CHIPPEWA FALLS — A 30-year-old Eau Claire man who was convicted of three counts of sexual assault in Chippewa County Court in 2015 is claiming he was injured by an electronic device — similar to a Taser — that was attached to his body during the course of the trial. Michael L. Parks, 3207 Hidden Place, was convicted of three counts of first-degree sexual assault by a jury in November 2015 and was sentenced to 15 years in prison along with 10 years of extended supervision. He
CHIPPEWA FALLS — The Chippewa County Board approved adding five new social worker positions on Tuesday to help in child protective services. The county has been experiencing high case loads, as more children have been removed from their homes, largely because of drug-related problems. Overall, the county is looking to add 10 new positions, said county Administrator Randy Scholz. “I really look at this as the result of meth cases,” Scholz said.