Students cleaned up 1,456 cigarette butts in Powell Park last month
Is our system of choosing a President rigged? We hear that message, even from some of the candidates. And a new poll suggests that most people agree. A new Reuters...
What could cause a tree on a La Crosse street to catch on fire, with flames shooting 50 feet into the air?
The fire department believes that lightning started the blaze, and a broken natural gas line fed the flames. Firemen were called to the scene at 9th and Ferry Streets, around 2:30 on Sunday morning. The gas lines which helped keep the fire going were about three feet underground. The lines were shut off, so the fire could go out.
Dozens of people in La Crosse gathered outside a house of God on Friday...concerned about religion, and government. The St. Joseph the Workman Cathedral was the scene of a Fortnight for Freedom rally, calling on Catholics to oppose federal laws and court rulings that might threaten their faith. Bishop William Callahan is worried about a possible Supreme Court ruling that could end the Defense of Marriage Act. Backers of the campaign also criticize the Obama health care act, which they say will force employers to cover forms of contraception, and perhaps abortion, that are contrary to Catholic teachings.
Several road closures have been reported in the region because of heavy rains on Saturday.
MNDOT says Highway 43 in the Mabel area is partly closed, and Highways 26 and 14 near Houston also have closed portions. In Wisconsin, detours have been announced around Highway 35 between De Soto and Prairie du Chien.
Guilty on both counts...
That's the verdict today in the Cain Moss homicide trial. The jury needed only two hours to decide that Moss was responsible for the drug death of Tony DuCharme in the summer of 2011, and for dumping DuCharme's body on a hillside. Moss is the last of four defendants in the case to be convicted. He'll be sentenced on September 19th. The trial began on Monday.
A La Crosse jury is now deciding whether Cain Moss caused another man's death...
The jurors must determine if Moss was to blame for the drug death of Tony DuCharme two years ago, and if he deliberately tried hiding Tony's body on a hillside. The two had smoked drugs together, after which Moss left the house for two or three hours. Defense attorney Candace Tlustosch argues that Moss was very disturbed by coming home and finding DuCharme dead. Assistant D-A Jessica Skemp countered that Moss had seen someone overdose on drugs before, and had plenty of time after DuCharme's death to decide what to do with the body.
Senator Jennifer Shilling was the first to speak on the senate floor this