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McDonald's manager taken hostage in Wittenberg

McDonald's manager taken hostage in Wittenberg More>>

Tube Take Out Approved in Eau Claire

Tonight, the Eau Claire City Council approved a plan for a tube take out spot on the Chippewa River by  vote of 9-1. More>>

Landfill Expansion

Advanced Disposal says it needs more space to deal with an increase in garbage, and wants to expand a landfill in Eau Claire. More>>

Appeals Court Decision About Frac Sand Case

The frac sand debate carried over into an appeals court today, which upheld a decision to grant a conditional use permit in Buffalo County. More>>

Student Loan Concern

A new report shows that some students who have a co-signer and are paying on time can still default on their loans. More>>

Inspirational Story: Patient Honors Physical Therapist

Emily Valerio shares the story of an Altoona physical therapy patient, and the Chippewa Falls woman he went to great lengths to honor. More>>

13-Year-Old Author in Eau Claire

Publishing a book is something many people want to do. Kristen Shill introduces us to a student at Delong who has already done it. More>>

13-Year-Old Author in Eau Claire

Publishing a book is something many people want to do. Kristen Shill introduces us to a student at DeLong who has already done it. More>>

Earth Day

Today was Earth Day, celebrated on April 22nd of every year since 1970 More>>

Water Update in Eau Claire

Good news for hundreds of homeowners in Eau Claire today: the city announced today that residents can now turn their water faucets off.

4 Tips to combat climate change

A few tips to help you change with the changing climates. More>>

Bone Marrow Event

116 people were added to the Bone Marrow registry. More>>

Tornado Awareness Week

It is Tornado Awareness Week and on Thursday afternoon a mock tornado warning will sound at 1:45 p.m.  More>>

Chippewa Falls Water Regulations

Protecting the water in Chippewa Falls could cost resident's more money. More>>

High Cost of Water main Breaks

Eau Claire's Utilities went over budget for this past winter season. More>>

Wendy's is Open

Wendy's is back in Eau Claire. More>>

Rent a Hen

Home for a Hen is a new business that helps urban homeowners set up their own chicken farm. More>>

Hulsey Governor

Hulsey says he going to be running for Governor. More>>

Action City Easter Egg Hunt

Action City Easter Egg Hunt

Black Thumb Glass opens on Eau Claire's south side

Black Thumb Glass opens on Eau Claire's south side

North Side Break-Ins

Eau Claire police are asking for your help to solve a string of break-ins on the city's north side.

Northside Break-Ins

In the last week, there have been seven break-ins to unlocked sheds, garages and cars near Jeffers Road. More>>

Chi-Hi Balloon Launch

There was no school today, but the Chi-Hi Altitude Balloon Club showed up to take part in an experiment: launching a balloon into the sky. More>>

Landfill Expansion Plans

The city of Eau Claire was notified by Advanced Disposal Services that it wants to expand the seven mile Creek Landfill vertically. More>>

Menomonie Names New Superintendent

Today, the school board named Joe Zydowsky to be Menomonie's District Administrator. He currently holds the same position in Cadott. More>>

Menomonie Names New Superintendent

Today, the school board named Joe Yolky to be Menomonie's District Administrator. He currently holds the same job in Cadott. More>>

UW-Eau Claire Wary of Mumps

A recent outbreak of mumps on the UW-La Crosse and Madison campuses has health officials at UW-Eau Claire on alert. More>>

Priory Meeting

UW-Eau Claire is looking for input on what to do with the grounds surrounding the Priory, which houses the Children's Center and a small residence hall. More>>

County F Closing

County Road F, on the south side of Eau Claire under the Interstate 94 bridge, will be closed starting Monday. More>>

Scandinavian Imports Closed

Scandinavian Imports was the final tenant to leave a set of buildings set for demolition to make room for the proposed Confluence Project. More>>

CVTC's State of the Art Fire Center

A new facility in Eau Claire stands out because it's built to burn. More>>

Xcel Communicates with Customers on Social Media

Xcel Energy says that social media responses are becoming the norm when bad weather hits. More>>

Chelsea Clinton Pregnant

Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child. More>>

Silver Alert Designed to Help Those with Dementia

There's an effort to help get the word out quickly if someone with dementia gets lost or wanders off.

