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Eau Claire man gets decades behind bars for sexually assault teenage girl
Eau Claire County (WQOW) – An Eau Claire man who confessed to repeatedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl was sentenced to decades behind bars Tuesday. Trent Woodman, 35, pleaded guilty or no contest to three counts of child sexual assault in December.
Menomonie man arrested for child pornography
CHIPPEWA FALLS – A Menomonie man has been arrested for possessing child pornography. Raymond L. Crowell, 36, 412 24th Ave., appeared for a bond hearing Thursday in Chippewa County Court on a possible charge of possessing child porn.
$768M Wisconsin Powerball winner ‘pretty much felt lucky’
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A 24-year-old Wisconsin man stepped forward Tuesday to claim a $768 million Powerball jackpot, the nation’s third-largest, saying he “pretty much felt lucky” the day he bought his tickets.
24-year-old Wisconsin man wins Powerball jackpot
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)--- The Wisconsin jackpot winner came forward and claimed his prize on Tuesday afternoon. The winner of the $768.4 million jackpot was announced at noon. The winner is 24-year-old Manuel Franco of West Allis.
Prep Boys Golf: Menomonie returns strength at top of lineup
The Menomonie boys golf team is waiting for the chance to fully see what it has. The Mustangs bring back talent but with the team's first several tournaments postponed or canceled due to weather, sixth-year coach David Allenstein's squad hasn't had the lengthy chance yet to compete on the links agai
Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Buyers Arrested by Undercover Cops Posing as Drug Dealers
Well, this is a new one. A gigantic drug raid mistake led to police officers arresting…well, each other. Turns out undercover cops in Detroit posed as drug dealers to help catch a pair of sellers. However, thanks to a “tiny” mess up, another undercover police group thought they were real drug dealer
Western Wisconsin woman removes tattoos forced on victims of violence for free
Onalaska (WQOW/WXOW) – A Wisconsin woman has found her life’s work in helping survivors of abuse erase scars that harbor painful memories. For survivors of abuse, the emotional scars can last a lifetime. But for some, they’ve got physical scars in the form of tattoos, forced on them as a way to exer
Menomonie Alliance Church Easter breakfast welcomes hundreds of visitors
MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) -- As many Christians head to church on Easter morning, many made an important stop before the service for an Easter breakfast. Menomonie Alliance Church continued their long standing tradition of offering a free breakfast on Easter. Hundreds of people from the church and the
Drivers killed in head-on crash in Polk County, Wisconsin identified
Authorities have identified two people killed in a head-on crash Monday in Polk County, Wisconsin. The Polk County Sheriff's Office said its investigation revealed Geraldine Swanson, 67, of rural Turtle Lake, Wisconsin, was driving a 2002 Jeep Cherokee eastbound on U.S. Highway 8 at about 5:29 a.m.
How ya gonna keep ‘em in the Valley? Chambers, EDCs and Momentum West collaborate with schools to retain grads
There’s an old song with the line: “And how ya gonna keep ‘em down on the farm after they’ve seen Paris?”. The Chippewa Valley faces a similar problem: How does it keep its graduates in the Valley after they’ve seen Chicago and the Twin Cities? Moving to big cities is a nationwide trend. In 1790, 95
Police: Meth relapse leads to child neglect charges for Eau Claire woman
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- An Eau Claire woman faces four charges, including neglect and causing mental harm to a child - that's according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday against 39-year-old Jennifer Komp.
Supreme Court struggles with Wisconsin drunken driving law
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is grappling with a Wisconsin law that allows law enforcement to draw blood without a warrant from suspected drunken drivers who have become unconscious.
Proposed $20 million hog farm divides northwestern Wisconsin community
TOWN OF TRADE LAKE, Wis. (FOX 9) - An Iowa company is planning a $20 million hog farm in northwestern Wisconsin that will house more than 23,000 pigs. The proposed operation has pitted farmer against farmer in the small township of Trade Lake, Wisconsin, as many neighbors worry about the environment
Eau Claire woman arrested after high-speed chase near Madison
MADISON, Wis. (WEAU) -- An Eau Claire woman was arrested after a high-speed chase on I-39 near Madison. It happened Monday evening around 4 p.m. in Dane County. Law enforcement officers say they were trying to pull over Kathleen Edwards, 41, when she was speeding and passing traffic using the should
Should Wisconsin lottery winners be required to come forward?
MADISON, Wis. - The same day a West Allis man came forward to claim Wisconsin's largest jackpot ever, state lawmakers are proposing new legislation that would not have required him to do so.
Wisconsin Man Claims $768M Lottery Ticket
Manuel Franco received his 768 million dollar check from the Wisconsin Lottery this afternoon. Frank Vascellaro reports (1:06). WCCO 4 News At 5 – Apr. 23, 2019.
Wisconsin governor promises veto if 'born alive' abortion bill advances
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) promised to veto a “born alive” abortion bill if the GOP-backed legislation makes it to his desk. The bill, introduced last week, hasn’t yet been voted on in any relevant legislative committees. Still, Evers told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel that he would veto the bil
This Wisconsin Only Beer Is Now Available By The Case
Your favorite Wisconsin beer (or at least the one that gets the most attention) is now available by the case, making your beer runs over the state line to Wisconsin even shorter.
Two Northeast Iowa Residents Die in Wisconsin Accident
Two northeast Iowa residents have died in a one-vehicle accident in southwest Wisconsin. Authorities identified the victims as 50-year-old George McNeese of Oran and 42-year-old Kristen Stratman of McGregor.
Foxconn: So, About That Factory in Wisconsin You Offered Us $4 Billion in Incentives to Build
Taiwanese manufacturer Foxconn wants to reopen negotiations with Wisconsin officials over its heavily subsidized, troubled plans to build a massive facility in the state, CNBC reported on Tuesday, though the exact nature of what is up for discussion is not clear.