Tag Archives: Eau Claire County

Treatment courts provide an alternative to incarceration

 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.

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Experts laud modern security systems, say market has spiked in recent years

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

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Eau Claire detective explains reality in sensitive crimes

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

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Eau Claire county implements anonymous crime reporting

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,

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Eau Claire residents frustrated with new parking rules

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

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Eau Claire County Sheriff’s Office hosts Citizens Police Academy

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

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