Two Shooting Incidents In La Crosse...One Man Wounded
Two cases of gunfire reported in La Crosse over the weekend...
The first happened Saturday afternoon on Charles Street, in north La Crosse. A fight involving members of local gangs resulted in one person firing a handgun several times into the air. Nobody was hurt, but six people were arrested on various charges after the incident.
In the second shooting, a local man was shot and wounded during a fight at a party on South 7th Street early Sunday. Leon Hesser-Thompson is being treat for minor injuries at a local hospital. Nobody has been arrested for firing the shots.
Pet Store Robber Pleads Guilty
A La Crosse man who held up a La Crosse pet store this Spring, has pleaed guilty to the charge of attempted robbery with use of force.
Need For Fundraising Delays Move Of Campbell Town Library
It wasn't a popular purchase with everybody on French Island...
But plans are moving ahead to transfer the Campbell Town Library from the town hall to a former church on Lakeshore Drive. The town board approved the 112-thousand dollar deal in March. Now, town leaders including clerk Chad Hawkins are working on ways to raise money to remodel the church, including a fundraiser next month.
One reason the town board used to justify the library expansion was to make Campbell self-sufficient, to avoid being annexed to the city of La Crosse.
2 Falls In 5 Minutes: Construction Probe At GundLuth Continues
Two men who have worked on the expansion at Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse are out of the hospital, after separate accidents.
Each man fell at least 15 feet from scaffolding at the construction site on Wednesday, but the two falls were not related. Gundersen Lutheran spokesman Chris Stauffer says safety inspectors are still looking into the situation.
Stauffer admits there was confusion among emergency responders, when they received two calls within five minutes about falls at the hospital site.
New Hospice Complex Planned Near Lutheran Hospital
A new facility for end-of-life care and assisted living is headed to Green Island...
Construction begins in a few weeks for the 30-million dollar Eagle Crest South, on land along 7th Street provided by Gundersen Lutheran. Todd Wilson, the CEO of Bethany Lutheran Homes, says the existing Eagle Crest North complex in Onalaska will set a good example for the new hospice center.
More than 150 apartments for seniors and hospice patients will be located at Eagle Crest. Wilson says Gundersen and Mayo had started planning a similar facility, but the project ran into 'difficulties.' Eagle Crest is scheduled to open late next year.