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Plenty of kids would like to see a new bike, or maybe a skateboard, by the tree on Christmas morning.
And they might like to get a new helmet to go along with those wheels, according to La Crosse attorney Brian Weber. Which is a change from when their parents were kids, and head protection wasn't cool for biking or boarding, but Weber says young riders are used to helmets now. Weber, from the Johns Flaherty law firm, participates in a yearly toy-safety report. He says the toys with wheels are high on the holiday hazard list...along with toys that include magnets or other small parts that can be swallowed.
A judge's sentence is supposed to end a trial where a criminal has been convicted...unless the convicted person decides to appeal.
Jesse Herrmann of Holmen is keeping his drunk-driving case alive, nearly a year after getting a prison term for causing a young woman's death in a crash. La Crosse D-A Tim Gruenke sees many appeals, a year or more after trial, so he's not surprised that Herrmann is asking for a change in sentence. Gruenke is providing briefs for Judge Ramona Gonzalez to review, so she can decide whether to reconsider the 30-year term. Herrmann believes the judge is biased against drunk drivers, because a sister of hers was killed by someone driving drunk.
The same group that aquired Catholic Residential Services in La Crosse