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Council voting on mutual-aid agreement this month amongst departments For the first time ever, there will be a
Friday and Saturday, perhaps try avoiding campus New and returning UW-La Crosse students will be moving into campus
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Mutual aid agreement to benefit all of La Crosse County

03 September 2015

Good things can happen when people, and communities, work together. That's why there is much excitement about a new mutual aid agreement being developed among fire departments in La Crosse...

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Just one person shot and killed Sara Hougom at her La Crosse apartment this year...but two men have claimed responsibility.

Partly because of those dueling confessions, Pao Vue and Kong Vue will get separate trials in La Crosse County court. The two are suspected of murdering Hougom during a burglary attempt at a Division Street apartment building. Kong Vue's attorney, Mark Lawton, says an alleged confession by the other suspect would make it hard for the two to be tried together.  Kong Vue is already scheduled to be tried in late August. No date has been set for a Pao Vue trial.

 

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012 21:00

Koula Jury Will Go Into Third Day

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Jurors in the La Crosse murder trial of Eric Koula will have to resume deliberations on Wednesday.  They spent about 10 hours discussing the case on Tuesday before calling it quits for the night.  Koula is accused of killing his parents at their home two years ago, to get their money so he could pay off debts.

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012 20:47

5 Arrested For Breaking Into LaCrosse Speedway

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5 teens from the La Crosse area face some serious prison time after getting caught stealing alot of beer from the La Crosse Speedway Sunday morning. Nineteen year olds Chase Wilker and Joshua Romskog, both of West Salem, and 18 year olds Presley Stemper, Jack Bauman and Tyler Randall, all face 12 years a piece for their role in the thefts. Track Manager, Chuck Deery, installed security cameras at the track this year after finding out someone was stealing from the the track last year. Four of the five are captured on the video stealing what may have been up to 50 cases of beer and assorted alcohol. According to the criminal complaint, the perps had climbed a fence, unscrewed the motion detector light, yanked open the cooler door and made countless trips back and forth from the cooler to their cars parked in the north part of the race track. Some of the alcohol was found at Randall's home on La Crosse Street. All 5 were released on signature bonds.

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012 11:27

Health Care Ruling Being Watched In Wisconsin

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(AP) The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling expected Thursday in President Barack Obama's health care overhaul law is unlikely to result in any swift reaction in Wisconsin. Gov. Scott Walker put a stop to implementing health insurance exchanges in January, saying he wanted to wait until after the Supreme Court ruled. Earlier this month Walker went even farther, saying even if the law is upheld he will not do anything until after the elections, hoping that the next president and Congress will repeal it. Republican state lawmakers say they are on board with that approach, even as Democrats and health care advocates say the state needs to move forward with consumer protections and other provisions in the federal law.

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012 11:26

Minnesota Talks Voter ID

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(AP) Former Democratic Vice President Walter Mondale and former Republican Gov. Arne Carlson are offering themselves as the public face of a fight against a Minnesota constitutional amendment requiring voters to present photo IDs at the polls. The pair was introduced today as two of four co-chairs of the Our Vote Our Future coalition's campaign against the ballot measure. Voters will decide in November whether to make government-issued photo identification essential to election participation. The advisory committee is decidedly heavy with former Democratic officeholders. But Carlson says he thinks moderate Republicans will turn against the proposed amendment when they delve into uncertainties over implementation costs and logistics.  Mondale told a news conference that he believes the requirement is intended to discourage voting. Supporters argue it's a guard against voter fraud.

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012 11:26

Priest Investigated In Minnesota

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(AP) The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has relieved a priest of his duties while police investigate allegations of abuse. St. Paul police arrested 47-year-old Curtis Wehmeyer, of Oakdale, after a juvenile male told investigators he had been assaulted over a two-year period. Wehmeyer has not been charged with a crime. He served as pastor at the Parish of the Blessed Sacrament on St. Paul's east side. The archdiocese told parishioners about the allegations over the weekend. 

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Click It Or Ticket Works REAL Well

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During a recent Monroe County Sheriff’s Department Click It or Ticket mobilization event, 6 people were handed tickets for not wearing their seatbelts, the primary function of the mobilization. But what others were nailed for really made the event worthwhile. Deputies handed out 39 speeding violations, made 6 drunken driving and 2 drug arrests, made 3 felony arrests and locked up 3 others for warrants. Sheriff, Pete Quirin, said that the goal during Click It or Ticket and for the rest of year is not to write more tickets but to convince drivers and passengers to buckle up every trip, every time.

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Tuesday, 26 June 2012 09:18

Bloedorn to Resign From Council

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A city council member in La Crosse is resigning.  Jim Bloedorn says he'll leave the council by next Tuesday.  In his resignation letter to the mayor dated Monday, Bloedorn says he bought a house elsewhere in the district and plans to be moved in by next week.  Bloedorn has served on the council for several years and has been a strong opponent to what he has often called the overuse of TIF district financing in La Crosse.   Bloedorn has also been a strong ally of mayor Harter and has typically been one of the few voting to sustain Harter's numerous vetos. 

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Monday, 25 June 2012 16:15

Koula Jury Begins Deliberations

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Jurors in the Eric Koula trial received the case at about 4 p.m. on Monday, and have retired for the night.  They had spent most of the day listening to closing arguments from DA Tim Gruenke and chief defense attorney James Koby.  Koula is charged with killing his parents and forging a check from his father's bank account.

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