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The Lacrosse community almost had to deal with two more river drownings this
The first was early Friday morning when La Crosse Police officers saw 21 year old Corey Colsch run into the chain that runs across the levee entrance at Riverside Park. After running into the chain, he sat on the curb on Front Street where officers were able to talk to him. Colsch was highly intoxicated with a blood alcohol at .23 nearly 3 times the legal limit. Then almost an hour later, officers made contact with 21 year old Robert Wunnicke. He was seen staggering badly towards the river near Front Street until he was stopped. Police say Wunnicke was extremely intoxicated and pointed toward the river as the best way home. His blood alcohol level was of .27 more than 3 times the legal limit.
Was Dennis Koula planning to stop giving money to his children, just before he was murdered last year?
A statement by Koula about being 'done giving to the kids' can be introduced as evidence at the murder trial of his son, Eric. Judge Scott Horne says he'll instruct the jury at trial that the statement can be viewed as showing Dennis's state of mind. But Horne says it can't be used to establish a possible motive for the murders of Dennis and his wife, Merna.
Investigators believe Eric Koula shot his parents to get money, after going into debt trading stocks. He had received a million dollars from his father in the months before the murders.
If your caught bringing a concealed weapon into a Western Techincal College building after tomorrow, which would be breaking state law.......the size of punishment would be higher now. A sticky situation for WTC officials.
President Lee Raasch says if doesn't feel the new law will bring any problems to the campus. Signs barring concealed weapons went up on campus buildings last week.
Lawmakers and the State Patrol are marking the first anniversary of the ban on texting while driving by reminding motorists of the deadly consequences of distracted driving. Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent Stephen Fitzgerald says if you text and drive, your hands are not on the steering wheel, your eyes are not on the road, and your mental focus is not on traffic and road conditions.
You'll soon notice that signs being placed on UW-L campus buildings will let you know that you cannot bring concealed weapons into those buildings. But you may want to pay attenttion to what else those signs say.
UW-L Chancellor, Jow Gow, says campus committees decided to allow smoking on campus....and not push smokers into neighborhoods around UW-L.