Gun Bought for Protection Gets La Crosse Man Arrested
Water Pumping Levels Not Near Records in La Crosse
Some in La Crosse are using lots of water to try and keep lawns green. Water getting pumped from the city's water utility prove that out. But the volume levels during this drought summer don't come close to the all time high of about 37 million gallons pumped on one day in a very hot, dry summer day in 1988. Highest this summer: about 21 million gallons. Why the change? Awareness mostly, says water utility manager Mark Johnson
Average water volumes in the city for July are typically 13 to 14 million gallons per day. The utility has a max capacity of 40 million gallons.
Court Time For Suspects In Gang Fight That Led To Gunfire
Several young men brought to La Crosse County court on Monday ended up there because of an alleged fight between rival gangs this weekend...
City police arrested six people on Saturday, after a confrontation led to a gun being fired into the air. The actual shooter apparently has not been charged yet...but Yia Vang of Holmen claims he yelled at the kid who pulled the gun. Vang is charged with disorderly conduct and trying to obstruct police. Another defendant, Teng Xiong, was picked up on a warrant issued a year ago when he failed to appear in court on a past drug case.
State Representative Doyle Again Urges Special Session on Jobs
So far, there's been little movement on a plan to hold a special legislative session on jobs in Madison. More's the pity, says Onalaska state rep, Steve Doyle. Especially in light of depressing jobs estimates from the feds that say the state lost about 12 thousand jobs in June. Jobs action, says Doyle, can't wait for the regular legislative session to start
The fed numbers show Wisconsin leading the nation in jobs losses. But those federal estimates have been wrong in the past.
Fugitives Seem to be Heading South
Where a couple of fugitives from Black River Falls wind up is anybody's guess. But the latest reported sightings of James Misleveck and James Newman have them in the Hillsboro/Elroy area near the Juneau and Vernon county lines. The two men walked away from a minimum security facility in Black River Falls on Tuesday night. Since then, it's been a string of car thieving, kidnapping, gun stealing and, at this point, somehow eluding police. Police say the men should be considered armed and dangerous. They're driving a stolen black 1996 Chrysler Concord.