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2015-04-15

Lincoln a controversial president in Wis.

President Lincoln was a popular president in the north, when he died 150 years ago today, but a local historian says he was a controversial figure in Wisconsin. Lawrence University history professor Jerry Podair says Wisconsin was a battleground, between…

posted 2015-04-15 13:04 by WHBY

Environmental board to keep power

The state's natural resources board won't lose its authority through the state budget. The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee removed a proposal from Governor Walker to strip the panel of its decision-making power. It would have become an advisory-only panel. George…

posted 2015-04-15 13:03 by WHBY

Counties won't take over property assessments

The state budget will not strip cities, villages, and towns of their ability to assess properties. Governor Walker proposed putting counties in charge of that. The Joint Finance Committee removed the proposal this morning. Republican Senator Alberta Darling of River…

posted 2015-04-15 13:02 by WHBY

Meeting today for Hwy CE project

Road crews will build a pair of roundabouts, on two busy roads in the town of Buchanan this summer, and officials will talk about the projects, this afternoon. Buchanan administrator Joel Gregozeski says they're putting the multi-lane roundabouts at the…

posted 2015-04-15 13:01 by WHBY

Winter moratorium for shutoffs ending

If people are behind on their electricity and gas bills, utilities can start cutting them off tomorrow. The state's winter moratorium on shutoffs ends today. We Energies spokesman Brian Manthey says 5,000 to 6,000 of their customers could lose their…

posted 2015-04-15 13:00 by WHBY

Menasha project takes step forward

Developers are making progress on their plans for an eight-story building in downtown Menasha. One Menasha Center would be on the site of the former Hotel Menasha and two banks. The city's plan commission unanimously agreed yesterday afternoon to rezone…

posted 2015-04-15 05:05 by WHBY

Past governor witnessed Lincoln shooting

President Abraham Lincoln died 150 years ago today, after John Wilkes Booth shot him in Ford's Theater, the night before. A former Wisconsin governor may have kept the incident from becoming a greater national tragedy. Leslie Bellai is the Wisconsin…

posted 2015-04-15 05:04 by WHBY

Expert explains deer tick virus

A relatively rare disease spread by ticks could give people another reason to watch out for the tiny pests this summer. The Powassan virus is related to the West Nile virus, and it can cause meningitis, fever, muscle loss and…

posted 2015-04-15 05:03 by WHBY

GOP might raise annual SeniorCare fee

The enrollment fee for the state's SeniorCare program could be going up. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says the annual $30 cost is very modest. He says it wouldn't be unreasonable to ask people to pay between $5 and $7 a…

posted 2015-04-15 05:02 by WHBY

Microbead ban heads to governor

A bill to ban microbeads from personal care products in Wisconsin is a signature away from becoming law. The Assembly approved the proposal yesterday. Some filtering systems at wastewater plants aren't able to catch the small plastic beads, and scientists…

posted 2015-04-15 05:01 by WHBY

Organ donor registry started 5 yrs ago

Nearly 60 percent of eligible people in Wisconsin are signed up as organ donors, five years after the state launched its official registry. Joanne Grunau of Donate Life Wisconsin says they're trying to encourage the remaining two million people to…

posted 2015-04-15 05:00 by WHBY

2015-04-14

Last murder charge dropped in Plamann's death

More than seven years after a shooting in Greenville, prosecutors are officially dropping their case against the victim's former partner. A judge agreed to dismiss a murder charge against 55-year-old Dianna Siveny, during a hearing this morning in Outagamie County…

posted 2015-04-14 13:05 by WHBY

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