KOULA FOUND GUILTY ON ALL 3 COUNTS
Liberty Street Fire Burns 2 Apartments
About 20 firefighters were called out to a 10 unit apartment building fire yesterday. It started around 3:30.
Amy Meyer was in one of the burning apartments at the time.
One person was taken to an area hospital with minor injuries. No case to the blaze yet.
Suspects In Hougom Shooting Will Get Separate Trials
Just one person shot and killed Sara Hougom at her La Crosse apartment this year...but two men have claimed responsibility.
Partly because of those dueling confessions, Pao Vue and Kong Vue will get separate trials in La Crosse County court. The two are suspected of murdering Hougom during a burglary attempt at a Division Street apartment building. Kong Vue's attorney, Mark Lawton, says an alleged confession by the other suspect would make it hard for the two to be tried together. Kong Vue is already scheduled to be tried in late August. No date has been set for a Pao Vue trial.
Liberty Street Fire
Quick actions by La Crosse Fire fighters yesterday, may have saved a 10 unit apartment building on Liberty Street from going up in flames. Captain Dan Skiles said they went into defensive mode within 20 minutes. 2 of the unit's apartments received heavy fire damage while the rest of the building received smoke and water damage. One person was slightly injured.
Koula Jury Will Go Into Third Day
Jurors in the La Crosse murder trial of Eric Koula will have to resume deliberations on Wednesday. They spent about 10 hours discussing the case on Tuesday before calling it quits for the night. Koula is accused of killing his parents at their home two years ago, to get their money so he could pay off debts.