Free Lunch Program Starts Today
The local Salvation Army made and delivered over 21 thousand free lunches to
Hit-And-Run Suspect Now Jailed, 3 Weeks After Fatal Crash
A Holmen man could be in court today on a homicide charge, resulting from a hit-and-run crash last month...
Damien Mracek has been arrested, and is now in the La Crosse County jail, with bond set at 100-thousand dollars. Police say Mracek ran from the scene of a crash near Bangor on May 22nd, after his car hit another vehicle head-on. The other driver, 75-year-old Darel Skolos, never regained consciousness, and died more than a week after the accident. Besides the homicide charge, Mracek could be charged for violating probation in another case.
Body Recovered From River
The body of a 61-year-old man was found in the Bluff Slough on Saturday afternoon, along Green Island. The man's identity has not been released yet. The La Crosse Fire Department was called out when an empty fishing boat was seen on the water. The body was found shortly after 2:30 p.m.
Kind Rejects 2014 Run For Governor
You can stop speculating about Ron Kind running for governor of Wisconsin next year.
The La Crosse Congressman tells reporters that he doesn't plan to challenge Scott Walker in the 2014 election. Kind has been mentioned frequently as a possible Democratic candidate for governor. But while attending the state Democratic convention over the weekend, Kind said he was keeping his options open for a possible challenge to Republican Senator Ron Johnson in 2016.
Walz Bothered By Government Spying, And By Non-Stop "Scandal" Talk
A real scandal, or a witch hunt?
Minnesota Congressman Tim Walz thinks the public may be getting tired of scandals and investigations in Washington. But Democrat Walz says certain issues, such as the government checking the internet and phone calls, should be looked into, because at the end of any investigation that's dismissed as a "witch hunt," "there might be a witch." Walz tells us he has been concerned about excessive intrusions on personal property by both the Bush and Obama administrations.