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Doyle, Happel spar over minimum wage, vouchers
State Rep. Steve Doyle, D-Onalaska, and his Republican challenger, Tracie Happel, disagreed on raising the minimum wage and educational vouchers, among other issues, during a debate Tuesday night.

Two UW-L administrators injured
Two University of Wisconsin-La Crosse administrators were injured Tuesday when a car struck them on State Street.

Campaign notebook: Bradley gets boost; Dems complain about Kurtz ads
Former La Crosse County GOP chairman Julian Bradley is getting a boost in his race for secretary of state.

La Crosse man charged with child abuse
A La Crosse man is accused of slamming a child?s head to the ground and stomping on her chest during an argument with her mother.

Pasell to retire from bench; election set for April
La Crosse County Circuit Judge Dale Pasell will retire next month, creating the first vacancy on the bench in seven years.

La Crosse driver in fatal I-94 accident identified
OSSEO (MCT) ? Officials have released the name of the La Crosse driver involved in a fatal accident Monday morning on Interstate 94.

UW-L student charged with taking woman?s nude photo
A felony charge filed Tuesday against a University of Wisconsin-La Crosse student accuses him of taking a nude photograph of a woman and sharing it on social media.

New smartphone app designed to catch animal abusers
A new smartphone app launched today can help fight animal cruelty.

La Crosse County Circuit Court felonies
La Crosse County Circuit Court felonies:

Two escape injury in head-on crash in Vernon County
TOWN OF KICKAPOO -- Two drivers escaped without serious injury Monday when their cars collided head-on on Peterson Road in the town of Kickapoo.

CMN Radiothon to air Thursday-Saturday
The Children?s Miracle Network Hospitals at Gundersen Health System and the La Crosse Radio Group will air the annual CMN Radiothon Thursday through Saturday. The goal is to raise more than th…

UW-L to host campus authors today
The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Celebration of Campus Authors is from 4 to 6 p.m. today in the Strzelczyk Great Hall in the UW-L Cleary Alumni & Friends Center. More than 40 books wr…

Plans for former school property move forward
Work continues to move forward on a proposal from an Oregon, Wis., based developer to turn the former Roosevelt Elementary† property into residential housing.

City to ramp up parking talks
City officials will take another look at the rates and hours charged in three downtown La Crosse parking ramps now that pay stations have been in use for six months.

PdC couple sentenced in Iowa meth case
ELKADER, Iowa (AP) ? A Wisconsin couple has been sentenced to five years in prison after Clayton County authorities discovered a methamphetamine manufacturing operation at their Iowa home.

 

National News
Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again

Police vehicles are parked next to debris in the Anbar province town of HitBy Ahmed Rasheed, Saif Hameed and Ned Parker BAGHDAD (Reuters) - In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria?s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target - Iraq?s western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad. The vast desert region - where Sunni tribes rose up in 2006 and 2007 to drive out al-Qaeda with the Americans - has throughout 2014 been parcelled up, city by military camp, before the Iraqi government and U.S. forces could act. ...




Canada police talked to militant suspect, couldn't stop attack

Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent, a member of the Joint Personnel Support Unit, Integrated Personnel Support Centre St-Jean, is pictured in this undated handout photoBy Allison Lampert SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU Quebec (Reuters) - Canadian police said on Tuesday they had arrested a suspected militant as he was leaving the country, took away his passport and talked to him several times but had no chance of preventing him from killing a soldier. Martin Rouleau, a 25-year-old who converted to Islam last year, rammed his car into two soldiers in the Quebec town of Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu on Monday and was shot dead by police. A 53-year-old adjutant died in the attack. ...




No Russia-Ukraine gas deal at EU talks; Moscow queries finances

Russia's President Putin shakes hands with Ukraine's President Poroshenko as he arrives for a meeting on the sidelines of a Europe-Asia summit in MilanBy Barbara Lewis BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Russia and Ukraine failed to reach an accord on gas supplies for the coming winter in EU-brokered talks on Tuesday but agreed to meet again in Brussels in a week in the hope of ironing out problems over Kiev's ability to pay. After a day of talks widely expected to be the final word, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger told a news conference the three parties agreed the price Ukraine would pay Russia's Gazprom - $385 per thousand cubic meters - as long as it paid in advance for the deliveries. ...




Britain to tighten charities laws to tackle terrorism funding

Britain's Prime Minister Cameron waits to greet Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan as he arrives at Number 10 Downing Street in LondonLONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron will announce plans on Wednesday to tighten the law to help stop charities being used as a front to raise funds for terrorist groups. Several individuals convicted of terrorism offences in Britain had raised funds in public, purportedly for charitable purposes, the majority of which the charities never received, the government said. Three British Islamists jailed last year for planning mass suicide attacks had tried to fund their plot by posing as street collectors for the Muslim Aid charity organization, raising 12,000 pounds ($19,360). ...




United States welcomes release of jailed Vietnam blogger
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday welcomed Vietnam's decision to release jailed blogger Nguyen Van Hai, who staged a hunger strike to protest treatment of political prisoners, and said he was set to travel to the United States. Hai, better known by the pen name Dieu Cay, was set to arrive in the United States on Tuesday, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf told a daily briefing. "We welcome the decision by Vietnamese authorities to release this prisoner of conscience," Harf told reporters. ...

U.S. involved in seven air strikes on Islamic State targets

Tracer rounds light the sky over the Syrian town of Kobani during heavy fighting downtown, as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa provinceWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. military forces carried out four air strikes on Islamic State targets in Syria on Monday and Tuesday and were joined by partner nations in three attacks in Iraq, the U.S. Central Command said. Fighter, bomber and attack aircraft were used in the raids and all returned safely, the Central Command statement said. The strikes near Kobani, Syria, destroyed Islamic State fighting positions, a building and an Islamic State unit. ...




Top Asian News at 2:30 a.m. GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) ? North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens who are still being held. There was no immediate explanation for the release of Jeffrey Fowle, who was quickly whisked to the U.S. territory of Guam before heading back to his wife and three children in Miamisburg, Ohio. Relations between Washington and Pyongyang, never warm, are at a particularly low point, and the U.S. has sought unsuccessfully for months to send a high-level representative to North Korea to negotiate acquittals for all three men.

Australian officials deny elite troop shortage
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) ? Senior officers say Australia has recently deployed troops with diagnosed mental illnesses and on multiple tours of duty, but not because of any shortage of elite combat troops.

North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained

What appears to be a United States Air Force passenger jet, right, is parked on the tarmac of Sunan International Airport in Pyongyang, North Korea, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The State Department says Jeffrey Fowle, one of three Americans being held in North Korea, has been released. State Department deputy spokeswoman Marie Harf said Fowle was on his was home Tuesday after negotiators left Pyongyang. She said the U.S. is still trying to free Americans Matthew Miller and Kenneth Bae. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)WASHINGTON (AP) ? North Korea's reclusive government abruptly freed an American man Tuesday, nearly six months after he was arrested on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, but Pyongyang refused to hand over two other U.S. citizens who are still being held.




FBI: US girls may have tried to join jihadis

An image made available by the jihadist Twitter account Al-Baraka news on June 11, 2014 allegedly shows militants of the jihadist group Islamic StateDENVER (AP) ? Three teenage girls from suburban Denver may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria after stealing their parents' money and flying to Germany, authorities said Tuesday.




 
 
 
 
 
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