It wasn't much heroin that La Crosse police found in a van during a traffic stop. But it was enough to charge a couple guys in the van with dealing. 52 year-old Darnell Hamilton and 46 year-old Dennis Mickelson, both from La Crosse, have been charged with heroin dealing. Cops say they got suspicious when they pulled the van over and the two guys started getting fidgety. They say Ralph the drug dog sniffed out the van and hit in several spots. Lots of hidden compartments in the van, say police. But they didn't have to look far to find two baggies of heroin and a bag of crack. Those were just sitting on the floor in the front.
This summer's big road project in the city of La Crosse will happen on Losey Boulevard...
Speaking on WIZM's La Crosse Talk, ity traffic engineer Matt Gallager said several blocks of Losey need surface repairs this summer. The first phase of the project will begin next week, and will last about six weeks. The work will extend from La Crosse Street south to Market Street. Gallager expects the repair job to last 10 to 15 years.
6 teachers are being laid off in the La Crosse School District, effective this fall. Human Resources Director, Steve Salerno, says in talking with the teachers, they were well aware of the financial position the district is in.
Educators laid off include a teacher at Longfellow Middle School and the other 4 are from Logan High School.
When bad weather hits your town, weather radios are a direct link to the best information coming straight from the National Weather Service. But only 5-10 percent of Americans have a weather radio. So the government is working on a new and more modern way to get people critical weather information. To your cell phones. Dan Baumgart is with the National Weather Service in La Crosse.
Starting sometime in June, emergency alerts will be sent directly from the National Weather Service to your cell phone for free. Baumgart says the NWS will only send the most critical alerts: tornado warnings, flash floods, blizzard warnings, and ice storm warnings.
Here's a rundsown of area Memorial Day ceremony's. In La Crosse, a parade begins at 9 a.m. at Sixth and King streets. The parade is followed by a service at 10 a.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery and at noon at Riverside Park. In Onalaska, the parade starts at 9:30 a.m. at the American Legion and travels to the Onalaska Veterans Memorial in Onalaska Cemetery for a ceremony. The Holmen arade starts at 9:30 a.m. at Holmen Middle School.
In West Salem, there will be an observance at 10 a.m. at Village Park and a short ceremony near the tank at Veterans Park, West Salem. A rifle salute will be held by the Viroqua Unit of the Wisconsin National Guard and taps will be played at 9:45 a.m. at Pioneer Cemetery, Viroqua. There will be a parade at 10 a.m. and a program will be at 10:30 a.m. at Viroqua Cemetery. In Westby, the American Legion and VFW Post will conduct ceremonies at 9:55 a.m. at Westby Veterans Memorial.
And in La Cresctn, a parade starts at 11:30 a.m. on Walnut Street
and will march to Veterans Park for an 11:45 a.m. program.