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2016-03-08

Allergy season starts early

The allergy season is already underway, in northeast Wisconsin. Doctor Steve Kagen of Kagen Allergy Clinic says they detected tree pollen in the air, this morning. He says it's the second-earliest date for tree pollen, in the last 25 years.…

posted 2016-03-08 13:01 by WHBY

26% expect to hire more workers in next 3 months

A Wisconsin-based group found that 26 percent of companies in the state expect to hire more workers in the second quarter. Kathy Joblinske of Manpower says four percent believe they'll layoff workers. She says combining the two figures, the "net…

posted 2016-03-08 13:00 by WHBY

Crash leads to renewed calls for changes

Several days after an Oshkosh woman was killed at an intersection in the town of Neenah, there are calls for safety improvements. Town Chair Bob Schmeichel says they talked with Winnebago County officials about Highway CB and Oakridge Road, about…

posted 2016-03-08 05:05 by WHBY

Prof reacts to Bradley's old columns

A political science professor says anti-gay opinion columns may not hurt a candidate in the race for state Supreme Court. A liberal group released several columns written by Justice Rebecca Bradley for the Marquette University student newspaper, in 1992. One…

posted 2016-03-08 05:04 by WHBY

Family Care, IRIS plans unveiled

Proposed changes for two state programs could force some people with disabilities, and the elderly, to choose a new doctor. The state's health services department released its plans for Family Care and IRIS. They include shifting participants to integrated health…

posted 2016-03-08 05:03 by WHBY

Buting to write book on Avery, justice system

One of the attorneys for Steven Avery's murder trial says he's writing a book to expose the "dysfunction" of the criminal justice system. Jerome Buting has a deal with HarperCollins Publishers, and his book is expected to hit store shelves…

posted 2016-03-08 05:02 by WHBY

Bullets in bathroom, toilet after shooting

Investigators found bullets in and around a toilet, at a nearby bar, several days after a downtown Appleton shooting. Sgt. Neal Rabas testified yesterday in Chong Lee's murder trial. The 30-year-old Neenah man is charged with shooting 25-year-old Joshua Richards…

posted 2016-03-08 05:01 by WHBY

'Cinderella' opening at PAC

A classic fairy tale will be at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center starting tonight. Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" is coming to downtown Appleton for eight performances, through Sunday night. PAC spokeswoman Trisha Witt says it's a fresh new take…

posted 2016-03-08 05:00 by WHBY

2016-03-07

Detective in Lee trial talks about interrogations

Day nine of the murder trial in a downtown Appleton shooting continued this morning, with a detective on the stand. Sgt. Neal Rabas interviewed several of the people involved in the events leading up to the December 2013 shooting, at…

posted 2016-03-07 13:05 by WHBY

2 local companies make most ethical list

Two local companies are being honored for their ethical practices. Thrivent Financial and Oshkosh Corporation were among 131 companies on this year's World's Most Ethical Companies list. The Ethisphere Institute grades companies around the globe. Thrivent spokeswoman Callie Briese says…

posted 2016-03-07 13:04 by WHBY

Bradley wrote anti-gay comments in college

State Supreme Court Justice Rebecca Bradley says she's embarrassed by anti-gay opinion pieces she wrote while in college, 24 years ago. The liberal group One Wisconsin Now released Marquette University college newspaper columns from Bradley. In one, Bradley compares homosexuals…

posted 2016-03-07 13:03 by WHBY

Breakfast to feature childhood obesity speaker

A national speaker will be in Neenah tomorrow morning to talk about childhood obesity. The Weight of the Fox Valley is organizing a breakfast event at the Best Western Bridgewood Conference Center. Keren Rosenberg of Weight of the Fox Valley…

posted 2016-03-07 13:02 by WHBY

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