Late For Work Permission Slip
Frustrated with all the road construction in La Crosse? Is your boss angry because the congestion is making you late for work? Then print off this handy permission slip and hand it your boss, compliments of WIZM!
Senator Tammy Baldwin has announced plans to introduce major legislation aimed at providing safer and more effective pain management services to the nation's veterans. On August 30th, 2014, U.S. Marine Veteran Jason Simcakoski died at the Tomah VA Medical Center as a result of mixed drug toxicity. Baldwin says the Jason Simcakoski Memorial Opioid Safety Act would provide VA with the tools it needs to help prevent this type of tragedy from occurring to other veterans and their families. Baldwin's legislation is supported by the Disabled American Veterans of Wisconsin, Veterans of Foreign Wars and 4 other national groups.
A decision this week by the La Crosse public works board comes as welcome news for the all-volunteer La Crosse Dive Unit. The board agrees to lease land to the dive unit near Mississippi for a building from which the group can stage rescue and recovery responses. Jack Haase is with the dive unit. The group and the city will have to work out a lease for a space on Isle la Plume. Once that's done, Haase thinks construction might begin yet this year.
While a few safeguards are in place this summer in Wisconsin in response to this year's bird flu outbreak, it's clear most of the focus of those dealing with the disease is on what will happen in the fall. That's when guys like Wisconsin state vet, Paul McGraw expect the flu to return with the wild bird migration south . He's hoping at least to avoid the type of impact seen in Minnesota in the spring. Part of the bird flu monitoring plan in the fall is for hunters to help identify the flu in wild birds during the state's waterfowl seasons.
It was just two weeks ago when the annual Torch Run for the Wisconsin Special Olympics went through the La Crosse area. Tonight, an even bigger torch relay in honor of Special Olympics will be celebrated at Copeland Park. The Unified Relay Across America began just after Memorial Day, and is taking three separate routes through the U-S, according to local Special Olympics volunteer Kerry Gloede. The Flame of Hope arrives at Logger Field for a ceremony at 6 p-m. The three relays will end at Los Angeles in early July for the start of the Special Olympics World Games.
A La Crosse man accused of sexually assaulting a minor has been released from jail...which means he'll be able to teach a class at U-W-L next week. University chemistry professor Paul Miller was given a signature bond of 10-thousand dollars in court on Monday. Miller is facing a second-degree assault charge. A criminal complaint is expected tomorrow. In order to avoid going back to jail, Miller has to avoid contact with anyone under 18, except for his own family.