Car Buyers Donate to Support Charity

Car buyers leave the lot happy, and help those in need in a big way. More>>

Enrollment Multiplier Controversy

The WIAA annual meeting draws a big crowd on a hot topic.

Update on New Transfer Center Plans

The transfer center for city buses in Eau Claire could be going through some changes. More>>

Rubber Duck Races Legalized

The governor clears the way for rubber ducks to race. More>>

Whippersnappers Closing

An Eau Claire business closes its doors after five years. More>>

New Details in Hostage Crisis Investigation

James Albrecht is charged with nine felonies. More>>

Bone Marrow Drive

UW-Eau Claire and Sacred Heart Hospital host a "Be the Match" bone marrow drive. More>>

Trout Stocking Plan

The DNR is looking to add more than 300,000 Trout to state waters. More>>

Lake Association Annual Meeting Focus

The Lake Association is holding its annual meeting tomorrow night. More>>

Gov.. Walker Launches Re-election bid

Governor Walker makes his pitch for re-election today. More>>

Investigation Update

Investigators are hoping one picture will help solve a bank robbery. More>>

Deputy Remembered

Deputy Mike Seversen died yesterday due to complications of a gunshot wound. More>>

Chippewa Body Found

A person walking in a wooded area, spotted a body. More>>

Volunteer Expo

The Chippewa Valley Volunteer Association is putting on its first Volunteer Expo today at Hobbs Ice Arena. More>>

Car Runs into Barn

Eau Claire County Sheriffs deputies responded to the crashed this morning on county highway D in the town of Clear Creek. More>>

ECASD Budget Forecast

Last night, the board was presented with different budget forecasts for the next school year. More>>

utility Moratorium Ending

Customers who have not paid their energy bill over winter will soon face disconnection of their utilities. More>>

Update on Standoff Investigation

Police have released the name of the man at the center of last night's standoff in Altoon. More>>

Antique Appraisal

Video journalist Steve Betchkal ventured to the Stanley Area Historical Society Museum where collectors could get the expert opinion of a professional antique appraiser. More>>

Lunar Eclipse

At 2:00 A.M. there will be a Total Lunar Eclipse. More>>

Ticks Return

A reminder as the weather warms you'll be spending time outdoors with ticks. More>>

Glenwood City Frac Sand Project

The city council in Glenwood City is scheduled to potentially vote on an agreement with Vista Sand. More>>

Spring Sports Delayed

Teams have been stuck indoors again because of weather like we had today. More>>

Flooding in Durand

There is a Flood Warning for the Chippewa River in Durand. More>>

Abandoned Easter Bunnies

The Eau Claire County Humane Association says every year it sees an influx of after-Easter bunnies. More>>

Preview of Volunteer Expo

The Expo is tomorrow at Hobbs ice arena in Eau Claire. More>>

CVTC Pow Wow

Veterans and American Indian dancers gathered at Chippewa Valley Technical College today for a pow wow exhibition. More>>

Winter Burn

Jesse Yang takes us to a local tree farm that is in repair after havoc reigned over its evergreens. More>>

Armed Robbery

A suspect in a bank robbery in Haugen is still on the run, 24 hours after it happened. More>>

Lafayette House Fire

A ruptured water line in your home is usually a bad thing. But yesterday, it helped crews put out a fire at a house in Lafayette. More>>

Durand Flooding

The year's first rain showers bring the possibility of flooding. For one area community, it's something they've come to expect and prepare for every year.

