A man who tried to burn down a Sparta convenience store now faces 71 years in prison if convicted on 6 charges. 38 year old Bradford White made a court appearance this morning in Monroe County court.
White, apparently upset that Fast Eddie's in Sparta would not serve him alcohol a week ago because he was drunk, is accused of going back to the store late that night....crashing his car into the front doors...stealing over $2500 in alcohol and then setting the place on fire. White faces charges of arson, armed burglary, criminal damage to property and reckless endangerment with a weapon. He is in jail on a $20 thousand cash bond.
The grocery side of the store sustained serious damage while the liquor side had to be wiped out due to health department concerns. White will be back in court in January.
2 people were injured in a car versus buggy crash in Monroe County last night. A car driven by 61 year old Monty Berger of Lone Rock was east bound on Highway 71 when he went to pass 2 Amish buggy’s that were also east bound on the shoulder of the road. Berger passed the first buggy when the second Buggy made a left turn in front of him and he hit the horse and buggy. The buggy over turned in the roadway.
Two passengers in the Buggy where injured....including the driver of the Buggy 21 year old Henry Miller of rural Kendall and his passenger 18 year old Sarah Borntreger of Canton Missouri. They both had non life threatening injuries.
They were transported by Kendall and Wilton ambulance services to Tomah Memorial Hospital.
Some buildings on the campus of UW-Lacrosse have been hit with hateful and racist graffiti this semester. So far....23 reports have came in. But Chancellor Joe Gow feels that the increase in reports could be largely due to a new website this year that allows UW L students notify campus officials of hateful speech.
He says students can report acts like these through the UW-L website. Gow made a statement to the student body earlier this week and stated that they have no clue as to who is doing the spraypainting and drawings on buildings such as Eagle and Wimberly halls.
The U.S. Government has not passed a budget in 961 days. That's a little over 2 years. Last night, congress approved a trillion dollar spending bill that would avoid a government shutdown until at least September. Not good enough says one U.S. Senator.
Republican Ron Johnson of Wisconsin says the House is expected to approve the spending measure today, and the Senate could follow suit possibly today as well.
La Crescent Police are still investigating acts of vandalism around town. And they seem to have involved 10 high school students.
Chief Todd Nelson says the department's police report is not finished, and thus cannot be released yet. But the chief did say that 10 students from La Crescent High School were charged this week in connection with the vandalisms and that they seemed to be targeting faculty and staff from the La Crescent Schools.