There is a growing concern in Menomonie about homelessness among young adults.More >>
Burnett County (WQOW) - The Burnett County Sheriff's
Department says the parents of Reena Williams, who drowned last month, have
turned themselves in. Jenna Danish and Thomas Jay Williams turned themselves
around noon Sunday.
Prosecutors filed charges against the two on Friday. They're
charged with felony child neglect resulting in death.
Reena's body was found in a canal about 25 yards away from
her home outside of Danbury.
The complaint alleges drug use, and a pattern of neglecting
Investigators say Reena wandered
away from home at least 6 times this year, and several times ended up a
mile and a half away from her home.
Just 2 hours before a massive search
was launched for the toddler, a woman spottedher wandering in Danbury. The woman says she took Reena home, but no
one came to the door. Thomas Williams
eventually walked into the yard. The woman says the father seemed un-concerned
that the child had been found 12-blocks away. She also said he seemed
incoherent. Later that day, when the girl disappeared again, the same woman
joined the search for her. She says she came across both parents, and neither
was looking for the child. Another
witness told investigators he had smoked synthetic marijuana with Williams
minutes before Reena went missing. And deputies say a search of their home
turned up marijuana, synthetic marijuana, and a dozen devices commonly used to
Police say the girl's mother also
admitted to another person that she was sleeping when Reena disappeared. Investigators
also say the family's home was surrounded by water and there were no fences to
protect the toddler.
They also say house windows were
covered with bed sheets, preventing a view of the canal where her body was
The charges carry a maximum possible
penalty of 25-years in prison. Williams and Danish are due in court next month.
Eau Claire (WQOW) - A woman, delivering papers in Eau Claire, has been arrested for drunk driving. Susan Seeger was arrested on June 2nd for a third offense OWI. Police say someone called 911 to reportMore >>
Police found the driver and say she blew a .318, about four times the legal limit.More >>
Chippewa Valley (WQOW) - A roadside problem in Eau Claire and Chippewa Counties is being addressed, after months of neglect. Two men are playing catch up to remove deer carcasses, after the last contractorMore >>
Two men are playing catchup to remove deer carcasses, after the last contractor didn't get the job done.More >>
Madison (AP) -- The state Assembly has passed the state budget on a 55-42 vote. The vote came abruptly on Wednesday after Democrats surprisingly decided against offering any amendments. Democratic MinorityMore >>
The vote came abruptly after Democrats surprisingly decided against offering any amendments.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 >>
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 >>
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