Stanley Goes Back To Hospital
Bryan Stanley will be back at Mendota for a while...
La Crosse County Judge Ramona Gonzalez has revoked the conditional release of the man who killed three persons at a Catholic Church in Onalaska in 1985. The state ordered Stanley to be released in 2009, but he admitted recently that he had experienced 'anxiety.' During a court hearing on Wednesday, witnesses testified that Stanley had violent thoughts about others, including his sister-in-law. Gonzalez ruled that Stanley violated terms of his release by not telling doctors about those thoughts as soon as they happened.
Kwik Trip Urges Collaboration with City
Negotiations between Kwik Trip and the city of La Crosse over a planned expansion have yet to begin, but the convenience store giant is already making a push for a deal to get done. What's good for Kwik Trip, says spokesman Hans Zietlow, is good for the city
Kwik Trip is hoping to secure financing through a TIF district to help offset costs of a planned dairy production facility at the company's headquarters.
Brownfield Grant from DNR is Start for La Crosse
A quarter of a million dollar grant to help clean up part of an industrial property in La Crosse is a start. But that money isn't even close to the amount that could be needed to cover total cleanup costs for a site of future possible development. The city has landed 250 thousand in a DNR brownfields grant to help cleanup contaminated soil at the former Patros Steel Property. That's about half what would be needed for that 12-acre property between the Black River and Copeland avenue. But it's also a small portion of the millions that are estimated to be needed to deal with all of the contamination at what is commonly known as the Mobil Oil property. The city has been negotiating with Exxon Mobil for years to pay a portion of the clean-up at the site.
Alleged Madison Shooter Corralled in La Crosse
A shooting suspect from Madison has been rounded up in La Crosse. 29 year-old Robert Williams is considered the primary suspect of a shooting on the northside of Madison on May 2nd that left a man severely injured. Williams was nabbed by La Crosse cops during a traffic stop over the last week-end. He's been returned to Madison, but police say there are still looking for two others that may be involved in the same shooting. Police have not said why Williams may have been in La Crosse after the shooting.
Rail Company Waits Until Road is Fully Functional to Close it for Work
Access to Bliss road again about to be a problem in La Crosse. Burlington Northern will shut down the railroad crossing at Main Street on Monday for a few days in order to reconstruct the crossing. Traffic will still be able to get up the bluff at Bliss road, getting there by a Cass street detour. Bliss road, the city's only direct access to Grandad Bluff Park, was shut down for more than a year after a washout in 2010. The road reopened to traffic last fall. No word yet on why Burlington Northern waited until this spring to do the crossing work.