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Tuesday, 22 October 2013 11:15

Less Money Coming For Heating Assistance

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) Wisconsin is expected to get less federal money this year to help pay for the heating bills of low income residents.

The Wisconsin Department of Administration says the average heating benefit this season is expected to be $227. That compares with $337 last season.

The heating assistance is available now through May 15. Eligibility is based on household income, household size and the home's heating cost. A family of four must earn less than $47,485 to qualify. An individual can earn no more than $24,692.

The state estimates that about 215,000 people will qualify.

Applications can be made through county social service offices, tribal governments, and private nonprofit agencies.

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013 11:14

Walker Mum On Investigation

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MILWAUKEE (AP) Gov. Scott Walker isn't saying much about a new secret criminal investigation, but he is questioning the timing of when news broke about the probe.

Walker would not say Monday during a stop at Beechwood Sales and Service in New Berlin whether he, his attorneys or any staff members have been contacted. His spokesman referred questions to Walker's campaign, which did not respond to requests for comment from The Associated Press.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel first reported on the new investigation Monday. On Tuesday, the Journal Sentinel reported that Walker deflected questions about the probe, saying he didn't want to get ``pulled into'' because of the investigation's secrecy rules.

Walker says he expects stories like that to start coming out now that he has a Democratic opponent.

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013 11:11

MOOC Hits UW-L

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UW-L is offering what's called a Massive Open Online Course this year. A MOOC

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Tuesday, 22 October 2013 11:08

Frac Sand Mining Company Goes Green

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Frac sand mining company, U.S. Silica, uses the credo

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One of La Crosse's earliest Riverfest Commodores has died...

Lee Snapp was known as a past president of the La Crosse Convention Bureau, and for work at the Heileman brewery and in local radio. Snapp was chosen as Commodore for the 1988 Riverfest. Fellow Commodore Art Fahey says 'the Snapper' set a good example for the future royalty of Riverfest in promoting the festival.

Fahey calls Snapp a 'larger than life' guy.

 

 

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Monday, 21 October 2013 18:15

Coal Plant Units to Close at Alma

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One less coal plant on the Mississippi river in the near

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Monday, 21 October 2013 18:14

Home Sales Post Gains in September

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Another good month in La Crosse county for home sales.  September

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Monday, 21 October 2013 12:11

Violent Sex Offender On The Loose

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Prairie du Chien police are on the look out for a violent sex offender. Willard Tyler, 46 years old, has now been missing since late Sunday after cutting off his electronic detention bracelet.

Police went to Tyler's house around 11 p.m. Sunday to attempt a probation and parole arrest, but when they entered the house they found his ankle monitoring device on the floor. Police say they immediately sent out an electronic nationwide alert through the dispatch center to law enforcement agencies.

Tyler is a 5-foot-8, 180-pound white male.

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Monday, 21 October 2013 11:45

Man Burned In Houston County Meth Lab

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A tense time in Houston County Sunday afternoon around 3:30.

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