New patient abuse allegations at Tomah VA
New patient abuse allegations at Tomah’s VA Medical Center have surfaced, according to Disabled Veterans dot org. The allegation say a nursing assistant pushed a patient several times earlier this month, and that another nursing assistant did nothing to stop it or report it. A supervisor says the alleged incident was captured on tape.
BRF city council to consider 3-year contract with police union
The Black River Falls city council will consider a new three-year collective bargaining agreement with the city’s police union Tuesday night. It comes about 7 months after a referendum to have the city contract with the county for policing instead of continuing with the department fell two votes short of passing, guaranteeing the department had to stay intact for at least two years.
Tomah hospice remembrance tree hits sliver anniversary
Monday is the deadline to buy a Christmas light for the silver anniversary Tomah Memorial Hospital Hospice Touch Love Light program. Hospice director Mary Rezin says it’s a great way to remember family and friends. Go to Tomah Hospital dot org for more information or to buy a light. The lighting ceremony is a week from Sunday at 630 at the hospital.
Cognitively-impaired woman who may've been headed to La Crosse found and safe
A cognitively-impaired Middleton woman who was reported missing Wednesday afternoon, with police saying she may be traveling to La Crosse, was found safe Wednesday night. Police say 53-year-old Contessa Foster suffers from memory loss and has been ordered to stay at a group home.
Sparta hosting another legislative breakfast Monday morning
Sparta’s Chamber of Commerce will host another legislative breakfast Monday morning at 7 o’clock at Sparta Family Restaurant near the intersection of I-90 and Highway 27. Officials say the last few events have had some lively conversations.
Trial date set for La Crosse man accused of sexual assault
A trial date has been set for a La Crosse man accused in June of sexually assaulting a teenage girl while they were camping. A four-day trial for 40-year-old Christopher John will be held in January. Police say John put duct tape over the girls’ mouth, ear and wrists and told her she would kill her if she resisted. John says he camped with the girl but did not have sexual contact with her.
7 time drunk driver sentenced
An Onalaska man who pled guilty to seventh-offense drunk driving Monday was sentenced to three years in prison. 52-year-old James Jester will also be on extended supervision for three years after he’s released.
BRF man sentenced in girlfriend's 2013 death
The Black River Falls man who pleaded no contest to shooting his girlfriend to death at their apartment north of downtown in 20-13 was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday, according to Frankly Media. 39-year-old Michael Harmon will also be on extended supervision for 15 years after he’s released in the death of 34-year-old Angela Nelson.