Closure will last throughout weekend
Walker taking applicants for state Supreme Court justice opening
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Some local life-savers will get recognition tonight in La Crosse...
The Sudden Cardiac Arrest Association and the La Crosse Fire Department are hosting a 'Heroes Benefit' tonight at the Eagles Club downtown. The event will honor first-responders who have saved people that experienced cardiac arrest, and will raise money to buy defibrillators to be stationed in public locations. Tickets are still available from Assistant Fire Chief Warren Thomas at (608) 789-8042.
Why has a Winona judge set 10-million dollars bond for the suspect in a La Crosse double murder?
Winona County Attorney Karin Sonneman requested the high bond for Jeffrey Lepsch, because a 10-million bond in Minnesota is equivalent to one million in Wisconsin. Sonneman says Minnesota accepts just 10 per cent of the bail for release in many cases...and she wanted to be sure Lepsch stays behind bars. Lepsch will be back in court on Thursday. It could take a month or two to get him transferred to Wisconsin, to face charges in the May's Photo murders of Paul and A.J. Petras.
Plenty of complaints from the public regarding the La Crosse city council
Bail is set at $10 million for a Minnesota man charged with killing a father and son at their La Crosse photography store. Thirty-nine-year-old Jeffrey Lepsch, of Dakota, Minnesota appeared today in Winona County court in Minnesota. Lepsch could have waived extradition to Wisconsin, but asked to appear with an attorney.
The judge appointed a public defender and set the next court appearance for October 18th.
Investigators believe Lepsch walked into the downtown La Crosse shop on September 15th and killed 56-year-old Paul Petras and his 19-year-old son, A.J. Petras. Police say Lepsch stole $16 thousand in camera equipment
Lepsch remains in the Winona County Jail.
Not much has been done on the former site of La Crosse's Naval Reserve Center, since the center was demolished a few years ago.
The city has tried to encourage private home construction on the land, but that hasn't happened. And former city council member Tom Sweeney wants to be sure part of the lot will still be reserved for a veterans' memorial, on a 30-foot-wide walkway along Green Bay Street. The memorial to the people who worked at the Naval Center will be placed along that walkway. A neighborhood meeting is planned October 24th at Central High School, to gather ideas on how the vacant lot should be developed, and Sweeney wants to be sure the future memorial is compatible with what else goes on the land.
The Obama campaign is becoming familiar with the U-W-La Crosse campus...
Vice President Joe Biden will speak at the Cartwright Center on campus tomorrow. And today, an Obama bus pulled up near the football stadium, bringing a rock musician to meet with students. Chris Walla plays guitar with the band 'Death Cab for Cutie,' and he told La Crosse students that college might not be very affordable if Mitt Romney becomes president. Walla says he's traveling to Wisconsin campuses with the Obama bus because he wants more young people to be able to afford college.
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