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Eau Claire woman charged with assaulting children sentenced

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The woman accused of sexually assaulting multiple children on different occasions was sentenced in Eau Claire County Court on Monday, March 19. 33-year-old Sodaphy Ormston of Eau Claire was charged in 2016. In December 2017, Ormston pleaded guilty to repeated sexual assaul

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-03-20 05:47:00

Police-Sheriff calls: Friday, March 16 - Sunday, March 18

7:50 a.m. Theft of gift cards from car, 1000 block of Weather Ridge Rd., Chippewa Falls. 8:36 a.m. Theft from vehicle, 27000 block of County Highway MM, Chippewa Falls. 9:45 a.m. Criminal damage to house, 700 block of Prairie St., Chippewa Falls. 12:34 p.m. Drug abuse, Cornell. 5:21 p.m. Criminal da

CHIPPEWA HERALD - 2018-03-19 21:02:00

3/20: Govin's Lambing Barn - WQOW TV: Eau Claire, WI NEWS18 News, Weather, and Sports

Menomonie (GOVIN'S FARM) - This is an exciting time of the year here at Govin's. We invite you to come and enjoy our lambing barn. Children of all ages can enjoy seeing lambs nursing and bouncing around their mothers. While you are here you can learning more about these woolly creatures. It may be

WQOW - 2018-03-20 15:31:00

Radial looks to hire 150 new employees in Eau Claire

Eau Claire (WQOW) - A local company is hoping to hire 150 new employees at a job fair Tuesday. Radial is a customer service support company. To fill spots, Radial has had to up its pay, benefits, tuition reimbursement and flexibility. Officials there have even added work from home opportunities, b

WQOW - 2018-03-20 00:48:00

Eau Claire man charged with Holiday armed robbery

A 17-year-old Eau Claire man has been charged with a felony count of armed robbery. Jason M. Allen, 2016 Leonard Court, was arrested three days after a lone individual robbed the Holiday convenience store at 6123 Truax Lane in the town of Union. Allen made his initial appearance in Eau Claire County

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2018-03-19 19:42:46

Motorcycle catches on fire at Eau Claire intersection

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A motorcycle is destroyed after it catches on fire in Eau Claire. It happened Saturday around 7 p.m. at the corner of Jeffers Road and North Crossing. The Eau Claire Police Department said the fire started because of a mechanical issues. It was fully engulfed by the time f

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-03-19 02:28:00

Sheriff: Gaming console may be reason behind Eau Claire gas station robbery

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office says a gaming console may have been the motive behind a robbery at an area gas station. Jason Allen, 17, appeared in Eau Claire County Court Monday morning. He is charged with one count of armed robbery District Attorney Gary King sa

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-03-19 23:07:00

So How's Eau Claire's Cost of Living?

The national average is indexed at 100, which means that what costs a buck elsewhere in the country can be bought in Eau Claire for just 95 cents. It doesn't just seem like it costs less money to live around here; it's really true. The 2017 Cost of Living Index published by the Council for Communit

VOLUME ONE - 2018-03-19 05:36:31

Wrong-way driver in Eau Claire arrested for 3rd OWI after pursuit

Eau Claire (WQOW) -- A Rice Lake man faces multiple charges after fleeing law enforcement while driving the wrong way down Hastings Way early Saturday morning. The Wisconsin State Patrol arrested Troy Brower, 42, after he was spotted driving north in the southbound lanes on Hastings at Birch Street


Death threat call leads to two arrests in Eau Claire

Eau Claire (WQOW) - A woman who called police over death threats, ends up in handcuffs herself. Police said on Wednesday, Shayla Goetzka called police on her alleged boyfriend, Mauro Martinez, saying he had threatened to kill her and her family. When police arrived, they found Martinez circling the


Eau Claire teen faces sentencing for robbery charge

An 18-year-old Eau Claire man facing charges stemming from robberies pleaded guilty Friday to being party to the crime of robbery with threat of force and bail jumping. Eau Claire County Judge Jon Theisen accepted Derrick M. Rapley's pleas, found him guilty, ordered a pre-sentence investigation by t


Police searching for missing Menomonie man

MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU)-- The Menomonie Police Department is asking for your help finding a missing man. Officers say Lucas Libersky, 43, of Menomonie, hasn't been heard from since March 6th and has not contacted family or friends. They say they are concerned for his safety. Anyone with information i


Rice Lake man arrested in 3rd OWI offense

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) - A Rice Lake man has been arrested for operating a motor vehicle under the include in his third OWI offense. According to Wisconsin State Patrol, Troy Lee Brower, 42, was arrested on Hastings Way in Eau Claire, Saturday morning. Officials say around 2AM, a Wisconsin State Tr


Three arrested near Eleva following high-speed chase

ELEVA, Wis. (WEAU)- Deputies say three people are in custody following a high-speed chase, as one person was found hiding in an abandoned building west of Eleva Saturday afternoon. The Trempealeau County Sheriff's Department says a high-speed chase through Eau Claire was called-off due to speeds nor


Eau Claire man accused of threats made with loaded gun at Water Street bar

Eight criminal charges have been filed against an Eau Claire man accused of threatening people with a loaded handgun last fall at a Water Street tavern. Deandre L.M. Vales, 28, 1709 Omaha St., was charged Thursday in Eau Claire County Court with three felonies: Two counts of second-degree recklessly


St. Patty's Day Fun Run challenges your selfie game in Eau Claire

You might have noticed runners dressed in green, racing around Eau Claire on Saturday, taking selfies with public art. The fourth annual St. Patty's Day Fun Run and Sculpture Hunt, hosted by the Indianhead Track Club, brought yet another run to the area to celebrate the holiday. "If they went to al


UPDATE: Former Chi-Hi teacher charged in sexual assault case enters plea

JANESVILLE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Not guilty pleas were entered for a former Chippewa Falls High School teacher on charges he sexually assaulted a student in southern Wisconsin. Tyler Edge,24, stood mute in Rock County Court Wednesday, so the court entered not guilty pleas on his behalf. He's charged with


Miami pedestrian bridge collapses, killing four people, crushing cars

MIAMI - A newly installed 950-ton pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapsed Thursday, crushing vehicles on a busy highway below and killing at least four people, officials said. First responders recovered at least four bodies from the scene, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Do


Teen charged in several robberies pleads guilty

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)-- A teen charged with multiple area robberies has pleaded guilty. 18-year old Derrick Rapley made the plea in Eau Claire County court Friday to armed robbery and felony bail jumping. Rapley has three open cases. All other counts from those cases were dismissed but read in. Po


Two suspects taken into custody following gun violence threats

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Two people are in custody after Eau Claire police say officers received a report of a threat of gun violence at an area hotel. Mauro Martinez, 44, and Shayla Goetzka, 28, were taken into custody Wednesday afternoon at America's Best Value Inn on Clairemont Avenue. Police s