Conceal Carry Hearings Underway
A special hearing on the rules and training requirements is going on in Madison today. Representative Scott Suder took the stand first off this morning...then it was Attorney General J.B Van Hollen's turn.
Questions to be answered include how much actual training time should a person should have to have.......and time based versus curiculum based training.
UW Stout Students To Take Drinking Quiz
A word of caution for students heading to UW-Stout in the spring. Freshmen must fill out a mandatory assessment of their drinking habits before they can register for classes. UW-L Chancellor Joe Gow is watching this and his some doubts.
Jurors Being Chosen For Stratman Homicide Trial
Choosing a jury for a homicide trial is a long and serious process...
That process could take most of the day in La Crosse County, for the Trisha Stratman trial. Late this morning, about two dozen prospective jurors were interviewed one-by-one, to find out what they knew about the case. A few knew enough, or had connections to people involved so that they were excused. Others told Judge David Rice that they have heard little about the crash in the local media. Stratman is a former sheriff's deputy charged with causing the death of a teenage driver in a collision near Holmen. She was driving to a crime scene when the accident happened.
Do Flu Shots Really Work!
A new comprehensive analysis of flu studies concludes that most flu vaccines provide only moderate protection against influenza, and in some years barely make a difference at all. The study showed that the vaccine was about 59 percent effective overall in individuals 18 to 65 years of age. As for the nasal vaccine study?
Diplomas For Vocational Degrees Not Well Liked
Assembly Democrat Mark Radcliffe of Black River Falls has sponsored a new bill in the state Legislature to let high school seniors get vocational degrees instead of traditional diplomas. It would let students bypass the normal math, English, and science requirements and focus instead on skills directly related to what employers need. Lacrosse School District Superintendent, Randy Nelson, disagrees.