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2 arrested for armed robbery of downtown La Crosse gas station
A La Crosse man is accused of robbing a downtown gas station at gunpoint Friday evening and fleeing in a car driven by his girlfriend, according to La Crosse police reports.A clerk at the Mileage gas station, 603 Cass St., told police she was preparing the close the business about 9:30 p.m. when a m
Theft leads to car chase, two arrests
A Wisconsin couple was arrested Sunday night north of Monster Lake after multiple vehicle thefts and a short chase starting on WYO 120 that concluded with a foot chase through a field.Cody Wallace, 24, whose last known address was Alma Center, Wis., and Tracey Matti, 35, of Merrillan, Wis., are alle
La Crescent police report for May 11 to May 17
May 17Two vehicle property damage crash reported, US 14/61 E. and US 14/61 N.Gas drive off reported. Contact made with subject, drive off was unintentional, 300 block of S. Third St.
Police calls for Monday May, 21: Man flips canoe on Lake Winona; woman steels broomstick and makes threats
10 p.m. — Jodie Ann Prigge, 41, Winona was cited for the theft of $96.96 of merchandise from Walmart.
Trout stocked for Fort McCoy fishing season
Personnel with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Genoa National Fish Hatchery at Genoa planted more than 15,000 rainbow trout in several waterways throughout the post, including Suukjak Sep, Sandy, Stillwell, and Big Sandy lakes and in Sparta and Swamp ponds.The trout were stocked in time for the
10 million gallons of mine sludge turns Trempealeau River orange; officials investigating spill after dramatic rescue
The operator, Robbie Gunderson, was trapped inside the airtight cab of the 23-ton earth mover for two and a half hours as rescuers tried to reach him. After first responders recommended lowering the water level, Hi-Crush workers used excavators to dig through the earthen berm and release the content
Winona man injured after rolling motorcycle on I-90 median
Stephen Craig Wheeler, 60, was riding a 2016 Harley Davidson motorcycle eastbound on I-90 near the Enterprise Rest Area just east of the Highway 29/Lewiston exit when he was forced into the median by an eastbound semi truck.
Holmen man with 21 convictions for driving with a suspended license strikes pedestrian downtown
A Holmen driver with 21 convictions for driving while suspended failed to stop at a stop sign in downtown La Crosse Tuesday before striking and throwing a pedestrian 20 feet, according to court records.Police found the 50-year-old woman bleeding on Fifth Avenue near State Street about 1:40 p.m., acc
Police ride-along turns into fraud investigation
As 18-year La Crosse Police veteran Chuck Frandsen entered the city treasury followed by a news camera, an employee joked, "Are you important today?"
Police investigate armed robbery at La Crosse gas station
La Crosse, WI (WXOW) -La Crosse Police said the Mileage Gas Station was robbed at gunpoint Friday night.The station, located at 603 Cass Street, was closed following the hold up.An officer on the scene tells WXOW said that although there was a robbery, there is no threat to the public at this time.I
Two injured in rollover near Altura
Two people were airlifted to local hospitals after the vehicle they were in rolled over on Winona County Road 33 near Altura at 12:21 a.m. Friday.Nikita Merie Hembd, 26, of Onalaska, Wis., and Ezequiel Itehua Salas, 27, of Altura, were both seriously injured in the crash. Salas, the car's passenger,
NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT CLARK COUNTY CASE NO.
NOTICE OF HEARING STATE OF WISCONSIN CIRCUIT COURT CLARK COUNTY CASE NO. 18-TP-04 In the Interest of: Nadia Hackelberg Date of Birth: December 15, 2004 To: Ashley Tryggestad, E6176 Vikemy Road, Viroqua, WI 54665 Information regarding the above-named child is as follows: Name: Nadia Date of Birth: De
Winona Drug Court grad goes from 'Felony Fred' to 'Fabulous Fred'
Forty-six-year-old Fred Hahneman sat in court Thursday waiting for his name to be called.Unlike the many other times in his life, this time it would be for a good reason."Today is an extra special day," drug court Winona Judge Nancy Buytendorp said to the courtroom audience. "We have someone graduat
West Salem girl with rare genetic disorder to be honoree of Saturday's "Riding for a Reason" fundraiser
But while the condition affects all aspects of the West Salem Elementary first-grader's health, development and longevity, Lilly's family refuses to let it define her, making every moment count.
La Crosse police looking for suspect in attempted break-ins
LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - La Crosse police responded to a call early Tuesday morning regarding an attempted break-in at 708 Ferry Street, La Crosse.
April restaurant inspections: 186 violations at 47 La Crosse area establishments
There were a total of 186 violations found at 47 establishments in La Crosse, Monroe, Trempealeau and Jackson counties, according to reports provided by state and county health departments. There were no inspections done in Vernon County during the month.
Police calls for Tuesday, May 15: Employee reports truck was stolen; keys were left in ignition
11:22 p.m. — Brian Louis Larson, 52, Caledonia, was cited for violating a harassment restraining order near the 800 block of East Second Street after police received complains of a man banging on their door and windows.
Norse sweep BRF, drop pair to West Salem
The Norse hosted Black River Falls in a doubleheader on Monday, May 7; traveled to Tomah on Tuesday, May 8; and hosted West Salem on Thursday, May 10 for a twin bill.Doubleheader5-7-18
UNSOLVED: Wisconsin cold case murder victim may have Arizona ties, authorities say
On May 4, 1984, a body was found outside of Westby, Wisconsin. Officials determined that the woman died of severe head trauma, the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office said.
La Crosse County officials show off crumbling roads to highlight funding shortfalls
The bus, carrying county, city, town and school leaders, headed out of West Salem on County Road M, which La Crosse County has identified as in need of repair.