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A La Crosse woman who supplied heroin to a man who died of an overdose is convicted of reckless homicide in Trempealeau County. Thirty-two-year-old Jeremiah Harris died in July 2011 outside the Trempealeau Fire Department after paramedics worked to revive him. Twenty-seven-year-old Tahsa Kempfer pleaded guilty to one count of first-degree reckless homicide in court Wednesday.
2 arrests made Tuesday after La Crosse Police bust a meth lab in a local hotel. La Crosse Police went to to the America’s Best Value Inn on Rose Street to investigate an anonymous complaint of a possible meth lab inside one of the hotel rooms.
Specially trained officers of the La Crosse Police Department, the State Department of Criminal Investigation and the La Crosse Sheriff’s Department made contact with people in the room and did locate a meth lab. Police busted 37 year old Laura Rud of La Crosse and 27 yeaar old Brian Brainard of Lansing, Iowa. Charges include Manufacturing Meth, Possessing Meth materials and possession of a switch blade.
Due to the extreme hazards associated with handling the chemicals used in the production of meth, a specially trained team from the federal Drug Enforcement Administration out of Chicago responded to La Crosse to collect the chemicals and render them safe.
Somebody killed two people at a La Crosse camera shop...but Jeff Lepsch didn't do it.
That's the defense argument being made today, at the start of Lepsch's trial for the shooting deaths of Paul and A.J. Petras of La Crosse. Defense attorney Vincent Rust says police didn't find anything at Lepsch's home which would prove he was connected to the murders. Rust says Lepsch was always looking for photo equipment to sell, but he never tried looking at May's Photo, where the murders occurred. Prosecutors say stolen goods from the store were found at Lepsch's home.