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Supporters of gun rights in Wisconsin are looking for some clarification. The waters got a little muddied in the state this week when prosecutors in Milwaukee refused to charge a two truck driver for illegally carrying a gun after he shot two would-be robbers. Onalaska's Hubert Hoffman, vice president of Wisconsin Carry, says it makes no sense that carrying a firearm in the state is illegal right up until the point you get assaulted. He says lawmakers should settle some of the inconsistencies in gun laws by simply passing a bill allowing people in the state to carry concealed weapons
Months of suspicion. Possibly a failed congressional bid because of it. Now, republican state senator Dan Kapanke cleared by the state Government Accountability Board of ethics charges regarding payments to a loan for lights at Copeland Park where his La Crosse Loggers play. The claims of ethical misdeeds by the democratic party baseless, according to the GAB. Kapanke says he's not angry over the allegations and how they possibly derailed his run for congress. He's grateful that the end result of the investigation clears him of wrongdoing and clarifies the law for other legislators in similar business situations.
First it was a lot of rain. And then a flooded roadway. And then, this week, it was several inches of snow that delayed construction at La Crosse's Copeland Park ball park. Workers had started to work on repairs to a dugout and bleachers burned by vandals last fall. La Crosse Loggers GM Chris Goodell says the weather delays have pushed back the project completion date a little. Originally the dugout was to be completed by May first. Goodell thinks that deadline looks a little improbable now. But getting everything done by the end of May doesn't seem out of the question.
Just about a month before Minnesota faces a government shutdown. Legislative-controlling republicans and democratic governor Mark Dayton are still way apart on budget deals. Preston republican state rep Greg Davids says it would be unfortunate if the governor vetoes his party's bills that considerably more austere than Dayton's but still call for a eight to nine percent overall spending increase. If the Republicans and the governor can’t agree on a budget by May 23rd, state government will shut down.
A teenage driver who was accused of vehicular homicide in Winona County pleads guilty to a lesser charge...
Eighteen-year-old Adam Greden admits to careless driving for allegedly racing with another student from Lewiston-Altura High School last April. The second driver lost control of her pickup and crashed. She and two of the three other girls in the truck were killed. Greden was charged about six months after the accident. He'll be sentenced on the reduced charge on May 12th.