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Fatigue is being blamed for the collision of two trains at Dresbach in December of 2008, according to a report by the Federal Railroad Administration. A 17-car train did not yield to a longer train that was merging onto the main track, and the resulting crash sent a locomotive and two dozen other cars into the water. Investigators believe the two men operating the smaller train were not alert because they were working long hours that week, including a nearly 14-hour shift. The accident caused more than a million dollars in damage to the trains and the rails.
Is a young woman being singled out by La Crosse police, because she was convicted of letting her newborn baby starve to death?
The defense lawyer for Indra Book thinks the 22-year-old is being punished 'harshly' for violating her probation on a reckless homicide charge. Book is back in jail this week, for curfew violations and drinking...and attorney Vincent Rust is not pleased.
Judge Scott Horne will put Book back on a curfew, and on electronic monitoring. He warns that Book could go to prison if she doesn't change a partying lifestyle.
A state judge on Thursday dismissed an appeal by the Osseo-Fairchild school district to allow the district to retain its Chieftains logo, setting the stage for a new mascot for the district.
The district has until July 27th to remove the Chieftains name and come up with a new mascot, logo and nickname.
International students attending the UW-La Crosse in 2009-10 are bringing in more money to the local economy then any college in western Wisconsin’s Third Congressional District.
The 383 international students enrolled in classes at UW-L during the last academic year contributed an estimated $8,4 million in tuition, fees and living expenses.
Locally, when added to the estimated more than $1.1 million spent by Viterbo University’s international students and the nearly $260 thousand spent by those at Western Technical College, the total impact of foreign students at La Crosse’s three institutions of higher education is more than $9.5 million.
Jay Lokken, director of International Education at UW-L, says UW-L international students’ economic impact to continues to grow because of the school’s success in recruiting
The original margin was 439 votes out of about 60-thousand cast. He says he picked up 62 during the re-canvass. So has Ed Thompson defeated Kathleen Vinehout yet? Nope.
A recount continues in Senator Vinehout’s district. The Democrat from Alma had her victory challenged by Thompson.
Two other recounts have been finished......and Republicans are the winners. Republican Kathy Bernier unseated Representative Kristen Dexter by 78 votes and Republican Warren Petryk of Eleva defeated Representative Jeff Smith by 74 votes.
The results give Republicans a 60-to-38 majority over Democrats in the new Assembly that convenes in January.