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The two inmates that escaped from a prison in Black River Falls and were arrested in Florida yesterday made their first court appearance in Broward County, Florida today.
A three-vehicle accident has closed the Copeland Avenue bridge in La Crosse, as of 1 p.m. At least one person is thought to be injured.
The driver was slowing down to a crawl, stopping at unmarked intersections, and spinning his wheels...
Those are the clues that a Sparta policeman used to pull over Paul Olson on suspicion of drunk driving two years ago. Olson claimed that the cop had no good reason to have him arrested, and tried to have his second O-W-I conviction overturned as a result. A Wisconsin appeals court disagrees with Olson. The court upholds the conviction, noting that the officer also smelled alcohol on Olson, heard him slurring his speech, and watched him walk unsteadily.
Too late to sue a Minnesota priest for clergy abuse...
The Minnesota Supreme Court makes that ruling in dismissing a lawsuit filed against a former priest with the Diocese of Winona, Thomas Adamson. James Keenan of Savage, Minnesota says Adamson abused him in the 1980's, and he just remembered the abuse recently. The high court says the statute of limitations expired before Keenan filed his suit. The diocese supports the court ruling, arguing that repressed memories are not generally reliable for making charges of priest abuse.
Residents of Bangor may soon be able to go back to their old post office...
Bangor village president Greg Peterson says renovations at the Post Office are just about complete, and he's just waiting for word from regional postal officials on when that building can reopen. Mold and a mildewy mess led the feds to shut down the post office back in January. But Peterson says the building's landlord has done the necessary repairs and will pay the bills, thought to total around 100-thousand dollars. Postal services were moved to the Hansen's IGA store shortly after the shutdown.