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Drive-by shooting on Copeland Ave. leads to 7.5 years in prison



The 28-year-old has been in and out
of prison since stabbing someone at Logan

A drive-by shooting between two cars has lead to more prison time for repeat offender Jeremy Rigelsky.

The 28-year-old will serve 7.5 more years in prison for reckless endangerment, added at the end of his current 4-year sentence for a home invasion on French Island.

A La Crosse prosecutor says Rigelsky has spent only brief periods outside prison since stabbing another student at Logan High School in 2005.

Rigelsky shot a guy in the thigh in another while driving on Copeland Avenue back in September of last year.

Police later received a tip where Rigelsky was spotted in La Crosse. He was arrested without incident and police found the loaded handgun under the passenger seat where he was sitting.

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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