Alma Fire And The Chicken Savior
A western Wisconsin couple can credit a pet chicken for helping save them from a house fire. Alma Center Fire Chief Jeff Gaede says they were sleeping when the chicken woke them at about 6:15 a.m. Thursday. He says the smoke alarms didn't go off when the fire started in an attic above the attached garage.
He says the chicken and a cat also escaped, but another cat died. Neighbor Brad Krueger says he raised the chicken on his farm until dogs chased it away. The couple then started taking care of it.
Gaede says he's heard of dogs and cats alerting families to fire but he was amazed to hear about the chicken. The fire destroyed the house and the cause is still being investigated.
Lax Council Sets Kader Recall For January 29
Voters in one La Crosse neighborhood might have three city elections in five weeks this winter.
The city council has scheduled a recall election for January 29th for Audrey Kader's 11th district seat. If more than two people decide to run, a second election will happen a month later...just a week after the regular spring primary. Recall organizers accuse Kader of trying to take away the public's right to speak at city meetings.
Candidates who want to challenge Kader have until this Wednesday to file papers with the city clerk's office.
Local Reaction To New York Firefighter Ambush
A man convicted of killing his grandmother decades ago ambushed firefighters
Dispatch Center Ready For More Snow
Between tonight and tomorrow, forecasters are calling for one to 4 inches of
Senior Care Renewed
(AP) Wisconsin's SeniorCare prescription drug program for senior citizens has been granted another waiver from the federal government to continue operating until at least 2015. The waiver is needed so the state can run the program outside of Medicare Part D. The current waiver was granted in 2009 and set to expire at the end of the year. Gov. Scott Walker announced the renewal Thursday.