Closure will last throughout weekend
Walker taking applicants for state Supreme Court justice opening
Is our system of choosing a President rigged? We hear that message, even from some of the candidates. And a new poll suggests that most people agree. A new Reuters...
A series of so-called 'obituary burglaries' in Trempealeau County may have been solved with a couple of arrests...
Seth Furgason of Junction City was captured last week, and is accused of researching death notices in order to find houses to rob. One such burglary took place at a home near Whitehall, where guns and several chainsaws were stolen a few days after the death of the person who owned the items. Evidence connecting Furgason to the burglaries was found at a house in Wisconsin Rapids, where his girlfriend lives. The girlfriend has admitted to helping Furgason with the break-ins.
A family business that started on La Crosse's riverfront in 1913 now employs people in over 50 countries a century later...
The Trane Company held its 100th birthday party back on the riverfront on Tuesday, at the La Crosse Center...with hundreds of local employees attending. The international president of the Machinists Union, Tom Buffenbarger, came to La Crosse for the event. He said the success of Trane, and its union workers, do not stop on an anniversary. Other speakers also talked about a bright future for Trane, anticipating that the company can adapt to changes in science and living habits. Buffenbarger toured a Trane plant in La Crosse, and met several workers who have been with the chiller maker for 40 years or more.
A back-up bridge plan agreed to more than four years ago in La Crosse
A two-county police chase this weekend lands a Sparta man in jail...
Dillon Parks was arrested after crashing his motorcycle near Bangor on Saturday. Sparta Police saw Parks speeding through that city, and then they lost him. Monroe County sheriff's officers spotted Parks outside of Sparta, but stopped following him after he was clocked at 100 miles an hour. The third time cops saw Parks, his cycle had crashed. He has a previous speeding conviction on his record.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) Tornado sirens around the state could one day be replaced by cellphone warnings, a technology that's cheaper and potentially more reliable. Cellphone alerts are already being used, but in conjunction with tornado sirens.
Emergency officials in a number of counties say there's value to having multiple warning systems. However, sirens can be costly to maintain and repair, and they're not always audible to people indoors.
Wisconsin Emergency Management spokesman Tod Pritchard says when a tornado warning is issued in a certain county, a free alert is issued to all the cellphones within range of the cell towers in that county.
The alerts don't work on older cellphones. Residents can contact their wireless providers to see if their phones work with the new system.