July Trial For Drug Suspect Charged In Heroin OD Death
Last November, a 22-year-old La Crosse man died of a heroin overdose...
Now, the person who admits to selling the drug to Bradley Benzing is scheduled for a late summer trial. Kyle Smith's trial is expected to last a week, starting on July 23rd. Smith, from Onalaska, is accused of reckless homicide and delivery of heroin. He's facing eight charges in all at his trial, and told police he has made thousands of dollars a week selling drugs.
Republicans Talking Unity
It's over? Rick Santorum has dropped out of the republican presidential primary race. But there's still delegates to be had out there. Time for the party to talk unity says La Crosse county republican party chair, Julian Bradley
Santorum's announcement that he was leaving the race comes just a week after losing in Wisconsin's primary. He did however, carry La Crosse county quite handily.
Police Asking for Help Identifying Window Breaker
It's certainly not the first time a downtown La Crosse business has had a window broken. But one of the first times police have rounded up a video of the perp who did it. La Crosse police are looking for the guy that appears in a video that they've posted on the city website and on the police Facebook page. They need help identifying the guy. They say he punched out the window at Three Rivers Outdoors. Someone recorded it on their phone and handed the video over to the police.
Overwhelming Vote For New UWL Student Center
It's a landslide vote...students at U-W-La Crosse want a new student center.
In a campus referendum on Tuesday, nearly 18-hundred out of two thousand students casting votes approved a plan to replace the aging Cartwright Center. Student center director Larry Ringgenberg says decades worth of sodas and beers served at Cartwright have taken a toll on the plumbing...plus, there are heating and cooling issues, and general deterioration of the building. If the state okays the building plans, a new student union could open near the football stadium as soon as 2016.
No Means No, On City Administrator Issue
Just say the words, "city administrator" in La Crosse from now on and someone's going to have something to say about it. Like last night. Tea Party activist Greg Luce noted that the city council was to vote on leftover business having to do with the city administrator idea. Luce says he hopes the council--especially council member and strong proponent of the administrator idea--Dick Swantz understands what 'no' means.
At the polls last week, La Crosse voters handily turned down the proposal to hire an administrator to run the day-to-day operations of city hall.