It seemed like almost every comment from the public in La Crosse about moving an interstate exit was a bad comment. Enough to push exit 3 alternative plans right to the brink of the trash can. A city council committee has recommended against approving funding for a study that would have to come before exit 3 construction plans could be put into place. City council president Audrey Kader says she can understand why so many have been opposed to the plans
Rerouting highways 35 and 53 under the plan would displace dozens of homes and businesses.
Twenty-eight years ago Friday, a woman's mutilated body was dumped along a highway in Vernon County...
Since then, nobody has been arrested for the woman's murder...mainly because police still can't figure out who the victim was. On this anniversary, state and local law enforcers are highlighting the Jane Doe case again. Vernon County Sheriff John Spears hopes to get information about the woman out to as many people as possible, through the news media and the internet, because it could, in his words, 'make a light go off.'
None of the potential clues to Jane Doe's identity has ever panned out. Her hands had been cut off, and even numbers printed inside the woman's dentures did not lead to an I-D.
WIZM'S Dan Deicher interviewed Staff Sergeant Chanda Gaeth of La Crosse today, while she was training in Colorado for the 2012 Warrior Games. Wounded, ill and injured Soldiers and Veterans trained and competed for months to be one of 50 athletes representing the Army in the 2012 Warrior Games. The games are slated April 30 - May 5, Colorado Springs, Colo. Click the link below to SEE and HEAR Dan's interview.
Early this morning, La Crosse Police arrested two men in the 3rd and Jay Street Parking Ramp for Graffiti. The two; 20 year old Bryant Koscianski and 28 year old Cody Sanderson were both arrested on graffiti charges. Graffiti was found on the northeast stairwell of the ramp, while multiple cans of spray paint, spray paint tips and other items were located on the the two men when contacted by the officers.
A new La Crosse city policy that would end cash grants to businesses in TIF districts appears to have stalled for now. A city council committee has rejected a new TIF policy put forward by mayor Matt Harter in response to a proposal from Kwik Trip to expand at their headquarters. In that complicated deal, Kwik Trip stands to get cash back through TIF financing. Harter wants something in place that restricts that. The new policy would do that as well as eliminate job incentives for businesses through TIFs and standardize who receives TIF financing and why. The council committee expressed concern that the new policy simply was not ready.