Citizens State Is Latest Lax Bank Hit By Robbery
A masked man with a gun took cash from Citizens State Bank on Main Street late this morning. He walked out of the bank and has not been found yet. The robber is described as about 6 feet tall, in his 30's. He was wearing sunglasses, and a bandanna over his mouth. This holdup follows ones that happened last month at Firefighters Credit Union and the M-and-I Bank on Rose Street. A suspect was arrested for the Rose Street robbery. The credit union case is still unsolved.
La Crosse Schools on New AYP List
La Crosse's two high schools are among those in Wisconsin missing the mark under federal No Child Left Behind standards. The state's education department says Central high's graduation rate wasn't up to snuff. Logan high, meanwhile, missed making adequate yearly progress in special education reading and math. Logan receives Title 1 federal funding and so would be subject to sanctions if it continues to miss progress markers in coming years.
Baxter's Killer Fined, Complains, Vows to Fight
There'll be punishment for a deadly attack on a dog in Riverside Park after all. Late last week, La Crosse police say, Lips, the 145 pound bull mastiff, took a big bite of Baxter, the 10 pound Yorkshire Terrier. Baxter didn't survive the attack. Owners of both dogs were given verbal warnings for having their dogs in the park. Upon further review, police determined that the owner of Lips didn't really have control of his dog in the attack so they've delivered to him a $164 ticket. The guy, who only outweighs his dog by fifteen pounds, says the ticket's unfair and he did everything in his power to hold his dog back. He plans on fighting the ticket.
La Crosse Police Respond Possible Bank Robbery
La Crosse police are on the trail of another bank robber. Few details right now, but police are apparently looking for a thin white guy, about 6 feet tall, light hair, wearing a baseball cap, dark hoodie, dark sunglasses. They say a semi-automatic weapon of some kind is involved.
Police Reserve Catches Another at Riverside Park
La Crosse police reserves are once again on the case in Riverside Park. Summertime shifts for Operation Riverwatch belong mostly to reserves because the college student-led organization loses most of its volunteers during summer months. A police reserve was the one who nabbed a Galesville guy this week-end in the park before he could get in any trouble. the 21 year-old was stumbling drunk in the park early Saturday morning near bar time when he was spotted by a reserve who then hailed a nearby officer. The guy thought he was near Myrick Park and UWL and was looking for a duplex. Pretty solidly drunk, says the officer, who handed the guy his first public intoxication warning.