Ying Xiong appears in court for the first time.More >>
MADISON (WKOW) -- Women will be allowed to fill direct combat roles in the military, U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced Thursday.
"Over more than a decade of war they have demonstrated courage and skill and patriotism," Panetta said. The new policy lifts a 1994 ban.
The decision has overjoyed retired Lt. Col. Frances Wiedenhoeft. She served 22 years in the Army Nurse Corps. "Women have been in conflict zones forever but American service women have been in the conflict zones and unrecognized," she said. Wiedenhoeft served in Desert Storm, Iraq and Afghanistan. "I spent time actually in conflict and then there were the times that conflict actually came to us," she said.
Being in a combat situation is something Iraq War veteran Savage Clark can relate to. "This war's been different than any other war. There isn't like a front line anymore, it's just a constant," she said. Clark worked in search and seizure on the Syrian border and was attached to a Marines "grunt unit."
Under the new policy, women will be able to join infantry units and special forces if they meet the physical requirements. Clark says the changes could present challenges for women joining the units. "When I did it, we were the first team to join this unit -- they did not like it at all," she said.
Clark thinks that since the military is lifting the ban, they should close gender gaps in other instances -- including physical fitness testing and training requirements.
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 >>
Press Release from the Clark County Sheriff's Department: On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at about 9:15 am the Clark County Sheriff's Department received a 9-1-1 call of a car versus train crash on CenturyMore >>
On Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at about 9:15 am the Clark County Sheriff's Department received a 9-1-1 call of a car versus train crash on Century Rd. just east of Basswood Ave., Township of Unity.More >>
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A new study raises concerns about Wisconsin's long-term economy, in part because it relies too heavily on industries that are now facing a decline. A Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reportMore >>
A new study raises concerns about Wisconsin's long-term economy, in part because it relies too heavily on industries that are now facing a decline.More >>
Chippewa Falls (WQOW)- As lawmakers prepare to take up the state budget this week, we're getting the sense it will be no quick debate. The GOP is in control of both houses, but it appears there is someMore >>
As lawmakers prepare to take up the state budget this week, we're getting the sense it will be no quick debate.More >>
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