Homicide Charges Planned In North La Crosse Drug Death
Two suspects accused of hiding a corpse near a north La Crosse park this summer could be charged with murder soon...
A hearing is planned next month on whether Christina Lorenz and Cain Moss should be charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the drug death of Anthony Du Charme. Moss and Lorenz are accused of smoking the drug fentanyl with Du Charme last August. After Du Charme died suddenly, his body was hidden on a hillside near Red Cloud Park. Another hearing is planned in January to schedule trials for two other defendants charged with disposing of Du Charme's body.
Another Winona Fire
Did Winona police catch an aronist? That may come out over the next couple of days with the arrest of a man this morning at a fire at his house.
The Winona Fire Department was called to 559 E. Front Street around 12:15 this morning for a fire in the home. Firefighters put the kitchen fire out in about 20 minutes. They stayed on scene for about 2 and a half hours. Firefighters were called back to the same house just after 4:00 a.m. and found the home was fully engulfed in flames, which were extending to one of the neighboring homes.
A man living in the home was arrested by Winona Police at the scene, but why he was arrested.....police are not saying. The man was being held in the Winona County Jail at the time of the second fire. Winona has seen 3 fires in a three block area the city in the past six weeks and police say they think arson was involved in those three.
Johnson Not Happy With Congress Budget
The U.S. Government has not passed a budget in 961 days. That's a little over 2 years. Last night, congress approved a trillion dollar spending bill that would avoid a government shutdown until at least September. Not good enough says one U.S. Senator.
Republican Ron Johnson of Wisconsin says the House is expected to approve the spending measure today, and the Senate could follow suit possibly today as well.
Students Charged In Vandalism Acts
La Crescent Police are still investigating acts of vandalism around town. And they seem to have involved 10 high school students.
Chief Todd Nelson says the department's police report is not finished, and thus cannot be released yet. But the chief did say that 10 students from La Crescent High School were charged this week in connection with the vandalisms and that they seemed to be targeting faculty and staff from the La Crescent Schools.
Hate Graffiti Reported at UW-L
Some buildings on the campus of UW-Lacrosse have been hit with hateful and racist graffiti this semester. So far....23 reports have came in. But Chancellor Joe Gow feels that the increase in reports could be largely due to a new website this year that allows UW L students notify campus officials of hateful speech.
He says students can report acts like these through the UW-L website. Gow made a statement to the student body earlier this week and stated that they have no clue as to who is doing the spraypainting and drawings on buildings such as Eagle and Wimberly halls.