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2014-10-07

Rush of same-sex weddings not expected

A local minister is getting ready to perform marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples, now that the state's gay marriage ban is no longer in effect. Roger Bertschausen of the Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship says he thinks several couples will…

posted 2014-10-07 05:05 by WHBY

Group will turn attention to discrimination

The leader of a group that fought against the state's gay marriage ban now plans to work to end discrimination. Fair Wisconsin executive director Katie Belanger says they're going to try to expand anti-discrimination laws to cover transgender people. She…

posted 2014-10-07 05:04 by WHBY

Overnight closures set for Kampo bridge

Drivers heading east on Highway 10-441 won't be able to cross the Roland Kampo bridge, overnight, for the next several days. The DOT is tearing down the outer concrete wall, along the south side of the bridge, as part of…

posted 2014-10-07 05:03 by WHBY

Person dies in car fire

A person died in a car fire, northwest of Oshkosh, early yesterday. The Winnebago County sheriff's department was called to the corner of Highway S and Leach Road, in the town of Oshkosh, around 4 a.m. Investigators were trying to…

posted 2014-10-07 05:02 by WHBY

Habitat eyes former Pierce site

The site of a former Pierce Manufacturing plant in Appleton could be home to 13 Habitat for Humanity houses. The city's plan commission agreed to divide the property along Spencer Street into 13 lots. Mayor Tim Hanna supports the redevelopment…

posted 2014-10-07 05:01 by WHBY

2014-10-06

Roth, Bernard Schaber participate in debate

Two candidates trying to replace a longtime senator participated in their first debate this afternoon. Former Republican Rep. Roger Roth of Appleton and Democratic Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber of Appleton are running for the 19th district seat. Republican Senator Mike…

posted 2014-10-06 15:00 by WHBY

Same-sex marriages resume in Wis.

Local clerks are again accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples. The U.S. Supreme Court denied appeals today, from five states, including Wisconsin. The high court's decision means that the state's constitutional same-sex marriage ban is no longer in effect. Sue…

posted 2014-10-06 13:05 by WHBY

Gay rights advocate pleased with court decision

A gay rights advocate from Appleton says she was surprised by this morning's Supreme Court decision and she's happy that the state now has marriage equality. Kathy Flores says she expected the high court would hear one of the same-sex…

posted 2014-10-06 13:04 by WHBY

Gay marriage opponent reacts to decision

The leader of a group that fought to put the same-sex marriage ban in place isn't giving up. Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action says there are lawsuits before appeals courts, in other cases around the country. She hopes the…

posted 2014-10-06 13:03 by WHBY

Walker, Burke weigh in on gay marriage

Governor Walker says the state will honor same-sex marriages, as required, under the U.S Supreme Court's decision today. He sidestepped a question this morning, on whether he thinks the state is better off, now that gay marriage is legal. He…

posted 2014-10-06 13:02 by WHBY

Man killed by suspected drunk driver

A Winneconne man was killed in Oshkosh last night, while he was waiting for a train at a railroad crossing on Oshkosh's southside. Police officer Joe Nichols says a 32-year-old Oshkosh man rear-ended the victim's car, in the 2500 block…

posted 2014-10-06 13:01 by WHBY

Group focusing on public art, memorials

The group that's trying to find a new home in Appleton for a sculpture that honors Harry Houdini is working on a handful of other projects. President Alex Schultz says they were able to put a sculpture back in place,…

posted 2014-10-06 13:00 by WHBY

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