Scott Walker has outdone himself this time. Wisconsin's governor has offered a not so subtle threat aimed at those who prosecute crimes in the state. He suggests that he may...
Attorneys avoided a potentially painful trial in the case of a fatal La Crosse County crash, but emotions ran high Monday at a plea and sentencing hearing...
Heath Erlandson pleads guilty to causing the traffic death of Paul Betsinger two years ago. A crime lab report said Erlandson had traces of cocaine and other drugs in his system at the time his car hit Betsinger's motorcycle. Paul's sister, Brenda Wilson, says the wounds of her brother's death are 'ripped open again' because of the hearing. A defense attorney argued that there's no solid evidence that Erlandson was under the influence of drugs or impaired at all when the crash happened.
A structure fire this morning in Vernon County has resulted in the death of a 76 year old man. The fire occurred at 104 Viking Street in the Village of Coon Valley at the home of George Faber.
The fire was reported to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office by a neighbor at approximately 9:43 a.m. this morning.
Firefighters had to break into the mobile home to extinguish the fire. early indications are the fire started from a tipped over space heater.
The fire and death remain under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office and the Coon Valley Police Department.
Great Rivers United Way has announced that Mary Kay Wolf is the organization’s new Executive Director. Wolf’s expected start day is Monday, June 17th. Wolf will be leaving the YWCA of the Coulee Region where she has served as the Executive Director since 2008.
Prior to the YWCA, Wolf worked for Family and Children’s Center as their Marketing and Communications Manager.
Currently Great Rivers United Way is gearing up for the 2013-2014 campaign season which will begin during Pacesetter Kickoff, set for July 17th.
Just when municipalities in Wisconsin had figured out a new revenue stream,
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Minnesota lawmakers are bearing down for the legislative session's homestretch. Monday marks one week until the mandatory adjournment deadline. Much is left to do.
The House and Senate still need to pass compromise bills to comprise the state's next two year budget. Along the way, they are likely to pass tax increases on top earners and smokers. An alcohol tax increase is also in play as are revisions to the state sales tax.
On the spending side, the budget is likely to feature new dollars for education, including funds to help schools provide all-day kindergarten statewide.
The week was to start with another high-profile issue at the forefront. The Senate was voting Monday on whether to send a bill legalizing gay marriage to a supportive Gov. Mark Dayton.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) A 61-year-old Iowa City man has been accused of robbing a boy who was looking for lawns to mow.
The boy was knocking on doors Sunday to inquire about doing the yard work when he met Kevin Shannon at one house. Police say Shannon gave the boy $10 and told the boy he was an undercover police officer.
Police say Shannon later got in his vehicle and drove up to the boy, pulled out a gun and demanded the boy return his money. The boy wasn't injured.
Officers arrived soon and arrested Shannon. He faces several charges, including felony theft, driving while intoxicated, and impersonating a public official.