Attacker Of Lax Cop Gets Another Release Hearing In August
August 24th will be the next court date for Joseph Smith, in his newest bid for freedom...
Smith is asking to be let out of the Mendota state hospital, where he has spent most of the last six years for stabbing a La Crosse policeman in the chest with a screwdriver. The officer remains on active duty with the city police. D-A Tim Gruenke says two psychologists will testify at that August hearing about Smith's current state of mind. Smith was released from Mendota in 2010, but was committed again this year because of hallucinations.
2 Walk Away From Correctional Center
Two prisoners walked away from the Black River Correctional Center and may have stolen a shotgun and ammunition. Now police say they are considered armed and dangerous.
Police Take Delivery of New Squads
It might look a little weird at first. La Crosse cops will soon be patrolling the streets in new squad cars. Kind of station-wagony looking things.
Jackson County Beach To Re-Open
Seems as though Lake Wazee Beach in Jackson County will re-open today after being closed for the past week. And just in time as the temps will be back in the 90's this weekend.
Man Escapes Burning Car
A Sparta man is lucky to be alive today after being pulled from a burning car Tuesday in Monroe County.