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2015-01-26

'Heroic effort' during, after ice rescue

The Winnebago County coroner is praising dive teams and rescuers for risking their own lives to try to save a father and son yesterday. Forty-year-old Andrew Doro of Sussex, and eight-year-old Derek, died after their Jeep went through the ice…

posted 2015-01-26 13:05 by WHBY

Health insurance deadline approaching

The clock is ticking on the open enrollment period, to buy health insurance through the federal exchanges, and a local group is helping people sign up. Partnership Community Health Center is holding a Super Saturday event, at Goodwill in Menasha,…

posted 2015-01-26 13:04 by WHBY

Baldwin fires staffer over VA concerns

A Democratic U.S. Senator from Wisconsin says her office should have listened, and communicated better, when someone reported a drug issue at a VA clinic in Tomah. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Madison says she should have called for an investigation…

posted 2015-01-26 13:03 by WHBY

Houdini film restored by TCM

The head of an Appleton museum says the restoration of a 95-year-old film starring Harry Houdini will highlight a little-known aspect of the career. The escape artist from Appleton made The Grim Game in 1919. Turner Classic Movies recently bought…

posted 2015-01-26 13:02 by WHBY

T-Rats searching for 'spokeskid'

The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers are looking for a boy or girl to become the team's "spokeskid" for the upcoming season. The team is holding a Kid Star contest for the first time. Timber Rattlers spokeswoman Hilary Bauer says it's open…

posted 2015-01-26 13:01 by WHBY

More women using gambling hotline

There's been a big increase in the number of women calling a group's hotline for compulsive gamblers. Rose Gruber is the executive director of the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling. She says calls from women are up more than 90…

posted 2015-01-26 13:00 by WHBY

Man killed after Jeep goes through ice

A Jeep broke through the ice on Lake Winnebago yesterday morning, and a 40-year-old man died. His eight-year-old son was taken to a local hospital. The Winnebago County sheriff's department says divers pulled the two from the water. Authorities say…

posted 2015-01-26 05:05 by WHBY

Library use up, circulation down

There were fewer check-outs at the Appleton Public Library last year, but more people were coming through the doors. The totals are in from 2014, and overall circulation was down seven percent to nearly 1.3 million items. The door count…

posted 2015-01-26 05:04 by WHBY

Menasha high hosting open house

Menasha high school is opening its doors tonight, to give people the chance to check out the progress on a major renovation and expansion project. Voters agreed to spend $30 million, in April of 2013. Superintendent Chris VanderHeyden says tonight's…

posted 2015-01-26 05:03 by WHBY

Cowles: Drop teachers license from budget

A northeast Wisconsin senator is calling out Governor Walker for including policy items in his budget. The governor won't unveil his full proposal until next week, but he revealed some initiatives last week. They included a new way for people…

posted 2015-01-26 05:02 by WHBY

Library bill loophole closed

There isn't a loophole anymore, over how libraries in the state can bill each other for users from neighboring counties. Brown County is suing Outagamie County for a $33,000 bill from 2011. Brown County didn't have to pay a corresponding…

posted 2015-01-26 05:01 by WHBY

Woman killed in G.B. crash

A 59-year-old Green Bay woman was killed, in an accident on the city's eastside. Police say she collided with another vehicle....at the corner of E. Mason and Roosevelt streets, around 11:15 a.m. on Saturday. Mason Street was closed for almost…

posted 2015-01-26 05:00 by WHBY

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