Police Avert 2 More Possible River Drownings
The Lacrosse community almost had to deal with two more river drownings this
The first was early Friday morning when La Crosse Police officers saw 21 year old Corey Colsch run into the chain that runs across the levee entrance at Riverside Park. After running into the chain, he sat on the curb on Front Street where officers were able to talk to him. Colsch was highly intoxicated with a blood alcohol at .23 nearly 3 times the legal limit. Then almost an hour later, officers made contact with 21 year old Robert Wunnicke. He was seen staggering badly towards the river near Front Street until he was stopped. Police say Wunnicke was extremely intoxicated and pointed toward the river as the best way home. His blood alcohol level was of .27 more than 3 times the legal limit.
Council to Vote on Weapons Ban as Law Takes Effect
They're a little behind. But the La Crosse city council finally tackles the issue of carrying concealed weapons in city buildings tomorrow.
Council member doug Happel's proposal is to ban weapons from all buildings. Doesn't have anything against the state's new concealed carry law. Or personal protection
Voter ID Complaints Still Out There
One complaint about the new Voter ID rules is that not everyone will have access to a DMV to get a free ID if they need one. One Wisconsin Now's Scott Ross says he has a solutution.
Ross has been disturbed for months now about news that a Wisconsin DMV official had discouraged state workers from volunteering information about free IDs available at their locations. He says it's bad enough that some folks can't get to DMV's let alone not have information about getting free ones.
95th Assembly Debate Monday Night
The debate between the two candidates vying for the vacant
Health Care Cuts Not Sitting Well With Shilling
One in five Wisconsinites is enrolled in a medicare or medicaid program. And if the state Department of Health cut's $554 million from those programs...one state senator says people will suffer.
Jennifer Shilling held a public hearing on the matter last week. And those in attendance all told her they don't want to see cuts in a program they have relied on for years.