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41-year-old Sparta man and passenger injured in milk truck rollover crash

41-year-old Sparta man and passenger injured in milk truck rollover crash

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

According to the Vernon County Sheriff’s office 41-year-old Nathan Bousman of Sparta received non-life threatening injuries on Tuesday morning. The Sheriff’s Office says Bousman was traveling on Cty Hwy D when he lost control of the truck on a curve and rolled over. The tank of the truck became detached in the process of rolling […]

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Wisconsin vehicular homicide convict remains free

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – A 28-year-old Wisconsin Dells man convicted of vehicular homicide has been spared jail time. The Baraboo News Republic reports a judge ruled Casey Wright guilty but not mentally responsible for the death of Lisa Mikec. He will remain free, but must receive treatment for mental illness. In a sentencing hearing Tuesday, […]

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Congressman Kind says still not too late for Gov. Walker to implement state healthcare exchange

Congressman Kind says still not too late for Gov. Walker to implement state healthcare exchange

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) released the following statement after the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ unanimous ruling that upholds Affordable Care Act (ACA) premium tax credits in federal health insurance exchanges; earlier today, the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 against the tax credits. The conflicting rulings create uncertainty for Wisconsinites due to Governor Scott Walker’s […]

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Minnesota man convicted of killing La Crosse man and son wants new trial

Minnesota man convicted of killing La Crosse man and son wants new trial

| July 23, 2014 | 0 Comments

La Crosse, Wis. (AP) – A 41-year-old man wants a new trial, after he was sent to prison for life for killing a La Crosse camera shop owner and his son. Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota Minnesota told a circuit judge that 9 of the 12 jurors in his trial last summer thought he was guilty […]

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Gundersen and McDonald’s announce new healthy option for kids

Gundersen and McDonald’s announce new healthy option for kids

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Children and adults have very different nutritional needs, but finding the right choice of food that is healthy and something children will eat can be difficult. In an effort to highlight those well-balanced meals for kids, Gundersen Health System recently expanded their popular 500 Club program and created 500 Club for Kids. On Tuesday, McDonald’s […]

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Convicted Minnesota murderer seeks new trial

Convicted Minnesota murderer seeks new trial

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) – A Minnesota man who was sentenced to life in prison for murdering a father and son has asked for a new trial. The La Crosse Tribune reports Jeffrey Lepsch of Dakota, Minnesota filed a motion in La Crosse County Circuit Court. It claims nine of the 12 jurors believed he […]

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Westby woman hospitalized after medical condition causes accident

Westby woman hospitalized after medical condition causes accident

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports a single-vehicle crash that occurred on July 21,  at approximately 6:35 pm. The accident occurred on US Highway 14 in the Town of Viroqua. Ginger Jacobs, 48, of rural Westby was driving north on US Hwy 14 when she lost consciousness, crossed the median into the south bound […]

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Sparta woman who struck bicyclist arrested for OWI

Sparta woman who struck bicyclist arrested for OWI

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

On Monday at approximately 10:20 p.m., the Sparta Police Department responded to the scene of a traffic crash on Wisconsin Street just east of East Avenue. Jeremy D. Briggs, 38 of Sparta, was riding a bicycle eastbound on Wisconsin Street when he was struck from behind by a motorist who was also driving eastbound. Briggs […]

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Sitter convicted in baby’s death will appeal

Sitter convicted in baby’s death will appeal

| July 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

BARABOO, Wis. (AP) – The baby sitter found guilty in Sauk County of killing an infant in her care plans to appeal her conviction. Jeanette Janusiak, of Reedsburg, was found guilty last month in the death of 4-month Payten Rain Shearer. The Baraboo News Republic says the woman’s attorney has filed paperwork in Sauk County […]

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Governor Scott Walker Visits Planned Site for New La Crosse Rest Area

Governor Scott Walker Visits Planned Site for New La Crosse Rest Area

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

La Crosse – Governor Scott Walker today announced the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) will construct a new rest area along Interstate 90 near the state border in La Crosse to replace an aging facility. “La Crosse continues to be a major area where visitors cross into Wisconsin, and their first impression is often lasting.  […]

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