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Voters denied an almost $24 million measure in Arcadia Tuesday...money that would have gone to replace an elementary school that is almost 100 years old. The measure was voted down by a 741-546 margin.
The Independence School District narrowly passed a school operating referendum Tuesday, the result was 252 yes votes to 232 no votes. The referendum allows the district to exceed state revenue limits by $250 thousand a year for five years. This is the second vote on the measure in less then 9 months....as it was voted down in February.
It started with a special election that was called after Democrat Jennifer Shilling won a recall election for the 32nd State Senate seat over Republican Dan Kapanke. And it ends with Jill BIllings. She defeated Dave Drewes last night by over 3700 votes. And Billings says she grateful to all the voters who supported her and agreed with her campaign.
A lack of witnesses so far to a hit and run accident on West avenue and Main street yesterday. La Crosse police are still hoping someone will come forward who has some information about a car versus pedestrian accident around 3:00 yesterday afternoon. According to the victim's father, all the boy remembers from the accident is that he was struck by a maroon car and that car didn't bother to stop. Witnesses are encouraged to contact the La Crosse police department. The 12 year-old victim, although suffering some head injuries and taken to the hospital, is expected to be okay.
The sound of a sheriff's deputy, making a police call from an accident scene: 'Body on the ground, unresponsive.' That was La Crosse County deputy Trisha Stratman, after her squad car collided with another car on Highway 35 last year. Prosecutors say Stratman was checking on Brandon Jennings, who was thrown from the other car, and died in the accident. Stratman is on trial for causing the crash. Jurors heard the 9-1-1 dispatch calls from that night during testimony today.
There are a couple of concerns floating around today's national test of the Emergency Broadcast System. WIZM'S Dan Deicher has the story.
For years we would normally only hear..............
on a statewide level.......usually meaning there's bad weather coming. But the historical nationwide test today at 1pm central time....has some people wondering why this has to go national. Tod Pritchard with the state's EMS department tried to answer that question.