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Names of those killed in Adams mobile home fire released

Names of those killed in a mobile home fire north of Adams Friday afternoon have been released. Police say 62-year-old Frank Krueger set the home on fire with his mother believed to be inside. A woman’s body that also suffered a gunshot wound was found inside the home. Police are still waiting for a 100 percent positive ID on the female body and how she died. Police say Krueger also set fire to a car and a camper, then shot himself.

BRF prison escapee steals car

The man who the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says escaped from the Black River Falls state prison late Sunday night stole a car early Monday morning. 20-year-old Keaden Dumholt is considered dangerous. The stolen car is a 1996 gray, 4-door Chevy Lumina, license plate 2-7-3-V-U-G. Dumholt is a 5-10, 146-pound white man with brown hair and brown eyes. He was also seen near the Ho-Chunk casino at about 1230 early yesterday morning wearing green pants and a gray T-shirt. His record includes a felony car theft conviction.

Next step in Sparta comprehensive plan update

Sparta wrapped up a community survey on possible improvements Friday that’s part of a once-a-decade update to the city’s comprehensive plan. So what’s the next step according to Andrew Bremer of MSA Associates, who’s helping the city through the process? Bremer says the last time the city updated its comprehensive plan was 2003. Bremer says they’ll be bringing the survey results to a meeting next week, sorting through them and then re-posting some of the top responses for another survey to get more community feedback. The soonest any improvements would likely kick in would be next summer.

Monroe County, La Crosse National Night Out Tuesday

Monroe County and La Crosse police will host their annual National Night Out celebrations tonight. Monroe County’s event begins at 4 o’ clock at Tomah’s Winnebago Park, and Sparta police chief David Kuderer says it’ll include presentations by police, fire and First Responders. Tomah police will have a bike and rollerblading expo from 4 o’ clock to 6 o’ clock. For a complete list of La Crosse Neighborhood Watches, go to http://lacrossepd.org/2015/07/28/national-night-out-events-in-la-crosse-2/. The Monroe County event is coordinated by Tomah Memorial Hospital’s Community Outreach Department.

Taylor residents medflighted after Saturday morning crash

Two Taylor residents were medflighted to a nearby hospital after a two-car crash just west of Black River Falls early Saturday morning. Police say the car of 47-year-old Michael Fowler of Illinois hit the car of 24-year-old Ashley Walton. Walton and 28-year-old Andrew Klevgard were medflighted. Fowler was arrested for second-offense drunk driving. Police say speed was also a factor in the crash.

Tomah man injured in rollover crash near Warrens

A Tomah man was injured in a one-car rollover crash west of Warrens Monday afternoon. Police say injuries suffered by 52-year-old Brice Hefner were not life threatening.

 Man who stole purse from elderly woman arrested

A Black River Falls man who police say stole the purse of an 88-year-old Melrose woman while she and her husband were unloading groceries in the Black River Falls Wal-Mart parking lot last Thursday afternoon has been arrested. 45-year-old John Rose was arrested after a report of domestic disturbance in Millston. Prosecutors are not sure yet whether they’ll file charges against the woman who allegedly drove the getaway car, 38-year-old Rebecca Davis.




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