Should we think about Spring Flooding?
Mike Welvaert, hydrologist with the National Weather Service in La Crosse says near-record snowfalls on top of waterlogged soils combined with rivers and streams still draining heavy autumn rains mean a higher-than-normal chance of spring flooding in the Coulee Region, especially between La Crosse and Eau Claire.
He says with rivers and streams not being able to rid themselves of all the water we had 2 months ago, expect some higher levels of flooding.
Man/Wife Prison Pals
First, his wife went down....now....a Tomah man will follow her to prison after his sentencing.
58 year old Dennis Deeny was a part owner of Affordable Homes and kept over $200 grand of monies collected after the sale of 4 homes. Now he will spend the next 21 months in prison for bank fraud.
His 43 year old wife, Yvonne, has already been sentenced to 3 years behind bars after being charged with 47 counts of forgery and fraudulent writings by a corporate officer.
Deeny’s crime had serious consequences on his business partner, Gary Koznick, who had to repay the bank despite not taking a salary from Affordable Homes for a few years.
Holmen Home Invasions
Before the term "home invasion" came in use, the term "hot burglary" was often used in literature. In that case....it has been quite hot in the Village of Holmen lately.Several home invasions have taken place.
Holmen Police Chief Mike McHugh says they have also experienced several attempted home invasions as well. They are taking place at night and in the early morning when people are home. Even this past weekend while it was snowing! The bold perp is stealing purses, briefcases and cash.
McHugh says do not attempt to collar the thieves......just call 911
I-90 Bridge Eastbound Closed Due To Crash
As many as 10 vehicles are involved in an early morning pileup on the I-90 bridge between Wisconsin and Minnesota. The eastbound lanes are closed while crews work to clear the accident. There are no reports of injuries.
Stop the Whistles in Brice Prairie
A discussion on Train Whistle Quiet Zones on Brice Prairie will be held tonight at the Town Hall in Onalaska. At hand.....stopping the blaring whistles, which can be heard almost every 40 minutes.
Town Chair David Paulder says some residents have already done some homework on the Federal Railroad Administration's rules on quiet zones and some further digging is needed. The FRA passed the new laws back in 2003.
If and when the law is enacted in Brice Prairie, one major change that will be seen is at intersections where crossing arms will be replaced with fully lengthened ones.....that way people can't zip in and around them. The meeting is at 6:30 in Town Hall.