For the second time in two days, a well-traveled road needs an immediate fix.More >>
WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- A U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee narrowly approved a Democratic bill Tuesday expanding required federal background checks for nearly all gun purchases, but put off immediate consideration of an assault weapons ban.
The panel approved the measure by a vote of 10-8. The bill was supported by all Democrats and opposed by every Republican.
New York Democratic Sen. Charles Schumer, the bill's sponsor, said the measure will reduce gun crimes, and said he hopes he can strike a compromise on the measure with Republicans, which would enhance the measure's chances of passing in the full Senate.
Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley, the top Republican on the panel, said he believes the measure will ultimately lead to a federal registry of gun owners, which is illegal. Schumer said that wouldn't happen.
The committee also approved a measure providing $40 million a year for school safety programs, but postponed a vote on a proposal to ban assault weapons until Thursday.
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 >>
A canoeist made the call to police around 5:50 p.m. Monday.More >>
Bloomer (WQOW) - There's a lot of excitement for a new school in Bloomer, but the buzz at a meeting Monday night was about the old building. A group of parents wants to turn the old elementary schoolMore >>
A group of parents wants to turn the old elementary school into a community center.More >>
The National Football League has announced a major rule change that has sparked a controversy, even though football season has yet to begin.More >>
The National Football League has announced a major rule change that has sparked a controversy, even though football season has yet to begin. That's because the new rule has nothing to do with players or the field. This rule is about the fans, particularly women, and it is not going over well, ABC News has learned.More >>
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