Vice President Mike Pence is visiting Wisconsin and Minnesota today (Thursday) on a campaign bus tour. Pence is scheduled to stop by Midwest Manufacturing in Eau Claire this morning. The Trump campaign says the vice president will speak about the importance of manufacturing in the United States. Pence and Ivanka Trump are participating in a…

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A Menomonie man has been charged with child enticement in Eau Claire County court. The criminal complaint says Andrew Patrow, 49, has been charged with child enticement and use of a computer to facilitate a child sex crime. The criminal complaint alleges that Patrow made arrangements to meet with who he thought was a 14-year-old…

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A Rice Lake man is in custody in connection to the homicide of Garrett Macone, 23, of Chetek. Deputies arrested Andrew Brunette, 25, of Rice Lake late Sunday night. The Barron County Sheriff’s Department says it got a 911 call just before 1pm Sunday from a woman who said she found her son, later identified…

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A convicted sex offender, out of prison for just over a month, is now back behind bars after being charged with attempted possession of child pornography. Donald Rusaw Jr., 43, is charged with 10 counts of attempted possession of child pornography. Last month, Rusaw was released from custody after being incarcerated for 15 1/2 years.…

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One person is dead after a motorcyclist was struck by an SUV driver on Saturday evening. Chippewa County officials said at 7:38 p.m., officers were called to a crash at State Highway 64 on 205th Street in the Township of Cleveland. According to officials, the preliminary investigation suggested an SUV was driving eastbound on the…

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Saturday, a few hundred people drove from Chippewa falls to Altoona to show support for the reelection of President Trump. Attendees decorated their trucks, cars and motorcycles in American flags and “Make America Great Again” signs. They drove as a convoy to the parking lot across from the Eau Claire County Republican office. Several speakers,…

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A Colfax man who killed his father will spend the rest of his life in a mental institution. That was the sentence handed down by Judge Rod Smeltzer on Friday to Gary Styer after he pleaded not guilty by reason of mental disease or defect. Styer was charged with 1St degree intentional homicide back in…

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A Durand man faces charges of sexually assaulting a child. Branden Linhart, 32, is accused of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl numerous times on August 22 and 23. The girl told detectives Linhart had sex with her in the water while she was swimming at Eau Galle Lake Park in Dunn County. She said she…

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A Rusk County man will spend the rest of his life in prison without the opportunity for parole. That was the sentence handed down to Preston Kraft on Friday. He was convicted of killing Robert Pettit at a home near Conrath back in 2018. He led police on a five-day manhunt before he was caught.…

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