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Tomah City Clerk, Joann Cram, and her staff are busy today....recounting the votes from last Tuesday's Mayoral election. Incumbent John Rusch defeated challenger Shannon Hough by 5 votes. Hough is no stranger to a recount process.
Hough, who's only lived in the area for a year says she feels confident she will top Rusch, who is a life long resident of Tomah.
19 year old Jerome Lachman left his parent's Stoddard home on foot April 2nd for a friend’s house about one block away but did not make it. Vernon County County authorities are still wondering why. Sheriff John Spears says Lachman's body was found 500 yards from his parents home in a wooded area and says his death is accidental. So far, police do not suspect foul play.
Last November, a 22-year-old La Crosse man died of a heroin overdose...
Now, the person who admits to selling the drug to Bradley Benzing is scheduled for a late summer trial. Kyle Smith's trial is expected to last a week, starting on July 23rd. Smith, from Onalaska, is accused of reckless homicide and delivery of heroin. He's facing eight charges in all at his trial, and told police he has made thousands of dollars a week selling drugs.
It's a landslide vote...students at U-W-La Crosse want a new student center.
In a campus referendum on Tuesday, nearly 18-hundred out of two thousand students casting votes approved a plan to replace the aging Cartwright Center. Student center director Larry Ringgenberg says decades worth of sodas and beers served at Cartwright have taken a toll on the plumbing...plus, there are heating and cooling issues, and general deterioration of the building. If the state okays the building plans, a new student union could open near the football stadium as soon as 2016.
It's over? Rick Santorum has dropped out of the republican presidential primary race. But there's still delegates to be had out there. Time for the party to talk unity says La Crosse county republican party chair, Julian Bradley
Santorum's announcement that he was leaving the race comes just a week after losing in Wisconsin's primary. He did however, carry La Crosse county quite handily.