There is a vacancy in Chippewa Falls that can make governing a little tricky.More >>
Eau Claire (WQOW) - County budget negotiations could send us down a familiar road.
On Monday, Eau Claire County Administrator Tom McCarty submitted his budget recommendations for 2013. The report offers a balanced budget and suggests a new revenue stream be considered. The example given was a county vehicle registration fee (or wheel tax) which could be used to offset transportation costs.
That idea has been brought up before in recent years. Two years ago, the proposal was for a $10 fee. It would've raised about $500,000 in the first year. The county board put the brakes on that proposal at the time.
Some other notes from the McCarty's budget recommendations: A property tax increase of 1.08%. That comes to $5.70 more on a $100,000 home. The budget proposal also recommends $5 million for highway projects, from resurfacing to rebuilding a number of roads. Human Services requested money in a number of areas the administrator did not recommend approval for, including more funding to support mental health for at-risk adults.
Eau Claire (WQOW) - Eau Claire Police say a body has been pulled out of the Chippewa River. Police say canoeists spotted what they believed was a body on Monday not far from the Short Street Bridge. TheMore >>
The UW-Eau Claire Police Department has informed me that the body of David Patrick Rodgers was recovered Monday evening from the Chippewa River.More >>
Dunn County (WQOW) - A Pennsylvania truck driver has been fined for what he said at a Menomonie convenience store last month. Steve Eliou was accused of telling others in the store the Army fuel tankerMore >>
A Pennsylvania truck driver has been fined for what he said at a Menomonie convenience store last month.More >>
Chippewa Falls (WQOW) - It wasn't an eleventh hour decision in Chippewa Falls Tuesday night... Instead, it was a 12th. A contract was approved Tuesday night between the police department and city councilMore >>
A contract was approved Tuesday night between the police department and city council to change officer hours from eight a day to twelve.More >>
Eau Claire County (WQOW)- Murder charges were filed today against an Altoona man accused of killing his girlfriend last week in the home they shared. 41-year-old Ying Xiong was charged Tuesday with firstMore >>
Murder charges were filed today against an Altoona man accused of killing his girlfriend last week in the home they shared.More >>
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