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La Crosse County about to get 1,000th felony case of 2020

Brad Williams

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It looks like La Crosse County will mark its 4th year in a row of more than 1000 felony cases, and the thousand mark could be reached on Tuesday.

The total of felony filings for 2020 is up to 997, as of late Monday, compared to 1107 felonies for last year.

The 1000th felony of 2019 was reached around Thanksgiving.

Local law enforcement has made an effort this year to reduce the number of court cases, because of COVID-19 restrictions on courtroom activity. 

The number of felonies in the county has gone down for the second straight year, from a total above 12-hundred charges in 2018. 

Local drug activity has been blamed for much of the crime increase in recent years.

The 997th felony case involved drunk driving and hit-and-run.    

 

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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