La Crosse police are investigating two pedestrian deaths within the past week...
The first death resulted from the accident Wednesday morning at the Mormon Coulee overhead. Forty-nine-year-old Bernard Lawrence died Friday morning of the injuries he received when he was struck by a car. On Friday night, a 23-year-old U-W-L student was hit by a car after walking into traffic on La Crosse Street. The victim, Jing Gu, was a student from China. She died on Saturday afternoon.
The vice president is heading to western Wisconsin...
The Obama campaign says Joe Biden will visit Eau Claire on Thursday. Specific time and place to be announced soon. Biden did come within 100 miles of La Crosse last month, with a campaign stop in Rochester.
If you drive on Losey Boulevard late this afternoon, you might see a couple of guys holding big boots along the street.
They're firemen raising money for the muscular dystrophy campaign. La Crosse firefighter Todd English says the 'Fill the Boot' drive has gone on for enough years that people know what it's about by now. The annual boot campaign in La Crosse began yesterday, collecting about $3000. The overall goal is $15,000. Volunteers will be out again at Losey and State Road, and Mormon Coulee and Losey...4 to 6:30 Friday, and 1 to 3:30 pm Saturday.
When the two major parties have their national conventions in presidential years, the party that's out of the White House gets to go first.
So, the Republicans got their head start in Tampa last week. But one local delegate to the Democratic convention, Jill Billings, says there may be an advantage to going second. The La Crosse state rep says her party could address issues the GOP didn't say much about, such as the war in Afghanistan. Billings tells WIZM's La Crosse Talk that the Democrats will push a message this fall that if you work hard, and play by the rules, you can do well.