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La Crosse man sentenced to prison for selling meth

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT) — A La Crosse man will spend the next 6 and a half years in prison after he was sentenced Tuesday in federal court for selling methamphetamine. Tang Vue, 35, was sentenced to 60 months — five years — for selling 50 grams or more of meth and another 18 months for violating the terms of his federal supervised release by U.S. District Judge William M. Conley in the federal Western District of Wisconsin.
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La Crosse, WInews8000.com

Mayo Clinic in La Crosse recognized by U.S. News & World Report

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) — Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse was recognized Tuesday by the U.S. News & World Report, which named it the “Best Regional Hospital” in Southwest Wisconsin for the sixth consecutive year. “This recognition is the result of the tireless efforts of our outstanding staff...
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Buffalo County, WInews8000.com

Sheriff: Man injured in Buffalo Co. motorcycle crash

BUFFALO COUNTY, Wis. (WKBT) — A Buffalo City, Wis., man was injured in a motorcycle crash Sunday in Buffalo County, according to the sheriff’s office. The Buffalo County Sheriff’s Office responded at about 5 p.m. to a motorcycle crash on Hwy. P near Pieper’s Valley Road in the town of Buffalo. Investigators say Dylan Meng, 22, was driving too fast on his 2006 Harley Davidson motorcycle when he failed to negotiate a corner and left the road.
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Coon Valley firefighters extinguish blaze engulfing semi-tractor cab

COON TOWNSHIP, Wis. (WKBT) — The Coon Valley Fire Department extinguished a blaze that ruined a semi-tractor cab shortly after noon Monday in Coon Township. The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office 911 Dispatch Center paged the fire department at about 12:15 p.m. about the fire at the intersection of County Hwy. B and County Hwy. KK.
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Marsy’s Law advocates educate Trempealeau County residents Sunday

ARCADIA, Wis. (WKBT) – Marsy’s Law for Wisconsin hosted a Trempealeau County community outreach event on Sunday. Trempealeau County’s District Attorney and New Horizons Legal advocates spoke today. The event was aimed to educate county residents about their rights under Wisconsin’s recently adopted crime victims rights amendment, known as Marsy’s...
West Salem, WInews8000.com

Local RV dealer seeing impact of supply, labor shortages

WEST SALEM, Wis. (WKBT) – RV travel is seeing a national boom since the first summer of the pandemic when people wanted to travel while still staying distant from others. The increase in sales has happened so quickly that local dealers are struggling to keep up with demand. Shortages of...

NBA’s Matt Thomas comes back home to teach in basketball camp

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)–One of the best to do it in the Coulee Region is back on the court in western Wisconsin, trying to shape the next generation of basketball players as the Matt Thomas Basketball Camp is back in town for the fourth year. The Onalaska grad and current...
La Crosse, WInews8000.com

Mayo Clinic, VA Medical Center to require COVID-19 vaccines for staff

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — Mayo Clinic Health System and the Department of Veterans Affairs both announced Monday that the organizations will require employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19 for the health of their patients. Mayo Clinic is requiring all employees by Sept. 17, while the VA is requiring all medical...
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Onalaska Legion heads to state after topping Holmen 7-4

HOLMEN, Wis. (WKBT)–The Onalaska Legion squad wasted no time en route to a state tournament appearance, establishing a 4-0 early lead and coasting to a 7-4 victory. Ayden Larson and Maddox Hoff both brought runs in early to help power their team to the win. COPYRIGHT 2021 BY NEWS 8...
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La Crosse County road ZN closing for construction

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT)- More road construction starts tomorrow. Parts of County Road ZN by Brice Prairie will close tomorrow. BNSF Railway will be conducting some repairs to the railroad crossing all day Monday, July 26th. The repairs are expected to last just one day and should be back to normal...
La Crosse, WInews8000.com

UW-La Crosse launches COVID-19 vaccine incentive

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse has launched a program aimed at getting more students vaccinated against COVID-19 by Oct. 15. UW-L students who are fully vaccinated by mid-October could win prizes or scholarships under the program, which complements the UW System’s 70 for 70 campaign announced Sunday.