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A wanted Trempealeau County man who was on the lam for 3 days is finally in police custody.
On Tuesday, Jackson County Deputies were responding to a domestic
disturbance in Taylor. After investigating the complaint, Deputies attempted to
take 24 year old Robert Schaffer into custody. Schaffer was able to resist
arrest and escape Deputies which started a 3 day long search.
On Wednesday, Schaffer was seen in the City of Blair by Officers and
residents. Jackson County Deputies and K-9s assisted Blair Officers and
Trempealeau County Deputies in searching the Blair area for Schaffer. Schaffer
was not found and was able to elude being captured and arrested.
On Thursday, just before midnight, Schaffer turned himself into the Sheriff’s Office. He was booked into the Jackson County Jail on Charges of Domestic Disorderly Conduct, Resisting and False Imprisonment. Schaffer may also be looking at charges from the City of Blair and or Trempealeau County Sheriff’s Office.
In April, Monroe County voters will be faced with a choice at the polls: remodel and add on to the downtown Sparta Justice Center location, or build a new courthouse and jail near the dog pound on the East side of the city. After 20 years, the county finally looks poised to make something happen. And some plans are already in place.
County Board Chair Rick Irwin says the hope is that giving voters options as to where the center will go will help prevent the outrage caused by the last plan. Four years ago the discussions caused so much controversy, it launched a recall of multiple county board supervisors.
Crooks are still calling people's homes and are posing as state workers trying to get your personal information.
Consumer official Sandy Chalmers say the imposters will claim they're from
Medicare or an insurance firm and they'll ask for personal information like
Social Security or bank account numbers. Chalmers say reputable firms won't do
that and you should never give personal information over the phone until you're
the one making the contact, and you know who you re dealing
The tips have came in, but still no leads towards a rash of arsons in Winona. Police there are still asking for the public's help in solving three suspected arson fires that occurred in the same general location within six weeks back in November and December.
They're just advisory referendums. But they're already causing a rift among La Crosse city council members. The council has approved sending advisory measures to the spring ballot regarding billboards and city council size. City councilman Jim Bloedorn is upset the issues got pushed through the approval process so quickly
A binding referendum on hiring a city administrator will also be on the city ballot for April. Next month, the council will decide whether the mayor's salary gets cut in half if the administrator is approved by voters.