Olsen Improving After Injury in Oakland Protest
Ramp Under Budget and In Use but Still Unfinished
The parking ramp has a name. Cars have been using the new ramp in downtown La Crosse for weeks. The city's parking utility board is having talks about how to charge for parking in the new Riverside ramp. But the ramp isn't officially finished yet. The city's public works department says the new ramp, mostly complete since August, still has a few things that need to be finished before it can be considered 'done.' Until that, the city won't turn over a check for the ramp. Final price on the ramp is still not completely set, but it was built at about a half million dollars under budget.
Olsen Becomes Symbol of Movement
There's little doubt about the extent of the confusion on Oakland streets the night Scott Olsen was struck down, apparently by a tear gas canister fired by police in riot gear
Was the flash grenade that police tossed into the small group that gathered to help Olsen, the 24 year-old Iraq War vet and Onalaska high school grad while he lay bleeding on the street. The video from which the sound comes has helped turned Olsen into an icon of sorts for the Occupy movement that's taken over public spaces since late summer. Olsen is said to be recovering from his head wound in a bay area hospital.
Governor Says Website Gives Wanted Information
Convenience or part of a campaign? Governor Scott Walker denies that he's using state resources to help him fight off a recall campaign. He defends his new website that claims savings around the state thanks to the collective bargaining changes for public employees he ushered into place in the spring. It's info people have been asking for, he says
Stratman Will Not Ask To Delay Homicide Trial
There will be no delay in the Trisha Stratman trial...
Stratman's attorney has filed a letter with the La Crosse County clerk of courts requesting no change in the trial schedule, or in jury selection. On Thursday, a judge denied a motion by attorney Jordan Loeb's to dismiss the homicide charge against the former sheriff's deputy. Loeb's letter says Stratman expects the jury selection to begin November 7th as planned, with a jury chosen in La Crosse County. Stratman is accused of speeding on the way to a police call last year and crashing into another car driven by teenager Brandon Jennings, who died in the collision.