Another Winona Fire
The Winona Fire Department was called to 559 E. Front Street around 12:15 this morning for a fire in the home. Firefighters put the kitchen fire out in about 20 minutes. They stayed on scene for about 2 and a half hours. Firefighters were called back to the same house just after 4:00 a.m. and found the home was fully engulfed in flames, which were extending to one of the neighboring homes.
A man living in the home was arrested by Winona Police at the scene, but why he was arrested.....police are not saying. The man was being held in the Winona County Jail at the time of the second fire. Winona has seen 3 fires in a three block area the city in the past six weeks and police say they think arson was involved in those three.
Students Charged In Vandalism Acts
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.
Hate Graffiti Reported at UW-L
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.
Johnson Not Happy With Congress Budget
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.
2 Hurt In Monroe County Crash
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.