Numerous gunshots were fired Sunday night at individuals outside of a residence in the 800 block of Revere Street, and a female at the residence sustained minor injuries, police said Monday. According to information released by the Eau Claire Police Department: At 8:19 p.m. Sunday, officers were notified shots were fired outside the residence, which is located on the city’s southwest side between Interstate 94 and the Chippewa River. Numerous officers responded and learned the suspects
The Eau Claire Police Department is looking for the public’s help in locating a U.S. Army veteran, Nicholas M. Wagener, 38, of Eau Claire. Wagener was last seen Sept. 5 on the north side of Eau Claire, according to a missing poster shared by his family. Wagener is 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighs 235 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes, according to his family. He is shy and very quiet. When last seen, Wagener was wearing a black short sleeve shirt and camo pants and riding a bright
HONG KONG — Typhoon Mangkhut barreled into southern China after lashing the Philippines with strong winds and heavy rain that caused landslides feared to have buried dozens. More than 2.4 million people had been evacuated in southern China’s Guangdong province by Sunday evening to flee the typhoon, state media said. “Prepare for the worst,” Hong Kong Security Minister John Lee Ka-chiu urged residents. That warning followed Mangkhut’s devastating march through the
HOUSTON — A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor was jailed Sunday on $2.5 million bond in Texas, accused of killing at least four women and injuring a fifth who managed to escape. Juan David Ortiz, 35, was in custody in Laredo on four counts of murder along with charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and unlawful restraint, Webb County jail records showed. Ortiz was arrested a day earlier, after being found hiding in a truck in a hotel parking lot in Laredo, at about 2 a.m.
As rain from Florence continued to lash the Carolinas, the region’s swollen rivers were beginning to swamp coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms Sunday, raising pollution concerns. Duke Energy said the collapse of a coal ash landfill at the L.V. Sutton Power Station near Wilmington, N.C., is an “on-going situation,” with an unknown amount of potentially contaminated storm water flowing into a nearby lake. At a different power plant near Goldsboro, three old coal ash dumps
LAWRENCE, Mass. — The investigation into the Boston area natural gas explosions is partially focused on pressure sensors that were connected to a gas line that was being taken out of service shortly before the blasts, the head of the National Transportation Safety Board said Sunday. NTSB Chairman Robert Sumwalt said the sensors can signal for gas pressure to be increased if the pressure gets too low. He said investigators will try to determine whether those sensors played any role in
WILMINGTON, N.C. — Catastrophic flooding from Florence spread across the Carolinas on Sunday, with roads to Wilmington cut off by the epic deluge and muddy water swamping neighborhoods miles inland. “The risk to life is rising with the angry waters,” Gov. Roy Cooper declared as the storm’s death toll climbed to 17. The storm continued to crawl westward, dumping more than 30 inches of rain in spots since Friday, and fears of historic flooding grew. Tens of
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump’s nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was thrust into turmoil Sunday after the woman accusing him of high school-era sexual misconduct told her story publicly for the first time. Democrats immediately called for a delay in a key committee vote set for this later week, and a Republican on the closely divided panel said he’s “not comfortable” voting on the nomination without first hearing from the accuser. The
Eau Claire police were called to the city’s southwest side Sunday night after receiving multiple calls of shots fired. One person sustained minor injuries, but Bridget Coit, the Eau Claire Police Department’s public information officer, couldn’t say how the male or female was injured. According to Coit: The Eau Claire City-County Communications Center received reports of shots fired at about 8:20 p.m. on Revere Street in the Oak Ridge Village Mobile Home Park, located
DURAND — A 63-year-old Richfield, Minn., man was killed in a motorcycle crash Saturday near the Pepin County village of Stockholm. According to information from the Pepin County sheriff’s office: Daniel Folsom was traveling north on Highway 35 two miles north of Stockholm when his motorcycle struck a guardrail just after 2 p.m. Folsom, who was not wearing a helmet, was thrown from the motorcyle.