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When John Tolar woke up on Friday morning, apparently he didn't plan on robbing a bank. Police reports released this morning in La Crosse paint the picture of a guy who decided on a moment's notice to rob the M & I bank Rose street on Friday. They say Tolar woke up in a shelter for alcoholics with two bucks in his pocket. Only after a couple of beers and a bus ride to the northside did he decide he was going to rob the bank. Tolar apparently told cops he just needed some drug money. In fact, they say one of the first things he did after Friday's heist was to buy 200 bucks worth of crack, which he smoked during a standoff on Friday afternoon at a northside home.
A short school day for students at La Crescent High School, because of a bomb threat.
Superintendent Ron Wilke says a threat was discovered in a restroom early Friday afternoon. Middle and high school students and staff were evacuated to the nearby community arena. at the usual end of the school day. Police have spent the afternoon inspecting the school. They might allow students and staff back in tonight to get their belongings, after they give an all-clear.
"Call 9-1-1, my baby's dead."
That's what neighbors heard a Bangor woman shouting early Thursday morning, after she arrived home to find that her baby girl was not breathing. The child's father has been arrested on a charge of child neglect. Bond for Sean Meyer has been set at 10-thousand dollars. Meyer told police that he was watching the baby, named Evelin, while her mother was out for the evening. Meyer said he put a bean bag chair on a couch, and placed the baby atop the bean bag. Then the father fell asleep, and woke up later to find that the baby had fallen to the floor, and the bean bag fell off the couch and onto the child.
A bank robbery followed by a standoff on LaCrosse's north side . Cops say John Tolar went into M and I Bank on Rose Street a little before noon and demanded money. After getting his hands on some cash the 45 year old apparently holed up in a home near Avon Street. After a brief standoff Tolar was taken to a local hospital. After he's medically cleared he will go to jail. Tolar has an open felony battery case and has a long list of arrests and convictions in LaCrosse county going back to a battery arrest in 2000. Police did recover some money from today's bank robbery.