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UPDATE: Eau Claire Red Cross volunteer continues work in Virgin Islands ahead of second hurricane

UPDATE (WQOW) - An Eau Claire man is helping prepare the Virgin Islands for the second hurricane in just two weeks. Luong Huynh left Eau Claire September 11. He told News 18 over the phone he is amazed by people's generosity and strength, like one woman he helped named Nelda. He said by getting to

WQOW - 2017-09-19 01:50:00

City accepts bids on new Eau Claire fire station

Eau Claire (WQOW) -- Contractors put in their bids to build Eau Claire's new fire station. The Eau Claire City Purchasing Office opened bids today for the new Fire Station 10. More than 20 contractors submitted bids for one or more of their 28 categories, from masonry and concrete to windows and plu

WQOW - 2017-09-20 06:49:00

Eau Claire County Sheriff tells county board meth plays large role in crowded jail

Methamphetamine continues to be a problem for local law enforcement, according to the Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department. Tuesday, Sheriff Ron Cramer addressed the Eau Claire County Board of Supervisors. He discussed the growing meth problem, and how it is largely responsible for the increase in

WQOW - 2017-09-20 06:44:00

Eau Claire company donates 46,000 toothbrushes to hurricane Harvey, Irma victims

Eau Claire (WQOW) - After the inundation of hurricanes for the Caribbean, Florida and Texas, an Eau Claire business is helping to brush away some of the pain. Tess Oral Health, a toothbrush manufacturing plant, sent 46,000 toothbrushes south for victims of Hurricanes Irma and Harvey. Rob Conner, the

WQOW - 2017-09-20 01:05:00

Petanque courts installed at Wilson Park in Eau Claire

Eau Claire (WQOW) - The days of summer are coming to an end, but if you want to enjoy the warmth we still have, a game you've maybe never heard of is new to Eau Claire and calling your name. It's called, "petanque," which is similar to Bocce Ball. Anne Marie Bittner started Joel's Petanque Club in

WQOW - 2017-09-20 00:55:00

Xcel Energy team "fired up" for filming of "Fireball Run" episode in Eau Claire

A show on Amazon Instant is filming in downtown Eau Claire for a "fast-paced trivia game" type series this coming weekend. Forty teams compete on "Fireball Run" while visiting eight unique small cities in the United States. Teams have to solve clues about the history of the town and find tidbits tha

WQOW - 2017-09-20 00:48:00

UW-Eau Claire student hospitalized after jumping from balcony to garage roof

Eau Claire County (WQOW) - A UW-Eau Claire student is hospitalized in serious condition after police said he jumped from a balcony to a nearby garage roof and fell. It happened around 2 a.m. on Saturday at a home on Lake Street. Police said Henry Gomez, 18, had been drinking when he attempted the ju

WQOW - 2017-09-20 00:29:00

Eau Claire teen stabs self with sword

Eau Claire County (WQOW) - An Eau Claire teenager was hospitalized after an incident involving a sword. Police were called to a home on Piedmont Road on Eau Claire's north side shortly after midnight Saturday morning. Officers said the 16-year-old boy was horse-playing with friends when he accidenta

WQOW - 2017-09-20 00:20:00

Eau Claire at 20% fall color, according to Travel Wisconsin

Eau Claire (WQOW) - Get your Instagram filters ready. Fall colors could be coming early to the Chippewa Valley. News 18's drone was flying high above Fellowship Alliance Church, located at the former Fanny Hill in Eau Claire, to capture what the leaves look like before they start changing colors. Ac

WQOW - 2017-09-19 23:59:00

FIVE INTERVIEW: Eau Claire Heart Walk (9/19/17)

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WEAU-TV 13 - 2017-09-19 23:22:49

Eau Claire woman sentenced on meth charge

An Eau Claire woman was sentenced to two years in prison this week for possessing methamphetamine with intent to distribute. Hope Kissinger, 35, was sentenced in federal court by Judge James Peterson. Kissinger must spend three years on supervised release following the prison term. Kissinger pleaded

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-19 22:23:01

POLICE: Two men arrested in string of gas station thefts, robberies in Eau Claire, Chippewa Valley

Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire police have released new information regarding a string of incidents at several gas stations on Monday evening. News 18 spoke with Kyle Roder, a public information officer with the Eau Claire Police Department. On Monday shortly before 7:30 p.m., police received a repo

WQOW - 2017-09-19 18:51:00

Eau Claire man charged for leading police on high speed chase

Eau Claire (WQOW) -- An Eau Claire man faces nine charges, including two felonies, after leading Eau Claire police on a high speed chase. Gary Spear was charged Monday. According to the complaint, he was stopped by police on Sept. 1 in the Town of Brunswick. Spear did not hand over his insurance inf

WQOW - 2017-09-19 01:13:00

Eau Claire city officials: Trees planted near Carson Causeway to increase fish population in Half Moon Lake

Eau Claire (WQOW)- Sunny days left to spend out on the water may be numbered, but on Half Moon Lake the number of fish left to be caught could be higher than you think. As part of the Carson Causeway improvement project, Half Moon Lake will turn into a hot spot for fishing. The city will be planting

WQOW - 2017-09-19 01:06:00

Eau Claire event seeks to aid veterans

The event, sponsored by American Legion Auxiliary Unit 53, is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Eau Claire County Exposition Center, 5530 Fairview Drive. The following services will be offered to veterans providing a DD214 or military ID at the event: free flu shots, clothing, personal care ite

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-19 00:00:00

Eau Claire revving up for 'Fireball Run'

Downtown Eau Claire on Saturday will become the starting line of an eight-day televised contest that aims to show participants little-known areas of the U.S. and spans nearly 2,000 miles. "Fireball Run," a travel-adventure show distributed by Amazon Instant Video, will kick off its 11th season, titl

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2017-09-18 22:54:54

Chetek woman faces child abuse charges

Courtesy: Barron County Jail Barron County (WQOW) - A Chetek woman faces child abuse charges after several incidents involving a 2-year-old boy. According to a criminal complaint, Jami Sonnenberg's husband told police she was upset the boy was not moving fast enough while walking in a hallway. So, s

WQOW - 2017-09-20 00:15:00

Wisconsin WWII soldier to be laid to rest Saturday

A Wisconsin World War II veteran, who went missing in Germany in 1944, will be buried on Saturday with full military honors, according to a press release from the Department of Defense. The body of Army Pfc. Gerald Wipfli of Nekoosa was discovered in 2010, when electrical workers found his remains w

WQOW - 2017-09-19 22:11:00

Refuge Farms seeks help for new horse hospital

Spring Valley (WQOW) -- For sick and abandoned horses left behind, one local rescue is stepping up, but organizers still need help to make the dream a reality. Refuge Farms in Spring Valley is a haven for horses who need a helping hoof. "We're the ones that get called after the other rescues do thei

WQOW - 2017-09-20 02:37:00

LATEST: Bruce man charged in connection to confidential informant's death

Rusk County (WQOW) - A man is charged in connection to a December death in Rusk County, where the body of a police informant was found in a burned down building. The body of Jeffrey Putbrese was found inside the burned building in Rusk County on December 7, 2016. Officials said Putbrese was working

WQOW - 2017-09-20 02:12:00