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Some buildings on the campus of UW-Lacrosse have been hit with hateful and racist graffiti this semester. So far....23 reports have came in. But Chancellor Joe Gow feels that the increase in reports could be largely due to a new website this year that allows UW L students notify campus officials of hateful speech.
He says students can report acts like these through the UW-L website. Gow made a statement to the student body earlier this week and stated that they have no clue as to who is doing the spraypainting and drawings on buildings such as Eagle and Wimberly halls.
The U.S. Government has not passed a budget in 961 days. That's a little over 2 years. Last night, congress approved a trillion dollar spending bill that would avoid a government shutdown until at least September. Not good enough says one U.S. Senator.
Republican Ron Johnson of Wisconsin says the House is expected to approve the spending measure today, and the Senate could follow suit possibly today as well.
La Crescent Police are still investigating acts of vandalism around town. And they seem to have involved 10 high school students.
Chief Todd Nelson says the department's police report is not finished, and thus cannot be released yet. But the chief did say that 10 students from La Crescent High School were charged this week in connection with the vandalisms and that they seemed to be targeting faculty and staff from the La Crescent Schools.
Did Winona police catch an aronist? That may come out over the next couple of days with the arrest of a man this morning at a fire at his house.
The Winona Fire Department was called to 559 E. Front Street around 12:15 this morning for a fire in the home. Firefighters put the kitchen fire out in about 20 minutes. They stayed on scene for about 2 and a half hours. Firefighters were called back to the same house just after 4:00 a.m. and found the home was fully engulfed in flames, which were extending to one of the neighboring homes.
A man living in the home was arrested by Winona Police at the scene, but why he was arrested.....police are not saying. The man was being held in the Winona County Jail at the time of the second fire. Winona has seen 3 fires in a three block area the city in the past six weeks and police say they think arson was involved in those three.
The nativity battle in the capitol rotunda in Madison is on. The group, Freedom From Religion, has installed their counter to a nativity scene set up by Wisconsin Family Action. Had to, says Freedom From Religion president, Annie Laurie Gaylor
The Freedom group's nativity features a black female baby in a crib, a picture of a Venus statue and an astronaut with a caption that reads, "who needs angels when you have science?"