Amy DuPont, WKBT News 8

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WKBT News 8

La Crosse, WI, United States

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Past articles by Amy:

Onalaska man accused in child porn charges out on bond

Anthony Schmidt posted bond Friday after the judge lowered the amount from $50,000 to $10,000 cash. → Read More

Wisconsin Congressman Derrick Van Orden introduces his first bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WKBT)- Less than a week after taking the oath of office, Wisconsin Congressman Derrick Van Orden introduced his first bill. If passed, the “Ban Congressman Lobbyist Act” would prohibit former Senators and members of the House of Representatives from lobbying congress and the executive branch. The Republican, who represents Wisconsin’s 3rd district, also proposed two… → Read More

Governor Evers hosts his first budget listening session

Governor Evers is scheduled to deliver his budget address to state lawmakers on February 15. → Read More

City of La Crosse unveils renderings of proposed additions to Kids Coulee Playground

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- La Crosse’s Parks department released the first rendering of the proposed additions to the Kids Coulee Playground. The public got the chance to look at the drawing and give the city feedback during a public input session Wednesday night. The playground, located in Myrick Park, is roughly 25 years old. Last year, after receiving public feedback,... → Read More

Onalaska Firefighters called to duplex fire

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT)- No one was injured Wednesday night in an Onalaska duplex fire. When firefighters arrived at the duplex on East Ave North, they said they could see smoke coming from the inside of the house and found flames in the basement. The families in both units made it out safely. Assistant Fire Chief Les Norain says this fire... → Read More

Bored over break? There are plenty of fun and free, kid-friendly activities in La Crosse County

LA CROSSE COUNTY, Wis. (WKBT)- Kids are about halfway through winter break. If your kids are already complaining about being bored- News 8 Now wants to help. Here are some of our favorite fun and free local activities. HIKING Go hike La Crosse’s Hixon Forrest. According to its website, the city maintains 10 trails during the winter. Depending on which... → Read More

"Pigtastic"- Monroe County celebrity toots his own horn to raise money for the Salvation Army

ONALASKA, Wis. (WKBT)- A local celebrity is raising money for the Salvation Army and awareness about his species. Brutus “the mini pig” and his mom Jancee volunteered to ring bells Thursday at Blaine’s Farm and Fleet in Onalaska. Well, Brutus didn’t actually ring bells– he honked his horns! Brutus is a therapy pig. He visits with residents at area nursing... → Read More

Sparta massage therapist charged with sexually assaulting patients is headed to trial

SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT)- The Sparta massage therapist charged with sexually assaulting his patients is headed to trial. As News 8 Now first reported back in July, the Monroe County District Attorney charged 30-year-old Ethan Karls with sexually assaulting four female clients. After our first story, three more women came forward. They told police Karls touched, groped, or grabbed their breasts... → Read More

Power restored in Coon Valley, Chaseburg areas

Both communities lost power around midnight when a transmission line went down. → Read More

Driver killed in Eau Claire County rollover crash

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WKBT)- Wednesday’s winter storm likely contributed to a fatal, Eau Claire County crash. It happened just after 5 p.m. on I-94 near the city of Eau Claire. According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, the driver lost control, and their vehicle rolled through the median and onto the opposite lanes of traffic. The driver was ejected. When they... → Read More

UPDATE: Name released of driver killed in Eau Claire County fatal crash

According to the Wisconsin State Patrol, the driver lost control and their vehicle rolled through the median onto the opposite lanes of traffic. The driver was ejected. → Read More

La Crosse's Western Technical College helps young students choose a career path

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- How old were you when you decided on a career? Area 8th graders are getting a jump start- thanks to La Crosse’s Western Technical College. Western invited 1,400 8th graders from 12 different schools onto campus for “Career Day”. The students toured the campus and learned about some of Western’s programs. They also heard from community... → Read More

Riverfest group honors Linda Lyche by ringing bells for the Salvation Army of La Crosse County

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign is in the final stretch. And La Crosse’s Riverfest group is pushing the fundraiser over the finish line. Riverfest Commodores and their First Mates rang bells Friday at the Festival Foods locations in La Crosse and Onalaska. The group worked with an anonymous donor to match donations of up to... → Read More

Three named Iverson Freking Award winners

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- Three community members are honored for giving their time. The Bethany St. Joseph, Iverson Freking Awards, recognize people who work towards acceptance and openness, as well as people who reflect a positive commitment to Coulee Region communities. This year’s award winners are Sue and Marc Shultz and Friar Conrad Targonski. The Schultzs are active in their... → Read More

Holmen students run seasonal store and donate profits to community member

HOLMEN, Wis. (WKBT)- Students at Holmen High School are learning real-life lessons about business and compassion. Each year a group of seniors learns about entrepreneurship by running their own store. The Chalet opened inside Holmen High School Wednesday night. This year a record 27 vendors agreed to sell their products in The Chalet. Students created the business plan, and marketing... → Read More

La Crosse's Salvation Army knows how to party

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- The Salvation Army of La Crosse County knows how to party. The non-profit hosted a holiday pop-up party Wednesday at La Crosse’s Valley View Mall. DJ Jeremy spun some Christmas tunes with a twist. Area dancers will also take part later in December. The pop-up is a fun way for the Salvation Army to raise awareness... → Read More

Public safety tops Wisconsin Attorney General's list of 2023 priorities

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT)- Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul is outlining his priorities for the next year. At the top of Kaul’s list is public safety. The democrat says that includes continuing to make schools safer. Kaul is proud of the Department of Justice’s Office of School Safety, and the “Speak Up, Speak Out” 24- hour confidential tip program. However, the... → Read More

La Crosse Mayor wants police department to handle animal control duties

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- La Crosse Mayor Mitch Reynolds wants the city’s police department to take on animal control duties. The Coulee Region Humane Society has been responsible for responding to animal-related calls, housing, and caring for those animals for 40 years. The mayor’s spokeswoman tells News 8 Now the mayor sponsored a resolution to change the city’s contract with... → Read More

La Crosse man charged with daylight attack of woman on a popular trail is headed to trial

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT)- The La Crosse man accused of attacking a woman on a walking trail near Gundersen Health System is headed to trial. Joseph A. Grzegorek is charged with kidnapping. the victim told police in March of 2022, Grzegorek pulled her to the ground and began dragging her toward the river. She got away by kicking and screaming,... → Read More

Organic Valley team travels to Nepal to install solar panels for a dairy cooperative

Organic Valley's passion for renewable energy is spreading around the globe. → Read More