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Attorneys avoided a potentially painful trial in the case of a fatal La Crosse County crash, but emotions ran high Monday at a plea and sentencing hearing...
Heath Erlandson pleads guilty to causing the traffic death of Paul Betsinger two years ago. A crime lab report said Erlandson had traces of cocaine and other drugs in his system at the time his car hit Betsinger's motorcycle. Paul's sister, Brenda Wilson, says the wounds of her brother's death are 'ripped open again' because of the hearing. A defense attorney argued that there's no solid evidence that Erlandson was under the influence of drugs or impaired at all when the crash happened.
A structure fire this morning in Vernon County has resulted in the death of a 76 year old man. The fire occurred at 104 Viking Street in the Village of Coon Valley at the home of George Faber.
The fire was reported to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office by a neighbor at approximately 9:43 a.m. this morning.
Firefighters had to break into the mobile home to extinguish the fire. early indications are the fire started from a tipped over space heater.
Great Rivers United Way has announced that Mary Kay Wolf is the organization’s new Executive Director. Wolf’s expected start day is Monday, June 17th. Wolf will be leaving the YWCA of the Coulee Region where she has served as the Executive Director since 2008.
Prior to the YWCA, Wolf worked for Family and Children’s Center as their Marketing and Communications Manager.
Currently Great Rivers United Way is gearing up for the 2013-2014 campaign season which will begin during Pacesetter Kickoff, set for July 17th.