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Jurors in the Jeffrey Lepsch murder trial have been deliberating since late this morning...
They're trying to decide whether Lepsch murdered two people at a La Crosse camera store while stealing cameras and other expensive items. In his closing statement, district attorney Tim Gruenke said Lepsch had the motive and the opportunity to kill Paul and A-J Petras. This afternoon, the jury once again viewed an hour-long video in which Lepsch was questioned by a state agent shortly before his arrest.
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Can the La Crosse Police Department assign more officers to work the neighborhoods?
It would be tough to do right now, according to Police Chief Ron Tischer. The chief tells the city's neighborhood revitalization commission that there are neighborhood watch programs in place now, but he says most officers are needed to handle drug and gang investigations. Tischer says other law enforcement agencies in the area might be asked to help coordinate better neighborhood enforcement.
The state Department of Justice says 10 children have been rescued and 100 suspects have been arrested in Wisconsin as part of a nationwide, child sex trafficking crackdown led by the FBI.
Nationally, the FBI says it has rescued 105 children who were forced into prostitution in the United States and arrested 150 people it described as pimps and others in a series of raids in 76 American cities.
The Wisconsin crackdown was done in and around Milwaukee, Madison, Wisconsin Dells and the Fox Valley. Fifteen agents from the Wisconsin DOJ and officers from 14 local law enforcement agencies participated in the three-day crackdown, known as "Operation Cross Country."
The FBI says the victims, almost all girls, range in age from 13 to 17.
All the witnesses have been called in a La Crosse murder trial...meaning that the defendant will not be on the stand.
The defense for Jeffrey Lepsch presented only two witnesses ...Lepsch's wife and mother, who both said that he is not a violent person. Lepsch is accused of killing Paul and A.J. Petras at their camera store in La Crosse during a robbery last fall. The prosecution had more testimony today about finding items stolen from May's Photo at Lepsch's home. Closing arguments will be presented to the jury on Tuesday.
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On Wednesday La Crosse County Sheriff’s Deputies took a complaint from the small community of Stevenstown, located in La Crosse County between Holmen and Mindoro.
The victim indicated that two subjects, both male/white in their late 20s, approached the residence and posed as surveyors. One man convinced the victim to show him the residence’s lot lines, while the other male subject entered the residence and searched through drawers. However, the victim did not notice anything missing from the house after the subjects left.
The two subjects were driving a full-size, white SUV. Please be on the lookout for this type of scam. If anyone has any further information, call the Sheriff’s Department.
The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a Meth issue that occurred in the Township of Little Falls. An ambulance was requested at a house for a19 year old female having drug issues. Police say the woman was having was a reaction involving chemicals used in manufacturing Meth.
During the investigation a man and a woman were arrested.
The State Wisconsin Department of Criminal Investigation was called to assist the Sheriff’s Department with investigating the matter. The names are being withheld pending charging determination by the District Attorney’s Office and the matter is still under investigation.
They're not proposing a ban just yet, but staffers with the Food and Drug Administration are saying that adding menthol to cigarettes could make smoking more dangerous than with regular cigarettes.
La Crosse County health educator Paula Silha wants the addition of menthol to be studied in all tobacco products...especially ones aimed at young people.
Silha tells us that menthol products offer an easy way for teens to pick up the tobacco habit. The FDA says menthol can make smoking more pleasant, and harder to quit.