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2015-03-31

LU already sets record for applications

Lawrence University is in the midst of another record year for applications. With a month to go before the deadline, the Appleton school is closing in on the 3,000 mark. The current total is up eight percent from last year.…

posted 2015-03-31 13:02 by WHBY

Pulaski holding technology referendum

Voters in the Pulaski school district will decide next Tuesday whether to put more technology directly into the hands of students. Sup. Milt Thompson says they want to provide an iPad for every student, between fourth and 12th grades. He…

posted 2015-03-31 13:01 by WHBY

Bond set at $1 mil in Beck's murder

A Fond du Lac County judge set a $1 million bond yesterday for the man accused of killing an 18-year-old woman, nearly 25 years ago. Court records say investigators tied 61-year-old Dennis Brantner of Kenosha to Berit Beck's murder through…

posted 2015-03-31 05:05 by WHBY

People lined streets to honor trooper

People gathered along streets in Kiel yesterday to honor a state trooper who was killed in the line of duty. Twenty-one-year-old Trooper Trevor Casper was laid to rest in a private ceremony. He died last Tuesday, in a shootout in…

posted 2015-03-31 05:04 by WHBY

NWTC holding referendum

Voters in parts of northeast Wisconsin will decide a referendum for Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. The school is asking for $66.5 million for a series of projects in Green Bay, Marinette County, and Door County. Sandy Ryczkowski is the vice…

posted 2015-03-31 05:03 by WHBY

Critics of Tomah VA testify at hearing

Two congressional panels were in Tomah yesterday to hear from people connected to the VA clinic there. Several of them accused doctors at the facility of overprescribing painkillers. Dr. Noelle Johnson is a former pharmacy specialist at the clinic. She…

posted 2015-03-31 05:02 by WHBY

Walker calls for tougher border security

Governor Walker says the federal government needs to be truly invested in securing the border with Mexico. He was back in Wisconsin yesterday, after taking a trip to Texas late last week. The possible presidential candidate says the country should…

posted 2015-03-31 05:01 by WHBY

2015-03-30

Charges filed in Beck murder case

Fond du Lac County authorities say a fresh analysis of evidence in a nearly 25-year-old cold case led to the break they needed to charge a man with the murder. Fond du Lac County deputies arrested 61-year-old Dennis Brantner last…

posted 2015-03-30 13:05 by WHBY

Bill sets rules for ride-sharing companies

A proposal would create statewide rules for ride-sharing companies, like Uber. Rep. Tyler August helped introduce a bill today. It would require background checks for drivers, and commercial insurance coverage of $1 million for each driver. The Lake Geneva Republican…

posted 2015-03-30 13:04 by WHBY

Group: Tax break shifts burden to homeowners

A statewide group is raising concerns about a proposed tax break for businesses. Jerry Deschane of the League of Municipalities is reacting to a plan to eliminate personal property taxes, and some state payments to local governments. He says the…

posted 2015-03-30 13:03 by WHBY

De Pere schools holding referendum

There are two referendum questions on next week's ballot in the De Pere school district. Sup. Benjamin Villaruel says they're asking for $7.1 million for maintenance projects. He says they would spend $3 million to replace the roofs on a…

posted 2015-03-30 13:02 by WHBY

Badgers Final Four tickets sold fast

The Wisconsin Alumni Association usually offers fan packages to Badgers football bowl games, but tickets for next weekend's Final Four are much more difficult to come by. Jeff Wendorf is the group's vice president of alumni relations. He says the…

posted 2015-03-30 13:01 by WHBY

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