Thieves Hit Fleet Farm In Winona
Looks like an electronics filled Christmas for some thieves in Winona. Lots of electronics.
Last Wednesday afternoon, 3 men walked into the Fleet Farm, one leaving
shortly after going in the store. The other two took a large hockey
equipment bag from a shelf and began filling it with electronics and sporting
goods. Items stolen? A crossbow, Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360 and
Playstation 3 game systems, telephones, DVD players, a BB pistol and other
items. Worth close to three grand. The men then left the store, loaded the bag
filled with merchandise into a waiting car and took off.
The entire ordeal was captured on video. Police are investigating.
No UW-L ID's Yet
A University of Wisconsin System spokesman says election officials have approved nine campuses' designs for secondary college ID cards for voting. A new state law requires voters to show photo identification at the polls starting in 2012. College IDs qualify if they expire within two years of being issued. Many institutions, however, typically issue four or five year IDs. UW-Lacrosse Chancellor, Joe Gow says it's nothing new to them.
Caught With Lots Of Drugs
A 27 year old La Crosse man has been arrested for admitting to selling large quantities of pot out of his house in Lacrosse. Grant Anderson told police he sold two to three pounds of marijuana every week out of his house located at 1002 Vine Street. Lacrosse police earlier today found two pounds of pot and cocaine in the house.
Anderson was also found to be in possession of a loaded 9 mm loaded handgun. He told police he needed it for protection.
Anderson was in a Lacrosse County Courtroom today and is being charged with manufacture/delivery of THC, possession with intent to deliver THC and maintaining a drug trafficking place, all with use of a dangerous weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of cocaine.
Cans For Cuts With Cost Cutters
If you need a haircut or style for the holidays and want it for free......then you may want to stop by your local Cost Cutters on Sunday. Donate a can and get a cut is this years theme for area stylists who, according to Maggie Seidenstricker, wanted to give back this year.
It's being held from 4-6 and local Cost Cutters include Onalaska, La Crosse, Sparta, Tomah and Prairie du Chien. Benefiting food pantries include Onalaska & Holmen Food Basket, The Salvation Army, Couleecap in Sparta and Wafer Food Pantry in La Crosse.
Spring Referendum a Go on City Administrator
Spring elections could get a little more interesting in La Crosse in the coming year. The city council has given final approval to holding a spring referendum to decide whether the city adds a top administrator. Which is very clearly the right way to go for La Crosse, according to city council member, Chris Olson
Olson is one of the council members to propose a top administrator for city hall. He's convinced he had the votes to pass the issue at the council level but decided the public should make the call.