Oktoberfest comes in No. 2 in UW-L study
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...
U.S. Representative Ron Kind opposed a Republican
budget reconciliation bill last week that he says will hurt children and seniors. Kind says now, with their feet to the fire, the Republicans, who authored the original bill, are changing the rules and doing everything they can to protect the defense budget, tax breaks for the wealthy, and subsidies for big oil by gouging programs for women, children and seniors. He says this is unacceptable.
The senate gets it's first look at the bill this week after it barely passed the house last week.
Let the responses roll in. Survey's sent out by the La Crosse School District are slowly but surely coming in.
Superintendent, Randy Nelson, says 27 thousand letters went out a week ago. That survey asks whether the District should update both North side elementary schools or just add onto Franklin Elementary School instead. You can answer the survey anonymously. You'll have until May 21st to respond.
The famous 'Miranda warning' given during an arrest requires police to tell suspects that they have the right to get an attorney before questioning.
That right to a lawyer could have an effect on the reckless homicide case of Cain Moss in La Crosse County. Moss is one of two people accused of giving a fatal dose of drugs to a local man last summer. The other suspect, Christina Lorenz, has pled guilty and will be sentenced in July. Moss's attorney wants some of her client's statements to police to be suppressed during trial, because there wasn't a lawyer present. And those statements could include information on where police could find the hidden body of victim Anthony DuCharme. No trial date has been set for Moss. A judge could rule on the admission of those statements within a few weeks.
The La Crosse Loggers and the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse have announced an agreement in principle to provide for the long term financial stability of the UW-La Crosse baseball program and to raise funds needed for enhancement to the baseball facilities at city owned Copeland Park.
Logger Owner, Dan Kapanke. As part of their new partnership with UW La Crosse, the Loggers have committed to making an annual donation to the University sufficient in size to cover the baseball program’s yearly fundraising needs. Also under the agreement, UW-La Crosse will assist the Loggers in raising funds to pay for $650 thousand in proposed improvements to Copeland Park which includes including installation of an artificial turf infield surface, addition of a video board, and construction of batting cages. In exchange for its fundraising assistance, UW-La Crosse could begin to play its home baseball schedule at Copeland Park, possibly as early as the 2013 season
The La Crosse Police are asking the public for assistance in locating Fredrick Lomprey IV.
Lomprey has active warrants for his arrest and is wanted for questioning in several other criminal investigations. Lomprey is believed to be staying at an unknown location in the City of La Crosse.
Anyone with information about Lomprey should contact non-emergency Dispatch at 785-5962 or Crime Stoppers at 784-TIPS (8477).
Tom Barrett's people call it a 'political stunt'...
They're responding to a letter from Republican leaders, calling on Barrett to reveal his own economic plan for Wisconsin before the recall election against Governor Walker in June. Assemblyman Robin Vos claims he's only heard one specific idea so far from Barrett, to increase wind energy. Vos says the media should demand answers from Barrett, so the Milwaukee mayor doesn't campaign on 'lies' and accusations against Walker.
Following the decision made by the Wisconsin Public Service Commission today to move forward with plans on the CapX2020 high voltage transmission line, U.S. Rep. Ron Kind expressed his disappointment in the process and is encouraging people who may potentially be impacted by Badger Coulee line to make their voices heard.
In a statement, Kind says for years now, he has heard concerns from land owners regarding the proposed lines and he's concerned too. Kind says the process has been confusing and the decision making secretive and he's disappointed in the way this decision was made.
Kind is encouraging people who are concerned to make their voices heard by contacting both the Public Service Commission and the American Transmission Company, who is behind the power line plan that would go from la Crosse to Madison, and by participating in upcoming public forums on the topic.