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Officials are trying to determine whose body it is that divers pulled from Mississippi River near Winona Sunday afternoon. They says it had been in the water for quite some time.
A camper at the Pla Mor Campground south of Winona told the Winona County Sheriff's Department around 2 Sunday, that they had seen a body beneath a pontoon boat docked at the campground marina. Divers from the Winona Dive and Rescue Squad along with deputies recovered the body of an unidentified adult female.
Officials say the said the woman has a smaller body.....was clothed and that there were no obvious signs of trauma or injury. Since the body was in the water for a while, officials say that makes immediate, positive identification impossible. An autopsy has been scheduled
The La Crosse County Health Department- Public Health Nursing Division is dedicated to promoting wellness and preventing disease in individuals by offering childhood immunization programs. Partnering with Every Child by Two and the CDC, they work to raise awareness of the critical need for timely immunization and to foster a systematic way to immunize all children by age two.
Children’s vaccine is available for children under 19 years-of-age; there is no cost for the vaccine itself. There is a $15 dollar administration fee per person.
Appointments can be scheduled by calling the Public Health Nursing Division at 608-785-9723; hours are Monday-Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Community clinics will be held at the following locations: Wednesday the 10th at the Holmen Middle School from 3-6pm and next Tuesday at the Onalaska Middle School from 3-6pm.
Should there have been no swimming signs posted in an area where a 6 year old boy drowned in the Mississippi River last week? The family of Jr. Thao thinks so. The boy disappeared in the water last Monday at Pettibone Park. His body was recovered two days later.
The boy's sister, Shoua Thao, says that the area should have had signs warning that it was dangerous to swim there. We checked with the Lacrosse city attorney's about the matter....they did not want to comment until a review of policies had been done first.
Officials say the area where the family was swimming last Monday is dangerous because it's next to the main shipping channel and the currents are swift.
A squabble over a couple bucks and a coat have led to an arson charge against a homeless guy in La Crosse. Cops say Thomas Hitchins was ticked off at his buddy for stealing some cash and his jacket. So the 78 year-old decided the appropriate response was to light up the guy's camper, piled high with his personal belongings. Hitchins at first told a cop he had nothing to do with the fire but later admitted the arson, tying it directly to the squabble between the two men.
A La Crosse parking cop helped nail a drunk driver this week-end. Police say the off-duty Civilian Service Employee--or, CSE--stopped to help at an accident on the southside on Saturday. Apparently a truck had run into a lawn mower. Dude in the truck, 38 year-old Kim Hebel, took off and the CSE followed him. At one point, cops say Hebel tried to ram the CSE's car. Dispatch got a play by play of the pursuit. County cops eventually nabbed Hebel after he hit two cars. They say he was pretty solidly drunk. He faces a couple hit and run charges and a couple charges for his scuffle with deputies. They say it's also Hebel's fifth OWI.