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Judge rejects murder convict’s new trial request

Judge rejects murder convict’s new trial request

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A La Crosse County judge has rejected a request for a new trial by a man convicted of killing his parents. Eric Koula is serving two life sentences for the deaths of his parents, Dennis and Merna Koula, in May 2010. Koula’s new attorneys claim the trial judge improperly disallowed […]

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Trempealeau County frac-sand mine fined

Trempealeau County frac-sand mine fined

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Trempealeau County frac-sand mine will be paying a major fine to the state for environmental violations. The Department of Justice says Arcadia Sand LLC violated their storm water pollution permit in May of 2013 when the berm at their storage facility failed during a major storm. When the berm failed, a large amount of […]

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Former Houston County jailer faces felonies for inmate relationship

Former Houston County jailer faces felonies for inmate relationship

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

CALEDONIA, Minn. — A former Houston County Jail worker faces felony charges after he was accused of having sex with an inmate, according to authorities. Bruce Hugo Muenkel was charged Monday with two felony counts of Criminal Sexual Conduct. The criminal complaint alleges that criminal behavior of a sexual nature occurred both within the jail […]

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Motorcycle accident kills 1 in Allamakee County

Motorcycle accident kills 1 in Allamakee County

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office in Iowa is reporting a single motorcycle accident that occurred Sunday morning just before 11 that resulted in the death of an unidentified female. According to a Sheriff’s Department report an adult female was traveling south on State Highway 76 and attempted a turn into a private drive. The driver […]

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Update- Authorities in Northeast Iowa say 9-year-old boy found safe

Update- Authorities in Northeast Iowa say 9-year-old boy found safe

| September 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Authorities in Northeast Iowa are now reporting the 9-year-old boy that had gone missing after walking to school has now been found safe at a neighboring farm.   Previous story Authorities in Northeast Iowa have now released more information about the child reported miss earlier today and are asking for the public’s help in locating […]

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Three injured in town of Franklin crash

Three injured in town of Franklin crash

| September 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports a two-vehicle motor vehicle accident that occurred Saturday afternoon, at approximately 5:24 p.m. in the town of Franklin. A vehicle driven by Kory J. Roberts, 28, of Stueben, Wis. was operating a vehicle northbound on State Highway 27 at the intersection of State Highway 82. Roberts was attempting to […]

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WTC to host community Entrepreneurship Challenge

WTC to host community Entrepreneurship Challenge

| September 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. – Western Technical College’s Business Division, in partnership with Coulee Cap, will be hosting an Entrepreneurship Challenge on Tuesday, Nov. 18 as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. The challenge is an event for aspiring entrepreneurs from the community and college to present a proposed business concept and potential to win an $800 […]

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2 killed and 1 injured in Genoa crash identified

2 killed and 1 injured in Genoa crash identified

| September 6, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon County Sheriff John Spears reports a two vehicle accident occurring on Friday at approximately 9:41 p.m. resulting in two fatalities. The accident occurred on State Highway 56 approximately one tenth of mile east of County Road K in the town of Genoa. The westbound vehicle operated by Cody P. Carter, 21, of Janesville lost […]

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State Senator Shilling critical of Walker budget projections

State Senator Shilling critical of Walker budget projections

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

MADISON – The most recent analysis of Wisconsin’s state budget shows the state is facing a $115 million budget deficit in the current fiscal year. This analysis was released by the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau on September 3 and comes only a week after the state Department of Revenue announced a $281 million shortfall in state […]

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Couleecap quadruples local donation with federal funds

Couleecap quadruples local donation with federal funds

| September 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Westby, Wis. (AP)  – Couleecap, Inc. has received a donation of $2,000 from Marine Credit Union Foundation. Couleecap’s Supportive Housing Program provides leasing, housing, and extensive support services to individuals and families who are homeless. The primary goal of the Supportive Housing Program is to move individuals and families from homelessness to permanent housing and self-sufficiency. […]

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