Will Referendum Hit Ballot
$15.7 million. That is the voted on price tag by the La Crosse School Board for a possible fall referendum for a Northside Elementary School. But Superintendent, Randy Nelson says there's a chance it won't make it to the fall ballots.
Nelson and and board have to agree on the referendum by August 24th to make the November 6th General Election. If it is not approved by then, the board then must act by December 11th to make the February 19th primary.
Burglary Suspect Will Serve Jail Term For Past Police Encounter
Anthony Lee already was stuck in jail on a high cash bond, for an alleged break-in and a fight with La Crosse police last month...
Now, Lee has an eight-month jail sentence to serve for running from a cop two years ago. Before his July arrest, Lee had gone missing for nearly a year after a domestic incident. he apologized in court today for his behavior.
Lee's family tells Judge Elliott Levine that the 23-year-old sometimes gets into trouble when he goes off medication.
Alternate Side Parking Experiment May Survive After All
La Crosse's great alternate side parking experiment might not be dead after all. The city council has voted to reconsider getting rid of a controversial ordinance that allowed for a special area around UWL that allowed cars to stay on one side of the road during the winter with drivers only having to move after a special notification from the city. Problem was, nobody moved the cars. After two years, the experiment was largely considered a failure. But the council will take another look at the idea in a month to see whether there's any way to make the plan work that hasn't been tried already.
Pay Summary Shows Overtime Balloons for Fire Department
The La Crosse fire department not only exceeded its overtime budget from last year. The department blew through it. That's among the information we gleaned from a summary of pay and overtime in the city from last year.
Tremplo County Sex Offender Denied Re-Trial By Appeals Court
An area man convicted of sexual assault could not persuade an appeals court that he was mentally ill, or had another medical condition that justified a new trial or a different sentence.
Appeals judges have upheld the conviction and appeal of 60-year-old Darryl Pruett of Trempealeau County. Pruett is almost halfway through a nine-year prison term for sexually assaulting an underage girl. He wanted to withdraw his guilty plea, claiming insanity. But the appeals court did not find justification for that claim. They also rejected Pruett's argument that a thyroid condition was not taken into account when he was sentenced.