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La Crosse man faces strangulation charge after an argument



A 19-year-old La Crosse man had been charged with strangulation and other offenses, resulting from an incident on Denton Street. 

Cornell Banks is accused of getting into an argument with a woman whose apartment he was visiting.

The criminal complaint states Banks pushed the woman to the floor, punched her in the face, and placed his hands around her neck.

Others in the room reportedly pulled Banks away from the woman. 

Banks was given a signature bond, and is ordered to stay away from the victim. He’s due back in court after Memorial Day.

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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