Monroe County Jail Goes To Voters
County Board Chair Rick Irwin says the hope is that giving voters options as to where the center will go will help prevent the outrage caused by the last plan. Four years ago the discussions caused so much controversy, it launched a recall of multiple county board supervisors.
On The Run Is No Fun
A wanted Trempealeau County man who was on the lam for 3 days is finally in police custody.
On Tuesday, Jackson County Deputies were responding to a domestic
disturbance in Taylor. After investigating the complaint, Deputies attempted to
take 24 year old Robert Schaffer into custody. Schaffer was able to resist
arrest and escape Deputies which started a 3 day long search.
On Wednesday, Schaffer was seen in the City of Blair by Officers and
residents. Jackson County Deputies and K-9s assisted Blair Officers and
Trempealeau County Deputies in searching the Blair area for Schaffer. Schaffer
was not found and was able to elude being captured and arrested.
Full Referendum Ballot for La Crosse Voters in Spring
They're just advisory referendums. But they're already causing a rift among La Crosse city council members. The council has approved sending advisory measures to the spring ballot regarding billboards and city council size. City councilman Jim Bloedorn is upset the issues got pushed through the approval process so quickly
A binding referendum on hiring a city administrator will also be on the city ballot for April. Next month, the council will decide whether the mayor's salary gets cut in half if the administrator is approved by voters.
Miss Wisconsin Wins Miss America Pageant
A 23-year-old beauty queen from Kenosha has won the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas. Laura Kaeppeler won the pageant Saturday night after strutting in a white bikini and black beaded evening gown, singing opera and answering a question about whether beauty queens should declare their politics by saying Miss America represents everyone. Miss Oklahoma Betty Thompson came in second while Miss New York Kaitlyn Monte placed third. Kaeppeler wins a $50 thousand scholarship and gets the title for one year.
No Leads In Winona Arsons
The tips have came in, but still no leads towards a rash of arsons in Winona. Police there are still asking for the public's help in solving three suspected arson fires that occurred in the same general location within six weeks back in November and December.