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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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Heat Advisory in our area

Heat Advisory in our area

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

  ReadyWisconsin is urging residents to take precautions against hot and humid conditions over the next several days. High temperatures are expected to reach the upper 80’s and 90’s along with high humidity on Tuesday. The heat index will peak in the 95 to 100 degree range tomorrow. The combination of hot temperatures and high […]

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Former Gov. Tommy Thompson endorses Kind challenger Kurtz

Former Gov. Tommy Thompson endorses Kind challenger Kurtz

| July 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Tony Kutz is one of three Republicans  challenging third district incumbent Congressman Ron kind (D-La Crosse) and landed a key endorsement in his bid to unseat Kind. Kurtz announced that he has received the endorsement of  the former Governer and Bush White House veteran Tommy Thompson. Thompson joins former Senator Dan Kapanke; Col. Ray Boland; […]

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Southwest Tech Culinary Instructors Co-Write Catering Manual

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

Fennimore- Southwest Tech Culinary program instructors Jeff Dombeck and Karen Bast can add author to their already impressive list of credentials. The duo recently published two books entitled, “The Rich Caterer’s Bible: Part 1 – The Testament of Cuisine” and “The Rich Caterer’s Bible Companion”, through CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. “As an instructor at Southwest […]

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La Crosse latest county to put BadgerCare issue on November ballot

La Crosse latest county to put BadgerCare issue on November ballot

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

This week the La Crosse County Board, as well as the Dane County Board, approved placing an advisory referendum on the November ballot asking voters whether the State of Wisconsin should accept enhanced federal funds for BadgerCare rejected by Walker and conservatives in the Legislature. So far 8 counties have adopted this referendum, La Crosse, […]

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Rep. Billings Lauds Plan for Updated Rest Area and Welcome Center

Rep. Billings Lauds Plan for Updated Rest Area and Welcome Center

| July 19, 2014 | 0 Comments

The state plans to build a new rest stop to replace the one in La Crosse on Interstate 90. Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday that the new rest area will be constructed in 2016 in coordination with planned reconstruction of I-90. Walker says the new rest area will continue to provide space for the state […]

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