More Soldiers Going To Iraq
(AP) Duluth's 148th Fighter Wing will soon be headed for Afghanistan. The Minnesota Air National Guard says about 300 unit members will deploy to Kandahar Air Field in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in August. It's the first time the unit will deploy with the Block 50 F-16 aircraft, the newest F-16 in the U.S. Air Force fleet. The unit is expected to be deployed for two months.
Viroqua Parade Now A Fundraiser Too
Organizers of the Viroqua Harvest Celebration & Parade have launched a capital campaign to raise funds for the October 13th parade, as well as for new initiatives for 2013. The first donation raised was a grant from the Viroqua Tourism Committee to help fund advertising and promotion for the event.
The organization’s creative director, Joe Hart. In 2013, the group will be eligible to apply for state and federal arts grants.
Liberty Street Fire Burns 2 Apartments
About 20 firefighters were called out to a 10 unit apartment building fire yesterday. It started around 3:30.
Amy Meyer was in one of the burning apartments at the time.
One person was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. No case to the blaze yet.
KOULA FOUND GUILTY ON ALL 3 COUNTS
Eric Koula found guilty this afternoon on all 3 counts of murdering his parents and forgery. Sentencing will be in a about a month. Stay tuned to WIZM this afternoon for reaction.
Liberty Street Fire
Quick actions by La Crosse Fire fighters yesterday, may have saved a 10 unit apartment building on Liberty Street from going up in flames. Captain Dan Skiles said they went into defensive mode within 20 minutes. 2 of the unit's apartments received heavy fire damage while the rest of the building received smoke and water damage. One person was slightly injured.