Seems like the mitten hub bub in the state has callmed down a bit.
Danielle Johnson says in light of all the buzz surrounding the image of a Wisconsin shaped mitten on TravelWisconsin.com, the Wisconsin Department of Tourism is asking the public to visit a Travel Wisconsin Welcome Center or participating chamber of commerce or convention and visitors bureau during business hours throughout Wisconsin between today and January 15th to donate new or gently used mittens. The mittens will then be donated to local charities.
An Alma woman, busted this week for running a synthetic marijuana business that netted over a million dollars this year, will be back in court next week. Police says they had their eyes on 40 year old Tamara Schrock and 25 year old Blake Dennis, also of Alma, for the past 6 months. Both face charges of possessing synthetic marijuana and running a drug trafficking place.
Buffalo County deputy's raided a home in Alma on December 21st, after police in Winona were tipped off to a package for Dennis delivered to a UPS facility and it was later found to have synthetic marijuana. Officers said nobody was home when the raid began, and they found drugs that were packaged for sale plus a manufacturing operation hidden above the rafters in a garage.
An estimated 200 thousand dollars worth of synthetic pot was seized that day along with a car and a shotgun. Schrock returned home while the raid was taking place, and she implicated Dennis. Schrock is free on bond, while authorities have yet to find Dennis.
If you are partying it up this weekend and find yourself needing a ride home...the chances are good that the bar you go to is a part of the Lacrosse County Tavern League Safe Ride program.
Dave Berger says they expect to add quite a few riders this weekend to the 165 thousand plus that have taken advantage of the free program in the last year.
A teenage skateboarder has been killed in an accident on the south side of La Crosse...
The 17-year-old on the skateboard was hit by a pickup truck around 2:30 on Thursday afternoon, in the area of 26th and Farnam Streets. The teen's name has not been released yet.
Another local arrest that deals with synthetic marijuana. This time in Monroe County. Two adults have been arrested after deputies conducted a search warrant Wednesday afternoon in the Village of Kendall at the Wood Pipes Smoke Shop. 34 year old Tammy Wood and 38 year old Brian Wood, both of Kendall, were arrested amid allegations of their possession of synthetic marijuana, a restricted controlled substance.
A number of drug related items were seized, including materials believed to
be synthetic marijuana. Both of these individuals are scheduled to make their
first appearance in court today.