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2014-03-14

Local police getting free armored vehicle

Appleton police and the Outagamie County sheriff's department are getting an armored vehicle from a department of defense program. The $650,000 vehicle is free, and Appleton Sgt. Dave Lund says it will be a big asset for SWAT team situations.…

posted 2014-03-14 15:04 by WHBY

Police to be on lookout over St. Patrick's Day

Local law enforcement agencies will be working together over the St. Patrick's Day weekend to keep drunk drivers off the roads. Capt. Todd Freeman of the Appleton police department says they see an up-tick in alcohol-related offenses on and around…

posted 2014-03-14 15:03 by WHBY

Kaufert opposes proprosed jail rules

The Department of Corrections is proposing some new rules for county jails, and a local lawmaker feels they go too far. Rep. Dean Kaufert says he's particularly troubled by a requirement that inmates get at least two hot meals a…

posted 2014-03-14 15:02 by WHBY

Hibernating bear in Waupaca draws concerns

The DNR is working with authorities in the Waupaca area to protect a hibernating black bear. Warden Ted Dremmel says the animal is in a culvert, near a home, and they hope he moves on once the weather warms up.…

posted 2014-03-14 15:01 by WHBY

Shaved heads to raise money for cancer research

More than 200 people are expected to shave their heads on Sunday in Green Bay for the fight against childhood cancer. Erin Jeltema is one of the organizers of the event that raises money for the St. Baldrick's Foundation. She…

posted 2014-03-14 15:00 by WHBY

PAC announces 2014-2015 lineup

A musical from the creators of "South Park" is headlining the 2014-2015 Broadway series for the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. PAC executive vice president Maria Van Laanen says "The Book of Mormon" kicks off the season at the downtown…

posted 2014-03-14 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton considering 'pedal pub' rules

Appleton's city council could take a stand on "pedal pubs" in the near future. A bill signed by Governor Walker last year set some statewide rules for the multi-person bikes that serve as mobile bars. Appleton police chief Pete Helein…

posted 2014-03-14 05:04 by WHBY

UW-Oshosh making changes after shooting

UW-Oshkosh leaders are outlining some steps to improve the campus's emergency alert system and event planning procedures. The call for changes comes after a shooting during a dance, last Saturday night, at Reeve Memorial Union. Nobody was hurt, but students…

posted 2014-03-14 05:03 by WHBY

Winter impact on crops uncertain

The snow is slowly melting on farm fields across northeast Wisconsin, but even when it's gone, farmers won't know what impact the winter had on the crops they planted last fall. Zen Miller of the UW-Extension's Outagamie County office says…

posted 2014-03-14 05:02 by WHBY

Group updating regional English ditcionary

Anyone traveling across the state will notice slight variations in accents, vocabulary, and pronunciations and a group is keeping track of how people in different regions speak. Joan Hall of UW-Madison is part of a group that's updating the Dictionary…

posted 2014-03-14 05:01 by WHBY

2014-03-13

Xavier Ends Marquette's Hopes of Dancing

It was clear that the Marquette Golden Eagles basketball team needed to go on a special three-day run of wins at the Big East Tournament in order to qualify for the big dance.  It took only a 68-65 quarterfinal defeat…

posted 2014-03-13 23:00:51 by WHBY

Johnson part of Senate delegation to Ukraine

A Wisconsin lawmaker is leaving for Ukraine today. U.S Senator Ron Johnson is part of a group of eight Senators who'll meet with Ukrainian leaders, as the country fights Russian efforts to annex the Crimean region. The Oshkosh Republican says…

posted 2014-03-13 13:05 by WHBY

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