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Rural Menomonie man dies in motorcycle crash

A rural Menomonie man died in a motorcycle crash early Saturday morning. Around 4:30 a.m. on May 19, Levi Thatcher, 25, was reported missing from his residence and that his 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle was also gone.

CHIPPEWA HERALD - 2018-05-20 14:33:00

Menomonie man killed in motorcycle crash

DUNN COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) --Deputies in Dunn County are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash.It happened around 5:00am Saturday morning on CTH C at 290th Street in the township of Dunn. Shortly after receiving a report of a missing motorcyclist, deputies say they received a call of a motorcycle cra

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-05-19 13:45:00

Eau Claire man charged with child abuse

Jesse J. Smith is accused of throwing a shoe at his girlfriend's son. Police say it left a mark on the boy's stomach in the shape of the heel of a shoe. He also said Smith spanked him, and grabbed his feet and rolled him off a bed, causing him to hit his head on the floor.


Eau Claire woman charged with 5th OWI offense

Kaufua Xiong, 25, 2211 Sherman Creek Road, was charged Tuesday with operating while intoxicated-fifth offense, operating with a prohibited alcohol concentration-fifth offense and operating while license revoked.


Eau Claire college students leave behind pets after graduation

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --With college graduation upon us, many students are packing up and moving out, but there's one thing some students are leaving behind.This time of year, police in Eau Claire, Wisconsin said they get a handful of calls regarding students leaving pets. Police and the local hum


Eau Claire man helps stop attempted burglary

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --An Eau Claire man was able to stop an attempted burglary at a local auto salvage yard.The suspect, whose name has not been released yet, was taken into custody after sheriff's deputies say he attempted to burglarize Remington Auto Salvage in Eau Claire.Employee, Nate Reming


Missing menu item for restaurants: Workers

A key ingredient was missing when Za51 Pizzeria was ready to open late last year in Altoona’s River Prairie development, and it wasn’t mozzarella, marinara or pepperoni.

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2018-05-19 23:09:19

Clark County woman sentenced in theft case

Eau Claire County, Wis. (WEAU)The Clark County woman accused of stealing from her employer is sentenced.44-year-old Kim Poirier was found guilty due to a no contest plea in Eau Claire County Court Friday. According to court documents Poirier was sentenced to 60 days in jail and five years probation.

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-05-18 21:47:00

UPDATE: Warrant issued for cab driver accused of sexual assault

According to a criminal complaint, Woodberry picked a woman up outside a Menomonie Bar on October 7. The woman told deputies Woodberry pulled her out of the vehicle at Riverside Park and had sex with her while she was blacking out. The complaint said Woodberry told deputies she didn't have money for


Suit filed over 2016 double fatal crash into rural Eau Claire pond

The parents of Shania R. Felton and grandparents of Taylor A. Thompson, Bradley K. and Ann M. Felton of Mondovi, and Thompson’s father, Jacob H. Thompson of Eau Claire, also are plaintiffs in the civil suit, which names American Family Mutual Insurance of Madison as an involuntary plaintiff and Nati


Walker taps former Eau Claire Co. judge, DA for Barron Co. position

Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday that Brian Wright, who currently is a solo practitioner in Eau Claire, will succeed Angela Beranek.


Don’t drink to that: Study ranks Eau Claire as second-drunkest city in U.S.

“It’s not a surprise,” said Lieske Giese, director of the Eau Claire City-County Health Department. “From a data perspective, we’ve known for a long time that excessive drinking and binge drinking are serious problems in Eau Claire and that Wisconsin is significantly worse than most other states.”


Charges: Eau Claire woman hit ex-boyfriend with dumbbell

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — An Eau Claire woman is accused of knocking out her ex-boyfriend with a 9-pound dumbbell.Kimberly M. Martin, 33, 1515 Lyndale Ave., is charged in Eau Claire County Court with a felony count of substantial battery and a misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct by use of a dangerous w


Social worker to fight recidivism in Eau Claire County

Ferber, who herself was released from the Eau Claire County Jail in 2015 after serving a jail term, said a release plan formulated by a social worker will help connect former inmates to the right services in the county.


Police-Sheriff calls: Saturday, May 12 - Monday, May 14

12:11 a.m. Thefts, 10000 block of E. Melby St., Lake Hallie. Two subjects in custody for misdemeanor theft in progress.


Bomb Tacos exceeds goals: about $3,000 will benefit eliminating school lunch debt

With tacos, lingerie and wine, Chippewa Valley residents were able to indulge this past weekend and help raise more than $3,000 to erase local student lunch debt.Bomb Tacos, a year-old eatery in Chippewa Falls, offered to donate 10 percent of its sales last week and an additional $300 to help elimin


Dunn Co. cab driver charged with sexual assault

DUNN COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) --A Dunn County cab driver is charged after being accused of assaulting a female passenger.56-year-old Edward Woodberry of Ridgeland was charged Tuesday with second degree sexual assault.According to a criminal complaint, Woodberry picked a woman up outside a Menomonie Bar o


Eau Claire man charged for 7th OWI

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --An Eau Claire man has been charged with his 7th OWI.According to a criminal complaint, 51-year-old Danny Standifer was pulled over. It happened Sunday, just after midnight on Hastings Way.The complaint goes on to say that Standifer told the officer he only had one drink aro


Eau Claire RDA grants Milwaukee developer time for proposed housing project

A Milwaukee developer will conduct a series of meetings during the next three months to solicit input for a proposed Eau Claire riverfront development that would consist of small homes clustered around shared green space.The city Redevelopment Authority agreed this morning to grant WiRED Properties


Milwaukee company eyes Eau Claire for housing project

WiRED Properties, out of Milwaukee, has proposed a housing project for Eau Claire's Cannery District. Economic Development Administrator, Mike Schatz, told News 18 the company wanted to be a part of Eau Claire's development. Schatz said WiRED Properties wants to create a 'pocket' neighborhood along