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LA CROSSE FIREMEN AND THE DIVE AND RESCUE TEAM WERE CALLED OUT TO PETTIBONE PARK MONDAY NIGHT, AFTER A TEENAGER NOTICED HEADLIGHTS ON UNDERWATER IN THE LAGOON. THE EMERGENCY CALL WAS MADE AROUND 8:30 P-M, AND IT TOOK CREWS ABOUT 45 MINUTES TO GET THE CAR OUT OF THE WATER. ONE DOOR WAS OPEN. SEARCHERS DECIDED NOT TO KEEP LOOKING FOR ANYONE IN THE WATER, AT LEAST UNTIL DAYLIGHT.
Those random traffic stops can sure turn into something for La Crosse cops. Police say they pulled over a big SUV late last week after an officer ran the plates on the car just to see what might pop up. They pulled Eugene Shields over and made a pretty good hit. They say the 29 year-old was carrying some morphine tabs, some crack cocaine and some marijuana, along with 13 hundred dollars in cash. All of it, cops say, peg Shields as a dealer. He's been charged accordingly.
Stealing is bad. Stealing food from the hungry. Now that's really bad. The WAFER food pantry in La Crosse is out roughly five hundred pounds of frozen food that was supposed to donated to the hungry in the area. Five hundred pounds of meats and pizza, fish and shrimp are gone from a freezer at WAFER. They think it might have been an inside job.
The LaCrosse area finally saw some rain over the past few days. But, not enough to lift any of the burn bans in place throughout the county. Dry and windy conditions have left most of the county at risk for fires to spring up. Last week local firefighters were busy fighting a number of brush fires.
America's past time will continue at UW-LaCrosse. The baseball team was endanger of being dropped due to budget shortfalls. With the deadline to save the team looming two anonymous donors stepped up and provided enough financial backing to keep the Eagles baseball team going through the 2015 season. The anonymous couple donated 100 thousand bucks to keep baseball at UWL.