Arrest Made In Check Cashing Business Robberies
Seems as though both check cashing businesses robbed in Sparta and Tomah in the past week were connected.......and now an arrest has been made. Cops say shortly after the Tomah business was robbed Tuesday, cops saw a car on I-90 and the driver resembled the description from both the Sparta and Tomah armed robberies. It was then learned that the driver, 40 year old Boun Lee of La Crosse was currently on probation for burglary.
During the traffic stop items were found in the car which lead officers to believe that Lee was involved in the armed robbery that occurred in Tomah. During a search of the car, officers recovered several items to including a grey hoodie style sweatshirt, a black scarf, a Crossman BB style handgun, and cash consistent to the amount taken from the Check and Cash in Tomah. Additional evidence was located in the vehicle which links Lee to the armed robbery which occurred in Sparta.
Charges against Lee are being referred to the Monroe County District Attorney's office. They include Armed Robbery and theft. Lee is currently being held in the LaCrosse County jail on a probation hold.
Mobil Site Clean-up Depends on City Plans
Someday, what was once known as the Mobil Oil site in La Crosse could be the city's grand new development.
But that someday seems quite a ways away. The city council this month will consider hiring a consultant to help deal with environmental clean-up at the former industrial site between Copeland avenue and the Black River. But that might be premature. The DNR tells us that the city will have to come up with a plan for what it wants to do with the site before a plan for environmental clean-up by Exxon-Mobil can be created. Just now the city is beginning the process of planning for use. Basically, the DNR tells us, Exxon-Mobil is on the hook for clean-up. But the company isn't sure how much clean-up it will have to do.
Remodel Planned for Fire Station
No jacuzzis or saunas for firefighters. No additional recreation area or sleeping quarters at the fifth and Market fire station in La Crosse. A coming million dollar remodel for the station won't be anything too much fancier than a floor replacement for the maintenance shop. And that absolutely has to be done says fire chief, Gregg Cleveland. Over time and with moisture and salt coming in from the streets, the concrete on the floor has deteriorated, exposing rebar and rendering the entire floor unusable. And making things a little hairy for the inspection offices underneath. In the coming remodel project, those offices will be updated as well.
New Construction In Onalaska
A Theatre Road study has been completed by the City of Onalaska...and in good
Money Collected for Utility, Spent on Utility
La Crosse city hall has been collecting extra millions of dollars for