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...
Three years ago, Christopher Pocknell of Onalaska was convicted of stalking his ex-wife by putting a satellite tracking device on her car.
Pocknell was placed on probation for that offense. Now, he's accused of trying to do the same thing to his latest girlfriend. And that's not all, according to assistant D-A Crystal Jensen...she says Pocknell also lied to police about whether he possessed any guns as a convicted felon.
Bond was set on Friday for Pocknell...15-thousand dollars cash. Official charges could be filed on Monday.
On the eve of the August primary in Wisconsin, the November presidential election is getting lots of attention in the state...because of who's been added to the Republican ticket.
GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney spoke to thousands of supporters in Waukesha Sunday night...bringing running mate Paul Ryan with him. Congressman Ryan praised other Republican office-holders from the state, as people who keep their promises.
Ryan says Republicans led by Governor Scott Walker fixed the problems in Madison, and he expects the party will fix Washington.
Police procedures in the investigation of a La Crosse drug death are under fire.
The judge in the Cain Moss murder case is being asked not to allow evidence from some statements Moss made last year, when he was charged with the overdose death of Tony Du Charme. Police found Du Charme's body near Red Cloud Park, after speaking with suspects and witnesses. Police Lieutenant Matt Malott and Moss's defense attorney argued back and forth in court today about whether Moss seemed to be on drugs when he was questioned, and whether officers ignored his requests for a lawyer. No trial date has been set for Cain Moss. Judge Todd Bjerke says he will rule by the end of August on whether Moss's statements are admissible.
A state highway south of Brownsville is blocked, because of a semi rollover.
MN-DOT is urging drivers to avoid Highway 26, about two miles south of Brownsville. The crash was reported around 11 o'clock this morning.
As Wisconinites prepare for another election next week, outside eyes are watching like they did in the governor's recall election. This time it's South Carolina Senator, Jim DeMint. Now, he has his eyes on the hotly contested senate race....like he did when Ron Johnson ran 2 years ago.
And as he did for the Republican Johnson, who beat out Russ Feingold in 2010, DeMint has given his support to Republican, Mark Neuman.
Governor Scott Walker is still shocked and saddened over the Sikh Temple shooting last Sunday near Milwaukee. He visited the families of those that died in the shooting rampage and after, used the experience in his weekly radio address.
Walker said he would place a visitor's book in the state Capitol rotunda where visitors could write notes of condolence to the Sikh community. He is attending their funerals later today.
With another election coming Tuesday...what ever happened to the state's new voter i.d. law? Still tied up in the courts says League of Women Voters Director, Andrea Kaminski.
One of those injunctions were put forth by the League. As for the elections in November....Kaminiski says it won't be enacted fully by then.
A suspected graffiti artist in La Crosse County could enter a negotiated plea next month...
A plea hearing is planned on September 20th for Bryant Koscianski of Onalaska. He was arrested in early July on charges of spray-painting dozens of graffiti symbols around La Crosse. A police search of Koscianski's home uncovered over 100 cans of spray paint, and a billboard where he apparently practiced graffiti technique. He's also facing charges in Minnesota of causing about a million dollars in damage to railroad equipment sprayed with graffiti.
The Boy Scouts of America have reaffirmed its policy of excluding gays. But does that have an impact on renting school buildings where there are discrimination policy's in place?
La Crosse School Superintendent, Randy Nelson, says the Boy Scouts do rent buildings from the district for different events. But what about their policy against those that discriminate?
Nelson says after years of court cases nationwide.....they have to follow in line with renting to organizations like the Boys and Girls Clubs and Parks and Recreation. The Scouts’ say that the exclusion policy is absolutely the best policy for the 102 year old organization.