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Fire At La Crosse Fuels Plant Extinguished

Firefighters in La Crosse have contained a blaze that erupted from an explosion at a fuels plant. Officials say the explosion and fire erupted in an above-ground tank containing an unknown amount of diesel fuel and asphalt at Midwest Fuels Wednesday about 7 a.m.

11/19/2014

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Judge Says No New Trial In Double Homicide

A judge has refused to grant a new trial for a Minnesota man convicted of killing a father and son in a La Crosse camera store. The La Crosse Tribune reports that La Crosse County Circuit Judge Ramona Gonzalez on Friday rejected Jeffrey Lepsch’s arguments that jurors were biased against him.

11/15/2014

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Shilling Takes Over As Wis. Senate Democratic Leader

Wisconsin Democrats reshuffled their legislative leadership on Tuesday, with a state senator from La Crosse taking over as minority leader in the Senate after Republicans increased their majority in last week’s election.

11/11/2014

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Wisconsin Truck Driver Arrested In Fatal Crash

Wisconsin authorities have arrested a man who they say caused a fatal crash in a dump truck while he was intoxicated. The La Crosse County District Attorney’s Office says the 36-year-old man faces a charge of homicide by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle in the July crash that killed 29-year-old Jason Songer of La Crescent, Minnesota.

10/08/2014

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Woman Accused Of Stealing Cats Back From Shelter Arrested Again

A Wisconsin woman who was charged with stealing back 15 cats from the Humane Society was arrested for violating the conditions of her bond. Lee Ann Shore, 46, was arrested last month after she allegedly broke into the Coulee Region Humane Society in Onalaska, Wis.

06/25/2014

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Missing Taxi Driver Found Dead In Trunk

La Crosse police say a taxi driver was found dead in the trunk of his vehicle after an officer tried pulling over the man behind the wheel. Authorities say the officer thought the vehicle was suspicious and when he ran the license plate about 1 a.m. Friday he learned it belonged to a 79-year-old taxi driver reported missing in Platteville.

06/13/2014

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Wis. Woman Accused Of Stealing Cats Back From Humane Society

A Wisconsin woman is accused of taking matters into her own hands to be reunited with her beloved pets. Lee Ann Shore was arrested of breaking into the Coulee Region Humane Society in Onalaska, Wis. to get cats that were seized from her earlier this month.

05/27/2014

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Small Wisconsin Town Uses Dynamite To Blow Up Ice Dam

A small town in Wisconsin turned to dynamite when heavy machinery wouldn’t clear up an ice dam on a creek in the town. The Town of Onalaska, near La Crosse, Wis., used dynamite to blow up ice on Sand Lake Coulee Creek that was, at some points, six feet deep.

03/14/2014

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Woman Found In Submerged Car Identified

Police say the driver found dead in a car that plunged down an embankment and broke through the ice on a La Crosse creek was a student at Winona State University.

01/02/2014

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Woman Found In Submerged Car Identified

Authorities in La Crosse, Wis., said the body of a 21-year-old Winona State University student was found Wednesday after her car went through the ice in a creek. Police and fire departments in La Crosse were called to an accident at about 1:27 a.m. Wednesday, New Year’s Day, after a report of a vehicle in the water in Swift Creek.

01/02/2014

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La Crosse Woman Accused Of Strangling Boyfriend’s Dog

A La Crosse woman could face animal cruelty charges after her boyfriend’s dog was found dead. Police say the 32-year-old woman broke into the man’s apartment early Thursday and strangled the basset hound, Jixer, with a choke collar.

11/15/2013

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Work Stopped Near Where Man Fell From I-90 Bridge

Work has been temporarily halted near where a 19-year-old worker fell about 40 feet from the I-90 bridge. The state’s project manager, Mark Anderson, says the site is the cofferdam at “pier two,” but work on the rest of the project is continuing.

11/07/2013

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Worker Injured In Fall From Bridge Near La Crosse (Wis.)

Authorities said a construction worker was hospitalized Wednesday after falling 40 to 50 feet from the Dresbach Bridge near the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. Authorities received a call about the accident at about 9:05 a.m.

11/06/2013

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3 Dead, 1 Injured In SE Minn. Plane Crash

Authorities say three people are dead and a fourth critically injured after a small plane crashed in southeastern Minnesota. The Houston County sheriff’s office says the crash happened two miles south of Caledonia at about 4:30 p.m. Friday.

11/01/2013

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Man Gets Life In Prison For Photo Shop Double Murder

The Minnesota man who killed a father and son inside their La Crosse, Wis. photo shop last fall has been sentenced to life in prison. Forty-year-old Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota was convicted in July for the killings of 56-year-old Paul Petras and his 19-year-old son, A.J.

09/03/2013

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