A little rain, some cooler temperatures, leaves on the ground. Sure
La Crosse's next major murder trial is set for early next summer...
Mitrel Anderson goes on trial in early June for first-degree murder in the death of DeMario Lee. The week-long trial is scheduled to start June 9th...just days after the first anniversary of the murder at a Cass Street convenience store. Investigators believe Anderson killed Lee by hitting him in the head with an edged weapon during a fight. Anderson remains in the La Crosse County jail, under a million dollar cash bond.
The federal government shutdown could put a strain on food pantries in the La Crosse area...
Some low-income families might not get their food stamps on schedule, so they could visit community food shelves. And pantries such as the Salvation Army could run short of government-supplied food, according to
Shelly Krause with the Hunger Task Force in La Crosse. Her organization does not get federal funding, but she expects a greater demand for the Task Force resources because of government cutbacks. Julie Nelson at the Salvation Army of La Crosse says her agency's food supply has not been affected yet by the shutdown.