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2014-03-21

N.H. woman killed in accident

A 30-year-old New Holstein woman was killed in a head-on crash this morning, in Calumet County. Lt. Mark Wiegert of the sheriff's department says she crossed the centerline on Highway PP, west of Hilbert Road, in the town of Rantoul,…

posted 2014-03-21 13:04 by WHBY

Tribal official explains spearfishing goal

The Chippewa tribes are asking to increase the number of walleye they spear this year by about 5,000. Overall, they hope to take about 63,000 fish in the northwoods. Brandon Thoms of the Lac du Flambeau band says concerns of…

posted 2014-03-21 13:03 by WHBY

Assembly refuses vote on RTA bill

Majority Republicans in the Assembly wouldn't take up the bill to create a Fox Cities Regional Transit Authority. Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber of Appleton tried to force a vote yesterday, on the final day that the Assembly is scheduled to…

posted 2014-03-21 13:02 by WHBY

Airplane tax credit will help Gulfstream

Gulfstream, and other airplane companies in the state, would get a boost from a bill that's on its way to Governor Walker for his signature. Republican Sen. Mike Ellis of Neenah worked on the proposal that would provide a tax…

posted 2014-03-21 13:01 by WHBY

Denmark schools holding referendum

Voters in the Denmark school district will decide a spending referendum in less than two weeks. The district is asking for an additional $800,000 for the next school year, and $900,000 for each of the following two years. Administrator Tony…

posted 2014-03-21 13:00 by WHBY

'New Dublin' celebrating St. Patrick's Day

New London is celebrating St. Patrick's Day tomorrow. The town changed its name to "New Dublin" earlier this week, and the community's annual Irish Fest kicks off at 11 a.m. Carrie Katerzynske is a spokeswoman for the event, and she…

posted 2014-03-21 12:59 by WHBY

Bies running for secretary of state

A lawmaker from Door County is going to run for secretary of state. Republican Rep. Garey Bies of Sister Bay isn't running for re-election in the Assembly. He's going to challenge the longtime Democratic officeholder, Doug La Follette. Bies has…

posted 2014-03-21 12:58 by WHBY

Chemo bill clears Assembly with changes

The Assembly decided to make a change to a chemotherapy bill, and a Republican leader is confident that it will become law. The proposal would require insurance companies to cover chemotherapy treatments, in pill form, if they already cover traditional…

posted 2014-03-21 05:05 by WHBY

Re-trial in 2008 G.C. murder to start

A murder trial starts today in a 2008 Grand Chute case. It's actually the second trial for 30-year-old Michael Potts of Milwaukee, in the shooting death of Artheddius "Pierre" Peeler of Minnesota. An Outagamie County judge overturned his original conviction,…

posted 2014-03-21 05:03 by WHBY

ABC's Gibson to speak at LU

A longtime broadcast journalist will speak at Lawrence University's commencement in June. Charles Gibson anchored ABC's national evening news before his retirement in 2009. He also spent 18 years on Good Morning America. Gibson will receive an honorary degree from…

posted 2014-03-21 05:02 by WHBY

Charge of electric cars varies by weather

A study by AAA shows electric vehicles lose a significant amount of their range, per charge, in extreme temperatures. Spokesman Nick Jarmusz says temperatures above 95 degrees shorten the driving distance by up to 30 percent. He says it drops…

posted 2014-03-21 05:01 by WHBY

Wisconsin Routs American University in NCAA Tournament

The second seeded Wisconsin Badgers overcame a slow start but went on for a very easy win over American University.  At one point, American lead Wisconsin 17-10. But in the final 30 minutes of the game, Wisconsin outscored American 65-18.…

posted 2014-03-21 00:39:55 by WHBY

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