Winona Bridge Impacts Quite A Few
So how many people could be impacted by the building of a new 2 lane bridge connecting Minnesota and Western Wisconsin? Quite a few says Winona Mayor Jerry Miller. And all for the positive.
The second two lane Highway 43 bridge is being looked at for sometime in 2015 and has support of U.S. Senator, Amy Klobuchar. Miller hopes she can get the ball rolling on construction a year earlier.
Prostitution Sting Nets Five Including Local Lawmaker
A La Crosse county supervisor has gotten nabbed in a prostitution sting. Police set up the sting yesterday at the northside Brookstone Inn. A fake internet ad that five guys responded to, looking to pay for sex. Among the five, county supervisor and local AFL-CIO leader Bill Brockmiller. Should make other prospective Johns have some second thoughts, says La Crosse interim police chief Rob Abraham
Brockmiller, a state labor analyst, along with the other four men will be charged with soliciting a prostitute.
Dog Attacks Terrorize Some in City
La Crosse isn't exactly going to the dogs. But there's been a couple attacks in the last few days that may make it seem so. There was the 82 year-old woman out for a morning walk on the city's southside who was charged by two big black dogs. They got a piece fo each of her legs. She was treated at the hospital and given rabies and tetanus shots. And there's the pit bull and the lab duo running free on the northside. Neighbors fear them. Children run from them. And the owner doesn't seem to be in control of them. The two ran after an older couple unloading their car in the morning, chasing them inside their house. The owner of those dogs has been warned he might lose them.
Kong Vue Plea In Hougom Murder Later This Week
The man suspected of killing Sara Hougom in her La Crosse apartment last March will have his plea hearing later this week...
Kong Vue is expected to reach a plea agreement before a La Crosse County judge on Thursday. The hearing will come just two weeks after co-defendant Pao Choua Vue pled guilty to being a party to Hougom's murder. When he entered his plea, Pao Vue said that only Kong Vue went into the apartment building on Division Street to commit burglaries. Police say Kong shot Hougom when he found her inside the open apartment as he was trying to steal her purse.
Big Money Ballot Coming
Voters in November will see two multi million referendum questions staring at them. A school district and college both wanting your dollars for improvements. Western Technical College's ballot item comes in at close to $80 million. Concerns?
Western President, Lee Rasch, says most of the approved monies would go towards the La Crosse campus. The La Crosse School District's ballot item comes in at $16 million. It's for a new Northside Elementary School.