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Residents circulating petition on Menomonie airport noise
They have formed a group called Focus70, which is made up of residents in the Shorewood Heights and Natwick Addition areas. The petition is requesting the city to immediately and permanently halt all flight training operations at Menomonie Municipal Airport, 1400 Indianhead Drive E.
Manhunt ongoing in Buffalo County for robbery suspect
There was no mention of where the robbery took place, but two images taken off a security camera were uploaded to a gallery called "Nelson Robbery Suspect," and commenters identify the store as the "Handy Mart" at 110 Hwy. 25 in Nelson, Wis.
Eau Claire man charged with child enticement
According to a complaint filed Friday, an Altoona Police officer responded to an online post made by 27-year-old Luis Guevara. Through a series of conversations, the undercover officer, posing as a 14-year-old girl, and Guevara agreed to meet at Altoona’s Devney Park. That’s where officers arrested
HAPPENING NOW: Crews responding to gas leak on Grand Ave. in Eau Claire
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --Crews are responding to a gas leak on Grand Ave. in Eau Claire, according to Xcel Energy.The utility company says the area where the gas leak occurred is under construction.This is a developing story, stay with WEAU 13 News for the latest.
Wisconsin state news briefs: Wausau hit-and-run driver suspected...
Officers had been called to the address about a possible prowler Wednesday at 11:30 p.m. While they were trying to contact somebody inside the home, a man came out through a second-story window and climbed to the roof. When officers spoke to him, he tried to jump from the roof of that house to the o
Sepsis diagnosis prompts quick action to save woman’s life
Menomonie, Wis. — The graduation party of Susan Kohnke’s son was memorable, but not in the way she would have wanted. Instead of reflecting on a day celebrating school successes, and spending time with friends and family, the 58-year-old Colfax woman instead remembers it being the day she developed
Eau Claire man accused of sexually assaulting 9-year-old girl
According the criminal complaint, James Kittleson is facing two counts, including 1st-degree sexual assault of a child.
Chippewa Falls man charged with stalking, endangering ex-girlfriend
A Chippewa Falls man has been charged with stalking and endangering an ex-girlfriend, and threatening to kill anyone the woman dated.Thomas B. Harding Jr., 27, of 18334 50th Ave. was charged Monday with felony stalking, two counts of recklessly endangering safety, two counts of felony bail jumping a
New curricula database, graduation date pushed back for Menomonie school district
At Monday’s Menomonie school board meeting, assistant superintendent Brian Seguin showcased the new curriculum database, known as Build Your Own Curriculum.Beginning this school year, parents and community members will be able to see what classes their students are taking and will take in the future
Sexual assault charge filed against Altoona man
Alexzander Wilson, from Altoona, is accused of assaulting the 16 year old girl at home in Bloomer in January of 2017. She told investigators he tried to put his hands in her pants as he asked for her to perform a sex act on him. She said when she refused, he began to masturbate in front of her.
Former care facility site sought for apartments site
A partnership of local companies Pablo Properties, Commonweal Development and Market & Johnson is proposing to turn Syverson Lutheran Home, 816 Porter Ave., into a 47-unit apartment building.
Competent to stand trial in terroristic threat case
A rural Ridgeland man has been ruled competent to assist in his defense in connection with charges of making terroristic threats, criminal trespass and bail jumping, following a hearing on Aug. 9, 2018, in Barron County Circuit Court.James F. Donnerbauer, 69, E6627 County Road V, Ridgeland, will be
Eau Claire Police: Reports of fake IRS scam calls increase
EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) --The Wisconsin Department of Consumer Protection says reports of fake IRS calls have quadrupled and local police have also received reports from concerned citizens.The IRS scam has been around for years. Scammers are looking to scare their victims into giving up cash and per
Charges filed against man shot by officers
Reese A. Diesterhaft, 23, has been charged with burglary with a dangerous weapon, possession of a firearm, criminal damage to property, fleeing officers and disorderly conduct.
Perkins closes, Culver's to move in
After decades of operation, Perkins of River Falls closed its doors for the last time Sunday afternoon, Aug. 12. It was the place to go for many after church on Sundays, as seen by the packed parking lot on those days.
Chippewa County Board approves bailiff, bridge project
“Very few courthouses I go to don’t have courthouse security,” Kowalczyk told the board. “Personnel is a deterrent. This is overdue. This is the route we need to go to provide safety to the people who work in the courthouse, but also the people who visit the courthouse on a daily basis.”
NR man, Ellsworth EMT charged with child sex crimes
Prosecutors charged Joseph R. Link, 33, New Richmond, with use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime, child enticement and attempt sexual assault of a child under 16 in Barron County Circuit Court Aug. 14. He posted a $10,000 signature bond after his initial court appearance. Link faces up t
Criminal Complaint: Suspect shot by Eau Claire Co. deputies 'wanted' to get killed by police
EAU CLAIRE COUNTY, Wis. (WEAU) --The suspect accused of a multi-county chase that ended in an officer-involved shooting told investigators he wanted to get killed by police.Reese Diesterhaft, 23, was charged in Dunn County Court on Tuesday with burglary, attempting to flee an officer, disorderly con
Altoona man charged with sexual assault
Alexzander S. Wilson, 18, 2336 Bradwood Ave., was charged in Chippewa County Court with attempted second-degree sexual assault by use of force, causing a child age 13-18 to view sexual activity, fourth-degree sexual assault and possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.
Bygd, Dicus to face off for sheriff in November
Choosing among five contenders, voters narrowed the field of candidates in the Dunn County Sheriff's race to the pair who will face off in November. The winner will succeed Dennis Smith who has served since he was first elected in 2000.Kevin Bygd emerged victorious among the trio of Republicans, and