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2014-02-28

ACLU asks judge to lift gay marriage ban

There's a push to lift the state's ban on gay marriage, while a challenge in federal court proceeds. The ACLU filed a lawsuit earlier this month, and now the group is asking a judge to temporarily block the ban. The…

posted 2014-02-28 13:03 by WHBY

Prof: Slim chance of G.B. visit from pope

A religious studies professor at St. Norbert College thinks the chances are slim that Pope Francis would visit Green Bay next year. Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt sent a letter to the pope, inviting him to visit a shrine to…

posted 2014-02-28 13:02 by WHBY

NWS: Don't bet on hot summer, after cold winter

Some people are hoping that this winter's frigid weather will lead to a hot summer, but weather experts say that's just wishful thinking. Meteorologist Jeff Last of the National Weather Service's office in Green Bay says weather systems don't cycle…

posted 2014-02-28 13:01 by WHBY

FCCVB sets record for future room bookings

Local hotel occupancy rates were steady last year, but tourism officials set a record for the number of booked rooms for future years. The Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau released its annual report this morning, at a breakfast meeting…

posted 2014-02-28 13:00 by WHBY

Man killed in work accident from West Bend

Fond du Lac County authorities say the victim of yesterday's fatal industrial accident in Oakfield, was a 42-year-old man from the West Bend area. Lt. Cameron McGee says Anthony Shields was working at Seneca Foods, when he got stuck in…

posted 2014-02-28 12:59 by WHBY

Woman sends message about texting & driving

A Little Chute woman told Seymour high school students yesterday how her life changed after she killed a man, while she was texting and driving. 20-year-old PaKou Xiong is serving one year in jail, and five years of probation after…

posted 2014-02-28 05:05 by WHBY

G.B. sets record for sub-zero days

A 37-year-old weather record fell this morning in Green Bay. Meteorologist Roy Eckberg of the National Weather Service's office in Green Bay says today marks the 49th day this winter with sub-zero temperatures. The previous record of 48 was set…

posted 2014-02-28 05:04 by WHBY

Health insurance push starts for young adults

The clock is ticking for the uninsured to get health care coverage, through the federal exchanges, and there's an effort to get young people to sign up. Kathleen Falk is the Midwest region director for the U.S. health and human…

posted 2014-02-28 05:03 by WHBY

No parole for Hanson in cold case murder

An Abrams man won't have the chance to get out of prison after he was convicted of murdering a Green Bay man. 19-year-old Chad McLean disappeared in 1998 while he was visiting a friend in the Abrams area, and his…

posted 2014-02-28 05:02 by WHBY

Bill would ban drunkenness defense

The mother of a murder victim in Door County wants lawmakers to close a loophole that she says is protecting her daughter's killer. Sherry Anicich says a jury dead-locked on murder charges against Brian Cooper, after he argued he was…

posted 2014-02-28 05:01 by WHBY

2014-02-27

Gardner, Marquette edge Georgetown

The Marquette Golden Eagles held off the Georgetown Hoyas in the final minute to win 75-73 on Thursday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.  With ten seconds remaining, Georgetown's D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera failed to send the game into overtime with…

posted 2014-02-27 23:40:14 by WHBY

Menasha considering steam plant sale

Menasha leaders will consider a proposal to sell the city's shuttered steam plant. There's a special meeting tonight to talk about an offer for the facility that closed its doors several years ago. Community development director Greg Keil is recommending…

posted 2014-02-27 13:05 by WHBY

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