Healing can take all kinds of forms. For four year-old Chloe Langen, severely burned in a campfire accident in June at the Money Creek haven campground near Houston, recovery will be a long road of skin grafts and sedation. And then there's the rift caused by the man who caused the explosion that badly burned Chloe and five year-old Annabelle Heyer. The man is apparently related to Heyer. Healing that one will be more difficult, says Chloe's aunt Barb Kappauf
Kappauf has organized a fundraiser for Chloe and her family on Saturday. She says it will involve much of the small city of Hokah from morning until midnight.
It's a day that many postal workers hoped would not come...
But on Wednesday, the Postal Service is expected to miss a payment toward retirement benefits...a payment of over five billion dollars. Gary Knutson of the La Crosse letter carriers union says Congress forced the post office into this situation six years ago, and Congress has not acted to correct the problem.
The Postal Service lost five billion dollars last year...and it warns that drastic service cuts might be required if the government insists on having future pensions paid in the present.
A driver accused of causing a two-car weekend crash in Vernon County is being held in Minnesota.
Mark Nordrum was arrested in Houston County yesterday. Investigators say Nordrum crashed head-on into another car on Highway 56 near Viroqua, and then ran from the accident scene. Two people in the other car were injured, along with a passenger in Nordrum's car. No word yet on when Nordrum could be brought back to Wisconsin to face charges.
Could there be a new suspect in the murder of Sara Hougom?
The defense attorney for Pao Choua Vue will be allowed to introduce evidence suggesting that a juvenile has claimed involvement in the March killing of Hougom at her La Crosse apartment. Only two people are charged in the case now...Pao Vue and Kong Vue, who both claim to have shot Hougom during an attempted burglary. Pao's attorney, John Brinckman, says a juvenile has told police that he committed the shooting, although the prosecution says the boy has gotten some details wrong. Judge Todd Bjerke says although the testimony might make the juvenile a defendant 'in a way,' he says the jury at Pao Vue's August trial should be allowed to decide whether the boy was involved. The judge also ruled that there has not been enough adverse publicity about the case to justify choosing a jury from another county.