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Three days after a holdup at the Firefighters Credit Union in downtown La Crosse, police have not made an arrest in the case. Lieutenant Bob Berndt says people have called, suggesting they might know who the robber was, but police don't have a clear I-D yet. The gunman who took money from the credit union wore a mask the entire time he was in the building. Investigators have not found out where he ran after the robbery.
A tragic ending to prom night in Viroqua. Right before 11pm Saturday night a car carrying four teens went off the road crashing into a row of trees. 17 year old Nathan Gunderson and 18 year old Arrow Wildhack were sitting on the passenger side of the car and were killed in the crash. The driver 17 year old Rachel Way and passenger 15 year old Gina Young suffered minor injuries and were able to walk away from the crash. Vernon county sheriff Gene Cary says there recollection will be a major part of the investigation. He hopes their statements will shed some light on exactly what caused the crash. Cary says this kind of tragedy has an even bigger impact on a community as tight knit as Viroqua.
Nothing would really happen tomorrow even if the community openly embraced a long range building plan by the La Crosse school district.
But it's good to have a plan, says superintendent Jerry Kember, in order to keep priorities straight. Top of the list: having good facilities for kids to go to school in and making budget ends meet.
This week, on Saturday morning at the Hogan Administration Building, the district hosts a public engagement on the long range plan that includes, among many other provisions, tearing down schools and building new ones.
National Police Week this week. It's always the week that includes Peace Officers Memorial Day, which is on Saturday. This week in La Crosse begins with a public awards ceremony for police and community members. Chief Ed Kondracki loves to recognize what people in the community do to take a bite out of crime. He says it's heartwarming to see the efforts regular people take on a regular basis, doing things as simple as keeping an eye out for the neighbors and copying down license plate numbers on suspicious cars. Tonight's awards ceremony will concentrate on the efforts of police reserves and the hundreds of volunteers hours they contributed in the city this year.
A deadly rollover crash in Holmen overnight...
Shortly after midnight, police found a driver ejected from a car on County Highway M. The driver was dead at the scene. Police have not released that person's name yet.