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2016-06-27

Study looks at partisan divide

A study shows there are few "independent" voters in Wisconsin, and around the country. The Pew Research Center studied the partisan divide nationwide. Political research director Carroll Doherty says many independents are actually "closet partisans." There are strong feelings among…

posted 2016-06-27 13:02:00 by WHBY

Busy 4th of July travel expected

Expect a lot of traffic if you go on a trip over the Fourth of July weekend. AAA spokesman Nick Jarmusz says about 920,000 people plan to hit the road in Wisconsin. Nationally, that number is a record 43 million.…

posted 2016-06-27 13:01:00 by WHBY

Lawmaker weighs in on drone rules

A southeast Wisconsin lawmaker has mixed feelings about commercial drone rules that were released last week by the FAA. Republican Rep. Adam Neylon of Pewaukee says it's good to finally see some direction being offered by the federal government. But he…

posted 2016-06-27 13:00:00 by WHBY

Python attacks dog in Mishicot

A four-foot python is on the loose in the Mishicot area. The Manitowoc County sheriff's department says the snake got into an apartment on S. Main Street early this morning, and attacked a poodle. Deputies say the non-venomous python was…

posted 2016-06-27 12:59:00 by WHBY

Storms spawned weak tornado

Some people in northern Outagamie and eastern Waupaca counties spent the last day of their weekend cleaning up, after a storm. The National Weather Service reports that a weak tornado touched down between Manawa and Bear Creek, early yesterday morning.…

posted 2016-06-27 05:05 by WHBY

Kaukauna to add sidewalk cafes

There could be sidewalk cafes popping up along two streets in downtown Kaukauna later this year. The plans for rebuilding 2nd and 3rd streets include widening the sidewalks, to give businesses more room. Mayor Gene Rosin says a number of…

posted 2016-06-27 05:04 by WHBY

Hot weather gives city pools a boost

Local pools are seeing a lot of swimmers because of the hot start to summer. Appleton's pools opened as soon as school let out earlier this month. Pools supervisor Kabel Helmbrecht says more than 9,000 people have spent time at…

posted 2016-06-27 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton fire crews have Narcan on trucks

The Appleton fire department now has an anti-heroin overdose drug on its fire trucks, and crews have used it once. Fire Chief Len VanderWyst says firefighters were trained to recognize the signs of an overdose, and give someone Narcan, if…

posted 2016-06-27 05:02 by WHBY

Coach bus catches fire in G.C.

Grand Chute firefighters, and crews from several other departments, battled a fire in a garage and storage facility yesterday morning. A coach bus started on fire, inside a building in the 1700 block of S. Prospect Court around 6:15 a.m.…

posted 2016-06-27 05:01 by WHBY

2016-06-24

Cayer charged in Hobart double murder

Brown County prosecutors are charging a 26-year-old Ashwaubenon man in a double murder in Hobart. Jacob Cayer faces two counts of first-degree intentional homicide for the stabbing deaths of 25-year-old Sabrina Teague, and 63-year-old Heesun Teague. Prosecutors also charged him…

posted 2016-06-24 15:30 by WHBY

Police looking for City Park flower thief

Dozens of flowers are missing from Appleton's City Park, and officials are trying to find the "petal poacher." Deputy parks director Tom Flick says someone took a handful of them last year, but they figured it was a one-time thing.…

posted 2016-06-24 13:05 by WHBY

Report details public school, voucher funding

Public schools in the state are getting about $200 less per student, five years after Governor Walker took office. Democratic Sen. Janet Bewley of Ashland asked the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau to crunch the numbers. She says over that same…

posted 2016-06-24 13:04 by WHBY

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