It was supposed to help people out during storms and bad weather events. But La Crosse County Emergency Management Director, Keith Butler, says a storm and information website they created...well....it's just not working.
He says the Alert Lacrosse dot org website needs to be manned every day and right now they just don't have the resources to do that. They will, in the meantime, provide educational information and emergency related links for their web viewers.
Viroqua police can now issue citations punishable by a $298 fine for text and facebook messages that threaten, annoy, offend, demean, ridicule, belittle, disparage or humiliate. Police Daron Jefson says the issue has been building for about 8 months now.
Jefson says citizens complaining of harassment via text and Facebook prompted the ordinance, which is modeled after an ordinance in Janesville.
NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell and Pittsburg Steelers President Art Rooney, were in Minnesota Friday with one goal in mind.........get a new Vikings stadium bill passed...and do it now.
The pair met with Governor Mark Dayton and a handlful of lawmakers in the capitol. Goodell said he made no implied threats but in reality he didn't need to. The NFL head said that the team and league are giving the state another 10 or so days of exclusivity before opening the door to relocation alternatives.
The UW-La Crosse Football and Dance teams will once again be staging the 6th Annual Rob Wagner Cancer Benefit tonight and tomorrow. Wagner's teammate, Eric Johnson started the event.
Wagner was diagnosed with cancer in his wrist which led to him to cut his football career short at UW-L. The benefit, with proceeds going to Gunderson Lutheran Steppin Out In Pink progra, is tonight at 7pm and tomorrow night at 5, both being held at the Graff Main Hall Auditorium. In 5 years they have raised over $5o thousand.
(AP) Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says he doesn't know whether Wisconsin is any more or less safe now that 100,000 permits have been issued allowing people to carry concealed weapons. But Van Hollen said Friday that no problems have been reported since the law went into effect six months ago and if it deters crime, that's an added benefit. Van Hollen spoke inside the Department of Justice room where the permits are printed. Van Hollen holds the first permit issued by the state, but he says it's not known yet who will be issued the 100,000th on Friday. Van Hollen says the demand for permits has been strong. The agency anticipated 125,000 would be issued in the first year but it's nearly reached that after just six months.