Miss Wisconsin Wins Miss America Pageant
A 23-year-old beauty queen from Kenosha has won the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas. Laura Kaeppeler won the pageant Saturday night after strutting in a white bikini and black beaded evening gown, singing opera and answering a question about whether beauty queens should declare their politics by saying Miss America represents everyone. Miss Oklahoma Betty Thompson came in second while Miss New York Kaitlyn Monte placed third. Kaeppeler wins a $50 thousand scholarship and gets the title for one year.
Full Referendum Ballot for La Crosse Voters in Spring
They're just advisory referendums. But they're already causing a rift among La Crosse city council members. The council has approved sending advisory measures to the spring ballot regarding billboards and city council size. City councilman Jim Bloedorn is upset the issues got pushed through the approval process so quickly
A binding referendum on hiring a city administrator will also be on the city ballot for April. Next month, the council will decide whether the mayor's salary gets cut in half if the administrator is approved by voters.
Another Veto Override from La Crosse Council
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No Leads In Winona Arsons
The tips have came in, but still no leads towards a rash of arsons in Winona. Police there are still asking for the public's help in solving three suspected arson fires that occurred in the same general location within six weeks back in November and December.
Wrecks Galore In Coulee Region
Winter weather has finally hit leading to several accidents in Onalaska. The Onalaska Police Department has worked 7 accidents between midnight and 4:00 p.m. today.
An injury accident occurred this afternoon at the intersection of 8th & Redwood in Onalaska. A vehicle travelling East on Redwood could not stop for the yield sign due to the road conditions and struck a vehicle going North on 8th Street. One person was transported from the scene to a local hospital.
Police remind you to please drive safe and allow for additional stopping distances.