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Wisconsin group sues to remove puncture-prone Bakken oil tankers

The Sierra Club is suing the federal government, demanding that old, more vulnerable tankers carrying Bakken crude oil be pulled off the tracks. Mike Simonson reports.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

WKBT

Inspector General: Country is not prepared for viral pandemic

The report says about 80-percent of the anti-viral drugs in storage, along with all of the stored Tamiflu, will expire by the end of next year. The La Crosse County Health Department doesn't keep a stockpile of drugs.

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Related Topix: Epidemic, Natural Disasters, Tamiflu, Oseltamivir (generic), Medicine, La Crosse, WI

WIZM-AM La Crosse

Challenges To ID Law In Feds Hands Today

But as a federal appeals court in Chicago is listening to challenges to the state's voter ID law today, La Crosse County Clerk Ginny Dankmeyer says any changes to the law now put her and other clerks behind the 8-ball. Three Republican appointed federal judges have heard arguments about Wisconsin's voter ID law and whether it should be reinstated for the November election.

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WXOW-TV La Crosse

Accused cat burglar has warrant out for her arrest

A La Crosse woman who is charged with stealing 15 cats from the Onalaska Humane Society has a bench warrant out for her arrest. Lee Ann Shore, 46, is accused of breaking into the Humane Society in May to get her cats back after Animal Control removed them from her home due to the poor living conditions.

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WXOW-TV La Crosse

Survey helps gauge better understanding of homeowners demands in La Crosse

When it comes to choosing a home in the La Crosse area, residents consider three major factors: Perceptions of crime in the neighborhood, the existing conditions of the neighborhood, and the amount of property tax. That's according to a recent housing survey by the La Crosse County UW-Extension Department of Community Development.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

WKBT

Potential highway swap has community upset

The county would take over control of the current State Highway 108 from West Salem to Burr Oak, and the state would be in charge of the current County Highway C in that area. The town of Farmington, however, is not in favor of the change.

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Related Topix: Salem, WI, West Salem, WI, Mindoro, WI

Wed Sep 10, 2014

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Parking study coming for downtown La Crosse

The City of La Crosse, County of La Crosse and Weber Holdings have decided to split the cost of a downtown parking study. La Crosse County Board Chair, Tara Johnson, said the study will help determine parking solutions to the Weber Holdings development along with other developments being discussed downtown.

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WKBT

Man convicted in Sara Hougom death wants to withdraw plea

One of the two men convicted in the death of 20-year-old Sara Hougom filed a post-conviction motion on Monday to withdraw his guilty plea. On November 5, 2012, a La Crosse County judge sentenced Pao Choua Vue and his nephew Kong Ryit Vue to 35 years in prison on a first-degree reckless homicide charge.

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

WIZM-AM La Crosse

Mosquito Control Agent Worries That Climate Change Could Increase Insect Numbers

The cooler kind of summer that we've had this year may lead more people to doubt the predictions of global warming... But a mosquito expert in La Crosse County is inclined to take those predictions seriously.

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Wed Aug 27, 2014

WKBT

Eau Claire man in custody following chase across county lines

An Eau Claire man is in custody after injuring another man in a fight and leading police on a chase across county lines.

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Related Topix: Onalaska, WI, Holmen, WI, Trempealeau County, WI

Mon Aug 25, 2014

WIZM-AM La Crosse

Hellerud Headed To Lax County Trial For Drug Overdose Death Of Tremplo Man

Hellerud is charged with providing the heroin to a Trempealeau County man who died from an overdose a year ago.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

WKBT

La Crosse mayor asks for financial help from neighboring areas

La Crosse Mayor Tim Kabat has sent letters to every town, village and city in La Crosse County asking for funds to keep jobs in La Crosse.

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Related Topix: La Crosse, WI, Onalaska, WI

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Grant Co. homicide suspect deals with more charges in La Crosse Co.

The court cases of Timmy L. Johnson continued in La Crosse County court Friday. He's the man accused of kidnapping and killing a Platteville cab driver on June 13. Later that night, he led police on a chase with the cab in La Crosse County before crashing near Holmen which resulted in several criminal charges here.

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WKBT

Annual Police Appreciation Picnic highlights the hard work of officers

It's part of the 14th annual police appreciation picnic at Copeland Park on La Crosse's north side Thursday.

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WKBT

Doctors: Kids should be vaccinated for HPV

It's the most common sexually transmitted virus in the nation. The virus can lead to several forms of cancers in both men and women.

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Related Topix: Vaccinations, Health, Kids, Family

Thu Aug 21, 2014

WKBT

Locals asked to pay 10-15 % of $580 million power line

The Badger Coulee Transmission Line project could end up costing as much as $580 million and for the first time residents are learning how much money they would be asked to contribute.

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Related Topix: Holmen, WI, Dane County, WI, Trempealeau County, WI, River Falls, WI, Black River Falls, WI

WXOW-TV La Crosse

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It can be difficult to make healthy choices while dining out at restaurants. The average person eats away from home at least four times per week.

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Related Topix: Life, Food, Dining

Wed Aug 20, 2014

WKBT

Local organizations address added needs of veterans

Wednesday the Tomah Veterans Affairs Medical Center invited organizations from all over the 14 counties it serves to talk about ways to address the needs of veterans.

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Related Topix: US Military, US Marine Corps

WXOW-TV La Crosse

La Crosse prescribers learn about Drug Monitoring Program

Wednesday representatives explained the benefits of the Wisconsin Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.

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Related Topix: Drugs, La Crosse, WI, Medicine

WIZM-AM La Crosse

Voters Want More Categories In Future 'Best Of La Crosse' Surveys

After r the first annual survey to find the 'Best of La Crosse County,' Brent Hanifl of the La Crosse Convention and Visitor Bureau finds that people are eager to cast more votes: Brent says they want to include florists and veterinarians and other businesses in the survey.

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