No Leads In Winona Arsons
The tips have came in, but still no leads towards a rash of arsons in Winona. Police there are still asking for the public's help in solving three suspected arson fires that occurred in the same general location within six weeks back in November and December.
A number of tips have come in but still no suspects have been caught.
A public meeting will be held next Wednesday in which representatives of the police and fire departments will share what they do have on the fires. It's being organized by a Neighborhood Watch Group. The meeting will be at 6:00 p.m. at the the Winona Vet's Center and the public is invited.
Another Veto Override from La Crosse Council
No difference this year so
City Reminder to Clear Sidewalks
It was more than a month ago, when La Crosse's engineering department sent out an advisory reminding people in the city to clear their walks of snow or risk fines. The department has dusted off that advisory and re-posted it. Failure to clear walks 24 hours after the snowfall could mean the city does it for you, charging $2.50 a foot and billing you a fifty dollar administration fee on top of that. The city says inspections will begin on Tuesday, the 17th.
Wrecks Galore In Coulee Region
Winter weather has finally hit leading to several accidents in Onalaska. The Onalaska Police Department has worked 7 accidents between midnight and 4:00 p.m. today.
An injury accident occurred this afternoon at the intersection of 8th & Redwood in Onalaska. A vehicle travelling East on Redwood could not stop for the yield sign due to the road conditions and struck a vehicle going North on 8th Street. One person was transported from the scene to a local hospital.
Police remind you to please drive safe and allow for additional stopping distances.
Snow Could Make It Hard On Ice Fishing
There's a lot of snow out there and could make things hard on ice fishermen. The blowing snow is going to cover up cracks, weak spots, and 10 inch holes in the ice that you would normally see with the naked eye.
One way to spot a weak spot on the freshly fallen show is to watch for unexplained wet spots on the snow. This would indicate that open water is close by. Also take your spud along and probe the ice in front of you, not only to detect thin ice but holes as well. Those 10 inch holes have been known to break ankles in the past.