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A convicted hit-and-run driver from La Crosse is stuck in a legal "Catch-22"...
Rhonda Boardman cannot qualify for an earned release from prison until she has served three years for contributing to the 2008 traffic death of pedestrian Billy Harter. Her sentence is exactly four years. The catch, according to La Crosse D-A Tim Gruenke, is that Boardman can't be released if she has only a year or less left to serve in prison. So, her only hope for earned release is for her date of eligibility to be moved ahead. Gruenke says the defense request to have Boardman qualify sooner will be heard in court on November 29th.
Alcohol and caffeine is a hazardous combination, that's becoming easier for young people to get...
Washington State is banning the sale of the 'energy drinks' that are popular on college campuses. Gundersen Lutheran dietitian Marisa Pruitt in La Crosse says putting caffeine and alcohol together can lead easily to binge drinking, because caffeine suppresses the feeling of getting drunk, and alcohol suppresses the effects of caffeine. Pruitt says she hasn't seen many cases of Gundersen patients becoming ill on energy drinks. But, she has seen studies showing 31 per cent of U.S.teens consume those energy drinks.
Someone's breaking into houses in Monroe County......and the loot? Cash and computers.
Monroe County Detective Ron Raader says they are being tight lipped on tips and leads they have received so far as to who they think is breaking into the houses.
The daytime burglaries have occurred in the Townships of Tomah, La Grange, Greenfield, Lincoln and Oakdale
Backers of a plan to allow police to write tickets for marijuana possession picked up one vote on the city council, but still fell short of overriding a mayoral veto this week. The plan would have made it possible but not necessary for cops to write a ticket for up to 25 grams. City council member Chris Olson, who authored the proposal, says it just gets the city up to speed with other communities. But several other council members said the idea sent a message of drug tolerance. Council members also sustained a mayoral veto of a proposal that would have added 25 dollars to the expense account of each council member to offset the cost of a home internet connection.