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2016-03-18

DOT disputes group's road rankings

A national group claims Wisconsin has the third-worst roads in the country, and the DOT is disputing that. Spokeswoman Patty Mayers says the American Society of Civil Engineers study relied heavily on a "roughness" indicator. She says that's relatively obscure,…

posted 2016-03-18 05:02 by WHBY

National suicide awareness speaker at FVTC

There are a lot of suicide prevention programs for children, but a national speaker is coming to the Fox Cities to talk about the warning signs for adults. Cindy Reffke of Prevent Suicide Fox Cities says Dr. Sally Spencer-Thomas will…

posted 2016-03-18 05:01 by WHBY

2016-03-17

Bucks 96, Grizzlies 86

The Bucks beat the Memphis Grizzlies Thursday night, 96-86.  Giannis Antetokounmpo led Milwaukee with 15 points and 11 assists.  Greg Monroe had 14 points while Tyler Ennis came off the bench to score a career high 13 points.  The Bucks…

posted 2016-03-17 21:24:55 by WHBY

Walker signs Nygren's opioid bills

Governor Walker is signing a series of bills today to fight opiate painkiller addictions. The proposals come from Republican Rep. John Nygren of Marinette. Last session, he pushed for bills that target heroin abuse. He says it's also important to target…

posted 2016-03-17 13:05 by WHBY

Walker: Presidential race to heat up in Wis. soon

Governor Walker expects the presidential candidates from both parties to start making campaign stops in Wisconsin soon. The state's primary is April 5, and Walker says it looks like the state could have an impact on the races for both…

posted 2016-03-17 13:04 by WHBY

Police prepare for St. Patrick's Day, NCAA

With St. Patrick's Day and the start of the first round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament falling on the same day, Appleton police will have extra officers on patrol. Sgt. Dave Lund says they'll also have a couple of…

posted 2016-03-17 13:03 by WHBY

L.C. municipal building project progressing

Plans are progressing, for a new municipal building in Little Chute. The village is currently using a temporary facility, after selling its former building, to make room for a major expansion at Trilliant Food and Nutrition. Little Chute administrator James…

posted 2016-03-17 13:02 by WHBY

Fogle's attacker from Oconto Co.

The prisoner who attacked former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle in a federal prison used to live in Oconto County. Sixty-year-old Stephen Nigg was busted for selling guns in Lakewood, as a convicted felon. He's serving a 15-year sentence in a…

posted 2016-03-17 13:01 by WHBY

Meuer Farm wins state tourism award

The state tourism department is recognizing a farm that's west of Chilton. The Meuer Farm won the Stewardship Award at this year's annual conference. The agency says the farm sets the bar high for agri-tourism experiences. Owner David Meuer says they're…

posted 2016-03-17 13:00 by WHBY

Local doctor reacts to opioid guidelines

Opioid painkillers are blamed for 40 overdose deaths each day in the U.S., and a local doctor says he's glad that the CDC is getting involved. The federal agency released guidelines this week for when doctors should prescribe the drugs,…

posted 2016-03-17 05:05 by WHBY

Calumet Co. ranks high for health

Public awareness efforts on alcohol abuse and other health issues seem to be paying off in Calumet County. The county earned high marks, in a study sponsored by the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health. Bonnie Kolbe is Calumet…

posted 2016-03-17 05:04 by WHBY

High court nominee spent 1 summer at LU

When he was in high school, the nominee for U.S. Supreme Court was on the Lawrence University campus for a summer. Merrick Garland was in the school's summer science program in 1968. Retired physics professor David Cook doesn't specifically remember…

posted 2016-03-17 05:03 by WHBY

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