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Tuesday, 03 July 2012 21:15

City Bans Fireworks for Fourth of July

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That snap, crackle and pop has a little less pizzazz this fourth of July in La Crosse.  The city has banned fireworks because of dry conditions.  Not just the normally illegal fireworks that explode or shoot up into the sky, rockets-red-glare style, but the package of fourth of July poppers from Kmart.  Dry conditions from extreme heat and no rain for a couple of weeks has led the mayor and the fire department to put a ban on all burning outdoors, including fireworks.  The fireworks display shot from Pettibone park in La Crosse will not be affected by the ban and, because it would be almost impossible to do the fourth without burgers, brats and dogs, grilling will also be allowed under the fire ban.

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Tuesday, 03 July 2012 12:57

Lights Now, Seats Later For Hollywood Theater

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The revival of the Hollywood Theater in La Crosse could take a couple of years...but the process is taking small steps ahead.

Attorney and businessman Phil Addis first toured the vacant theater three months ago after buying it at auction. Now, he's been able to find which light fixtures are working, including some of the neon and Art Deco fixtures in the lobby.  Addis also has been shopping for new theater seats. He thinks the theater could hold about 600 modern seats, compared to the thousand or so that were removed from the Hollywood years ago.

 

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Tuesday, 03 July 2012 11:59

Some Towns Under Burn Bans

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Burning any combustible materials outdoors in the Town of Bergen or Village of Stoddard is prohibited. The risk for wildfires in these areas is very high and there's little relief in sight in the near future with the current weather pattern. Until conditions significantly improve, this ban will be in place.

That applies to burn piles and burn barrels; all campfires unless in developed camping areas disposing any matches, ashes, charcoal briquettes, or any burning materials into the outdoors; and all fireworks. Remember to dispose of any cigars, cigarettes, or pipes in a designated receptacle.

The Town of Bergen And Village of Stoddard on conjunction this the Stoddard-Bergen Fire Department will issue a Burning Ban when the Current Fire Danger reaches "Very High" (orange) or "Extreme" (red) These levels are set by the Forestry Department from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Recourses.

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Tuesday, 03 July 2012 10:53

Power Grid Holding It's Own So Far

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Xcel Energy says we're getting close to peaking the power grid. Hot temperatures have forced some to crank up their air conditioners and some leave them on all night. Brian Elwood of Xcel Energy.

Elwood says we only had a three day stretch last year where the power grid was dinged....with at least 3 more days of the high temps to go...he says this could get interesting.

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Tuesday, 03 July 2012 10:52

Tomah Man facing 18 Counts Of Prostitution

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A Tomah man, who several witnesses said will basically do anything to get sex from women, was in a Monroe County courtroom Monday. 53 year old Mark Clay listened as Judge Todd Ziegler read off 29 counts against the man. 18 of them dealing with prostitution. The others dealing with threats, battery and drug dealing.

Prosecutors contend that over the past couple of years, Clay would offer women around Tomah sex in exchange for cash, drugs and alcohol. Police also found in his apartment, over 40 pairs of used women's underwear, that they claim Clay purchased from women in bars for up to $40 a pair. They were found in bags that were labeled with the woman's name and date he got them. Naked pictures were also found of area women, some Clay apparently paid them to take. It all came to a climax when Clay was arrested for assaulting a bartender in a bathroom at a Tomah bar recently. He's free on a cash bond.

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Tuesday, 03 July 2012 07:56

Car Fire Fee Nears Approval in West Salem

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Every local government is looking for ways to come up with additional revenue.  Car fires are a place to start.  The West Salem fire district could add a five hundred dollar car fire fee, pending a vote by the West Salem village board tonight.  Village administrator Theresa Schnitzler says firefighters don't like the fee because they fear people won't call about a car fire until it's too late

 

 

The towns of Barre and Hamilton have already approved the fee. 

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Tuesday, 03 July 2012 07:55

Rock Vandals Hit Downtown Car Dealer

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Quite a mess to clean up at a downtown La Crosse car dealership after week-end vandals went after several vehicles.   Pischke motors was the target this week-end for somebody with a rock and a need to vent artistically by scratching through the paint on 15 new cars and trucks.   Thousands and thousands worth of damage.  One car had "Go Oshkosh" scrawled into the back.  A few suffered crude drawings of penises.  One had initials.  Another just had the word "ghouls" scratched into the paint.  No suspects yet but police think the vandalism could be connected to a similar attack at a parking lot nearby. 

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Tuesday, 03 July 2012 07:54

No Good Deed Left Unpunished For Veteran

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A well meaning vet could be on the hook for almost two thousand dollars after trying to help out, what he thought was, another veteran who needed a hand.  La Crosse police say a 73 year-old from Georgia was at the airport car rental place asking about veteran discounts when he was approached by a rough-looking guy who identified himself as a veteran and needed help getting a rental car.  The well-meaning older vet rented the younger guy a car and put it on his credit card.  Later told police he did it because it was Memorial Day week-end and knows how hard it is to deal with post-war health problems.  Three weeks later, the car had not been returned.  Finally found parked at the Mayo parking lot in La Crosse.  Police are looking for an Onalaska man in the apparent theft. 

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Tuesday, 03 July 2012 07:53

City Hall Hit With Garbage Questions

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La Crosse city hall getting bombarded by calls about garbage collection.   The city's new garbage regulations are in place and many in the city are confused about what to do, apparently.   Postcards detailing some of the changes will go out next week.   Some of the queries right now are about garbage cans themselves.  Public works director Dale Hexom tells us, in general, if you buy a can with a lid, it's probably going to work under the new rules.  Also, although the rules limit size to 48 gallon cans, Hexom says a fifty gallon can will work, as long as its not too heavy.  To get rid of old cans, Hexom says, just put them out, marked as trash.

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