ALTOONA — For years, vehicles have pulled in and out of the unpaved parking area at Arnie’s Service Center, tracking dirt and other debris from the auto repair garage site onto Spooner Avenue and dirtying storm water runoff, city officials say.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — After several years of tracking a prized deer, Joshua Gawrysiak shot the “buck of a lifetime” on Saturday in the northeast corner of Chippewa Falls.
The Eau Claire school district is among 96 percent of the state’s 422 public school districts to meet or exceed state educational standards, according to the 2017-18 report card issued Tuesday by the state Department of Public Instruction.
The most traumatic day of Channa Steinmetz’s life began with a telephone call shortly after midnight last Thursday.
Worried that increasing building permit fees could hamper efforts to encourage more affordable housing in Eau Claire, the City Council postponed raising them during Tuesday evening’s meeting.
Online readers of the Leader-Telegram will notice changes in the digital version of the newspaper in the coming weeks.
Eau Claire rescue workers searched the riverbank behind Water Street taverns on Tuesday in the effort to find a man who has been missing for more than a week.
A popular Eau Claire brunch restaurant and coffee shop is now under the ownership of a trio of local investors who frequent those businesses.
A 31-year-old Eau Claire woman is facing multiple criminal charges for neglecting the children and animals in her care.
ALTOONA — A Casey’s General Store could be built next year on Altoona’s south side, but a car wash that was proposed to accompany it apparently will not be part of the project.
Autumn Helgeson was known to many at Diamond School of Dance as a little girl who was full of positivity and fun and who lit up any room she was in.
Changing fees related to housing in Eau Claire were among the proposed prices for city services that prompted scrutiny from City Council members on Monday night.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Nate Liedl wants everyone to remember his 6-month-old son, Jaxon Hunter, as a happy, bubbly infant rather than the image of a child who was horrifically killed after a 10-year-old girl reportedly stomped on him, causing his death.
Altoona city officials are searching for a new police chief after the man currently in that position won election last week to the state Assembly.
LOS ANGELES — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday. He was 95.
CHICAGO — Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.
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CLEAR LAKE — Rama Hoffpauir will be the first to admit that making and marketing farmstead cheeses is not for the faint of heart.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — The Oktoberfest organizers will distribute $20,000 on Tuesday to area charities that volunteered at the annual celebration in September.
GREEN BAY — For a change, it was the Packers in a runaway.
When the curtains open for the first community theater production on Friday in Pablo Center at the Confluence’s RCU Theatre, it’s going to be for a show unlike anything the Eau Claire Children’s Theatre’s typical audience has seen.
Yellow signs directed shoppers through a maze of vendors Saturday as they wandered the halls of Eau Claire’s First Congregational Church of Christ.
AUGUSTA — In his 22 years as Augusta police chief, Philo Nelson Kelley “Pinky” Englesby was known around town for his compassionate, thoughtful, effective policing.
Candidates love to talk about bipartisanship on the campaign trail.
Northwestern Wisconsin’s two congressmen expressed cautious optimism after Tuesday’s elections that the federal government will be able to make progress in a new era of shared power between Democrats and Republicans, but regional political analysts were more pessimistic.
Everything that could go wrong did go wrong.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Hundreds of headlights lit the dark night as one vehicle after another followed in orderly lines before finding parking places in the Halmstad Elementary School parking lot on Chippewa Falls’ south side.
A 10 percent sewage fee increase proposed for Jan. 1 will add $24 over the course of next year to utility bills for the average Eau Claire home.
GREEN BAY — Packers receiver Marquez Valdes-Scantling turned to Twitter to give a tutorial about how to pronounce his first name.
Like most 17-year-old boys, Chippewa Falls High School senior Colin Orth is learning what he’s passionate about and starting to think about where he wants to attend college.
Roger Chelberg said it was a rare treat to get to sit down for lunch Friday with his five-year-old grandson, Colin McCarthy. His other grandchildren, nine-year-old Mason and eight-year-old Ava, would be joining them soon.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — After the senseless tragedy last weekend of the deaths of three Girl Scouts and the mother of one of the girls, Charlie Walker opened a GoFundMe page for Chippewa Falls Girl Scouts Troop 3055.
SCHOFIELD — Rice Lake found its offense in the second half, but it came too late for the defending Division 3 state champions.
MINNEAPOLIS — When a 10-year-old Chippewa County girl was charged with homicide this week in the death of an infant, it was a rare — but not unprecedented — case of adult charges being filed against someone so young.
PARADISE, Calif. — A fierce wildfire in Northern California incinerated most of a town of about 30,000 people with flames that moved so fast there was nothing firefighters could do, authorities said Friday. Nine people died in what quickly grew into the state’s most destructive fire in at le…
Seeing the gate for Eau Claire’s newest dog park, Emma, a 1-year-old cream-colored golden retriever, pulled her owner, Paul Del Torto, across Sundet Neighborhood Park.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — The deaths of Girl Scouts Jayna Kelley, 9, Autumn Helgeson, 10, Haylee Hickle, 10, and her mother, Sara Jo Schneider, 32, are an “unfathomable loss,” pastor Jim Woldhuis told hundreds of grieving mourners on Thursday.
Rice Lake is one game away from Madison.
MADISON — Ty Emberson is outnumbered.
First-time offenders found with a small amount of marijuana on them in Eau Claire currently can be fined up to $500, but a proposal would cut that down to $1.
A proposed $2.2 million veterans tribute project planned along the Chippewa River got a boost Wednesday.
Chippewa Falls residents Ned and Jill Lenhart want all of their children to find success and happiness.
MADISON — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, beloved by Republicans for pushing through a conservative revolution but so reviled by liberals that they tried to recall him from office, warned for months that he was at risk of being overwhelmed by Democratic anger.
After enduring eight years of Republicans wielding complete control of state government, Chippewa Valley Democrats are finally looking forward to an inauguration day in Wisconsin.
MADISON (AP) — Democrat Tony Evers ousted Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker in the state's closest governor's race in more than half a century, denying the Republican and one-time presidential candidate a third term and succeeding where his party had failed in three previous attempts, including a …
The 16 seniors who will play their final collegiate football games on Saturday afternoon for UW-Eau Claire have worn the bruises.
CHIPPEWA FALLS — Colten R. Treu admitted to authorities he saw the troop of Girl Scouts, describing them as “wearing highly visible reflective vests,” moments before he crashed his black Ford F-150 pickup truck into five people, killing four.
Democrat Jodi Emerson of Eau Claire coasted to a comfortable victory Tuesday in the election to fill the 91st Assembly District seat being vacated by state Rep. Dana Wachs, D-Eau Claire.