Golatt Trial Opens...Defense Says DA Can't Prove It Was Murder
Izelia Golatt and Kristen Rodgers may have been together on the night that Rodgers died...but that doesn't prove Golatt killed her.
That's the defense case at the trial this week for Golatt, who's accused of strangling Rodgers during an apparent drug deal last March. Testimony on Monday was aimed at showing that Rodgers was attacked, and had signs of being choked. Defense attorney Alan Beattie opened the trial by arguing that the prosecution just doesn't have the evidence to prove the death was murder. The Golatt trial is scheduled for most of this week. The defense may start calling witnesses today.
New Police Chief Has Oktoberfest on To Do List
First day on the job, maybe get moved into the office. Meet the
3 Injured In Floor Collapse In Lax Apartment
Fire investigators in La Crosse are trying to figure out why a floor collapsed in an upstairs apartment on 6th Street this weekend...
Three people were injured in the accident at 135 South 6th, across the street from the cathedral. The building has been condemned, and cordoned off with police tape. A floor area of 30 by 30 feet collapsed around 11 o'clock on Saturday night. As many as 50 people may have been on that floor when it gave way. Firefighters shut off natural gas to the building after they found a gas leak.
Local Banker Sees Healthy Economic Indicators
Maybe time for a little more optimism for La Crosse. The city this
Petras Funerals On Friday...Little New From Police On Murders
The La Crosse community will say goodbye on Friday to a businessman and his son who were murdered at the family store last weekend.
Services are planned for 11 o'clock at the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church for Paul Petras and his teenage son, A.J. Paul owned May's Photo on Main Street, where the shooting took place on Saturday. Police have made no arrests yet, and Captain Robert Lawrence suggests that there's very little information which can be released right now without possibly hindering the investigation.