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Felonies in La Crosse County pass 1,200 for second consecutive year

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For the second consecutive year, La Crosse County’s district attorney has filed more than 1,000 felony cases within the calendar year.

Thursday, felony number 1,200 for the year was heard by Judge Ramona Gonzalez. 

Last year’s total was surpassed a few days ago.

Drug cases and bail-jumping account for much of the rapid increase in the past two years, according to La Crosse DA Tim Gruenke.

The 1,200th felony was a bail-jumping case with a La Crosse woman violating a court order not to drink alcohol. 

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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  1. Patricia Downs

    December 21, 2018 at 7:17 am

    I’d like to know how many were original drug charges and how many were bail jumps on those original charges and did the bail jumps involve more drugs or other acts or technical failures like missing court or incidents unrelated to ‘drugs’.

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