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Safe-Cam project would help fight crimes in downtown La Crosse

Updated: 01/10/2013 - The city of La Crosse is still reeling from the tragedy that took the lives of father and son, Paul and AJ Petras, at a downtown photo shop. Now, just four months later, a new effort is underway to prevent crimes and help police solve cases.

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American Express to cut 5,400 jobs

Posted: 01/10/2013 - On Thursday American Express said its fourth-quarter earnings will amount to $637 million or 56 cents per share, reflecting charges for restructuring, Membership Rewards expenses and cardmember reimbursements.

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Flu season strikes early and, in many places, hard.

Posted: 01/10/2013 - From the Rocky Mountains to New England, hospitals are swamped with people with flu symptoms. Some medical centers are turning away visitors or making them wear face masks, and one Pennsylvania hospital set up a tent outside its ER to deal with the feverish patients.

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How to tell a cold from the flu

Posted: 01/10/2013 - The common cold and flu are caused by different viruses but can have some similar symptoms, making them tough to tell apart. In general, the flu is worse and symptoms are more intense.

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LAB: UW System overpaid health premiums, pensions

Posted: 01/10/2013 - The report also found the system overpaid $17.5 million in retirement contributions in 2011. The state Department of Employee Trust Funds has credited the system for the overpayments.

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MLB to expand blood testing for HGH

Posted: 01/10/2013 - Under the changes to baseball's drug agreement, the World Anti-Doping Agency laboratory in Laval, Quebec, will keep records of each player, including his baseline ratio of testosterone to epitestosterone, and will conduct Carbon Isotope Ratio Mass Spectrometry (IRMS) tests of any urine specimens that "vary materially."

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Walker: No plans for carpool toll lanes, budget will cut taxes

Updated: 01/10/2013 - The governor told reporters Thursday during a question-and-answer session following a speech at a Wisconsin Bankers Association luncheon that high-occupancy toll lanes might be an option in the future in congested areas as long as people wouldn't be forced to use them.

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Biden says consensus emerging on gun safety

Posted: 01/10/2013 - Pledging swift action to curb gun violence, Vice President Joe Biden said he would deliver new policy proposals to President Barack Obama by Tuesday.

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Four arrested in string of burglaries

Posted: 01/10/2013 - Mason Deridder, David Engelking-Deleon Jr. , Greg Allen, and Payden Montonya, all from the Ladysmith and Rusk County areas, are suspected in over fifteen felonies.

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NFL players don't want kickoffs to get the boot

Posted: 01/10/2013 - The idea is only a suggestion, one Goodell says the league will consider in the offseason for safety reasons, but players are vehemently opposed to such a radical change.

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Biden meets with NRA to discuss gun safety

Updated: 01/10/2013 - Inviting in the opposition, Vice President Joe Biden will meet Thursday with the National Rifle Association, the powerful pro-gun organization that could obstruct White House efforts to pass stricter arms legislation.

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'Lincoln' leads Oscars with 12 nominations

Posted: 01/10/2013 - The Civil War saga "Lincoln" leads the Academy Awards with 12 nominations, including best picture, director for Steven Spielberg and acting honors for Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field and Tommy Lee Jones.

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DNR urges homeowners to prune trees in winter

Posted: 01/10/2013 - Department of Natural Resources foresters say winter is the best time for pruning because trees are dormant and insects that could attack an open wound aren't active.

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Summit in Minneapolis to address gun violence

Posted: 01/10/2013 - Minneapolis officials say authorities, policy makers and experts attending the Regional Gun Summit will share information and discuss their challenges in fighting gun violence.

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