While Halloween is supposed to be all about fun costumes and treats for kids, far too often the celebration is turned into a nightmare by a fatal pedestrian accident.
Every state in the nation treats a first-time drunken driving offense as a criminal matter. Every state but Wisconsin, that is. Given the state's hands-off approach, it should probably come as no surprise that a newspaper across the state from La Crosse has uncovered what appears to be police department coddling of officers caught driving drunk.
As they're growing up and riding as passengers in their parents' cars, many children entertain themselves with video games, DVDs, horseplay and text messages on their cell phones.
Road safety advocates are typically pleased when cities and towns enact measures designed to protect the people using streets and highways. But a Wisconsin town about 120 miles northeast of La Crosse has some worried that it's taking its safety concerns too far.
It doesn't get much worse than the site of a Wisconsin car accident last week. The crash was about 250 miles from La Crosse, on the other side of the state.
The news is something no parent wants to hear: your son has been hit by a car while riding his bicycle and has suffered a traumatic brain injury.
A former La Crosse County sheriff's deputy was reportedly unable to recall what happened in a fatal car crash she's accused of causing last year.
In 2006, a woman and her boyfriend were murdered in her home. The culprit was the woman's estranged boyfriend from Wisconsin, and she had reason to be frightened that he might hurt her. Aside from obtaining a court order prohibiting him from contacting her, she spent more than $2,000 to install an ADT security system in her home in order to protect herself and her family in case the Wisconsin man were to attack them.
We recently came across an article about survivors of traumatic brain injuries that was both depressing and inspiring at the same time.
A Wisconsin teen will receive nearly $500,000 as a partial settlement for injuries he sustained in a car accident two years ago.