Menomonie, Wis., native graduated from UW-L in 2008
We have a pretty poor track record of helping our nation's veterans. That's why a proposed change in how veterans services are offered in Wisconsin is a bad idea. Currently,...
First, a doctor's exam...then, another date in court.
Joseph Smith of Holmen again is going through a familiar routine, in hopes of being freed from a mental hospital. Judge Dale Pasell has assigned a doctor to study Smith, and then file a report for a January 31st court hearing. Smith was committed to the Mendota hospital after wounding a La Crosse police officer with a screwdriver in 2006. He requested release earlier this year, but withdrew the request when doctors seemed to be against letting him out.
The Catholic Diocese of Winona is admitting that 14 priests who served in the diocese have been formally accused of sexually abusing minors.
Nine of the priests on the Winona list are dead. None of the surviving five are still actively employed as priests. One actually was removed from the priesthood four years ago, and is now being sued by a man who claims the former priest abused him in the 1970's. The names were released by the diocese at the request of a group representing victims of clergy abuse.