VA whisteblower stages sit in
The Tomah VA whistleblower who first reported over-prescription of painkillers at the hospital started a facility sit-in Tuesday. Ryan Honl says he’s upset that director Mario DeSanctis says he would not have done anything differently. Honl says he still does not expect the federal government to properly investigate the alleged overprescribing.
BRF man now missing for more than 3 years
Jackson County police are asking for the public’s help in finding a Black River Falls man who’s been missing for more than three years. Gene Cloud Jr. is a 21-year-old Native American who was last seen January 25, 2012 walking on County Highway O near Millston. Cloud is 5-8, weighs 140 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.
Ona elementary school on pace for fall opening
It’s been almost a year since Onalaska passed a referendum for improvements to Northern Hills Elementary School. Superintendent Fran Finco says they should have new classrooms, along with a new library, gym and kitchen, by this fall. Finco says they are on on-time and on-track with what they are doing. Finco says the weather has been except for a couple of cold days pretty cooperative. Finco says the students have moved into the eastern two-thirds of the building and west-side classrooms have been vacated, and that everything is going well. The school previously had partitions instead of walls separating the library from the rest of the school.
Mandatory vaccinations still free for uninsured underinsured from Monroe Co Health Dept
Some state public health facilities have seen price changes for vaccinations this year due to a change in BadgerCare. But there will not be any anticipated changes in Monroe County, according to county health director Sharon Nelson. Nelson says those who are uninsured or underinsured will continue to get free mandatory vaccinations.
More info released on missing Lax man
More information has been released on a La Crosse man last seen in Wisconsin Dells Saturday. 23-year-old John Dwyer is 6-foot-tall, weighs 175 pounds and has red hair. He was last seen wearing a green flannel shirt, jeans and Oregon Ducks baseball hat.
Monroe Cnty board to decide on 911 upgrades borrowing Wednesday night
A currently scheduled binding April referendum on borrowing 1.8 million dollars to upgrade Monroe County’s 911 communication system could be superceded by the county board Wednesday night. One option would borrow for the remaining 2.6 million; the other would borrow the 1.8 million that’s currently set for the referendum and get the remaining 800 thousand from the dispatch and general budgets.
WS to take another shot at building new middle school
West Salem schools will take another shot at a 30-plus million dollar referendum in April to build a new 5th through 8th grade middle school. A similar referendum was voted down last spring. The referendum would also pay for updates to the district’s transportation building, pool and sports facilities.
Lax police looking for man
La Crosse police are asking for the public’s help finding a man who has several active arrest warrants and is wanted for questioning in several ongoing investigations. 37-year-old Matthew Muehr is believed to in the La Crosse or Holmen areas. If you have any information, call La Crosse police. You can also call La Crosse County Crime Stoppers or leave tips at La Crosse Crime Stoppers dot com.
LaX man changed with amphetamine delivery in court Wednesday
A La Crosse man charged with amphetamine delivery will be in court for a preliminary hearing Wednesday morning. 21-year-old Long Vang faces up to 12 ½ years in prison if convicted.
Ona accepting apps for Citizen's Police Academy
Applications are now being accepted for Onalaska’s annual Citizen’s Police Academy.