Mississippi isn't expected to drop below 10 feet until Saturday
Happy Oktoberfest! The 56th annual Oktoberfest celebration gets underway today. The theme for this year's fest is Family, Friends, Fun. And if past history is any guide, you'll find all...
More details on a drug bust on State Road in La Crosse Monday.
La Crosse Police Department executed a search warrant at 2001 State Rd after a drug investigation was conducted by the La Crosse Police Drug Investigative Unit, the West Central MEG unit and the La Crosse FBI Office. Police arrested 32 year old Eugene Shields. He now faces 10 drug related charges including 3 counts of Delivery of Heroin, 3 counts of Delivery of Cocaine and warehousing drugs.
Police confiscated 32 grams of Heroin with an estimated street value of over $8000, 32 grams of Crack Cocaine & 8.6 grams of Cocaine with an estimated street value of $1600 and 12 grams of Marijuana and numerous other drug paraphernalia. He is in the La Crosse County Jail.
In the words of a famous singer named Petty, 'the waiting is the hardest part'...
And a La Crosse County prisoner named Petty...William Petty...feels that way about being stuck in jail without a lawyer. Petty tells Judge Todd Bjerke that he'll represent himself, if it will move the case along. Bjerke is asking Petty to be patient, while the public defender's office tries to find an attorney for him. Petty was arrested last month for allegedly injuring another man by negligent use of a gun. The judge has ordered a justice sanctions review of Petty's case, to see if his 50-thousand dollar bond can be reduced.
Looks like the familiar blue and red garbage trucks on the streets of La
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Eight people died in crashes on Minnesota roads over the weekend, making it the deadliest weekend of 2013. The Minnesota State Patrol says three of those victims died in a Sunday crash on Interstate 94 in Minneapolis when some minor contact between three vehicles caused a minivan driver to lose control and rollover. Five others in the minivan were injured.
The names of the victims who died in that crash have not been released. But authorities say they are an 80-year-old woman, a 44-year-old woman, and a 16-year-old male. They weren't wearing seat belts properly. The weekend's fatalities also include a motorcyclist who ran a red light in Brooklyn Park, hitting another vehicle.
State Patrol Lt. Eric Roeske urges motorists to buckle up, drive at safe speeds and pay attention.
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) A $109 million commitment to Capitol preservation is the biggest element of Gov. Mark Dayton plan for Minnesota-financed construction projects. His wish list outlined Monday also includes substantial funding for new labs at public universities, a new building on the Minneapolis Veterans Home campus and civic center improvements in Mankato, Rochester and St. Cloud.
In all, Dayton would finance $812 million worth of projects, relying on more than $720 million in state borrowing and the rest from other sources.
The bonding bill is a rare example this year of where GOP buy-in is necessary. It takes a three-fifths vote to pass one; Democrats are short of that margin on their own. Dayton says low interest rates make it a prime time to borrow.
House Democrats will release their proposal Tuesday.