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An elementary teacher from the Sparta Schools has been killed in a moped accident.
The Sparta District confirms that Amy Stauffer has died. Stauffer taught second grade at Lawrence-Larson Elementary. Sources tell us Stauffer was killed last night while riding a moped in the West Salem area. Details of the accident have not been released. Amy Stauffer was the wife of Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center spokesman Chris Stauffer.
A moped crash in West Salem reportedly has killed a local woman.
Sources tell us the accident happened last night in the West Salem area, and that the woman was alone on the moped when the crash happened. Police are still investigating.
The La Crosse Police Department is seeking the community’s help in locating a dangerous armed robbery suspect and also assist in solving a string of burglaries over this busy weekend. The La Crosse Police Department responded to 299 calls for service between Friday June 24th 5pm and Sunday June 26th 5pm, which represented a 20 percent increase in calls for service from the previous weekend.
Part of this increase included police responding to a stabbing incident in the 900 block of Vine Street where one suspect was taken into custody; rescuing an intoxicated individual from the Mississippi River; as well as responding to an armed robbery in the 1400 block of Liberty Street where one suspect is currently at-large and 6 different burglary reports. In regards to the robbery, the La Crosse Police Department has requested a warrant for the arrest of Kevin Vue 4/14/1994, age 17, a male Asian, the suspect of the armed robbery in the 1400 block of Liberty street. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Kevin Vue should immediately contact the La Crosse Police. Kevin Vue should be considered ARMED and DANGEROUS.
Additionally, the following burglaries occurred over the weekend. Two residential burglaries in the 900 Block of So. 8 - No suspects at this time Residential burglary in the 300 Block of So 29th. – Home owner confronted the burglar who fled on foot. The suspect is described as a white male, mid to late 20’s or 30’s, approx 5’10” with a medium build, clean shaven, sandy colored hair, possibly balding wearing blue jeans and a dark blue long sleeve shirt who was last seen running west towards 28th Street around 2:00AM on 6/25/11 Business Burglary in the 300 block of Main Street. – No suspects at this time Business Burglary in the 1300 block of Caledonia Street – No suspect at this time Church Burglary in the 2500 block of Main Street – No suspect at this time. In nearly all the burglaries, electronics and cash were to target of the thieves.
Anyone with information regarding these crimes should call the La Crosse Police Department or contact Crime Stoppers by calling 608-784-TIPS, text “LAXTIPS” plus your message to 274637(CRIMES), or online at www.lacrossecrimesstoppers.com. Businesses are reminded to not keep any cash on their premises after hours, and are encouraged to utilize security features such as alarms and surveillance cameras. Homeowners should always keep their doors and windows secured when away from the residence, as well as leaving lights on to deter burglars. Neighbors observing any suspicious activity are encouraged to call the police.
A 23-year-old woman is dead after a weekend collision on Highway 35 near Holmen.
Theresa Kroes was one of five women from Onalaska in a car that was rear-ended by a pickup driver while slowing down for a left turn. The other women in the car and the truck driver had minor injuries in the Saturday afternoon crash. The other driver, Jesse Herrmann from Holmen, tried running from the scene, but was later arrested by police. Herrmann could be charged with homicide by drunk-driving.
You can’t really understand another person until you’ve walked a mile in their shoes. This famous proverb is the inspiration behind an innovative walk to raise money and awareness of domestic violence. It’s called “Walk a Mile in Her Shoes,” a men’s march against domestic violence. Men in our area are being asked to put on high heels and walk two laps around Riverside Park. The goal is to have more than 350 men (and women) join hosts, the La Crosse Riverfest Commodores, for a fun, thought-provoking event, raising money and awareness for this very serious issue and showing support for survivors of domestic violence. Joining the Commodores, will be a number of civic leaders and local celebrities.
Walk a Mile in her Shoes will be held during Riverfest on Thursday, June 30, in Riverside Park, La Crosse. Registration and check-in is from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. There will be a selection of high heels in men’s sizes for you to use for the event and shoe pick up is from 3:30-5:30 p.m. The walk then starts at 6 p.m. with a reception following. Funds raised will help support the YWCA of the Coulee Region and Gundersen Lutheran Medical Foundation’s Carilee Fund which offers confidential financial assistance to victims of domestic violence.
To learn more about the event or to register online, go to www.walkamilelacrosse.org