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Town hall meeting about safety of your electronic medical records

As more hospitals use technology to store and sometimes share medical records, patients have questions.  They want to know their personal information is protected. More>>

Chelsea Clinton expecting first child Video included

The daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton announced at a Clinton Foundation event in New York that she and her husband, Marc Mezvinsky, are "very excited" to be having their first child later this year. More>>

Milwaukee Co. man accused of killing blind wife because she was nagging

Prosecutors charged Jack Lang of Oak Creek with first-degree intentional homicide Thursday. More>>

UPDATE: Hospital lets man off with a warning instead of $525 refill

When Christopher Lewis of North Charleston, S.C., refilled his drink without paying Wednesday, a federal police officer gave him a ticket. More>>

President Obama says 8 million have signed up for health care

President Barack Obama says 8 million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges. That's 1 million more than congressional scorekeepers had initially projected. More>>

Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez has died at 87

Garcia Marquez's magical realist novels and short stories exposed tens of millions of readers to Latin America's passion, superstition, violence and inequality. More>>

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

Thursday's announcement excited planet hunters who have been scouring the Milky Way for potentially habitable planets outside our solar system. More>>

DPI won't revoke license of porn-viewing teacher

The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will not revoke the license of a teacher who viewed pornographic emails at work, despite Gov. Scott Walker's request that swift action be taken to revoke the license. More>>

Discrimination claim against Regis Catholic Schools dismissed

A man who claims Regis Catholic Schools discriminated against him says he will appeal after his claim was dismissed. More>>

Jail time ordered in bomb threat case

A young man will spend time in jail for a bomb threat at his school. More>>

Altoona updates water customers about winter worries

Altoona residents can turn off the water. More>>

Man sentenced in fatal stabbing case

A man charged in the stabbing death of a teenager in Eau Claire has been sentenced. More>>

Jefferson Award Winner: Tom Leuck Video included

Bread, pickles and mustard. Those are three ingredients that make up Tom Leuck's signature brat sandwich. Those who know the chef say generous, passionate, and relentless are ingredients that make up Tom Leuck. More>>

Wisconsin schools turn more often to voters for money

Voters approved 23 of the 35 referenda Wisconsin school districts placed on April 1 ballots to raise money for operating costs. More>>

Albino deer and tundra swans among April DNR hearing Video included

Those are two of the proposals on the agenda for the spring DNR hearings held in every county in the state in April. More>>

Gov. Walker to launch re-election campaign Tuesday

Walker has been inviting his supporters to attend the events, which begin early Tuesday morning in Dane near Madison and end Tuesday night at State Fair Park. He will be joined by Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch. More>>

Fentanyl overdose death leads to criminal charges

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Charges are filed in Clark County after a man died from an overdose of fentanyl. More>>

Make-A-Wish sets the wheels in motion for a truck tune-up Video included

An area teen scored the wheels he wanted most, but cancer cut the ride short.  With the help of Make-A-Wish Wisconsin, he's back in the driver's seat.
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Former Badger Montee Ball wears frog suit to Wisconsin Final 4 game

ARLINGTON (WKOW) -- Denver Broncos running back Montee Ball, who played college football at Wisconsin, wore a frog suit to the Final Four in North Texas Saturday night. More>>

April snow storm moves out, but it left its mark

In Eau Claire we ended up with close to 8 inches, even 9 in some neighborhoods. More>>

Confluence supporters say they've topped $5 million in pledges

Despite uncertainty surrounding the Confluence Project, supporters say hundreds of thousands of dollars have been pledged in the past six weeks. More>>

River deck plans go in front of city commission

An idea in the works for close to 10 years will go in front of a city commission next week. More>>

PHOTO SLIDESHOW: Snow sculptures in Boyd Park

Eau Claire (WQOW) - As part of Volume One's "Winter After Hours" event held throughout the winter, two local artists are getting creative with their snow carvings. Jason Anhorn and Steve Bateman help More>>

Ladysmith man charged with beating pregnant girlfriend

Kristopher Pahl, from Ladysmith, was arrested earlier this month. A woman told police she is pregnant with his child, and that he became angry when she told him she did not want to be in a relationship. More>>

MN company to pay up in Wisconsin frac sand pollution case

The Department of Justice reaches a settlement with a frac sand company following a spill. More>>

Classroom grant will support families at home

In a week that's all about family, RCU is cooking up a way to give dinner time a boost. More>>

Documents: Teen cut teacher's throat, left note

Court documents show a popular Massachusetts teacher who police say was killed by one of her students was found in the woods with her throat slit and a note that read, "I hate you all." More>>

Citizen offers $10,000 reward to help solve horse attack

Thanks to a concerned citizen, the reward in a Dunn County case has been increased substantially. More>>

PHOTOS: October 4, 2013 Tornado outbreak

Around 4 p.m. Friday storms started developing in Northeast Nebraska. More>>

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