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2014-06-13

Judge puts same sex marriages on hold

Same-sex marriages in Wisconsin are ending, a week after a federal judge ruled that the state's ban on gay marriage in unconstitutional. Judge Barbara Crabb issued another decision Friday, saying that she's ruling for the same-sex couples that challenged the…

posted 2014-06-13 18:32:40 by WHBY

Injunction possible in gay marriage lawsuit

There wasn't an immediate decision on same-sex marriage this afternoon, but a federal judge mentioned that she would likely put her ruling on hold, pending an appeal. If Judge Barbara Crabb does that, same-sex marriages would have to stop, across…

posted 2014-06-13 13:05 by WHBY

Walker won't comment on Van Hollen stance

Governor Walker wouldn't say whether county clerks should face criminal charges for giving same-sex couples marriage licenses. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen believes that the clerks are breaking the law, and he said yesterday that local district attorneys could take…

posted 2014-06-13 13:04 by WHBY

State offers grants to help disabled vets get jobs

The state is offering companies a new incentive to hire disabled veterans. Governor Walker implemented a grant program this morning, during a stop at the statewide Disabled American Veterans conference in Appleton. It offers companies a $10,000 grant. State veterans…

posted 2014-06-13 13:03 by WHBY

Iraq attacks could raise gas prices

Increasing insurgent attacks in Iraq will likely lead to higher gas prices in the near future. The violence has been getting closer to Baghdad, and Erin Roth of the Wisconsin Petroleum Council says at least one refinery was damaged. He…

posted 2014-06-13 13:02 by WHBY

Port of G.B. rebounding after late start

The port of Green Bay is bouncing back, after a rough start to the shipping season. Port director Dean Haen says ships couldn't even get to Green Bay until late-April, because the ice was too thick. He says they made…

posted 2014-06-13 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton police seek graffiti suspects

Appleton police are trying to find several people responsible for spray-painting graffiti in the downtown. They say reports started coming in last Friday, and the suspects damaged private and public property. Investigators believe two men and two women are involved,…

posted 2014-06-13 13:00 by WHBY

Breakfast on the Farm set for Sunday

There will be plenty of visitors at a farm in the Hortonville area on Sunday. The owners of Green Acres Organic Farm are hosting this year's Outagamie County Breakfast on the Farm. Zen Miller of the UW-Extension is one of…

posted 2014-06-13 12:59 by WHBY

Walker weighs in on gay marriage

Governor Walker made his first public comments yesterday after a court ruling on same-sex marriage. The governor says voters put the state's ban in place, in 2006, so it doesn't matter if he's personally opposed to gay marriage. Walker voted…

posted 2014-06-13 05:05 by WHBY

Close vote expected for Walmart project

Green Bay's city council is scheduled to discuss the Walmart proposal next Tuesday, and officials are expecting a close vote. Ald. Tom DeWane supports the big-box plans. He says there's strong public support for a downtown Walmart. He says it's…

posted 2014-06-13 05:04 by WHBY

Johnson explains 'No' vote on VA

A Republican from Wisconsin was one of three members of the U.S. Senate to vote against a proposal to make it easier for veterans to get access to health care. Sen. Ron Johnson says he's concerned about the projected costs…

posted 2014-06-13 05:03 by WHBY

Flag Day parade set for tomorrow

Appleton has the oldest Flag Day parade in the country, and about 70,000 people are expected to find a spot along the route tomorrow afternoon. Organizer Don Burich says they'll have about 100 units, including two antique wagons from the…

posted 2014-06-13 05:02 by WHBY

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