La Crosse mayor thinks it's an unnecessary proposal
We have a pretty poor track record of helping our nation's veterans. That's why a proposed change in how veterans services are offered in Wisconsin is a bad idea. Currently,...
Heroin abuse has put La Crosse County on the map, and not in a good way...
The state justice department says 13 Wisconsin counties reported 30 or more heroin cases to the state crime lab last year...and La Crosse County is one of them. The county had 16 heroin cases the previous year...compared to no cases, as recently as 2009. Most of the counties recording heavy heroin use are in the southeastern part of the state. Only 15 Wisconsin counties had no heroin cases in 2013, including Vernon and Crawford Counties.
A man accused of stealing items from Fort McCoy has been found not guilty.
A jury in federal court in Madison found 20 year old Justin Waterhouse of New Auburn not guilty on four charges related to the theft at the fort in February, 2012 while a member of the U.S. Army. He was accused of stealing and selling 18 night vision monoculars and six reflex gun sights. He was indicted May, 2012 on the theft charge and three counts of selling the items.
Waterhouse faced a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on each charge.