Meeting takes place Tuesday at Viterbo
Event was almost cancelled a few weeks ago
Sometimes, when things are working well, you have to wonder why people want to change the way things work. Such is the case with lawmakers in Madison, who want to...
Two former fugitives, one who was just weeks away from finishing his Wisconsin prison term, are going through the court system in Florida.
Two La Crosse County prisoners will be tried for attacking an inmate who allegedly ratted on a murder suspect.
Pao Choua Vue and Houaka Yang are pleading 'not guilty' to the cellblock beating of Lucas Brickl. It was Brickl who told investigators that Pao Vue's cousin bragged in jail about shooting Sara Hougom of La Crosse. Brickl says two prisoners hit him in the head during the August 14th attack. One of the suspects claimed he wanted to beat Brickl for being a 'snitch.'
A La Crosse county supervisor has gotten nabbed in a prostitution sting. Police set up the sting yesterday at the northside Brookstone Inn. A fake internet ad that five guys responded to, looking to pay for sex. Among the five, county supervisor and local AFL-CIO leader Bill Brockmiller. Should make other prospective Johns have some second thoughts, says La Crosse interim police chief Rob Abraham
Brockmiller, a state labor analyst, along with the other four men will be charged with soliciting a prostitute.
So how many people could be impacted by the building of a new 2 lane bridge connecting Minnesota and Western Wisconsin? Quite a few says Winona Mayor Jerry Miller. And all for the positive.
The second two lane Highway 43 bridge is being looked at for sometime in 2015 and has support of U.S. Senator, Amy Klobuchar. Miller hopes she can get the ball rolling on construction a year earlier.
The man suspected of killing Sara Hougom in her La Crosse apartment last March will have his plea hearing later this week...
Kong Vue is expected to reach a plea agreement before a La Crosse County judge on Thursday. The hearing will come just two weeks after co-defendant Pao Choua Vue pled guilty to being a party to Hougom's murder. When he entered his plea, Pao Vue said that only Kong Vue went into the apartment building on Division Street to commit burglaries. Police say Kong shot Hougom when he found her inside the open apartment as he was trying to steal her purse.
The La Crosse County courts may invest more money in modern video technology, to save money over time.
Funding for a video link to connect one La Crosse courtroom and other jails could be included in next year's county budget, according to county administrator Steve O'Malley.
Video conferencing in the courtroom is routinely used in some parts of western Wisconsin. O'Malley says all the La Crosse judges would like to have such equipment in their courtrooms, but now they have to share facilities located on another floor.
Governot Scott Walker hopes to make a splash in Florida tomorrow night, not in all the rain expected there, but with his speech he will deliver in front of the Republican National Convention. He spoke to reporters this morning from the south.
Republicans have slimmed down the schedule for the convention due to the impending storms, but Walker is still on track to deliver his speech just before 8pm Central time.
Congressman Ron Kind met with a Holmen women Friday to discuss his support for a bill making it's way through the House of Representatives that would find funding for children fighting serious gastrointestinal problems. Karla Dummers daughter has had 16 surgeries in the past 6 months since she was born.
Kind, along with Congressman Jim Sensenbrenner, have both signed onto the bill that would also call on the Food and Drug Administration to develop more medicines for the disorders. A benefit for Sophia will be held at the Holmen American Legion on September 16th.