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2016-01-19

State e-file program launches

People can start filing their state taxes online today, and officials expect 80 to 85 percent will e-file this year. Revenue department spokeswoman Stephanie Marquis says the state has a free, e-file program on the agency's website. She says it automatically…

posted 2016-01-19 13:02 by WHBY

Opening date set for cancer center

ThedaCare has an opening date for its Regional Cancer Center on Appleton's northeast side. The health care provider will officially start seeing patients on Monday, Feb. 1. ThedaCare is planning several special events in the days leading up to that.…

posted 2016-01-19 13:01 by WHBY

Kimberly considers larger recycling carts

Some people in Kimberly could get larger recycling carts, in the future. The village board talked about letting people upgrade from the current 65-gallon carts to 95-gallon ones, to encourage more recycling...and possibly reduce the village's costs, to dump garbage,…

posted 2016-01-19 13:00 by WHBY

Ariens defends ending unscheduled breaks

The Ariens Company is going to enforce its policy against unscheduled breaks, and that's raising some issues with Muslim workers. CEO Dan Ariens says they're sticking with the decision, after nearly all of the 53 employees left work early last…

posted 2016-01-19 05:05 by WHBY

MLK Day draws packed house to LU

Hundreds of people packed Lawrence University's Memorial Chapel last night to celebrate Martin Luther King Day. Tony Awefeso received the annual Community Leader Award. He helped found African Heritage, Inc., and he's the president of B.A.B.E.S., a child abuse prevention…

posted 2016-01-19 05:04 by WHBY

Omro mourns 2012 grad's death

The 21-year-old woman who likely died from exposure to the cold, in Milwaukee, was a 2012 graduate of Omro high school. Principal Kelly Spors says Elizabeth Luebke was a well-liked student, and staff members remember her as a polite girl…

posted 2016-01-19 05:03 by WHBY

Interest hike could impact car sales

There could be a "stutter step" in car sales this year, if interest rates rise. That's the feeling of Bill Sepic, the president of the Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers Association. He says an increase shouldn't put a damper on…

posted 2016-01-19 05:02 by WHBY

2016-01-18

Fire damages house near Hortonville

Firefighters battled a house fire, west of Hortonville, for about six hours. Hortonville-Hortonia assistant fire chief Jack Kuhnke says they went to a home, on Highway TT, around 7:45 a.m. He says the fire started in a limousine outside of…

posted 2016-01-18 15:05 by WHBY

Oshkosh woman died in cold, in Milwaukee

A woman found dead in Milwaukee over the weekend was from Oshkosh. Authorities say someone saw the 21-year-old's body around 9 a.m. yesterday, outside of a Milwaukee home on the city's northeast side. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner's report says…

posted 2016-01-18 13:04 by WHBY

Chambers team up for wage study

Some companies along the I-41 corridor, from Green Bay to Fond du Lac, have a tough time attracting and retaining workers, and a study could help with the issue. Peter Zaehringer of the Greater Green Bay Chamber of Commerce says…

posted 2016-01-18 13:03 by WHBY

Dems calling on Walker to focus on jobs

Some Democratic lawmakers are calling on Governor Walker to focus on the need for job creation, during his State of the State address tomorrow night. Rep. Amanda Stuck of Appleton says thousands of people were laid off in Wisconsin last…

posted 2016-01-18 13:02 by WHBY

Housing market strong in 2015

Home sales in the state were the best in a decade in 2015. Mike Theo of the Wisconsin Realtors Association says nearly 77,000 homes changed hands, and that's the most since 2005. He says the total was 11 percent higher…

posted 2016-01-18 13:01 by WHBY

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