Cameron Street Bridge Jumper Update
Seems as though no one jumped off the Cameron Street Bridge last night though police say clues at the scene opened up a search of the waters below. Officer Avery Schott.
She says just after 7:30 this morning, the owner of the car that was left at the bridge, was found safe and is undergoing a medical evaluation. Search crews were out until 9:30 Wednesday night and were going to resume that search at 9 this morning.
Koopman Gets Prison For Woman's Fatal Overdose
Eight years in prison is the sentence for an admitted drug dealer convicted of causing a young woman's overdose death.
Cory Koopman will serve that term after a prison sentence for another crime is finished. Koopman sold heroin last year to Mitchell Perner, and Perner's girlfriend Shelby Perkins died after taking the heroin. Shelby's father, Kelly Perkins, accused Koopman and Perner of plotting to kill his daughter. Prosecutor Brian Barton says there was no evidence of such a conspiracy, which is why Koopman was charged with reckless homicide.
Will There Be A Statewide Cell Phone Ban While Driving
A proposal floating around the Wisconsin Assembly would place a ban on all cell phone usuage in vehicles statwide. In comes on the heals of the National Transportation Board urging the same thing. Democratic State Assemblyman, Steve Doyle, does have much faith in the bill.
A year ago, Kenosha Democrat Peter Barca sponsored the Assembly version of the current state law that bans texting while driving. That was a bi-partisan effort at the time. Barca is also behind the cell phone ban bill as well.
Petition Drive Begins to Preserve City Land as Park
A petition drive has started to keep developers away from a big swath of parkland in La Crosse. Tim Kneipp, a local biking enthusiast, has started the online petition drive to urge city council members to designate the blufftop experimental farm as park land anid resist the temptation allow development on some of the land. The petition drive just started yesterday at SignOn.org. And the signatures have been coming quickly
La Crosse purchased the 160 acre tract of land near Hixon Forest nearly fifty years ago from the UW system.
Homeless Memorial In La Crosse Wednesday
A memorial will be held later today in La Crosse that looks back on the homeless people that have died over the past year. It's a national event held by the Salvation Army and as Kathy Bolling explains, the ceremony has grown since 2008 as has the number of the homeless population.
It starts at 4pm at the Salvation Army 223 N. 8th St. in La Crosse. A free meal follows the program.