Rain Returns To Lax
A streak of 22 dry days in La Crosse came to an end this morning...
At least six-hundredths of an inch of rain has fallen today at the National Weather Service office in La Crosse...marking the first time since June 20th that more than a trace of rain has been measured in the city. Elsewhere in the county, the town of Holland received half-an-inch of rain since midnight. Spring Grove is the only community in the immediate La Crosse area to get more than an inch of moisture today, with almost three inches recorded by 7 a.m.
Dual Beat Down Gets Man 15 Years In Prison
15 years in prison. That's the sentence a La Crosse man recieved today for
beating his girlfriend and her friend to the point of permanent injuries. Judge
Scott Horne told 58 year old Daniel Stoddard that this was one of the most sever
incidents of domestic violence he has seen short of a homicide.
Stoddard’s girlfriend ended up with a brain injury, skull fracture, lacerations, puncture wounds and bruises. Her suffered head wounds that required 32 staples and a broken hand among other injuries.
More Burn Restrictions In Place
Emergency burning restrictions have been extended to include Jackson and Monroe counties and additional portions of Adams and Juneau counties. Campfires have been banned in four Wisconsin State Parks system properties including Southern Unit of the Kettle Moraine State Forest, the Lapham Peak unit of Kettle Moraine State Forest, Richard Bong State Recreation Area and Big Foot Beach State Park until further notice due to continued drought and high to very high fire danger conditions. The extended Emergency Burning Restrictions and the park campfire bans are effective Friday, July 13 at 12:01 a.m. Emergency burning restrictions currently are in effect in all of Crawford and Richland and portions of Juneau county.
Lax Council Could Soon End Special UWL Parking Zone
It could be the official end of a parking experiment in the U-W-L neighborhood...
The La Crosse city council will be asked to vote next month on an ordinance to dissolve the special rules for alternate side parking in the university neighborhood during the winter. In the last three years, City Hall would send out alerts in that part of town, only on nights when the streets would be plowed. Only 11 alerts were issued during the five-month period of winter parking last year...and many people didn't bother to move their cars on those nights, anyway.
170 Sick From Swimming In Lake Wazee
What started out as a couple of people calling Jackson County saying they got sick from swimming in Lake Wazee last week, has turrned into something they have never seen before. Public Health Nurse, Christine Hovell, explains.
The numbers of people sick......at least 170. She says the lake is closed until more testing can be done next week. In the meantime, if you are fishing or scuba diving in the area.......she says wash your hands before and after the activity.