Senate Falls 1 Vote Short of Giving FBI
Access to Browser Histories Without Court Order

Privacy advocates brace for another vote, say it's time to flood Senate offices with phone calls.

An article in the US News & World Report by By Steven Nelson give background on this major vote.  Article found at: Link

By Dave Collins -
June 22, 2016 - If you feel as I do that the FBI has no business following every email we write or Internet search we do, than consider calling your Senator.  This is so basic to our freedoms that I am shocked that this vote came close to passing today, and as the article states, they, whoever 'they' are, will keep trying to get this passed.
   What is next, a vote to do away with the Bill of Rights?  In this part of Wisconsin your Senators are:

Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), 202-224-5653, and Ron Johnson (R-WI), 202-224-5323.  We also have a link at the bottom of this page that will call up other government representatives for Iowa and other parts of the country.
   I'm a believer in collective wisdom, so call no matter how you feel about this issue, it's that important.

Rural Fennimore man killed in farm accident

On 06/20/2016 at about 7:15 P.M. the Grant County Sheriff’s Office was notified of a farm accident that occurred near Pine Rd, Mount Ida Township.  Jonathan Martin, 28 of rural Fennimore, was working on his forage chopper.  The chopper surged forward.  Jonathan was run over by the front drive tire of the self-propelled forage chopper. 
   Fennimore EMS and a Grant County Sheriff’s Deputy responded to the scene.  Jonathan was pronounced dead at the scene by the Grant County Coroner’s Office.

Lansing man killed in car crash

Lansing, Iowa – On June 19, 2016 at 11:12 p.m., the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center received a report of a one vehicle accident on Columbus Road in rural Allamakee County.
   A vehicle driven by Gerry Lee Martin Jr., (age 59 years) of Lansing, Iowa was traveling southbound on Columbus Road. The vehicle entered a right hand curve in the roadway and the driver lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle entered the ditch and struck a tree. Martin died as a result of injuries received in the accident. The driver was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the accident.
   Assisting at the scene was the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Office, Lansing-New Albin Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, Lansing Fire Department and Lansing Ambulance Service.

Man drowns while fishing from dock

Update - The deceased has been identified as Peter Carl Englund (age 46) of New Albin.
New Albin, Iowa - On June 13th 2016 at 2:19 p.m., the Allamakee County Sheriff’s Dispatch Center received a report of a suspicious vehicle parked at the Army Road boat ramp east of New Albin along the Mississippi River.
   An initial investigation by law enforcement indicated an individual had been fishing from the dock.  A search of the immediate area by law enforcement for the individual was unsuccessful.  New Albin fire and rescue along with Lansing Fire and Rescue were called in to conduct a search of the river.
   At 4:47 p.m., the body of a 46 year old male was located underwater, near the dock.  A preliminary investigation indicates the individual had been fishing from the dock and had fallen into the river.  The individual was pronounced dead at the scene.
   The name of the deceased is being withheld at this time.  No foul play is suspected.

Man charged in knife fight

Update - 6/22/16 - In Richland County Circuit Court today, 59 year old Jerome Lux of Richland Center was charged with battery, trespass to land and Disorderly Conduct as a result of a lengthy investigation by the Richland Co Sheriff's Dept. 
   On 6/12/16 Lux and a passenger were driving on Cribbin Hill Rd in Marshall Township when he observed Tom Wagner outside in his yard.  Lux stopped in front of the Tom Wagner property and exited his vehicle.  Lux made comments to the passenger that he was "going to end this once and for all", then instructed her to take the car and leave the area. 
   Lux then climbed over a locked gate and entered the Wagner property.   Tom Wagner was in his yard Lux approached Wagner on foot.  A physical altercation happened which caused injuries to both men, injuries which required Lux to be transfered to a Madison hospital by Med Flight. 
   In court today, Lux was charged with 1 count of battery, 1 count of trespass to land and 1 count of disorderly conduct as a result of the incident.   He was released on a cash bond.   Officials believe this was an isolated incident and there is no danger to the public.

- The Richland County Sheriff's Department has released further information of a physical altercation that involved a knife early Sunday night. The incident was reported at 6:45 PM on Cribbin Hill Rd. near address 20393.  Richland Co received a cellular 911 call asking for Sheriffs Deputies to respond but due to poor signal, not much information could be obtained.  The first responding deputy came across a male subject lying along the roadway who was later identified as Jerome Lux, age 59 of Marshall Township.  It was determined Lux had received 2 stab wounds, one to the left chest and one to his neck.  The Deputy administered first aid and scene security until other Deputies, an RCPD Officer and Richland County EMS arrived.  Further investigation discovered another male, Thomas Wagner, age 50 also of RC, lying injured in a nearby driveway.  Both men were transported to the Richland Hospital with Lux being transfered by MedFlight to UW Hosp in Madison.  Condition update not known.  RCSO assisted by RC Police Dept, Richland EMS, Richland Fire and the RC Dist Atty Office.  The investigation continues. 

Garnavillo man killed by Canadian Pacific train

On June 4, 2016 at 11:57 PM, Clayton County Sheriff’s Deputies along with Garnavillo Fire, EMS and the Guttenberg Ambulance responded to South Front Street near Bill’s Boat Landing in Clayton for a pedestrian who was struck by a train.
   39 year old [earlier report stated 37] Jeffery Werger of Garnavillo was struck by a Canadian Pacific train traveling South. He was transported to the Guttenberg Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The incident remains under investigation by the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office.

PdC alleged robbers apprehended

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Photo of two people crossing the RR tracks on St. Feriole Island in Prairie du Chien on Tuesday, May 31st., was taken by a person who thought they were acting suspiciously.  A short time later they were observed being arrested by Prairie du Chien Police along Hwy. 18.

Prairie du Chien, WI - On May 31, 2016 at approximately 11:40 a.m. the Police Department was notified of a burglary that had occurred at 201 Water Street in Prairie du Chien.  The location is the boat docks off the south side of Lawler Park.
   The victim notified police that he had interrupted a group of young males removing items from boats parked at the boat docks.  The victim was able to provide descriptions of the suspects and a photograph taken with the victim's phone.
   The victim followed the suspects as they left the area with two backpacks and then came to the police department to file a report.
   Officers responded to the area where the suspects were last observed and while searching for evidence, two large backpacks were found abandoned.  Multiple items of stolen property were found inside the backpacks including: DVD players, car-boat stereos, liquor, handhelds radios and satellite radios.  All of these were later identified as being taken from boats located at the boat dock.
   Based on witness statements, physical evidence and a cellular phone photograph, suspects were taken into custody approx. 2 hours later.
   A male juvenile was taken into custody and transported to juvenile detention in La Crosse.  Two other males, Bradley Kober, age 19 of PdC, and Dakota Samples, age 18 of PdC were arrested for Probation Violations and were book into the Crawford County Jail.  Burglary charges will be requested through the Crawford County District Attorney's Office against all parties involved.
   The case remains open and the investigation continues.  Further charges are expected.



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