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Sure, the Eco-Park in La Crosse has just picked up a big state grant. But fundraising's got a long way to go. The Park bosses plan on cutting corners a bit by enlisting volunteers to help tear down remnants of the old zoo in the city's Myrick Park. Makes sense to city park and rec director, Steve Carlyon in a few ways. There's the obvious money savings. There's the community that such an effort builds. There's also legacy considerations. Volunteers can tell their children and grandchildren, he says, that they helped build the Eco-Park. Last week, the Eco-Park won approval for a half million dollar state grant. Just enough to pay architects to draw up plans for new park exhibits.
She turned herself in last week, but a woman accused of a Tomah murder isn't ready yet to appear in a Wisconsin court.
The D-A's office in Sparta says Tammy Cole still has a court hearing in northern Illinois within the next couple of days. Monroe County Prosecutor Dan Cary tells us Cole hasn't agreed to leave Illinois yet. The 46-year-old woman surrendered to cops in the Rockford area last week, after police identified her as the main suspect in the April shooting of Tomah bar owner Vance Evans. An attorney for Cole told Tomah police that the woman was involved in an accidental shooting in Tomah the day Evans died.
AN APPARENT ACCIDENT AT A NEWLY-OPENED HOTEL IN LA CROSSE...
A FOUR-YEAR-OLD BOY TUMBLED OUT OF A THIRD-FLOOR WINDOW FROM A ROOM AT THE CANDLEWOOD SUITES ON COPELAND AVENUE. THE SCREEN NORMALLY IN THE WINDOW HAD BEEN TAKEN OUT. THE CHILD LANDED ON GRASS BELOW THE WINDOW, AND WAS TAKEN TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL FOR TREATMENT.
The suspect in two recent La Crosse bank robberies is due in court today...
Jeffrey Haydock is on this afternoon's list for new court cases before Judge Todd Bjerke. Sheriff's officers went to Jefferson County to transport Haydock, who was arrested at his Watertown home the day after a holdup at Citizens' State Bank in La Crosse. Police say surveillance video places Haydock near the bank around the time of Tuesday's robbery. He's also accused of robbing the Firefighters' Credit Union on 5th Avenue last month.