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It could be the official end of a parking experiment in the U-W-L neighborhood...
The La Crosse city council will be asked to vote next month on an ordinance to dissolve the special rules for alternate side parking in the university neighborhood during the winter. In the last three years, City Hall would send out alerts in that part of town, only on nights when the streets would be plowed. Only 11 alerts were issued during the five-month period of winter parking last year...and many people didn't bother to move their cars on those nights, anyway.
15 years in prison. That's the sentence a La Crosse man recieved today for
beating his girlfriend and her friend to the point of permanent injuries. Judge
Scott Horne told 58 year old Daniel Stoddard that this was one of the most sever
incidents of domestic violence he has seen short of a homicide.
Stoddard’s girlfriend ended up with a brain injury, skull fracture, lacerations, puncture wounds and bruises. Her suffered head wounds that required 32 staples and a broken hand among other injuries.
Emergency burning restrictions have been extended to include Jackson and Monroe counties and additional portions of Adams and Juneau counties. Campfires have been banned in four Wisconsin State Parks system properties including Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, the Lapham Peak unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest, Richard Bong State Recreation Area and Big Foot Beach State Park until further notice due to continued drought and high to very high fire danger conditions. The extended Emergency Burning Restrictions and the park campfire bans are effective Friday, July 13 at 12:01 a.m. Emergency burning restrictions currently are in effect in all of Crawford and Richland and portions of Juneau county.
A temporary closure of Highway 35 at Genoa today is being postponed until noon.
The road will be closed near the Dairyland power plant, so spent nuclear fuel can be transported to a storage site down the road. The fuel has been kept at the main plant in Genoa since the nuclear reactor there was shut down in 1987, as a cost-cutting measure.
Cycling for Leader Dogs is a 3,500 mile, trans-America solo bicycle tour from the west coast to the east coast to increase awareness and raise funds for Leader Dogs for the Blind. Cyclist Mark Mansell is a member of the La Center Lions Club in La Center, Washington and talked with WIZM news about the trek.
Mansell has already passed his goal of $35 thousand, or 1,000 sponsors pledging one penny for every mile of the trip. All donations of $35 or more will receive a special commemorative pin. He will be going through La Crosse later today.