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Trial for mayor’s wife in pepper-spray incident set for July

Brad Williams

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A physical confrontation involving a van driver and the wife of La Crosse’s mayor has led to a trial being scheduled for July. 

Christy Kabat is accused of disorderly conduct for arguing with the driver and allegedly scratching him, causing him to pepper-spray Mrs. Kabat.  

Mayor Tim Kabat’s wife claims the van endangered people marching in a ‘Black Lives Matter’ demonstration last summer in downtown La Crosse. 

The misdemeanor trial, scheduled to start July 1st, could last two days, and a judge and special prosecutor are being brought in from other counties.

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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