By Travis Nyhus and Mike Roemer Every morning before Sean O’Brien went to school, he got up to walk his dog, then drove to downtown to visit a drug treatment clinic in Eau Claire. His story is not uncommon as many people across the country are dealing with the impact of opioid addiction. O’Brien says
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By Nicole Bellford She had lost custody of her first two children. She was five months pregnant with her third child. Her teeth had begun falling out. In early 2016, Jaclyn Reidel said she decided she had finally reached a breaking point in her battle with a methamphetamine addiction that had lasted nearly two decades.
By Gabriel Lagarde Home security is reaching an intersection where the quality of the products rise and their prices steadily decrease to the point where it’s both practical and affordable for a large chunk of the population to purchase – and Eau Claire County residents are taking advantage. Garrett Lewis and Hunter Braatz, co-owners of
By Helen White Olivia Benson. Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Nick Stokes. These names are familiar to those who surf the channels between crime shows, watching detectives take down criminals in often-grisly cases. But the reality of the “Special Victims Unit” is far more complex. “They’re obviously very entertaining, I can’t say that I don’t watch them
By Carlyn Johnson and Lauren French There’s hardly a crime that happens without someone knowing about it. That’s what Lieutenant David Livingston of the Altoona Police Department had to say about the motive behind Eau Claire County Crime Stoppers, an anonymous tip hotline established this month. “When [police] are at a dead-end investigation,” Livingston said,
By Bryan Hellios Shaking his head, David Beranek plucked a ticket from beneath his truck’s windshield wipers. Seeing other people looking at tickets they also received, Beranek peered into the meter’s glass dome to see if the parking hours had been changed. “The sign on the meter says weekends are not enforced,” Baranek said. “How
By Symone Foster Citizens of Eau Claire County have the opportunity to be educated on what police officers go through daily, on the job. The Eau Claire Sheriff’s department put together its second annual Citizens Police Academy to give people the inside look. Enrollees of the academy learn about how general law enforcement works, techniques