Parking Board Backtracks, Lowers Proposed Ramp Rate
In the last 30 years, La Crosse has earned a reputation as 'the town with free parking'...and many downtown business people don't want that to change.
With many business owners in attendance on Wednesday, the city's parking utility board reversed a vote taken last week setting hourly rates for parking in ramps. Board member Dan Wettstein asked for a new vote, arguing that the previous decision was too hasty.
The newly-adopted policy cuts the proposed ramp rate in half, to 75 cents an hour. It also preserves the two-hour parking window on the street. The parking board is expected to decide next month when the ramp rates will go into effect.
Burglary Suspects Heavily Armed: One Punches Police Dog
A couple of burglars apparently had violence on their minds when police caught them breaking into a house in Shelby...
Eighteen-year-old William McCullough and 17-year-old Michael Fuselier were brought to court in La Crosse yesterday, after being arrested Tuesday afternoon in a house on Southdale Drive. The intruders reportedly broke a window and used a power saw to get in. They also had machetes, swords, and a baseball bat, and apparently made threats to kill anyone who discovered them. Police eventually found them hiding inside the house. McCullough is accused of punching a police dog in the face during the arrest.
5 Busted In La Crosse Drug Bust
La Crosse Police made numerous drug arrests as part of
Mailboxes Smashed In Vernon County
Vernon County Crime Stoppers and the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office
Police Chief Encouraged by Private Support for Officers
Even the La Crosse police chief admits it's an unusual partnership.