83 Year-Old Out A Grand After Grandson Scam
Guardsman Attacks Woman in Nursing Home With Plastic Bag
A national guardsman is in hot water for terrorizing a nursing home in La Crosse over the week-end. Cops say 24 year-old Grant Adams broke into Bethany Riverside just before six on Saturday morning. They say he snuck up behind a 33 year-old female employee, put a plastic bag over her head and attempted to strangle or suffocate her. POlice say the woman ripped off the bag and called for help. After a bit of a fight, cops arrested a very drunk Adams at the nursing home. He told them he was involved in some special ops. Just making sure they were doing their job. He faces multiple charges.
Would Be Robber: Pregnant, Drunk and Hammer Wielding
"I want a soft shell and this is a stick up so give me all your money." Apparently how 38 year-old Julie Bailey went about trying to rob the Taco John's on La Crosse 's southside Tuesday night. Police say Bailey: drunk, pregnant, wearing a bright floral shirt, pink and white slippers and armed with a hammer, had passed over two other businesses before she'd settled on robbing the fast food shop because there just weren't as many people inside. Her plan ran into problems when she couldn't get the hammer out of her shorts. Cops say her roommate, 51 year-old Bruce Collins was behind the plot. Couple needed money, apparently, to buy crack.
Bluff Road Shut Down By Another Landslide
THE ROADBLOCKS ARE BACK AT THE FOOT OF GRANDAD BLUFF...
TOO MUCH RAIN HAS CAUSED PROBLEMS AGAIN WITH BLISS ROAD, WHICH TAKES TRAFFIC UP AND DOWN THE LA CROSSE SIDE OF THE BLUFF. ANOTHER LANDSLIDE HAS FORCED THE CITY TO SHUT DOWN THE ROAD. SIMILAR SLIDES HAPPENED DURING FLASH FLOODING PERIODS IN 2007 AND 2008, LEADING TO EXPENSIVE REPAIRS. THE CITY IS EXPECTED TO INSPECT THE WASHED-OUT PART OF BLISS ROAD TODAY.
Another Tie Chicken Vote Could Require Mayor
If the La Crosse city council stays evenly divided on the backyard chicken issue, one guys vote could become all important. Mayor Matt Harter could kill or save the backyard chicken proposal. We asked where he's at on chickens right now. He says he believes very strongly in property rights but when you choose to live in a city you give up some of those rights. At the same time, Harter likes a provision of the proposed ordinance that would require a yearly renewal of an application for chickens and that neighbors would have to agree to the application. Harter says he'll wait to see how the debate on chickens goes tonight before the final vote on the issue. He doesn't believe that vote will be split evenly as it was on Tuesday.