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La Crosse woman killed and man injured in I94 crash

La Crosse woman killed and man injured in I94 crash

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Investigators said a 69-year-old La Crosse man was driving west on Interstate 94 near mile marker 73 near Mauston when he crossed the median and the eastbound lanes before striking a large tree in the west ditch. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol the 64-year-old La Crosse female passenger was pronounced dead at the scene […]

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Latest Vernon County road closures

Latest Vernon County road closures

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Last Updated Wednesday, July 11 at 10 am   Road Name Town/City Problem Notes KOUBA VALLEY RD GREENWOOD ROAD CLOSED BRIDGE REPLACEMENT – CLOSED FROM ADDRESS E17533-E17883 FOR A FEW MONTHS COUNTY ROAD D STARK ROAD CLOSED BRIDGE REPLACEMENT – CLOSED FROM HIGHWAY 82 SOUTH TO THOMPSON RD FOR 7 WEEKS. PLUM RUN RD STARK […]

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State Sen. Shilling concerned about projected deficit in Veteran’s Trust Fund

State Sen. Shilling concerned about projected deficit in Veteran’s Trust Fund

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON – A recent report from the Wisconsin Department of Veteran Affairs (DVA) has revealed a growing structural deficit in the state’s Veterans Trust Fund. While the fund had a cash balance of $19.9 million in 2011, it is now projected to face a $46.1 million budget shortfall by 2019. The DVA report to the […]

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Gov. Walker requests disaster declaration for local counties

Gov. Walker requests disaster declaration for local counties

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Gov. Scott Walker is asking for a disaster declaration for Grant County due to storm and tornado damage from last month. Walker on Wednesday made the request to the U.S. Small Business Administration. If granted, low interest loans would be available to businesses and individuals affected by the storms. In addition […]

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2 La Crosse area police officers rescue crash victims in Kentucky

2 La Crosse area police officers rescue crash victims in Kentucky

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – Husband and wife police officers from the La Crosse area who were returning from vacation are credited with helping victims of a fiery crash in Kentucky. West Salem Officer Jeremy Randall and La Crosse Officer Jovanna Randall were heading home from Lexington with their children when they saw a tractor […]

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As many as 42 oil trains a week traveling through local counties

As many as 42 oil trains a week traveling through local counties

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

(AP) – Disclosures from railroads show they’re hauling several dozens of trains carrying volatile crude oil from the Northern Plains through Wisconsin weekly. State officials released the information in response to an Associated Presspublic records request. The disclosures show BNSF Railway has moved up to 42 trains in a week through eight counties along the Mississippi […]

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La Crosse couple ask Catholic hospital to cut ties with doctor

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A La Crosse couple says they want a local Catholic hospital to sever ties with a doctor who they say performs abortions. Leif and Karen Arvidson say Dr. Carl Rose advised them of the option of an abortion at a visit to Mayo Clinic Health System-Franciscan Healthcare in La Crosse […]

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Update- Lancaster man connected to Platteville cab drivers death competent to stand trial

Update- Lancaster man connected to Platteville cab drivers death competent to stand trial

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. – A La Crosse county judge ruled this week that the Grant County man charged last month in connection with the death of a Platteville cab driver is competent to continue legal proceedings against him. In La Crosse County Circuit Court Wednesday, members of the Wisconsin Forensic Unit reported their findings about […]

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Severe weather hits western Wisconsin

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Wisconsin Radio Network The western half of Wisconsin had more thunderstorm damage yesterday and last night. Tennis-ball-sized hail fell near Cornell in Chippewa County. Eau Claire had a number of vehicles damaged by hail. Parts of Pepin, Taylor, Monroe, Trempealeau, and Vernon counties also reported hail of up to an inch in diameter. Winds hit […]

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Grant County squad car catches video of Fennimore tornado

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

You can see the funnel cloud during the lightning strikes.  

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