New ideas being bounced around to pay for state's infrastructure
Rangers go from playing on basically dirt to new field turf
What does Ron Johnson have against higher education? The U.S. Senator from Wisconsin is trying to backpedal now after his controversial comments about college. Johnson mused that we can replace...
A man clings to life today in La Crosse after a beating yesterday at the hands of a jealous ex-boyfriend. La Crosse police say the 33 year-old was repeatedly bludgeoned in the head by Thomas Beitlich while the victim slept. Cops say the 31 year-old Beitlich kicked in the door of his ex-girlfriend's place on Ferry street and beat the victim 15 to 20 times in the head with something big and hard, apparently. Cops say, if the victim survives, he will likely have some significant brain damage. Cops are looking for Beitlich and think that he may still be in the area.
A 21-year-old man from Sparta was shot and killed by police in that city this weekend...
Police are not releasing many details about the Friday incident, but they say an officer shot the man after he had threatened family members with a knife. It happened in the one thousand block of South Fairway Drive in Sparta. The officer is on administrative leave, while the shooting is being investigated.
Four people have been arrested in Onalaska for a series of garage and car burglaries...which apparently all happened on one night.
The four young men were released from jail after appearing in court this afternoon. Police investigator Chad Marcon said a surveillance video from one of the victims helped officers identify the suspects.
Money, electronics, and jewelry are among the items stolen during the break-ins reported on September 19th. At least three garages and seven cars were targeted.
Karl Klug has some highlight plays in his three years in the NFL.
Sacking Drew Brees twice in one game. Getting Joe Flacco in his second-career game. His latest highlight came last Sunday.
The Caledonia, Minn., native sacked New York Jets' quarterback Geno Smith, forced the fumble and recovered it for a touchdown as the Tennessee Titans home crowd screamed, "Kluuuuuuuug."
La Crosse's next major murder trial is set for early next summer...
Mitrel Anderson goes on trial in early June for first-degree murder in the death of DeMario Lee. The week-long trial is scheduled to start June 9th...just days after the first anniversary of the murder at a Cass Street convenience store. Investigators believe Anderson killed Lee by hitting him in the head with an edged weapon during a fight. Anderson remains in the La Crosse County jail, under a million dollar cash bond.
The federal government shutdown could put a strain on food pantries in the La Crosse area...
Some low-income families might not get their food stamps on schedule, so they could visit community food shelves. And pantries such as the Salvation Army could run short of government-supplied food, according to
Shelly Krause with the Hunger Task Force in La Crosse. Her organization does not get federal funding, but she expects a greater demand for the Task Force resources because of government cutbacks. Julie Nelson at the Salvation Army of La Crosse says her agency's food supply has not been affected yet by the shutdown.