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Drug tests starting for jobless benefits

People will have to take a drug test, in order to get state unemployment benefits, starting this week. Governor Walker approved a new rule yesterday. It was included in the state budget. The state can deny benefits, if a person…

posted 2016-05-05 05:02 by WHBY


Steineke: GOP voters have to make tough choice

A local Republican says many GOP voters have a tough choice to make, now that Donald Trump is their party's presumptive presidential nominee. Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke of Vandenbroek has been a vocal opponent of Trump. He previously endorsed…

posted 2016-05-04 16:15 by WHBY

Stretch of Hwy. 10-441 closing tonight

Workers will shut down part of Highway 10-441 tonight for the ongoing expansion project. They're closing the eastbound lanes from I-41 to Midway Road, from 8:45 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. tomorrow. The westbound lanes will be shut down between Midway…

posted 2016-05-04 14:45 by WHBY

FAA investigates fatal helicopter crash

FAA officials say a helicopter pilot died this morning, in a crash in Manitowoc County. The chopper went down in a swampy area, near Reedsville, shortly after 10 a.m. Manitowoc County Sheriff Rob Hermann says the pilot was a 61-year-old…

posted 2016-05-04 13:04 by WHBY

Kaukauna to study demand for hotels

Kaukauna leaders are going to study the need for a hotel in the downtown and along I-41. The city council is hiring a firm to look at room occupancy rates. Mayor Gene Rosin says they were originally just going to…

posted 2016-05-04 13:03 by WHBY

Smoking rate for pregnant women raises concerns

Almost 16 percent of pregnant women in Winnebago County still smoke, and that's higher than the state and national averages. A study by UW-Milwaukee shows the smoking rate in Wisconsin is 13 to 14 percent, and it's nine percent across…

posted 2016-05-04 13:02 by WHBY

COPD program showing positive results

A program at St. Elizabeth Hospital, that helps people with chronic lung diseases, is drawing some attention. Janine Boldra is the hospital's manager of rehabilitation services. She says their "Breathe at Ease" initiative focuses on helping COPD patients learn how…

posted 2016-05-04 13:01 by WHBY

Tourism dept. involved with vacation day push

The state tourism department is getting involved with a national effort to get people to use all of their vacation time. Secretary Stephanie Klett says across the country, 469 million vacation days were left on the table last year. She…

posted 2016-05-04 13:00 by WHBY

Boucher pleads not guilty in deadly OWI crash

The 27-year-old Green Bay man charged with killing two people in a drunk driving crash is entering not guilty pleas. Daniel Boucher was arrested in February for the deaths of 52-year-old James Rush, and his 47-year-old wife, Wendy. They were…

posted 2016-05-04 05:05 by WHBY

Prof: Devastating if Bradley wasn't in photo

A history professor at Lawrence University says it would be "devastating" for the community, and the country, if one of Appleton's own didn't raise the flag at Iwo Jima. The Marine Corps is launching an investigation into whether John Bradley…

posted 2016-05-04 05:04 by WHBY

Health official watching for Zika virus

Local health officials are keeping an eye out for people with Zika virus, but they aren't collecting mosquitoes eggs for testing. Some counties in southern Wisconsin are setting traps to see if a species that can carry the disease moves…

posted 2016-05-04 05:03 by WHBY

SCORE celebrates 40th anniversary

An organization that provides mentors for small businesses marked a milestone last night. SCORE Fox Cities is turning 40 years old. Tony Busch is one of about 50 current mentors, covering eight counties. He says they conduct about 1,200 interviews…

posted 2016-05-04 05:02 by WHBY

We'll have a baby report regarding the latest on Reggie the Executive Producer's adventures in childbirth today on the PhilCast.…
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"Time" magazine is out with a list of what it calls the top gadgets of all time. All time is…
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When I first heard him say it, I had hoped he was wrong. Still, something in my head knew he…
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