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Police are still on the look-out for an armed robbery suspect from this week-end. They say a short, chunky, red-haired guy robbed a woman at gun-point on Friday night in her motel room at the Affordable Inn on the northside. Cops say the guy knocked first, she opened the door, and then he pushed her into the corner, threatening her with a gun, before turning over her room. They say he got away with a laptop, a purse, a cell phone and some cash. They say he's no more than 5' 4" , red haired, goatee, wearing a dark hoodie. The victim, in the meantime, was arrested on an outstanding warrant.
Among the many drunk drivers La Crosse police have had to deal with recently, one southside guy has collected his very first. At 87 years old. They've got a witness who saw the octagenarian late at night gun his car up over a boulevard and into a tree. And then juice it in reverse and slam in to a truck parked on the street. The impacts were enough to deploy airbags in his car. On the breathalyzer, they say he blew just over the legal limit for driving.
This week, the La Crosse city council will begin tackling more parking. This time, the city is getting asked to weigh in on whether Franciscan Skemp can tear down six houses for parking and green space. Not the nicest houses, says Tim Acklin, in the city planner's office; they need some work. The city would rather the medical center build up rather than out but the parking and green space align with Franciscan's long range planning. The city planner's office is recommending that Franciscan Skemp get approved to take down the houses.
When it comes to property value in the city of La Crosse, it's Gundersen Lutheran and everybody else.