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2 alleged Vernon County meth makers are back in jail after being arrested for violating their pre-trial parole after being released following an October grand jury appearance. 33 year old Chris Polus and 33 year old Angela Davis were busted in late September for allegedly running a meth lab in the the Sylvan Glen Supper Club in Stoddard. Both are in the Dane County jail awaiting trial.
Both were arrested following an eight-month investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department. Their trial date has been set for February 2011. If convicted, the pair face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count.
30 year old Kami Spears of Genoa was also arrested at the scene and is still pending any criminal charges.
A man involved in a deadly crash 2 weeks ago is back at home after a short stint in the hospital.
57 year old William Perry of Black River Falls slammed into the side of 19 year old Brandi Allen's car back on December 13th.....killing her instantly.
The wreck on Highway 95 in the Town of Curran, happened after Allen, of Holmen, lost control of her car.
Battles over where city employees can live have been fought before in La Crosse. A new struggle over residency requirements may be on the horizon. Mayor Matt Harter wants to amend current rules regarding residency requirements so that any non-union employee hired after January first must live in the city as long as they work for the city. Currently, newly hired employees hired after 2005 are allowed to live outside of the city after being on the payroll for three years. Formerly, all La Crosse employees, union or not, had to live within the city, for as long as they were employed.
Agricultural experts are warning that heavy snows can trigger roof collapses.
The university extension warned that removal can be dangerous, since snow can slide, burying those below. Officials suggest using a roof rake from a safe distance
La Crosse has the highest monthly health insurance premiums of any metro area in the state at just over $772. That's 30% higher then the Madison metro area. La Crosse also has the highest quality health insurance plans, ranking three and a half out of four stars. Those numbers just released by the Citizen Action of Wisconsin Group.
This is the fifth year they have released the report. It is the first year they have included quality along with cost.