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MLB suspends four after Brewers-Pirates brawl

Major League Baseball has suspended four players involved in last Sunday's brawl between the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Milwaukee Brewers. Milwaukee catcher Martin Maldanado was suspended five games while outfielder Carlos Gomez was suspended three games.
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UPDATE: City of Eau Claire residents no longer have to run water Video included

City of Eau Claire (News Release) - Effective immediately: The City of Eau Claire Water Utility is giving notice to utility customers, who have been running their water as a result of their water services freezing this past winter, to turn off their water.
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Two UW-Stevens Point students killed in motorcycle crash

TOWN OF LINWOOD, Wis. (AP) -- Sheriff's officials say two University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point students have died in a collision between a motorcycle and a minivan in Portage County. More>>

U.S. reviewing plans for fewer troops in Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. official says the White House is reviewing a new series of options that would leave fewer than 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan next year. More>>

New York hospital bans e-cigarettes after fire, injury

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York hospital is banning electronic cigarettes after a patient on oxygen was burned by a fire that erupted while she was puffing on one of the devices. More>>

1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

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Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came... More>>

New law giving schools flexibility already having an impact

The calendar for a local school district is changing again because of a new law. More>>

Mock tornado watch and warning takes place on Thursday Video included

Eau Claire (WQOW) - The cost of winter could pale in comparison to spring and summer if severe weather packs a punch. Today's warm, windy weather is a good reminder of how quickly things can change in Wisconsin. Nick Grunseth, WQOW’s meteorologist, said to prepare for the worst. "It can happen anywhere, any place, as long as the conditions are right." The calm before the storm can take its course without warning. Grunseth said, "Knowing what to do in the event of severe weather will make it... More>>

Home for a Hen rents chickens to fair-weather farmers Video included

Owners say renting the hens offers many benefits, like free fertilizer but the main one is a dozen or so eggs per week.  More>>

Chippewa Falls to host meeting on keeping up with DNR regulation on cross connection

Chippewa Falls to host meeting on keeping up with DNR regulation on cross connection Video included

Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - Property owners in Chippewa Falls will likely find themselves adding fixtures to their faucets in order to keep up with DNR regulations. The new installations will help avoid a threat that many people may not be aware exists. And that is water heading backwards into the water supply. The DNR says it’s a situation that rarely happens on purpose. But if there is a drop in water pressure from something like a water main break, faucets and other water supply sources can ... More>>

Wendy's on Clairemont Avenue celebrates grand opening Video included

Previously, Eau Claire had two Wendy's locations, which both closed in November of 2012.  More>>

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