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Friday Feel Good: Compassion Has No Price Tag

By Morgan McCarthy | January 15, 2021

In a time when so many people are struggling with money issues, a story like this is priceless. Last week, we heard about a homeless guy in California who returned a woman’s lost wallet.  Now there’s an update that made us smile. CLICK HERE TO HEAR THE STORY FROM MORGAN MCCARTHY: Someone started a GoFundMe page for him that’s raised around $50,000.  Below you can watch a video where he is thanking people and talking about how appreciative he is. CLICK

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WI Adds Over 2K Coronavirus Cases; Mobile Vaccination Planned

By Morgan McCarthy | January 15, 2021

The Department of Health Services is confirming 22-hundred-and-69 new COVID-19 over the last 24 hours. The data released today boosts the total number of cases statewide since the pandemic began to over 518-thousand.  Thirty-two deaths were also reported today raising the death toll to over five-thousand-300. CLICK HERE FOR AN EASY TRIP TO WI DHS When it comes to vaccination roll out here in our area, Gov. Tony Evers today announced the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) and the

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Additional Unemployment Benefits Begin

By Morgan McCarthy | January 15, 2021

Many unemployed Wisconsinites will start receiving additional jobless benefits.  Those who qualify will receive 300-dollars a week in federal unemployment payments.  The State Department of Workforce Development has started distributing the additional benefits and more information is available on the DWD website.

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Plump at the Pump

By Morgan McCarthy | January 15, 2021

The average cost of regular gas in Wisconsin is two-dollars-and-23-cents today.  That’s nine-cents higher than a week ago and 25-cents higher than a month ago.  Triple-A says the national average per gallon is 2.37.  Drivers are paying 2.25 a gallon in Racine, 2.21 a gallon in Janesville, Oshkosh and Madison, here closer to our area we are hanging out at 2.26 in Eau Claire and 2.27 in La Crosse.

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Jumbo January Jackpots

By Morgan McCarthy | January 15, 2021

There are two whopping jackpots on the line with the upcoming Mega Millions and Powerball drawings.  Tonight’s Mega Millions jackpot is worth an impressive 750-million dollars.  The cash option is 550-million.  Tomorrow’s Powerball jackpot is 640-million with a cash option of 478-million. 

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Working Towards a Better Future

By Morgan McCarthy | January 15, 2021

The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development is helping inmates get jobs after their release. A job center was set up inside the Chippewa Valley Correctional Treatment Facility. It’s the fifth job center to open in Wisconsin’s prisons. Workforce Development says the job center helps inmates search for jobs, build their resumes, and set up interviews using secure computers before their released. 

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WI Help for Renters

By Morgan McCarthy | January 15, 2021

The nationwide eviction moratorium is set to expire at the end of the month, and state officials are ready to help people get rental assistance.  State consumer protection administrator Lara Sutherlin says the next round of COVID-19 rental assistance is on its way, and that the Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection is set to help. Jon DeMaster brings us more 715 Newsroom coverage: You can get more information and details about help from rental assistance to dealing with

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Crews Battle Fire at Local Business

By Morgan McCarthy | January 15, 2021

The cold and snow didn’t make fighting a fire at the Indianhead Warehouse in Eau Claire last night any easier. Fire crews responded to the fire about 8:45 last night. There is no word yet on just how much damage the fire caused or what started it. No injures are reported and the fire remains under investigation.

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High Hopes for the Midway

By Morgan McCarthy | January 15, 2021

The warm days of summer are months away, but organizers in western Wisconsin are already looking ahead to festival season. Northern Wisconsin State Fair Director Rusty Volk says they’re planning for the fair this year, though he says they are hedging their bets on crowd size. Just about everything was canceled last summer because of the coronavirus. Organizers hope for better luck this summer.

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WI Lawmakers Look to Capitol Security

By Morgan McCarthy | January 15, 2021

There’s a new push for more and better security at the Wisconsin Capitol. State Senator Dan Feyen this week wrote a letter to Governor Evers and the state’s legislative leaders asking for tighter security at the statehouse. Feyen says there are too many open doors at the Capitol, and there are no security points or checkpoints. Feyen says the riot at the U.S. Capitol shows the need for better Capitol security here in Wisconsin.   As of now, we know that the only

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