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...
Eight years behind bars for one of the 'Get Money Boys'...
Eighteen-year-old De'aaron Appleton is going to prison for two counts of armed burglary, for a pair of home invasions in La Crosse last fall. Appleton apologized in court to the victims who were robbed at gunpoint...but Judge Dale Pasell says an example has to be set in this case. Appleton is one of several young men accused of targeting local drug dealers for robbery, allegedly because those potential victims might have a lot of money.
If you're waiting for the paddlewheelers to return to La Crosse...the next one should arrive two months from today.
July 10th is the scheduled date for the first of 18 local stops this year by the American Queen and the Queen of the Mississippi. The big cruise boats came back in 2012 after being pulled off the upper Mississippi for three years. The Delta Queen is not expected back on the Mississippi any time soon, but there's word that it could be moved back to Cincinnati from its current home in Chattanooga.
A report of shots fired on the campus of Western Technical College this afternoon brought out some tense moments for area police.
The call came in shortly after 5pm when it was reported that shots were fired in room 105 of the Coleman Center, where 12 people were. After police responded and cleared the room, the report was the shots had came from the 2nd floor. Police were then informed it was students popping balloons on the 3rd floor. Police cleared the floor and scene just after 5:30.
WIZM News is unsure where the original call had originated from.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Four Minnesota House Republicans have broken party ranks to pass a gay marriage bill, with two Democrats voting against it.
Thursday's 75-59 vote to legalize same-sex marriage sets up a Monday vote in the Senate, where supporters say they have sufficient backing.
No Republicans had declared their support heading into the House vote. But yes votes came from David FitzSimmons of Albertville, Pat Garofalo of Farmington, Andrea Kieffer of Woodbury and Jenifer Loon of Eden Prairie.
Loon says she decided during the debate. Garofalo and FitzSimmons say an amendment to fortify religious protections was key. Kieffer was unavailable for comment.
The two Democrats against the marriage bill were Patti Fritz of Faribault and Mary Sawatzky of Willmar. Both come from districts that heavily supported a gay marriage ban.