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  1. Second suspect sentenced in random beatingRead the original story w/Photo

    18 hrs ago | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    Eau Claire County District Attorney, Gary King, says 26 year-old Ross Yaeger was ordered to serve three years in prison and two years of extended supervision. In December, Yaeger was charged, along with Michael Meyer, of beating a man who was walking down the street.

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  2. 1 dead in early morning rolloverRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | WXOW-TV La Crosse

    The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to a single-vehicle crash on Lowes Creek Road in the Town of Washington early Thursday morning. According to initial investigation, Nicholas McHugh, 20, was traveling northbound on Lowes Creek Road when he failed to negotiate a curve.

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  3. Longtime city council member passes awayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 17 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    Today, the City Council and the entire City Organization express their deep sorrow at the passing of Council Member David Duax. Mr. Duax's service to Eau Claire is unprecedented; serving on the Eau Claire City Council since 2005, chairing the influential Joint Commission on Shared Services Initiatives, and as the Chair of the Eau Claire County Board.

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  4. Focus group results lead to alcohol self-assessmentRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    Eau Claire Healthy Communities conducted focus groups during the month of March to better understand the drinking habits of 18-25 year olds in Eau Claire. These efforts are part of the Security Health Plan of Wisconsin grant to create community change around high-risk drinking in Eau Claire County.

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  5. Man dies from Eau Claire County rollover crashRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 16 | WKBT

    A 20-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene of a crash in Eau Claire County early Thursday morning.

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  6. Sex offender to be released in Eau ClaireRead the original story

    Monday Apr 13 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    The Wisconsin Department of Corrections has notified the Eau Claire Police Department that Sex Offender Bruce Edward Moores will be released from prison on Tuesday, April 14, 2015. Bruce Moores was convicted in Eau Claire County of the following crimes in 2011: -Failure to Comply with the Sex Offender Registry.

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  7. Fall Creek employee killed by train while clearing snowRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | WXOW-TV La Crosse

    ... Creek Friday morning. It happened just off Highway 12 just before 8:00 AM. Fall Creek Fire and Rescue, the Eau Claire County Sheriff's Department and Fall Creek Police all responded to the scene, but the driver of the lawn tractor was already dead, ...

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  8. New Information: Person killed as train crashes into lawn tractorRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 10 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    ... Creek Rescue, Eau Claire Fire and Rescue, Eau Claire Sheriff's Department, Eau Claire Police Department, Eau Claire County Medical Examiner's Office, and the Union Pacific Railroad. FALL ...

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  9. Sexually transmitted infections on the rise in Eau Claire CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 8 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    ... for the infections. According to the department, both chlamydia and gonorrhea are both on the rise in Eau Claire County. They say there were 383 reported cases of chlamydia in the county last year. The Health Department offers STI testing and ...

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  10. Lake Altoona water level to riseRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 7 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    The Eau Claire County Parks & Forest Department announces that the Lake Altoona water level will begin to be raised to normal summer elevation beginning on Monday, April 20, 2015. Lake front property owners will have through April 19 to do any lake front improvements to their property before the level begins to rise on April 20. It is expected the lake level will be back to the normal summer elevation of 801.7 feet within a couple days from April 20. The comment sections of our web set are designed for thoughtful, intelligent conversation and debate.

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  11. More details released in Eau Claire police officer-involved shootingRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | WKBT

    ... the investigation is completed by the Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation and reviewed by the Eau Claire County District Attorney's Office. Officer Braatz has served the Eau Claire community for more than 10 years. He will remain on an ...

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  12. New Information: Holte not armed at time of officer-involved shooting in Eau ClaireRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    The Wisconsin Department of Justice - Division of Criminal Investigation is continuing its investigation of the officer-involved shooting that occurred in the City of Eau Claire on April 1, 2015. Upon completion of the investigation, it will be reviewed by the Eau Claire County District Attorney's Office.

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  13. Suspect in police chase due in Eau Claire Co. court MondayRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Apr 6 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    ... Monday morning. Officers arrested Craig Harp, 32, on Friday afternoon. He was listed as an inmate in the Eau Claire County Jail Monday morning. On Friday afternoon, Eau Claire police said they had a short chase with Harp when they tried to stop him ...

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  14. Shiffer sentenced to jail for online sex crimesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    Last October Chad Shiffer, 44, was one of nine men arrested in an undercover child sex sting in Eau Claire County. Investigators say Shiffer and the other men responded to advertisements for underage children either looking for sex, or as an adult who was looking to traffic a child for sex.

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  15. Area law enforcement work to catch online predatorsRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Apr 2 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    The Eau Claire County Sheriff's Office and other law enforcement agencies are training their officers to catch online child predators. Captain Dan Bresina says when online they look for people who post child pornography photos or people who respond to the ads local law enforcement posts.

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  16. Law enforcement learns new lessons on social mediaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 31 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    ... us quicker yet be sensitive of confidentiality," Bresina added. Both the Eau Claire Police Department and Eau Claire County Sheriff's office only have Twitter accounts. The sheriff's department hopes to create a Facebook account in the future to ...

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  17. Eau Claire County opens Tower Ridge disc golf courseRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Mar 30 | WEAU-TV Eau Claire

    Eau Claire County Parks & Forest Department announces opening of Tower Ridge Recreation Area Disc Golf Course effective immediately. The 36-hole course is located off S. 82nd Avenue in the Tower Ridge Recreation Area, town of Seymour.

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  18. Court allows Wisconsin Amish family to remain in home for nowRead the original story

    Saturday Mar 28 | Washington Times

    The Amish don't have telephones, so Erick Woods drove 45 minutes to give the Borntregers the news: They won a reprieve Friday from an order to vacate their Wisconsin home after refusing to comply with updated building-code rules for religious reasons. Eau Claire County Circuit Court Judge Kristen Bourget agreed to grant a stay from her Monday ruling, which directs the sheriff to remove the Amish family from their home in rural Fairchild, Wisconsin, while attorney Matthew Krische appeals the order.

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  19. Man enters not guilty plea in alleged Packers tick...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 28 | WOZZ-FM Appleton

    ... misdemeanor counts. He's also scheduled to enter a plea next Thursday to a similar felony charge in Eau Claire County. Wood County prosecutors said Blachut told at least 15 business owners he could get Green Bay tickets for them on-or-near the ...

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  20. Marshfield man pleads not guilty to running Packers ticket scamRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Mar 27 | WNFL-AM Green Bay

    ... misdemeanor counts. He's also scheduled to enter a plea next Thursday to a similar felony charge in Eau Claire County. Wood County prosecutors said Blachut told at least 15 business owners he could get Green Bay tickets for them on or near the ...

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