Police often called to vagrancy problems
It was a good first step. But it is clear more needs to be done. In 2011, Wisconsin lawmakers passed a bill limiting when teachers and other school employees can...
The suspect in a La Crosse murder was arrested in Madison earlier today...
Police Chief Ron Tischer says Mitrel Anderson was found at a Madison residence, along with a woman, Brittney Jones. They both left La Crosse yesterday, shortly after the fight that caused the death of Demario Lee. Police were able to track cellphone signals to trace Anderson and Jones to Madison.
Anybody want to buy the old Bakalars building?
Owner Mike Bakalars tells the La Crosse Board of Public Works that he's still looking for a buyer for the old South Avenue sausage factory damaged by a tornado two years ago. Bakalars says a tentative purchase offer fell through a few days ago, from someone who wanted to turn the second floor of the factory into residential space. The factory employees have moved to a new building in the north-side industrial park. The public works board voted to postpone demolition of the old factory until the end of November, so a buyer can be found.
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Chief Tischer is pleased to announce that suspect Mitrel Y. Anderson has been arrested for the homicide of Demario B. Lee. The La Crosse Police Department wants to take this opportunity to thank the public for their help in solving this crime.
A Press Conference will be held at the La Crosse Police Department Basement Classroom at 4:00pm today to give more details reference this case.
No further information will be shared prior to the Press Conference.
A civilian employee with the Army Reserve 88th Regional Support Command at Fort McCoy was found unresponsive Wednesday afternoon at Equipment Concentration Site-67. Medical officials pronounced 46 year old Kevin Parlow, a Tomah native, and military technician working as a heavy mobile equipment repairer leader, dead at the scene. He was employed as an Army civilian for more than 5 years.
Parlow was reportedly performing maintenance on a military vehicle at the time of the incident. The death is currently under investigation by special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.
The U.S. Army Safety Center is convening an accident investigation board to continue the investigation into the cause of the death.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Republicans continue to meet behind closed doors to reach deals on the three largest remaining items in the Wisconsin state budget. The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee was scheduled to complete its work on the budget on Tuesday. But three of the biggest items remain unresolved.
Those are public education funding and expansion of the private school voucher program, Medicaid and income taxes. Some details have been made public of deals being discussed among Republicans and Gov. Scott Walker on each of those topics.
But lawmakers are also awaiting more information from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau which could either speed any compromise or derail progress. Talks were expected to be ongoing all day Monday. Democrats also scheduled a Monday news conference to offer their own alternatives.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) The Legislature passed up a chance this session to rework Minnesota's sex offender program, raising the possibility that a federal judge will rule it unconstitutional.
The program is meant to provide treatment, but it has released only one of about 700 people who are being indefinitely detained. The program costs the state $326 a day to hold and treat each offender, triple the average cost of keeping an offender in prison. The U.S. District Court for Minnesota is considering a class-action lawsuit challenging the program's constitutionality.
The court could leave the program as is or order changes, possibly under ongoing court oversight. The state could try to address some of the concerns on its own. Or the plaintiffs could reach a settlement with the state.
MONONA, Wis. (AP) Parents of children who bully may be ticketed by police and fined in municipal court under a new local law in Monona.
Police Chief Wally Ostrenga says he expects the ordinance will be used sparingly and only in cases where parents are uncooperative. Ostrenga says sometimes parents don't want to talk to police because they may think their children can do no wrong.
The chief says parents who make a good-faith effort to address their child's behavior would not be ticketed. The first violation of the `parent liability' ordinance carries a $114 fine.