Four Of The State Supreme Court Justices Boycott
(AP) Four of the state Supreme Court's seven justices engaged in a limited boycott this week to protest the way Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson wanted to take up a specific issue. The issue involved the court's decision in January to discuss much of its work behind closed doors. The decision reversed a policy favoring transparency. A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel report (http://bit.ly/Jst6hb ) says Abrahamson wanted to write a dissent, and she believed the court needed to vote publicly on it Wednesday. The four conservative-leaning justices failed to appear for that discussion, with one alluding to an ``improper item'' on the agenda. The development was the latest sign of how fractured the court has become. Justice David Prosser is accused of putting his hands on another justice's neck during an altercation last summer.
Lunch Menus Looked At In Minnesota
(AP) Local school districts are revising their school lunch menus to comply with a new federal law that takes effect in July. Willmar district administrators don't expect changes in their school lunch program will result in a price increase. But, some school board members are concerned it could lead to more wasted food. The new law requires schools to serve more fruits and vegetables and place stricter limits on breads, grains, meats and cheeses. Schools will be required to serve .75 to 1 cup of vegetables and .5 to 1 cup fruit each day. Nutrition director Annette Derouin says she plans to offer a combination of fresh and canned produce. Meat and meat alternatives will be limited to 10 ounces to 12 ounces a week.
Crash Near Holmen Kills Two Young Men
We're learning more about the rollover crash that killed two young men near Holmen...
Sheriff's officers heard about the accident at around 6 o'clock this morning, but it may have happened during the night. The passenger was thrown from the car, while the driver was pinned inside. Both men were 21, and sources indicate they were recent graduates of Holmen High School. The car went off County Highway X-X and rolled into a field.
2 Nailed In Onalaska Drug Bust
2-27 year olds were jailed this week after a large scale drug bust in Onalaska this week. On Monday, Onalaska Police and the La Crosse County Emergency Response Team served a search warrant at 957 11th Ave South in Onalaska, the apartment of Kevin Jones and Shayla Hermanson. K-9 Units from both the Onalaska Police Department and La Crosse County were brought in to execute the search. The search yielded $13 thousand 1145 grams of marijuana and 430 grams of K2. Also discovered was Meth, Ecstasy, Bath Salts and various drug paraphernalia. All of this was seized along with a vehicle owned by Jones. Jones and Hermanson, both Onalaska residents, were taken into custody and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana, warehousing, possession of K2, MDMA, Meth, Bath Salts and possession of prescription drugs without a prescription. Both Jones and Hermanson were charged with a total of 3 Felonies and 6 Misdemeanors as a result of the warrant. They are both currently out on bond pending trial.
Last-Minute Doctor's Report Leads To Delay Of Stanley Hearing
One more delay for Bryan Stanley...
The commitment hearing for the man who killed three people at an Onalaska church has been delayed until next month, because of information received by Stanley's lawyer on short notice. Attorney Tom Hayes says he got a doctor's report on Stanley late yesterday afternoon, and he has not had time to review the report with his client. Stanley was sent back to the Mendota hospital last month after experiencing 'anxiety.' He has been living in the area for three years, after spending more than 20 years in the state hospital because of the church murders.