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Eau Claire police continue searching riverbank for missing man

James B. Liedtka, 28, a U.S. Army veteran who lives in Eau Claire and attends UW-Stout, was last seen by friends late on the night of Nov. 3 leaving a Water Street tavern.

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2018-11-13 19:00:00

Eau Claire man found guilty of driving drunk with infant in car

According to police, Rassmussen drove home from Shopko in Eau Claire last December. An infant was in a car seat in the backseat. Police said he failed a field sobriety test at his home. He was transported for a blood draw at a local hospital. During that time, police said he spit at them and tried t

WQOW - 2018-11-14 00:15:24

Eau Claire group buys Water Street restaurants

Jeremy Kachmar, who has owned the businesses since 2006, said he decided to sell so he could “pursue other avenues in life.”

WQOW - 2018-11-13 17:34:45

Weather Outlook: Warmer today! Some snow possible at the end of the week

Eau Claire’s official high on Tuesday was 17 degrees. The high tied the record for the coldest high ever observed on November 13th. Thankfully, today will be MUCH warmer! With sunshine and a south breeze, temperatures will rise into the 30s. A few spots may touch 40 degrees. Tonight will be clear wi

WQOW - 2018-11-14 12:29:16

EC man bags "buck of a lifetime" in Chippewa Falls

Gawrysiak, 32, of Eau Claire, said he shot the animal on private property near the EOG Resources sand plant. He added that he and multiple other hunters have permission to hunt on the grounds.

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2018-11-14 04:30:00

How you can help neglected kids in Eau Claire

Eau Claire (WQOW) –Kids taken from dangerous situations are getting the basics they need thanks to the Drug Endangered Child (DEC) Program.Ashley Johnson has been charged with child neglect in Eau Claire after children were found in horrific conditions.Eau Claire Police said one of those kids got cl

WQOW - 2018-11-13 23:25:26

Eau Claire ice cream shop to close for the winter

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (RELEASE) --Ramone’s Ice Cream Parlor, opened in May of 2017 by Blayne and Kayla Midthun, has had a whirlwind first year and a half. With two successful summer seasons under their belt, the Owners have decided to make some needed renovations to their cold storage, employee lounge, k

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-11-13 15:59:00

Eau Claire proposed ordinance would allow for urban poultry raising

Werthmann said, “It's really important to stress the idea of trying to bring down the cost of food, trying to look at the sustainability of trying to grow our own food locally and also just our history and our culture here in Wisconsin and what it means to be connected to growing our own food.

WEAU-TV 13 - 2018-11-13 17:30:00

Hunter bags ‘buck of a lifetime’ in Chippewa County

After going through hours of trail cam video and pictures, watching the buck’s habits, a doe led him by Gawrysiak’s deer stand, and he was able to shoot the deer he’s been waiting for.

WQOW - 2018-11-12 23:20:55

Eau Claire woman charged after children found in feces-covered home

Ashley Johnson, 30, is charged with three counts of neglecting a child, ten counts of mistreating animals and bail jumping.

WQOW - 2018-11-12 20:43:21

Community businesses throwing fundraisers to benefit families of slain Girl Scouts

Just a few weeks ago, Knopps recalled seeing Autumn in the hallway, saying hello to her and seeing the smile that brought to her face.

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2018-11-13 04:00:00

Woman accused of neglecting children, animals

Ashley A. Johnson, 623 Plum St., was charged Monday with 14 misdemeanors: 10 counts of mistreating animals, three counts of neglecting a child and one count of bail jumping.

EAU CLAIRE LEADER-TELEGRAM - 2018-11-13 06:00:00

Eau Claire County Humane Association Pet of the Week: Freida

Freida is a sweet, playful, petite girl looking to find her forever home. Freida had kittens in June and is currently spending time at a foster home with two of her kittens and the cats who live there. While she enjoys playing with her boys, she is unsure of the adult cats who live there. Based o

WIPROUD.COM - 2018-11-13 15:13:03

Welcome home celebration for Eau Claire Memorial student

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --After months of recovering from a swimming accident, an Eau Claire Memorial High School junior got a warm welcome home Sunday.


Controversy can’t stunt Casey’s General Store plans from moving to Altoona City Council

Back in August the store’s first purchase offer was denied by the Plan Commission. Rooney Properties threatened to sue, and the City Council sent the plan back to the commission, with a negotiation committee.

WQOW - 2018-11-13 03:26:10

Wisconsin roundup: Investigators review leads, tips in alleged...

Thirty-two-year-old Sarah Schneider, 10-year-old Haylee Hickley, 9-year-old Jayna Kelly and 10-year-old Autumn Helgeson were picking up trash along a highway last Saturday when they were fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver. Another ten-year-old victim remains hospitalized. The National Alliance o

NEW RICHMOND NEWS - 2018-11-12 15:48:06

Eau Claire's inaugural Cheese Curd Cook Off

The event was held at Wagner's Lanes in Eau Claire where a variety of curds were sampled. After friendly food bantering over whose curds are better, event coordinator, Paul Wilkes got the idea to have a cook-off.


La Crosse man killed in Clark Co. crash

The 54-year-old man was driving a Jeep that collided with a milk truck. The Jeep rolled over, landing on its roof. According to the Clark County Sheriff’s Office, the man initially stopped at the stop sign, but then pulled out in front of the milk truck. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

WQOW - 2018-11-12 18:18:00

Power Outages in Eau Claire, more than 400 affected

Eau Claire (WQOW) – More than 400 people are without power in Eau Claire.According to a map on Xcel Energy’s website, the outages are by Golf Road and Fairfax Street.There is no cause of the outages at this time.Xcel Energy’s website says power may be restored by 6 p.m. for those near Fairfax St., a


Micon Cinemas to hold benefit for Girl Scout Troop #3055

“We want to support those impacted by the tragic event on November 3 in the best way we know how, with a movie,” said Connie Olson, Micon Cinemas owner. “We want to surround our community with love and support and wish all those grieving our heartfelt condolences for their loss.”

WQOW - 2018-11-12 17:21:11