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11 thousand Wisconsin prisoners would be released into treatment programs by 2015 if a group of religious leaders has their way. But La Crosse County D.A. Tim Gruenke says most prisoners are behind bars for a reason.
Organizers of the campaign, led by an umbrella organization for faith based coalitions in Wisconsin called WISDOM, haven't suggested legislative or policy changes so far.
When the La Crosse School District brought in an expert on bullying this week, they wanted to hear and share ideas of hwta it will take to curb a problem that has struck school districts every where. And Superintendent, Randy Nelson, says it all starts in cyberspace.
Nelson says the district constantly works to let students know that bullying won't be tolerated and that if they see or hear it happening, to report it.
It used to be that heroin was one of the most expensive drugs out there. But check almost any courtroom in the state and you'll find heroin cases on the rise. Sparta Police Chief, Mike Kass, says he is seeing it every day....and not just in his city. So what's being done to crack down on the drug?
Kass says towns and cities are also sharing ways that they are using to crack down on the dealing and usage of the drug. He says it's here to stay.......at least for a while.
(AP) The Ho-Chunk Nation's police chief has resigned following his arrest on possible obstruction charges. Dan Libke was placed on administrative leave following a Feb. 24 arrest at his home. Officials have not disclosed the reason for possible obstruction and no charges have been filed. Libke was sworn in as the band's first police chief in September 2010. The Jackson County district attorney is reviewing the case.
(AP) A powerful late winter storm has closed schools for a second day in Duluth. Superintendent Bill Gronseth says some city roads remain in poor condition due to blizzard-like conditions that socked the area on Leap Day. The storm caused widespread closures on Wednesday. Thousands of customers lost power when high winds snapped power lines. Firefighters were called to West Duluth to help get people out of a stalled elevator because of a power outage. Wind gusts measured up to 65 mph on the Blatnik Bridge in Duluth. A gale warning was posted at Lake Superior where huge waves pummeled the Duluth shoreline.