3 Heroin Overdoses In 3 Days In Lax...One Person Dead
La Crosse police are investigating three heroin overdoses this week. One of them was fatal.
An unidentified person was found dead on Thursday, and police found evidence that heroin had been used. On Wednesday, a 19-year-old woman was revived after passing out in a room at a hotel near Rose Street. And today, at another north-side hotel, first responders saved the life of a 46-year-old man who also was unconscious, apparently after taking heroin. The police department says an 'extremely potent' supply of heroin may have been brought to the La Crosse area, and it's asking citizens for help in tracking down who's been distributing the drug.
Arrest Made In 2 Year Old Monroe County Crash Death
The Monroe County Sheriff's Department has made an arrest in a two year old vehicular homicide case. At the time of the accident, in 2009, it couldn't be determined who the driver of the car was. A combination of DNA evidence, and witnesses in the investigation allowed detectives to make an arrest. Until today. 26 year old Jason Schodeberg was arrested for killing his brother in a car crash in July of '09. He is being held in the Monroe County Jail pending a bond hearing on Monday.
The accident occurred in front of a residence on Highway 33 in Cashton. Detectives were able to establish that Schodeberg was the driver of the vehicle that killed his brother, Glenn , who was 30 at the time of the crash. They say alcohol was involved. Schodeberg was arrested with a charge of Homicide by Negligent Operation of a Motor Vehicle.
Billings Named To Special Training Program
La Crosse state lawmaker, Jill Billings, has been chosen as an up-and-coming
leader by her peers to participate in a training program designed to
further develop leadership skills, and
Since 1995 more than 575 lawmakers have graduated from the Bowhay Institute, including Senator Jennifer Shilling, who attended in 2001.
Weak Job Growth Leads to Call for Special Legislative Session
Wisconsin certainly did have job growth last year. It was just pretty anemic. That's the evaluation of the feds this week in revised job totals. Real numbers on job growth show the state adding 20 thousand jobs last year. One of the worst rates in the nation. High time for governor Walker to call a special jobs session for the legislature, says Onalaska state rep, Steve Doyle.
Initial estimates had pegged Wisconsin with thirty thousand jobs losses until the feds revised those estimates sharply upward.
Erpenbach Not Happy With Walker Over Health Care
Twenty-six states, including Wisconsin, went to court to say individuals cannot be forced to have insurance, a product they may neither want nor need. And they argued that if that provision is unconstitutional, the entire law must go. Well the law stays for now according to the Surpreme Court, In Wisconins, Governor Scott Walker, has vowed not to implement it until after the November elections. The governor hopes the next president and Congress will repeal the law. Not good enough says Erpenbach.
Critics say the provision gives the government too much power over what they say should be a personal economic decision.