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How to pay for better roads remains elusive for Wisconsin legislators. The state in recent years has resorted to borrowing money to pay to build or fix roads. A lot...
A hearing planned for today could provide the last chance for lawyers to offer motions before a double homicide trial begins in La Crosse.
Jeff Lepsch is scheduled to be tried two weeks from now for a double murder at May's Photo in downtown La Crosse. Store owner Paul Petras and his son A-J were shot inside the store last fall, during an apparent robbery. At a hearing in May, Lepsch's attorneys asked to have the murder charges dismissed, because police may have erased security video from the crime scene by accident. The motion was withdrawn later.
Now, the city of La Crosse will have to convince employees to live within
The body of a missing tugboat crewman has been discovered inside the flooded boat, at Lock and Dam 7 near Dresbach...
Twenty-two-year-old Tyler Trussoni of Genoa had been employed by Brennan Marine for three years. The tugboat lost power early Wednesday, and went through roller gates at the dam. Two other workers on the boat were able to get out. Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand says the investigation will continue, to find out why the boat's motor stopped. The river will remain closed around Lock and Dam 7 for now.
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Divers are being sent to the Dresbach lock and dam, to look for a man who's missing after a morning tugboat accident...
The man was among three people from Wisconsin on the tug when it reportedly lost power and got caught in the dam around 6 a-m. The other two crew members were rescued. No rescuers have gotten inside the tugboat yet to search for the missing person. Part of the river surrounding the dam in Winona and Houston Counties has been shut down to boat traffic while the search effort continues.
A boat has gone through the dam at Dresbach. It happened early this morning, and rescue crews are on scene. We are told it was a 50 x 20 foot tugboat that was stuck at the top of Lock and Dam #7. There is word that three crew members were on board ,and two of them were able to escape. The search is on for the third. A number of police and rescue crews are on scene.
Some travelers who tried to schedule American Airlines flights through La Crosse had trouble yesterday...
They found that they couldn't arrange any American flights on-line, in or out of La Crosse, after September 1st...leaving some to wonder whether the airline's local service was going to change. But airport manager Clint Torp blames a computer problem for the confusion, and things are back to normal today. American offers four flights in and four flights out every day, between La Crosse and Chicago.