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For the third time in just over a month, La Crosse cops are investigating a bank robbery...
A masked man with a gun took cash from Citizens State Bank on Main Street late this morning. He walked out of the bank and has not been found yet. The robber is described as about 6 feet tall, in his 30's. He was wearing sunglasses, and a bandanna over his mouth. This holdup follows ones that happened last month at Firefighters Credit Union and the M-and-I Bank on Rose Street. A suspect was arrested for the Rose Street robbery. The credit union case is still unsolved.
La Crosse's two high schools are among those in Wisconsin missing the mark under federal No Child Left Behind standards. The state's education department says Central high's graduation rate wasn't up to snuff. Logan high, meanwhile, missed making adequate yearly progress in special education reading and math. Logan receives Title 1 federal funding and so would be subject to sanctions if it continues to miss progress markers in coming years.
La Crosse police are on the trail of another bank robber. Few details right now, but police are apparently looking for a thin white guy, about 6 feet tall, light hair, wearing a baseball cap, dark hoodie, dark sunglasses. They say a semi-automatic weapon of some kind is involved.
There'll be punishment for a deadly attack on a dog in Riverside Park after all. Late last week, La Crosse police say, Lips, the 145 pound bull mastiff, took a big bite of Baxter, the 10 pound Yorkshire Terrier. Baxter didn't survive the attack. Owners of both dogs were given verbal warnings for having their dogs in the park. Upon further review, police determined that the owner of Lips didn't really have control of his dog in the attack so they've delivered to him a $164 ticket. The guy, who only outweighs his dog by fifteen pounds, says the ticket's unfair and he did everything in his power to hold his dog back. He plans on fighting the ticket.