Police often called to vagrancy problems
It was a good first step. But it is clear more needs to be done. In 2011, Wisconsin lawmakers passed a bill limiting when teachers and other school employees can...
Bond has been set in Trempealeau County for a group of drug suspects, including multiple members of the same family.
Todd Wittenberg, Zachary Wittenberg, Jeffrey Ellenz, and Sara McConnell all need five thousand dollars cash to get out of jail. They were all accused of heroin possession, after being nabbed in drug raids in the Galesville area last Friday. No charges filed yet against Joshua Wittenberg, who recently served jail time for drugs. Ellenz is charged with maintaining a drug house in Galesville. And McConnell is a young mother who has been ordered to have no unsupervised contact with her child.
The La Crosse School District has taken a pretty good hit the past 2 years with an influx of teachers either retiring or resigning from the district. But Human Resources Director, Steve Salerno, says they are filling the holes with bright, young staff and should be good to go come the fall.
Salerno says there are one or two more holes to fill before school starts but feels confident a staff of 100% will be on board by that time.
Famers are being forced to harvest their corn earlier and earlier this year and they are not coming in good. Especially in one neighboring Wisconsin state.
Pam Jahnke of the Wisconsin Farm Report say you may not eat much corn directly, but it is important to realize that corn or corn syrup is just about in everything these days. Just look at your food labels. In the United States today, approximately 75 percent of all processed foods contain corn. So a huge rise in the price of corn is going to be felt all over the supermarket.
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.