Legislation would put process in nonpartisan hands
When it comes to parking in La Crosse's municipal ramps, what's old is new again. Just months after removing the often malfunctioning and vandalized parking gates in favor of free...
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Opponents of wolf hunting are going before a Minnesota Senate panel to call for a five-year moratorium on future wolf seasons.
The Senate Environment and Energy Committee will hear from both sides Thursday on the contentious issue. Hunters and trappers killed 413 wolves during the state's recent wolf season, which was the first since wolves in the western Great Lakes region came off the endangered list early last year.
The anti-wolf hunting group Howling for Wolves says Minnesota's original wolf management plan called for a five-year wait after wolves came off the list until the resumption of sport hunting. The Legislature canceled that moratorium last year when it authorized the first season. Wolf hunting supporters say the years of court battles that held up ``delisting'' made further delays unnecessary.
The Catholic Church may have a new pope, but he'll probably continue church business as usual.
La Crosse Bishop William Callahan does not expect Francis the 1st, from Argentina, to make any radical changes in the church. However, Callahan says the pope may bring a different point of view to the position, as a Jesuit and as the first pope from the Americas. Francis was chosen by cardinals on the second day of balloting at the Vatican.
On 03/12/2013 at 8:53 P.M. the La Crosse Police Department responded to Gundersen Lutheran Hospital for a male party who had been brought to the hospital for a gunshot wound to the back of his neck area. The victim had a small entrance and exit wound to the back of his neck area that required bandages. Upon police arrival at the hospital, the victim was un-cooperative in the investigation and was unwilling to tell police how he got to the hospital or the location of the shooting.
The victim (Mr. Jameson) was out on bond for 2 previous felonies and was in violation of the bond. Mr. Jameson was placed under arrest for violation of his bond and transported to county jail. The investigation into the shooting is ongoing and there are no further details at this time.
Anyone with information regarding this incident can contact the La Crosse Police Department at 608-785-5962. Callers can also remain anonymous by calling the La Crosse Area Crime Stoppers at784-8477 or text laxtips at Crimes (274-637) or online at www.lacrossecrimestoppers.com.
Callers to Crime Stoppers can be eligible for rewards of up to $1,000
Who has the best odds of being the new pope?
One bookmaker that's posting odds has two former Wisconsin bishops among the top one-third of candidates. New York Cardinal Timothy Dolan, formerly the archbishop of Milwaukee, gets 20-to-1 odds from the 'paddy power-dot-com' web site. Former La Crosse Bishop Raymond Burke is farther down the list, at 66-to-1. The website's favorite candidate at this point is Italian Cardinal Angelo Scola. The site even rates the chances of U-2 singer Bono becoming pope...at one thousand to one.
LACROSSE, Wis. (AP) Aquinas High School guard Bronson Koenig, fresh off leading the Blugolds to their second state title in three years, has been voted Wisconsin Associated Press boys basketball player of the year. Koenig's coach, Rick Schneider, was named coach of the year in a vote by statewide media members.
Koenig, a University of Wisconsin recruit, bounced back from a thumb injury that cost him most of his junior year to average nearly 17 points and 4.4 assists per game.
He was joined on the first time by Germantown senior Luke Fischer, Milwaukee Hamilton junior Kevon Looney, Onalaska senior Matt Thomas and Whitefish Bay Dominican senior Duane Wilson.