There is a vacancy in Chippewa Falls that can make governing a little tricky.More >>
Eau Claire County (WQOW)- A grass fire in Eau Claire County could have been worse if not for a neighbor.
Fire fighters from several area departments were called to a brush fire north of Fall Creek on Riverview Drive. The fire started in a wooded area about a mile off the road and burned a little more than two acres. Firefighters say they had trouble getting to the site and dry weather and wind made fighting the flames difficult.
"We were worried about the high winds pushing the fire and it did. It did push the fire it the fire, made it a little bit bigger. It's about two and a half acres which doesn't sound very big but it's the access to it because of the wooded area and it's down the sloped embankment by the river. Then all this dry fuel with all the pine trees and all the ground cover. The ground cover is very thick and the pine trees are very dry. So with the dry conditions and the wind combined it really made for a really fast moving fire," says Jason Knecht, Altoona Fire Department.
Firefighters believe a camp fire may have sparked the flames, but are still investigating. Right now the fire danger across Wisconsin is listed as low to moderate. Washburn County is the only county listed as high.
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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