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.
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.
New Sex Offender Coming to La Crosse
Another new tenant at Attic Correctional on the northside La Crosse. The latest sex offender to be released in La Crosse is 47 year-old Donald Lear. Lear will live at Attic on Rose street, just about a block and a half away from two different elementary schools. Lear was convicted of repeatedly sexually assaulting a fourteen year-old girl along with another 15 year old girl and a 16 year-old, too. Police say Lear will be moving in to Attic next Tuesday.
Stormwater Charges on La Crosse Water Bills Soon
Setting up a stormwater utility in La Crosse hasn't been simple.
City public works director Dale Hexom. Despite some billing complications with the utility, Hexom expects the first stormwater charges to appear on city water bills after the first of the year. Typical homeowner's quarterly water bill will increase by about 14 bucks.
2 Local Officers Receive First Time Awards
Onalaska Police Officer James Page and Lacrosse County Deputy, Daniel Baudek, have receive awards that the country has never seen before. The two were awarded the US Justice Department's Congressional Badge of Bravery today (Wednesday) at a ceremony attended by Senator Herb Kohl.