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Three men charged with raping woman in Eau Claire

Eau Claire (WQOW) – Three men are charged for allegedly raping a woman in Eau Claire. The victim reported it happened at an apartment on West Grand Avenue on March 17. She said she had met Logan Allen on Tinder a few weeks before and he had asked her to come over.


Chris Kroeze stops by to talk about what he's been up to ahead of Eau Claire concerts

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU)- He stole our hearts on NBC's The Voice, was just awarded the Community Hero Award and named the Favorite Local Celebrity in The Best of the Chippewa Valley. Monday morning, Chris Kroeze stopped by the station to talk about what he's been up to!


Wisconsin joins multi-state opioid investigation; AG announces in Eau Claire

Eau Claire (WQOW) – Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul made a stop in Eau Claire on Monday to announce Wisconsin is joining a multi-state investigation of opioid manufacturers.


Missing Kzoo woman found dead in Wisconsin

KENOSHA, Wis. (WOOD) — A missing Kalamazoo woman has been found dead near the Lake Michigan shoreline in Wisconsin. Kenosha, Wisconsin police confirmed Monday that a body found around 2:20 p.m. Saturday belonged to Amanda Hanover.


2 arrested, another still on the run, after high-speed chase in Altoona

Altoona (WQOW) – Two people are behind bars and another is still on the run following a high-speed chase that started in Altoona late Sunday night. According to the Altoona Police Department, an Altoona officer tried to stop a vehicle on River Prairie Drive just off of Highway 53, but the driver ref


State: Free, local volunteer tax sites available in area

The Wisconsin Department of Revenue reminds residents that free tax help is available to individuals with low to moderate income, seniors, members of the military and people with disabilities.


Colfax native sworn in as state patrol officer

Colfax native Joshua Shipman has been sworn in as a Wisconsin State Patrol officer and will be patrolling in the northwest region of the state. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers helped swear in 16 new Wisconsin State Patrol officers, including Shipman, during a graduation ceremony Friday in La Crosse.


Body found in Wisconsin River in Mosinee

MOSINEE, Wis. (WSAW)-- The Mosinee Police Department says they're working to contact family of person found dead Sunday in the Wisconsin River before they publicly release an identification.


County prosecutor shot to death in Wisconsin

SYCAMORE – A mother of one who was shot to death by her ex-husband in an incident of domestic violence Saturday was also a prosecutor with the DeKalb County State’s Attorney’s office.


Close not good enough with horseshoes in Cadott

CADOTT — The saying goes, “close only counts with horseshoes and hand grenades.” In Cadott, you might have to leave horseshoes off that list. The Cadott Bakery’s horseshoes, a U-shaped doughnut with maple frosting, have for years been one of the bakery’s signature treats, and once they’re gone for t


Local youth survives icy accident

Even a week of mostly above-freezing temperatures did little to affect the scene of an accident at the Third Ward home of Jon and Jen Theisen. Large blocks of ice remained near the side of their house, still formidable despite the warming climate. Two holes endured in the snowbank, showing the spot


City high point: New 55-meter ski jump towers on south side

There’s a new skyscraper in town. It pierces the clouds from atop Mount Washington on the west edge of Eau Claire. That’s right. It’s the 100-foot high steel, cantilevered tower of the Flying Eagles new 55-meter ski jump.


UPDATE: Man accused of snow removal scam charged in Eau Claire Co. court

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A man accused of several unfinished contract works in Eau Claire is charged. James Dorsey, 33, was charged with misdemeanor theft by fraud in Eau Claire County on Thursday.


Xcel Energy's second solar garden up and running in our area

CASHTON, Wis. (WKBT) - Xcel Energy's seven acre solar garden site is operating and generating renewable energy for customers off of Highway 33 in Cashton. Xcel's first solar garden was build in Eau Claire in the fall of 2007.


IDEXX revamps Eau Claire offices with employees' well-being in mind

Melissa Meixner-Schlewitz leaves her pet pug Norm at home before work each day, but the canine’s wrinkly smiling face is one of the first things she sees when walking into offices at IDEXX.


Local tour choir wraps up concert season

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A local choir was welcomed home Sunday after hitting the road for a series of concerts. The Immanuel Lutheran High School, College and Seminary Tour Choir performed at Messiah Lutheran Church in Eau Claire.


YMCA March Madness three on three basketball tournament

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A local YMCA gave kids an opportunity to create their own March Madness with a 3-on-3 basketball tournament. Kids in first grade through eighth grade could register for the annual tournament at the Eau Claire YMCA this weekend.


Volunteers search for 28-year-old missing veteran James Liedtka

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Months after a local veteran disappeared, family and friends of 28-year-old James Liedtka are still searching for answers. On Saturday, volunteers spent hours handing out fliers and searching for any signs of James. Family, friends and strangers hit the sidewalks searching


Community Table hosted Ethiopian meal

Eau Claire, Wis. (WEAU) A UWEC student led demo on how to prepare Ethiopian food was held at the Eau Claire Community Table, with the food served at 11:30 to the community. At 9 a.m. Saturday March 23, student volunteers led a demo on how to prepare the dishes that were served at the Community Table


Chippewa Valley Wildlife Rehabilitation “Go Wild for Wildlife” benefit

Altoona, Wis. (WEAU) The nonprofit organization, Chippewa Valley Wildlife Rehabilitation, held their first “Go Wild for Wildlife” benefit. The benefit took place at the Happy Hollow Tavern on March 23 between 4 and 9 p.m., where over two hundred people were expected throughout the day.