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2016-03-24

State sets rules for kickboxing, other sports

A state lawmaker from Allouez wants to make combat sports safer. Sen. Rob Cowles authored a bill that Governor Walker signed today. It requires kickboxing, and similar sports, to follow the same rules as mixed martial arts. Cowles says fighters…

posted 2016-03-24 13:03 by WHBY

Fox Cities Habitat releases 2015 numbers

2015 was a good year for Habitat for Humanity in the Fox Cities. John Weyenberg is the executive director of the local chapter. He says the non-profit built, or significantly remodeled, 15 homes last year. He says they repaired 34…

posted 2016-03-24 13:02 by WHBY

Study: Cost of invasives higher than 1st thought

A UW-Madison researcher says the fiscal impact of invasive species on the Great Lakes region are greatly underestimated.  Jake Walsh of the UW Center for Limnology authored a study on the issue. He says most past studies only focused on…

posted 2016-03-24 13:01 by WHBY

Johnson seeks answers on Elizabethkingia

A U.S. Senator from Oshkosh wants more information from the CDC about a rare blood disease. The CDC is helping the state's health services department investigate the Elizabethkingia cases. They started surfacing late last year, in southeast Wisconsin, and now…

posted 2016-03-24 13:00 by WHBY

Blizzard warnings rare for area

The Fox Cities and Green Bay areas are under a blizzard warning this morning, and that's a rarity. Meteorologist Scott Cultice is with the National Weather Service in Green Bay. He says it's been about 10 years since one has…

posted 2016-03-24 05:05 by WHBY

Casper killed while on duty 1 yr ago

A young state trooper from Kiel was killed while he was on duty one year ago today. Twenty-one-year-old Trooper Trevor Casper was on patrol, by himself, for the first time, when he spotted a suspected bank robber's car. The Kiel…

posted 2016-03-24 05:04 by WHBY

Elizabethkingia found in Winnebago Co.

There's now a case of the rare blood virus Elizabethkingia in Winnebago County. The state Department of Health Services says there are 59 cases around the state. The majority of the people are over 65, and all of them have…

posted 2016-03-24 05:03 by WHBY

Hanna hopes for more water customers

Technology is helping Appleton save money at the city's water treatment plant, and Mayor Tim Hanna hopes that will bring in more customers. He says since they opened the facility, 18 years ago, they've wanted to provide water to more…

posted 2016-03-24 05:02 by WHBY

2016-03-23

Man arrested for Neenah credit union robbery

Neenah police say they arrested a suspect, and found the money from a credit union robbery on the city's south side. Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson says someone walked into the Capital Credit Union in the 1400 block of S. Commercial…

posted 2016-03-23 15:00 by WHBY

Heaviest snow expected tonight, overnight

Northeast Wisconsin will see a lot of snow tonight and tomorrow morning. Meteorologist Jeff Last is with the National Weather Service's office in Green Bay. He says the heavy snow will start this evening, at rates of possibly over an…

posted 2016-03-23 13:05 by WHBY

Plow drivers to be out all night in Appleton

Appleton plow drivers expect to be out on the streets throughout the night, and into tomorrow morning. Mayor Tim Hanna says they're declaring a snow emergency to ban parking on city streets, starting at 7 p.m. He says the last…

posted 2016-03-23 13:04 by WHBY

WPS preparing for possible outages

Today's storm is expected to cut across a significant portion of Wisconsin Public Service's territory, and crews are getting ready to restore power if necessary. Spokesman Kerry Spees says they're adjusting staffing levels, in anticipation that the wet, heavy snow…

posted 2016-03-23 13:03 by WHBY

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