CAUSE OF DEATH FOR CRAIG MEYERS
A cause of death for the college student found in the Mississippi River this week. The LaCrosse county medical examiner Dr. John Steers says Craig Meyers drowned to death. Steers tells Wizzum News that the 21 year old college student also suffered from hypothermia alcohol intoxication. Meyers's body was found below the ice on Tuesday afternoon. Craig was last seen alive at 2am on Sunday when a relative dropped him off on the 700 block of Market Street.
Register Your Bike and Get a Free Light
La Crosse police were uncomfortable with the idea of giving away free bike lights the whole time. Not because they don't want bicycle riders to go without. It's just that the big box of bike light sets they got from the county through a grant program came with the understanding that the lights would be handed out to those riding illegally without bike lights. Kind of like a reward for breaking the law. La Crosse cops instead will hand out the lights to the first fifty who show up at the PD downtown to register their bikes. Bike registration is two bucks and is required under city ordinance.
More Amtrak Needed
More flexibility for folks who love to ride the rails could be coming to La Crosse within a few years. A new study by Amtrak suggests a schedule for a second Empire Builder train to operate between the Twin Cities and Chicago, by way of La Crosse. The schedule included in the study would have the eastbound trains stop in late morning and early afternoon...while the westbound trains would reach the north La Crosse depot in late afternoon and early evening. About 150-thousand riders would be expected to use the new train each year. A final version of the report, including costs of the project and ways to finance it, may be completed by the fall of next year.
Tomah Man Clings To Life After Crash
A Monroe County man is clinging to life tonight after receiving life-threatening injuries in a Wednesday morning crash in Columbia County. The crash happened shortly before 10:30 a.m. about five miles north of the Columbia-Dane County line.
Campaign Violation Allegations Include New UW Regent from Onalaska
A newly appointed member of the UW board of regents is among those on a complaint filed by a watchdog group alleging campaign finance rules violations. Gary Roberts from Onalaska, big contributor to Scott Walker, was recently appointed by the governor to a term on the board of regents. According to a complaint filed by the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, Roberts is one of 29 big donors in the state who violated the annual 10 thousand dollar limit for individual campaign donations. Also on the list of those breaking the contribution limit, according to the group, Vicky Kunz from La Crosse, listed as a Kwik Trip employee.