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Two 18-year-olds seriously hurt in crash near Thorp
THORP, Wis. (WEAU) --Two people are hurt after a car spun into a ditch and hit a power pole.The Clark County Sheriff's Office got the call just before 5 p.m. Tuesday. The initial investigation indicates a car driven by 18-year-old O'Ryhann Hay was going north on Highway M, south of Thorp when she lo
Two on the lam; one wanted for homicide
By Bob ZientaraIn a pair of highly unusual circumstances, wanted fugitives in Barron and Rusk counties remain at large as of press time Tuesday, May 22, 2018, in connection with an apparent murder near Conrath, Wis., on Friday afternoon, May 18, and the unsuccessful pursuit of a burglary suspect the
Menomonie City Council decision shocks tavern owner
The council Monday night decided to notify the owners of Rehab, 631 Broadway St. S., that it intends to not renew its Class B beer and Class B liquor licenses, which would go into effect July 1. Zempel has applied to renew his licenses, which he has had for five years.
UPDATE: Woman charged in Dunn Co. homicide enters plea
MENOMONIE, Wis. (WEAU) --The woman charged in the death of a man in Dunn County has been found competent to stand trial.Ezra McCandless appeared in Dunn County Court Tuesday where she also pleaded not guilty to homicide.According to a criminal complaint, McCandless and 24-year-old Alexander Woodwort
Too many citations: Council votes not to renew bar's alcohol licenses
A downtown Menomonie bar faces the loss of its Class B beer and liquor licenses at the end of June.Meeting in closed session Monday night to discuss the unusually large number of citations issued to Rehab bar on Broadway, the Menomonie City Council passed a motion that it intends not to renew the ta
Bloomer woman charged with 7th OWI
A 60-year-old Bloomer woman has been charged in Chippewa County court with operating while intoxicated, seventh offense.Donna R. Rego, 13796 220th Ave., Bloomer, was charged after she was pulled over by law enforcement for driving the wrong way down Highway 53 from Tilden on Wednesday, May 16, accor
Menomonie High School grad plans global security studies as a path to law enforcement
Hannah Mommsen will attend Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, Ariz., this fall to study global security. She plans to leverage that degree to land a career in law enforcement or a government agency.
Kraft arrested; manhunt ends
The location is in the town of Atlanta, Rusk County, on land along CTH H just south of Imalone Road.
Judge: Murder suspect in Eau Claire man's stabbing death competent
Dunn County Judge James Peterson on Tuesday found Ezra J. McCandless, 20, of Stanley competent after reviewing a doctor’s report. Her attorney, Aaron Nelson, entered a not guilty plea on her behalf. McCandless remains in the Dunn County Jail charged with first-degree intentional homicide.
UPDATE: Thirty cows lost in Baldwin barn fire
Firefighters and ambulance personnel were on the scene of a barn and silo fire at 2467 90th Ave., Baldwin Friday, May 18. No people were injured as of the firefighters' initial arrival, though it was estimated 25 cows were lost in the fire. Sarah Nigbor / RiverTown Multimedia
'Let's Go Fishing' to launch June 1 in Menomonie
'Let’s Go Fishing' (LGF) in Menomonie is a new non-profit that provides fishing and boating excursions free of charge to seniors, veterans, youth, and the disabled and will be launching their season opening celebration on June 1 from 4 p.m.-6 p.m. at Point Comfort Park in Menomonie.Attendees will be
Stanley woman deemed competent to stand trial in Springbrook stabbing
The question about whether the Stanley woman charged in the March stabbing death of an Eau Claire man is competent to defend herself in court has been answered.During a status conference on Tuesday morning, Judge James Peterson announced that according to a evaluation report from clinical psychologi
Rural Menomonie man dies in motorcycle crash
A rural Menomonie man died in a motorcycle crash early Saturday morning. Around 4:30 a.m. on May 19, Levi Thatcher, 25, was reported missing from his residence and that his 2009 Harley Davidson motorcycle was also gone.
Prep Track and Field Regionals: Menomonie advances 9 individuals, 5 relays to sectionals
Both the Menomonie boys and girls track and field teams will be advancing nine individual athletes and five relay teams to Thursday's sectional meet, following the WIAA Division 1 regional tournament held Monday at Superior High School.Sam Zbornik was the only Mustang to earn a regional championship
UPDATE: Eau Claire Gordy's one step closer to re-opening
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --An Eau Claire Gordy's Market location is one step closer to re-opening.Less than an hour ago, the Eau Claire City Council approved an application for a liquor license at the store located on West Clairemont Avenue.The application said the plan is to open the south side loca
Menomonie City Council to act against tavern
Rehab, 631 Broadway St. S., has been at the center of recent discussions related to Menomonie’s downtown drinking culture after April 12, when 45 underage drinking infractions and other citations were issued at Rehab, which is owned by Menomonie resident David Zempel.
Single heavy load caused partial collapse of Paint Creek Bridge
TOWN OF LAFAYETTE, Wis. (WEAU) --Joyce Kandler hoped the fish were biting Monday.But the Cadott native noticed things in the Town of Lafayette near Lake Wissota were quiet."Yes. Too serene. Too serene," she said to WEAU 13 News on Monday.For the past week, the paint creek bridge has been shut down a
UPDATE: Teen accused of multiple area robberies sentenced
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --A teen charged with multiple area robberies is sentenced.Derrick Rapley, 18, appeared in Eau Claire County Court Monday. He previously pleaded guilty to armed robbery and felony bail jumping. Rapley was sentenced to ten years of probation with various conditions.Police say
The college cleanup problem in Eau Claire
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --The time has come for students at UW-Eau Claire to head out, which means packing up and leaving behind what they don't want…on the street.“Looks like everybody else is already moved out,” says Ben Hansen, a new graduate from UWEC, pointing to a neigbors pile of garbage. “Yo
Menomonie man killed in motorcycle crash
DUNN COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) --Deputies in Dunn County are investigating a fatal motorcycle crash.It happened around 5:00am Saturday morning on CTH C at 290th Street in the township of Dunn. Shortly after receiving a report of a missing motorcyclist, deputies say they received a call of a motorcycle cra