Kids Count OK
Boehm says one number that sticks out negatively across the state is the percentage of teens abusing illegal drugs and alcohol. Nine percent of the state s teens abuse those substances. That has stayed the same, while the national abuse rate has dropped to around seven percent.
Bond Set For Most Suspects Arrested In Tremplo Heroin Raids
Bond has been set in Trempealeau County for a group of drug suspects, including multiple members of the same family.
Todd Wittenberg, Zachary Wittenberg, Jeffrey Ellenz, and Sara McConnell all need five thousand dollars cash to get out of jail. They were all accused of heroin possession, after being nabbed in drug raids in the Galesville area last Friday. No charges filed yet against Joshua Wittenberg, who recently served jail time for drugs. Ellenz is charged with maintaining a drug house in Galesville. And McConnell is a young mother who has been ordered to have no unsupervised contact with her child.
Hot Hot Month In La Crosse
Wanna talk hot? La Crosse has all summer and it's one for the record books.
Benefit for Burn Victim This Saturday
Healing can take all kinds of forms. For four year-old Chloe Langen, severely burned in a campfire accident in June at the Money Creek haven campground near Houston, recovery will be a long road of skin grafts and sedation. And then there's the rift caused by the man who caused the explosion that badly burned Chloe and five year-old Annabelle Heyer. The man is apparently related to Heyer. Healing that one will be more difficult, says Chloe's aunt Barb Kappauf
Kappauf has organized a fundraiser for Chloe and her family on Saturday. She says it will involve much of the small city of Hokah from morning until midnight.
Missed Payment For Postal Pensions Worries Mail Carriers
It's a day that many postal workers hoped would not come...
But on Wednesday, the Postal Service is expected to miss a payment toward retirement benefits...a payment of over five billion dollars. Gary Knutson of the La Crosse letter carriers union says Congress forced the post office into this situation six years ago, and Congress has not acted to correct the problem.
The Postal Service lost five billion dollars last year...and it warns that drastic service cuts might be required if the government insists on having future pensions paid in the present.