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Tuesday - October 10, 2017 9:06 pm

Swordplay at Salvation Army?

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Shelter visitor accused of confronting others with small weapon

A homeless man at La Crosse's Salvation Army shelter is suspected of producing two small swords from a backpack during an argument. 

Ryan Riebe is charged with disorderly conduct for this week's incident. 

Riebe tells a La Crosse judge that he had a knife with a 3-inch blade, and said he was defending himself after two other men insulted him. 

He denied using a dangerous weapon, and asserted that he had the right to bear arms. 

Riebe pleads "not guilty," and is due back in court in December.  



Brad Williams

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from U-W-La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area.  Brad writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse.  He's been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.  

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