Statewide Drill Is A Go
Many of you across the area will hear tornado sirens going off during the 1:00 p.m. hour today. Unless actual severe weather is happening somewhere in the state, it will only be a drill. Keith Butler of the local emergency managemant office says the alerts today are two-fold.
The state has planned a statewide tornado drill to run at 1:45pm today......whiel people in Southeastern Wisconsin are expected to hear tornado sirens at about 1:20 p.m. If the National Weather Service has to issue an actual severe weather watch or warning, the statewide drill will happen Friday.
State Bank Moving Shelby Branch To Former Quillin's Block
It was a novel idea decades ago...for State Bank-La Crosse to open a branch on the far south side of the city.
But that Shelby location, south of the railroad overpass, doesn't work as well as it used to:
State Bank vice-president Wayne Oliver says the Shelby location will be moved this summer to the old Quillin's supermarket site on Mormon Coulee Road. A new Goodwill store also is scheduled to open soon on that property. Oliver expects the new State Bank location to open by July, with a remodeled drive-up lane on the lot to be ready in September.
Parking Board Votes Again To End Winter 'Test Parking' Area
They were ready to get rid of it last year...
Members of the La Crosse Parking Utility Board voted last summer to stop an experiment of sending out alerts to move cars in the winter only on nights when there was new snow to plow. The city council was persuaded to give the project one more chance. However, most of the time, the alerts were ignored...partly because of the lack of snow this winter. Once again, the parking board is calling for the 'test area' to be abolished. That means the entire city would be subject to normal alternate side parking rules five months of the year.
Water Break Stalls School At Hillsboro
The Hillsboro Schools are running 2 hours late this morning, because of a broken water main.
Trial Ordered For Young Man Arrested In Fight With Cop
A 20-year-old from La Crosse will be tried for resisting arrest, following a fight with a policeman last month...
Eli Callaway is charged with trying to beat up a policeman who was questioning him outside a north-side bar. An officer grabbed Callaway by his sweatshirt as he tried to run away. Callaway was tasered twice before being arrested, and police found a baggie of marijuana in his pocket.