Harter Vetoes Pot, Internet Connections
Veto Wait On, Chief Won't Comment on New Pot Ordinance
The clock is ticking on a potential veto of La Crosse's decriminalization of marijuana possession. In a surprise move last week, the city council voted to give police the option to write tickets for first time possession of marijuana up to 25 grams. The veto deadline for the ordinance is up today. Mayor Matt Harter has been noncommittal about whether he would veto the ordinance. Police chief Ed Kondracki who is adamantly opposed to the measure, suggesting enacting it is like profiting from blood diamonds, will not comment on the council's vote.
MAN CONFESSES TO MURDER
Officers arrest a man for murder after he turned himself into the department. The Prairie du Chien Police Chief, Chad Abram, says 26-year-old Michael John Burroughs turned himself into custody around 9:30 Sunday morning. After being interviewed by officers, he was arrested early Sunday afternoon.
Burroughs is accused of murdering Shannon Fischer, who disappeared in December of 2006. The two were dating. The chief says Burroughs will be in court this afternoon and the hopes, according to the Chief, are he is charged with homicide.
He wouldn’t comment on where the body is or how Fischer was murder as it is way to early in the investigation.
17 year old dies in train accident
Superintendent David Grace tells WIZM news that students were told of the 17-year-old's death and offered opportunities to talk with school counselors and other staff. The student was a senior and a member of the Redhawks football team.
The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department has not released further details, but are expected to in the morning.
Teen Driver Charged In Crash That Killed 3
Six months after a car crash killed three teenage girls in Winona County, a 17-year-old boy is being charged with causing their deaths.
Since the crash last April near Lewiston, there has been speculation that a second car somehow was involved in the accident. The county attorney's office now says there's evidence that two cars were racing before one of them rolled over. Now, Adam Greden is suspected of driving the other car which did not crash. The charges are filed in Winona County juvenile court, but the prosecutor will attempt to have Greden tried as an adult. A fourth girl was hurt seriously in the rollover.