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Calling the opioid epidemic “the most significant public safety challenge we face,” Attorney General Josh Kaul said Monday Wisconsin has joined multistate investigations of opioid distributors.

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The Eau Claire Police Department will request $12,000 to send local 911 dispatchers to training for a new mandate requiring that all emergency operators in the state be able to tell people over the phone how to perform CPR.

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Even a week of mostly above-freezing temperatures did little to affect the scene of an accident at the Third Ward home of Jon and Jen Theisen.

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MILWAUKEE — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 27 points, had eight rebounds and seven assists after missing two games with a sprained right ankle and helped the NBA-leading Milwaukee Bucks to a 116-87 victory over the Miami Heat on Friday night.

MENOMONIE — The jury trial of 21-year-old Ezra J. McCandless of Stanley, who is accused of fatally stabbing Alexander Woodworth of Eau Claire, has been moved from April to October.

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WASHINGTON — Special counsel Robert Mueller on Friday turned over his long-awaited final report on the contentious Russia investigation that has cast a dark shadow over Donald Trump’s presidency, entangled Trump’s family and resulted in criminal charges against some of the president’s closes…

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HARTFORD, Conn. — The game was in hand for Murray State and sensational point guard Ja Morant, who dominated Marquette in every way. With a chance to make some NCAA Tournament history, Morant’s coach told him to hit the boards and grab the rebound that would push him to an elusive triple-double

Closing big box stores in Eau Claire and what will happen to those large buildings if they sit vacant for too long was a concern of several candidates running for City Council seats in next month’s elections.

Area officials remain confident the proposed UW-Eau Claire Science and Health Sciences Building will receive funding in the state’s capital borrowing measure, even though Republicans on the State Building Commission rejected Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ $2.5 billion package on Wednesday.

UW-Eau Claire proposals regarding energy-tracking software and a regional video network were among the 30 second-round winners announced recently in Foxconn Technology Group’s Smart Cities-Smart Futures competition.

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Above: Melting snow floods an entry road to the Union Pacific rail yard Tuesday in Altoona. More melting is in the forecast. According to AccuWeather, highs in the next few days will range from 42 degrees today and Friday to 50 Saturday, with lows from 19 Friday to 29 Saturday. No precipitat…

Green Bay-based retailer Shopko announced Monday that all of its stores — including its Eau Claire and Lake Hallie locations — will be closed by mid-June.