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Green Alert issued for missing Eau Claire veteran
Wagener was riding a bright-green bicycle and had a large backpack with him, according to the alert. Wagener claimed he was going camping with his father, but none of his family or friends have been in contact with Wagener since then.
UPDATE: One taken to the hospital after shooting in Eau Claire
UPDATE:Eau Claire (WQOW)– According to Eau Claire police, there is an “active investigation” into a shooting that occurred on Eau Claire’s southwest side Sunday night around 8:20.According to Eau Claire police, they responded to a call of shots fired at the Oak Ridge Village Mobile Home Park on Reve
Gas leak prompts evacuations at businesses in Eau Claire
The company says the fire department evacuated some businesses, as a precaution, but have since returned. Xcel says the area is secure and crews are in the process of repairing.
Western Dairyland grant to increase free housing for Eau Claire homeless
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --There will soon be additional free housing for homeless individuals in Eau Claire thanks to a grant through Western Dairyland Community Action Agency.The $188,000 Housing and Urban Development grant will allow the agency to increase its Housing First program from 20 to 30 u
Win a pair of all-fest passes to the Eau Claire World Film Festival
RULES REGARDING ENTRIES - Entry must be complete and accurate to be considered eligible. All entry forms must be filled out properly including first and last name, email address, etc. Volume One and featured "For The Win" business reserves the right to reject improperly filled out forms for any reas
Eau Claire police looking for information about missing man
The Eau Claire Police Department is looking for the public’s help in locating a U.S. Army veteran, Nicholas M. Wagener, 38, of Eau Claire.
UPDATE: Trial begins for man accused of killing Rusk Co. deputy
MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) --The trial of Doug Nitek began Tuesday in a Dunn County courtroom, with images and perception commanding the morning discussion.Nitek, who’s charged with 31 counts tied to the death of Rusk County Sheriff’s Deputy Dan Glaze, entered the Menomonie court room wearing an untucke
Fire causes $200K in damage at Banbury Place
Eau Claire (WQOW)– Eau Claire fire crews are working to find out what caused an estimated $200,000 in damage at an Eau Claire business.According to Eau Claire Fire and Rescue, crews were called to a fire at Dynamic Fabrication and Finishing inside Banbury Place Tuesday morning around 7:38.When firef
Eau Claire police investigating reports of shots fired
One person sustained minor injuries, but Bridget Coit, the Eau Claire Police Department’s public information officer, couldn’t say how the male or female was injured.
Man gets prison for probation violations
Eau Claire County Judge Emily Long ordered Chad D. Turgeson, 35, 1230 Oxford Ave., to spend two years on extended supervision following his release from prison.
Eau Claire man gets prison for violating probation
Eau Claire County Judge Michael Schumacher ordered Zackery J. Brummond, 29, 678 Wisconsin St., to spend five years on extended supervision following his release from prison.
Eau Claire local to create app that helps people with disabilities travel
Gabriel Schlieve is 23-years-old, and he has cerebral palsy. So, he holds issues of accessibility close to his heart. Schlieve said even though he needs a wheelchair to help him get around (most of the time), he loves to travel. He’s been to China, Tibet, and even Africa.
Sex offender faces new charges in Eau Claire
We reported in 2016, when Lashley was sentenced for having child porn on his computer, experts believed he had cognitive disabilities and didn’t know what he was doing was wrong.
AP Top 25: LSU jumps to No. 6; Wisconsin tumbles from top 10
LSU surged to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll after its second victory of September against a highly ranked team, and Wisconsin tumbled to No. 18 after becoming the first top-10 team to be upset by an unranked team.Top-ranked Alabama strengthened its hold on No. 1 on Sunday , rec
DEVELOPING STORY: ECPD responds to report of shots fired
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --One person suffers minor injuries after a report of shots fired in Eau Claire.The Eau Claire Police Department is on the scene and investigating.It happened around 8:20 p.m. Sunday on Revere Street at Oak Ridge Village - also known as the Shawtown Trailer Park.An initial in
Man in custody after high speed chase in Eau Claire
The Wisconsin State Patrol said they attempted to pull over Douglas Polzin for speeding on Highway 53. Troopers said Polzin drove off, reaching speeds of nearly 100 miles per hour. Around 2:15 p.m., law enforcement reports that Polzin crashed into a ditch on Highway D at Highway HH. Troopers said he
Buildings planned for Eau Claire's north side area
While one of the buildings would be almost entirely storage space and be staffed by a handful of workers, the other has offices included in it and would have 50 to 75 people working there, according to documents submitted to the city.
Grilling Tournement held in Eau Claire
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --To kick off football season, the fourth annual Western Wisconsin Tailgate Grilling Tournament took place in Eau Claire.
LSU jumps to No. 6; Wisconsin out of top 10
2:44 PM ETAssociated PressLSUhas surged to No. 6 in The Associated Press college football poll after its second victory of September against a highly ranked team, andWisconsinhas tumbled to 18 after becoming the first top-10 team to be upset by an unranked team.Top-rankedAlabamastrengthened its hold
Fall colors delayed due to high summer heat
Green Oasis, a year-round garden center in Chippewa Falls, has taken notice. Staff said usually this time of year, the trees begin showing their vibrant fall colors: yellow, red and orange. But the lasting summer heat is slowing the process.