There is a vacancy in Chippewa Falls that can make governing a little tricky.More >>
Colfax (WQOW) - When you hear about human trafficking, your first thought may stray overseas or to a big city far from here. The reality is, this crime exists in the Chippewa Valley.
In 2012, two girls from Eau Claire were rescued from a sex trafficking ring in the Twin Cities, they're among several survivors in our area. The Fierce Freedom group of Eau Claire is devoted to changing laws, identifying traffickers and helping victims.
Executive Director Jenny Almquist says step one is acknowledging the threat, "It's our hope and our passion to just really lift the lid on it so that we can take a look at it because it's going on. So we might as well look and see how we can be a part of the solution."
Almquist says they're working with the Wisconsin Department of Justice to draft laws separating the gray area between prostitution and human trafficking. The group is hosting an informational meeting in Menomonie Tuesday, January 88th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the First Congregational United Church of Christ to help the public identify and assist victims of trafficking.
If you suspect human trafficking or are a victim, please call the national hotline at 1-888-373-7888, its available 24 hours a day. For more information on Fierce Freedom visit their website.
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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