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Fifty-year-old Homer Perren Junior is considered 'sexually violent' by the state justice department. Perren is finishing a 10-year prison term for the sexual assault of a child back in 2000. The state claims that Perren has a mental condition which makes him likely to commit sexual crimes again, once he's out of prison. A hearing on Perren's commitment is scheduled for next week, before La Crosse County Judge Elliott Levine.
They were still 40 per cent short of the goal, a couple days before Christmas...
However, workers with the La Crosse Salvation Army are confident they were able to collect lots of money from last-minute holiday shoppers. Julie Nelson at the Salvation Army says it's not too late to help put the red kettle campaign over the 600-thousand dollar goal.
2 alleged Vernon County meth makers are back in jail after being arrested for violating their pre-trial parole after being released following an October grand jury appearance. 33 year old Chris Polus and 33 year old Angela Davis were busted in late September for allegedly running a meth lab in the the Sylvan Glen Supper Club in Stoddard. Both are in the Dane County jail awaiting trial.
Both were arrested following an eight-month investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department. Their trial date has been set for February 2011. If convicted, the pair face a maximum penalty of 20 years in federal prison on each count.
30 year old Kami Spears of Genoa was also arrested at the scene and is still pending any criminal charges.
A man involved in a deadly crash 2 weeks ago is back at home after a short stint in the hospital.
57 year old William Perry of Black River Falls slammed into the side of 19 year old Brandi Allen's car back on December 13th.....killing her instantly.
The wreck on Highway 95 in the Town of Curran, happened after Allen, of Holmen, lost control of her car.
Battles over where city employees can live have been fought before in La Crosse. A new struggle over residency requirements may be on the horizon. Mayor Matt Harter wants to amend current rules regarding residency requirements so that any non-union employee hired after January first must live in the city as long as they work for the city. Currently, newly hired employees hired after 2005 are allowed to live outside of the city after being on the payroll for three years. Formerly, all La Crosse employees, union or not, had to live within the city, for as long as they were employed.