice.
Joseph Smith has withdrawn his latest request for conditional release from the Mendota institute. Court records indicate that doctors who recently examined Smith do not appear to favor his release. Seven years ago, Smith attacked a La Crosse policeman with a screwdriver, after officers stopped the car he was riding in. He was released briefly in 2010, but returned to the hospital after having hallucinations about police.