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Having one person lead the police and fire departments? Who's ever heard of such a thing? They have in Oconomowoc. One of the few cities in Wisconsin who have one public safety director in charge of police and fire, something that La Crosse mayor Matt Harter wants to study as an option. And it's a pretty good option, says Oconomowoc administrator, Diane Gard
Mayor Harter would like to hold off on hiring a new permanent police chief until the idea of combining the leadership of police and fire can be studied.
When the La Crosse city council approved a new ordinance regarding marijuana possession, the police chief wasn't happy about it. Last summer, police chief Ed Kondracki said his officers didn't want the ability to write tickets for marijuana possession and warned about a perception of drug tolerance because of the drug. Although the last part might be hard to quantify, the count on the marijuana possession tickets is easy to measure. Police say 64 have been cited for marijuana possession since the new law went into effect. 118 have been arrested for misdemeanor possession during the same period of time.
Seems as though bullying was behind the arrest of a 16 year old Sparta student Wednesday.
Kass says the list consisted of 26 names and mentioned bringing a
handgun to school. Kass tells WIZM news that the student made the list
after he was being bullied at school.
Our winter without much snow probably will be followed by a spring without flooding...
Forecasters at the weather service office in La Crosse say the area has received one to two inches of precipitation this week, slightly raising the chance of flooding. But the long-range prediction is for a 'less than normal' risk of high water. In La Crosse, the chance is 30 per cent below normal, with the Mississippi barely expected to reach 7 feet. Flood stage is 12 feet. There's a 50 per cent chance of flooding on the Black River at Galesville, and also a good possibility of flooding along the Kickapoo in Crawford County.
Governor Scott walker used his weekly radio address to talk about the state's 400 thousand veterans and ways they will be honored this year. He calls it....The Year of The Veteran.
State agencies will hold at least 15 veteran specific job