No Appeal In 1993 Drive-By Shooting
After almost 20 years in prison, a man convicted of a shooting in La Crosse thought he had found a legal loophole to help him be freed...
Lewis Altman Junior was 23 when he was arrested for firing a gun from one moving car into another on Losey Boulevard. A woman in the other car was wounded in the neck. The shooting happened in 1993...but now, Altman wants to reopen the case by claiming that he did not get to see medical files on how badly the victim was hurt. His argument did not sway Judge Ramona Gonzalez, who said Altman was on a "fishing expedition" with no bait, and no fish at the other end. Altman has made other attempts to appeal his conviction, because of insufficient evidence or poor legal counsel.
Braun Says I Was Innocent The Whole Time
Ryan Braun will be in the dugout wearing his traditional Number 8 on Opening Day, after he won his appeal of a positive drug test from last October. Braun spoke about the ordeal at a press conference in the Brewers spring training complex earlier today. He said the Major League Baseball drug testing system is flawed and that led to his name being drug through the mud. Braun told teammates and the media.......I was innocent the whole time.
Braun said all along that his 50 game suspension for a positive drug test would be overturned. He was right. This makes the Brewers outfielder the first Major League Baseball player to successfully challenge a drug related penalty in a grievance.
Hancock Moving On
After serving the American Red Cross and the greater La Crosse Community for more than 9 years, Cheryl Hancock, is moving on.
Hancock will be the South East Technical College Director of Institutional Advancement. She says after all this time, the Red Cross will always be with her...and she's thankful for what the La Crosse area community has done for her and her efforts over that time. She will still residen in Holmen.
Keeping The Center Busy Is A Challenge
So far in 2012.......booking acts for all ages at the La Crosse Center has looked pretty rosy. Keeping that steady flow of entertainment director Ary Fahey says....is the challenging part of his job sometimes.
Several national recording acts are already selling tickets through April for some big shows.......throw in monster trucks and the Harlem Globetrotters.......Fahey says so far this year they have their bases covered.
Miller Says Vikings Plans Getting Confusing
Three Minnesota state senators unveiled a Vikings stadium funding plan Thursday morning. Roger Chamberlain, David Hann and Pam Wolf, all Republicans, introduced a plan that would generate some of the funding for a new Minneapolis stadium through ticket surcharges. We talked with one of their colleagues, Winona Republican Senator, Jeremy Miller about the plan. He says it's starting to get confusing.
Meanwhile on Wednesday, Republican Rod Hamilton of Mountain Lake introduced a bill calling for a roofed stadium to be built at the Vikings' first location choice, in Arden Hills, with funding coming from electronic bingo and pull tabs. The Vikings have not yet offered any comment on Hamilton's stadium plan.