There is a vacancy in Chippewa Falls that can make governing a little tricky.More >>
MADISON (WKOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker's budget could mean new freedoms for the rent-to-own industry in Wisconsin.
Walker's proposed budget would make those businesses exempt from the Wisconsin Consumer Protection Act. That would mean they don't have to disclose their annual interest rates.
Industry lobbyists say their contracts aren't credit transactions so they shouldn't be subject to the act.
Rent-to-own opponents say the businesses prey on the poor with very high interest rates similar to payday lenders. They say forcing the industry to show customers what they would pay is a necessary safeguard.
Walker's plan already has ruffled some of his fellow Republicans. Sen. Glenn Grothman, a member of the Legislature's budget committee, says he doesn't want to help what he considers to be a sleazy industry.
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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