A Chippewa County company is picking up the pieces today, and is wondering what started a big fire last night. More >>
Eau Claire (WQOW)- For more than a decade, John Underwood has been studying the effects drugs and drinking have on athletes.
"58% of 12th graders that are in sports report they've consumed alcohol during the school year; 20% report that they've used marijuana during the school year," Underwood says. "The average age at which kids take their first drink, and that's one entire alcoholic beverage is age 11.9 for boys, age 13.1 for girls."
Underwood, President and Founder of the American Athletic Institute, suggests that teens take a long hard look at the group they run around with.
"The number one factor in use of those substances is who you hang out with. No other factor is even close to that," Underwood says. "You see a lot of good kids involved in things they shouldn't be involved in going through a door, I don't see so many of those kids coming back out of that door. I see kids once they go through it, saying to other kids, hey come on, come do this. We need kids that have not gone through that door saying to kids, come back and be an athlete. That's the problem, it doesn't swing both ways right now."
Underwood will be speaking to local high schools during the next few days. He spoke at Augusta High School Monday night. He will be talking at Altoona tomorrow and at Memorial on Wednesday.
Fall Creek (WQOW)- A home on Partridge Road exploded Sunday afternoon. The Township Fire Department says the family is out of town and no one was hurt in the blast. Right now crews are on scene investigatingMore >>
A home on Partridge Road exploded around noon on Sunday. The Township Fire Department says the family is out of town and no one was hurt in the blast.More >>
Local scores, complete golf results, softball brackets, plus highlights from softball and golf.More >>
Local scores, complete golf results, softball brackets, plus highlights from softball (Altoona vs. Baldwin-Woodville, Superior vs. EC North, Osseo-Fairchild vs. EC Regis, McDonell vs. EC Immanuel Lutheran) and golf (WIAA Division 1, 2, & 3 regionals).More >>
Eau Claire Co. (WQOW) - Just like wearing a seat belt when you ride in a car, wearing your life vest on a boat is key to staying safe on the water. Wednesday, a new project will launch at two local boat landings.More >>
A new project to promote water safety is being launched at two local boat landings.More >>
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