Search dogs were called in
Sanders makes vigorous remarks, praising Clinton
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.
A south La Crosse restaurant had a bomb scare this week, and a 46-year-old man faces possible prison time over the incident...
Police and firemen were called to the A-and-W on South Avenue Wednesday night, after a man walked in and claimed he had planted a bomb that would explode in 12 hours. No bomb was found. The man reportedly said he was a member of the Taliban, and said 'death and hatred to all mankind.' The same guy had made a 9-1-1 call that night, sending cops to a nearby Kwik Trip. Timothy Clinch was identified from security video at the Kwik Trip, and he was arrested later on 4th Street. Clinch has a history of arrests, including a recent one for making a false emergency report.