Lax Police May Announce Arrest In Woman's Murder
La Crosse police are expected to announce an arrest in this week's murder of a 35-year-old woman...
Chief Ed Kondracki has a news conference planned for 10 o'clock. It's reported that a 44-year-old man was booked early today on a murder charge. Kristen Rodgers was found dead in a north La Crosse parking lot on Tuesday, and Kondracki says the death may be drug-related. Another man arrested this week on drug charges reportedly has sold drugs to Rodgers, according to the La Crosse County D-A's office.
Doyle Thinks Better Mining Bill Could Bring Gogebic Back
The mining company that says it doesn't want to do business in Wisconsin any more may not be gone for good.
Assemblyman Steve Doyle of Onalaska predicts that the Gogebic Mining company can be wooed back to Wisconsin, if an appealing mining bill can be passed.
Gogebic blamed the state Senate's failure to pass mining regulations for its decision to stop a 700-job project in northern Wisconsin. Democrat Doyle thinks the lesson to be learned from the mining fight is that the two parties must be more willing to work together.
PSC CAPX 2020 Hearings Next Week
The Wisconsin Public Service Commission will hold hearings next week in Alma
and Centerville. These will be the last chance for the public to weigh in on the
proposed CAPX 2020 high voltage transmission line project. Tim Carlsgaard of
CAPX explains what they would like to see happen.
The PSC has received 194 public comments on the project to date, and Carlsgaard expects as many as 500 people to attend next week’s meetings. They take place Monday and Tuesday.
Council to Vote on Making Request for Quiet Zone
The only thing La Crosse has at stake with a vote tonight is the lack of peace and quiet late at night. The city council tonight is expected to agree to making a request of the feds to allow a nighttime quiet zone along the Burlington Northern railroad spur that runs through several southside neighborhoods to City Brewery. Should be a simple decision for the feds, says councilman Fran Formanek who lives next to the spur
Typically, the only time a train uses the spur is overnight.
Governor In La Crosse For Second Straight Day
Governor Scott Walker announced in La Crosse today that Authenticom in La Crosse will create up to 50 jobs as a result of the company's expansion. The company is eligible for up $230 thousand in tax credits through the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.