A rear-end crash leads to a gas meter break near Nutbush City Limits in Onalaska.
The collision between two vehicles led to the damage to the meter outside DCA Race FAB on Lauderdale Place. That business had to be evacuated. No damage or evacuation at Nutbush across the street.
Yes, it is Martin Luther King Day. No, that's not why the Holmen Franciscan Skemp clinic is closed today. The clinic will be closed the entire day because of what the medical group says is a heating malfunction. Patients who need to be seen today are being asked to travel to the Onalaska walk-in clinic which opens at 5:00 p.m. this afternoon or call the Franciscan Skemp Healthcare clinic in La Crosse.
Chad Schroeder will get another trial...
This one will determine whether Schroeder should be committed to a state hospital, because of a history of violent sexual behavior. After hearing two hours of testimony from a forensic psychologist on Friday, Judge Dale Pasell ordered a commitment trial for the former Holmen High School athlete, who's now 37. Schroeder was still a teenager when he was tried for forcing several girls to have sex. The state is preventing him from being let out of prison because of sex-related incidents in recent years. The trial probably won't happen until at least summer.
A hearing on ethics today in La Crosse city hall. The ethics board hearing testimony in complaint against mayor Matt Harter. At the heart of the complaint are the mayor's actions during meetings with county solid waste director, Hank Koch. Although the meetings happened in February, it wasn't until months later that Koch claimed the mayor had wept in his office and begged for a solid waste study not to go forward. Koch claimed that the mayor left a five inch puddle of tears and mucus on Koch's conference table. But the mayor, through his attorney, says Koch's version of events isn't credible and the mayor did nothing wrong.
Got a license yet for Max? Might want to get a move on. Wisconsin law requires cats and dogs to get licensed before January 30th. The Coulee Region Humane Society figures that only 18% of cats are licensed in La Crosse county while, they figure, 69% of dogs have their tags. After the 30th, some municipalities offer a grace period to get a pet license but can still fine you for getting it late. Although a license can run you $20, having an unlicensed pet can cost you $250.