Celebrity Cause

Hundreds of locals and some former NFL players gathered for a day of trap shooting to raise money for heart disease research. More>>

DNR Spring Hearing Preview

Monday is your chance to weigh in on proposed changes to many DNR rules. More>>

Geologists Tie Earthquakes to Fracking

The Ohio Oil and Gas Chief says a state investigation finds a link between fracking and earthquakes.

Chippewa River Overlook Proposed

There's a plan in the works to give tubers another spot where they may get out of the Chippewa River.

Chippewa River Level Update

The City of Eau Claire now expects the Chippewa River to crest overnight at 772 feet. More>>

Winter Overtime Costs in Eau Claire

Because they were so busy this winter, the Eau Claire utilities department went $157,000 over budget. More>>

History of Viennese Ball

See how Eau Claire's Viennese Ball got its start and why this year's is so special. More>>

Lunch in Eau Claire Raises $14K for Special Olympics

Special Olympics Wisconsin holds a free lunch at Texas Roadhouse. More>>

Space Crunch at Veteran's Home

An area veteran's home is out of space a little more than a year after its opening.

Preview of Sexual Abuse Prevention Workshop

Western Dairyland is hosting an event to help adults identify and prevent child sexual abuse.

New Sheet of Ice Emerging in Eau Claire

Synthetic ice appears along I-94 in Eau Claire. More>>

United Way: Community Table Impact

The United Way is taking a more preventative approach to community help.

Jefferson Award Banquet Preview

All 12 Jefferson Award volunteers are honored with a banquet. More>>

Bat Disease Discovered in Wisconsin

A fatal bat disease is spotted in Wisconsin. More>>

Chippewa River to Crest in Eau Claire

The Chippewa River is expected to crest tomorrow. More>>

Women's Business Conference

The annual Women's Business Conference takes place in Eau Claire. More>>

Krista Holler Sentenced

There is sentencing in a hit and run case that killed an area dentist. More>>

Whitehall Fire Investigation

The cause of a major fire in Whitehall may never be known. More>>

Is Eau Claire an All-America City?

Eau Claire is a finalist to be named this year's All-America City. It's the only Wisconsin city to make the list this year. More>>

Candidate to Challenge Ron Kind

20-year Army veteran Tony Kurtz says he wants to challenge long-time incumbent Ron Kind in Wisconsin's third congressional district. More>>

Gov. Walker Wants to Finish College

Governor Walker left Marquette in 1990, 34 credit hours short of completing his course work. Today, he said he would like to finish through the University of Wisconsin's flexible option program. More>>

Eau Claire Firefighters to Run Marathon in Full Gear

Two Eau Claire firefighters have found a way to make it even more difficult to run a marathon: adding 50 pounds of equipment. More>>

Where to Dump Grass Clippings

With the snow melting, it won't be long before lawn mowers are running. Eau Claire has a new site for residents to take their grass clippings. More>>

Asbestos Testing on Barstow Street

The DNR has cleared a South Barstow Building that was inspected for cancer-causing asbestos. More>>

New Invasive Species

A popular plant you may have outside your home or office may have just landed on the DNR's invasive species list. More>>

Cold Case

A man with ties in the area is being called the prime suspect in a murder investigation. It's a cold case in eastern Wisconsin that goes back 24 years. More>>

Eau Claire Grass Fire

The warm, dry weather fueled a grass fire today on Eau Claire's north side. About two acres burned before firefighters put it out. More>>

Minimum Wage Could Climb in Minnesota

Minnesota's senators voted for a bill that would increase the state's minimum wage. It is now one step away from the governor's desk. More>>

School Stabbing

Students say an assistant principal ended a bloody rampage at a high school near Pittsburgh by tackling a 16-year-old holding a knife. More>>

Eau Claire community leaders react to La Crosse's downtown

We asked Eau Claire community leaders to weigh in on a story we aired earlier this week about how La Crosse successfully revitalized its downtown. More>>

Menu with a Mission

A Baldwin couple opened a restaurant with the goal of helping others with the profits. More>>

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