Sanders supporters out in large numbers, remain peaceful
One also laughed at officer for cutting up his hand
In the last 30 years, La Crosse has earned a reputation as 'the town with free parking'...and many downtown business people don't want that to change.
With many business owners in attendance on Wednesday, the city's parking utility board reversed a vote taken last week setting hourly rates for parking in ramps. Board member Dan Wettstein asked for a new vote, arguing that the previous decision was too hasty.
The newly-adopted policy cuts the proposed ramp rate in half, to 75 cents an hour. It also preserves the two-hour parking window on the street. The parking board is expected to decide next month when the ramp rates will go into effect.
A couple of burglars apparently had violence on their minds when police caught them breaking into a house in Shelby...
Eighteen-year-old William McCullough and 17-year-old Michael Fuselier were brought to court in La Crosse yesterday, after being arrested Tuesday afternoon in a house on Southdale Drive. The intruders reportedly broke a window and used a power saw to get in. They also had machetes, swords, and a baseball bat, and apparently made threats to kill anyone who discovered them. Police eventually found them hiding inside the house. McCullough is accused of punching a police dog in the face during the arrest.
The City of Winona has a rule that restricts the number of rental
Even the La Crosse police chief admits it's an unusual partnership.
A tale of two policemen in La Crosse County court...
The bond for Sergeant Alan Iverson is just one per cent of what was imposed during his initial hearing last week. Iverson is accused of disorderly conduct and threats to injure, for threatening to hurt his wife and children. Judge Dale Pasell lowered the original 100-thousand dollar bond to just one thousand dollars. A pre-trial hearing is planned for next week.
Also in court on Tuesday, former La Crosse police lieutenant Brian Thomson was given probation and jail time for stealing drugs being held as evidence by the police department. Thomson lost his job last summer when he was caught trying to steal fake drugs in a departmental sting. Thomson says he is now sober and clean from a drug addiction that started early in his police career, and he feels he has a 'bright future.'