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2015-03-10

Omro pet shop & kennel catches fire

Crews fought a fire at a business, east of Omro. They were called to Traxler's Pet Shop and Kennel, a little after 7:30 a.m. Several animals died in the fire. A number of departments helped battle the blaze. Authorities had…

posted 2015-03-10 13:04 by WHBY

Chamber, UW-Osh look for entrepreneurs

One of the original "sharks" from the TV show Shark Tank will be in the Fox Cities for an event to highlight entrepreneurs. Kevin Harrington is joining forces with the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and UW-Oshkosh. The university's Colleen…

posted 2015-03-10 13:03 by WHBY

Assembly GOP pushing school sanction bill

Republican in the Assembly are pushing a new school accountability bill, that includes sanctions for consistently failing public schools. Senate Republican leaders and Governor Walker oppose any sanctions. Under the latest proposal, schools that get a D or F for…

posted 2015-03-10 13:02 by WHBY

Weller retiring from Miller Electric

Miller Electric has a high-level position to fill, after a longtime leader announced his retirement. Mike Weller's last day will be March 31. He's worked for the Appleton-based company for 34 years, and he's currently Miller's president of emerging business.…

posted 2015-03-10 13:01 by WHBY

Madison chief explains apology

The Madison police chief says his apology over the shooting death of a 19-year-old man, is in no way an admission of guilt. Tony Robinson was shot by an officer, on the city's eastside, last Friday night. Police say the…

posted 2015-03-10 12:59 by WHBY

One-third of tax returns filed so far

About one-third of the expected income tax returns in Wisconsin are already in this year. State revenue secretary Rick Chandler says they see a rush in late January, when the tax season starts. He says then it tapers off, before…

posted 2015-03-10 12:58 by WHBY

Town sending incorporation mailing

The town of Menasha will send out a 16-page informational packet on the proposal to incorporate the westside into a village. A special committee studied the possibility, last year, and a group on the westside filed an official petition with…

posted 2015-03-10 05:05 by WHBY

Students protest Madison police shooting

A police shooting in Madison last weekend brought about 1,500 students to a protest at the Capitol. Nineteen-year-old Tony Robinson was killed by an officer, in a home on the city's eastside. Police say they were responding to a call…

posted 2015-03-10 05:04 by WHBY

Lambeau renovations progressing

Workers are making progress on a renovation project at the Lambeau Field Atrium. It includes a new Packers Hall of Fame, and two restaurants. Packers spokesman Aaron Popkey says the shell of the restaurants and Hall of Fame are up,…

posted 2015-03-10 05:03 by WHBY

Trestle Trail maintenance planned

With the 10-year anniversary of the Trestle Trail approaching, two communities are planning some maintenance work this spring. The city and town of Menasha will replace about 48 posts, along with cables and aluminum guardrails. Brian Tungate is the city's…

posted 2015-03-10 05:02 by WHBY

Catholic parishes to build Habitat home

The Greater Fox Cities Area Habitat for Humanity chapter is preparing to build a house in Little Chute, and the volunteers are coming from eight Appleton Catholic parishes. John Weyenberg is the executive director of the local Habitat chapter. He…

posted 2015-03-10 05:01 by WHBY

2015-03-09

Walker signs right-to-work bill

Wisconsin is now considered a "right-to-work" state. Governor Walker signed the proposal into law this morning, in the Milwaukee area. He says it should help bring new companies and jobs to the state. The governor signed the bill at Badger…

posted 2015-03-09 13:05 by WHBY

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