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Tough week-end for the south side Walgreen's in La Crosse. A pharmacy tech got busted on Friday after months, police say, of stealing Oxycodone and Hydrocodone and selling the pills. The 24 year-old told cops she needed to sell the drugs to pay rent. And then there was the armed robbery at the same store right after midnight last night. Cops say a guy came in wearing a bandanna, hit a clerk over the head with a gun and got away with three cartons of cigarettes. Police arrested 19 year-old Joseph Strebe nearby for the robbery.
An armed holdup overnight on West Avenue...
La Crosse police have arrested one person for a robbery at the Walgreen's near Franciscan Skemp. The robbery happened around 1 a-m, and the suspect was captured a short distance from the store.
A shooting and fire at a house in Monroe County on Sunday...
Sheriff's officers were called out to a house on Idell Avenue, after a man who was worried about his father phoned 9-1-1. They heard a gunshot inside the house, then saw smoke coming from the house, followed by a second shot. A man was found shot to death in the basement of the house. He apparently killed himself. There was also extensive damage to the house from the fire.
It might be harder to get access to your local Congressman in the future, because of the mass shooting in Tucson which wounded House member Gabrielle Giffords.
That's the opinion of former Green Bay area Congressman Steve Kagen, who entered the House four years ago along with Giffords. Kagen says he has spoken with several members of Congress this weekend, who said they would change their security routines because of the shooting in Arizona.
La Crosse Congressman Ron Kind calls Giffords a 'close personal friend' and says the shootings were a 'senseless act of violence.' In a statement released this weekend, Kind said Giffords was shot while doing 'what all (House) members should be out doing'...meeting with citizens in her district.