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.
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.
No Flag For Grandad This Winter
The winter will come and go in La Crosse without the American flag sailing stiff breezes from atop Grandad Bluff. City park and rec boss Steve Carlyon says, because the park is a construction site, he's got "no way" to get city workers to the flag pole to hoist the Stars and Stripes. It's a construction site, he says.
Deafeating Obama Should Be Easy says RNC
3 states could be pivitol in next year's presidential election. Wisconsin, Iowa and Indiana. That's according to RNC Chair Reince Priebus. He calls all 3 ground zero. And during a call with reporters this morning, he explained why these 3 states, especially the Badger State, could be crucial in electing the next President of the United States.
City Says Bliss Ready by Weekend
Sunny and in the 60's today. Might be the perfect day to open a certain road that winds up to Grandad Bluff in La Crosse. Not quite yet, apparently. The La Crosse city public works department says Bliss Road most likely won't open until Friday. Maybe Thursday. Repairs on the road that washed out last summer are generally complete. But crews were cleaning ditches yesterday and will have to do some street sweeping and then paint the center line. No ribbon cutting planned for the opening, more like a simple barricade-moving, says public works.