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2014-03-06

February traffic deaths at all-time low

The state set a record last month, for the lowest number of traffic fatalities in February. DOT started tracking the monthly figures in 1937. Bureau of transportation safety director David Pabst says 21 people died on Wisconsin roads last month.…

posted 2014-03-06 05:04 by WHBY

Some BadgerCare recipients face deadline

People who are losing their BadgerCare coverage on April 1 are also facing the upcoming deadline to buy health insurance through the federal exchanges. The cutoff date is March 31. Terrie Pohjola is part of a group that's drawing attention…

posted 2014-03-06 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton ordering smaller recycling carts

More than 1,900 smaller-sized recycling carts will be coming to Appleton. The city council voted 12-1 last night to buy 65-gallon carts from a Pleasant Prairie company. Ald. Chris Croatt says it gives people an option, over the 96-gallon size.…

posted 2014-03-06 05:02 by WHBY

Macy's offers matching grant for Pierce Park

A national fundraising program might benefit Pierce Park in Appleton. Macy's will match donations to more than 550 parks across the country, up to an overall amount of $250,000. City parks and recreation director Dean Gazza says they'd use the…

posted 2014-03-06 05:01 by WHBY

2014-03-05

Wisconsin Wins 8th Straight! Win #699 for Bo

The 9th Ranked Wisconsin Badgers jumped out to an 18 point lead in the second half and hung on for a 76-70 win Wednesday night over the Purdue Boilermakers. It is the 8th straight win for Wisconsin and the the…

posted 2014-03-05 22:42:55 by WHBY

Bucks fall to the Kings

The Milwaukee Bucks couldn't keep pace with the Sacramento Kings as they lost at the BMO Harris Bradley Center 116-102 on Wednesday night.  Brandon Knight led the Bucks with 25 points, while Jeff Adrien came off the bench for 15…

posted 2014-03-05 21:46:23 by WHBY

Refugee donation drive a success

A former bank building in downtown Appleton is filled with donations for a group of refugees. The Appleton Fox Cities Kiwanis Club held a collection drive, over three days, for furniture and other household items. Jean Long Manteufel was one…

posted 2014-03-05 13:05 by WHBY

FVTC completes transportation center expansion

Fox Valley Technical College officials unveiled their new transportation center today. The $6.5 million upgrade was funded by a $66.5 million referendum that voters passed in 2012. Transportation center associate dean Dan Poeschel says the expanded facility is a big…

posted 2014-03-05 13:04 by WHBY

Prof: Kramer demotion limits political fallout

A political expert says it's unclear whether former Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer be able to recover politically from a sexual harassment scandal. Kramer is accused of making inappropriate comments to woman, and groping at least one of them, during…

posted 2014-03-05 13:03 by WHBY

Watchdog blasts campaign finance bills

An advocate for campaign finance reform is calling two bills from Republican lawmakers "horrendous." Jay Heck of Common Cause says one of them would exempt outside political groups that run issue ads from disclosing their donors. Senate Majority Leader Scott…

posted 2014-03-05 13:02 by WHBY

Burke releases 1st campaign ad

The main Democratic candidate for governor released her first TV ad today. Mary Burke is highlighting her background as an executive for the Trek Bicycle company. She also attacks Governor Walker for his jobs record. The November election is eight…

posted 2014-03-05 13:01 by WHBY

Local suicide prevention film released

A video that's designed to encourage people to talk about the difficult topic of suicide is now available. The Center for Suicide Prevention hired a company to put together a 30-minute documentary. It features mental health experts, and family members…

posted 2014-03-05 13:00 by WHBY

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