The growth continues at University Wisconsin campuses. But that may make it harder for Wisconsin high-schoolers to get in to UW schools. The UW Board of Regents has eliminated the...
A convicted motel robber can avoid prison time, if he agrees to a counseling program. Joshua Green of La Crosse is sentenced to jail time and probation, with a prison sentence stayed. Green pled guilty to robbing a motel clerk of $150 last March, so he could buy drugs. A state corrections agent suggested probation for Green, so he can be treated for drug addiction and mental illness.
A local, un-named business, has told the La Crosse Salvation Army that they
Evansdale, Iowa police say an autopsy has confirmed that two bodies found last week in a wildlife area are those of Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook. Police Chief Kent Smock says he received confirmation today from the Iowa State Medical Examiner's Office that the bodies were the two cousins, who had been missing since July 13. The full autopsy hasn't been released to police.
Elizabeth was 8 and Lyric was 10 when they went for a bike ride in the northeastern Iowa community and didn't return.
Hunters found their bodies last week in the Seven Bridges Wildlife Area in Bremer County, about 25 miles from where they were last seen. Police closed the park while they searched for evidence connected to the case but now have reopened the area.
A major winter storm sweeps through Minnesota and Wisconsin, but very few people had power outages.
That might be the result of Xcel Energy's efforts to keep tree branches away from electric lines. Brian Elwood, a spokesman for Xcel, says many outages during snowstorms happen when tree limbs loaded with wet snow drop onto power lines. For that reason, Xcel has worked to cut away branches that have grown close to the wires. Elwood also believes a lack of wind during the storm prevented lines from being blown down.