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Suspect In Lax County Homicide Arrested In Madison



A suspect in a reckless homicide case from La Crosse County has been arrested in Madison…

Malachi Hankel was stopped by a Dane County deputy this morning on the Madison beltline, after seeing that a warrant had been issued for Hankel. La Crosse County issued the warrant yesterday, charging Hankel with first-degree reckless homicide and delivering drugs. A criminal complaint charges that Hankel gave heroin to Thomas Tremain of Barre Mills, who apparently died from an overdose on September 6th.


A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also 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. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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