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'Wicked' ends 3rd run at PAC

Crews have been packing up at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, now that the nearly three-week run of Wicked is over. The Broadway musical brought crowds to downtown Appleton for about two dozen performances. Maria Van Laanen is the…

posted 2014-03-03 13:00 by WHBY

Ellis, Bernard Schaber among top fundraisers

The race for a state Senate seat that covers parts of the Fox Cities could be an expensive one. Republican Senate President Mike Ellis of Neenah will face Democratic Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber of Appleton. Campaign finance figures show Bernard…

posted 2014-03-03 05:05 by WHBY

County closes in on snowmobiling record

While the cold weather kept many people inside this winter, it's been a great year for snowmobiling. Brian Feest is Outagamie County's interim parks director. He says the trails have been open for 67 days so far, and that's approaching…

posted 2014-03-03 05:04 by WHBY

Signup starting for Fox Cities Marathon

The Community First Fox Cities Marathon sold out last year, and people who want to guarantee a spot in one of this year's races can register starting today. Marathon event director Debbie Jansen says they're allowing up to 1,200 runners…

posted 2014-03-03 05:03 by WHBY

'Airplane!' tourism ad to be unveiled

The new TV commercial that will try to bring tourists to Wisconsin this summer is debuting today. State tourism secretary Stephanie Klett says they're unveiling it at the annual tourism conference, in Lake Geneva. Klett says they brought back the…

posted 2014-03-03 05:02 by WHBY


Badgers top the Nittany Lions

The Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions 71-66 at the Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday afternoon.  Josh Gasser led the Badgers with 15 points.  Ben Brust added 14 points including four made three-point baskets and Traevon Jackson tallied…

posted 2014-03-02 13:24:40 by WHBY


Appleton standoff leads to 2 arrests

Appleton police had a standoff overnight on the city's westside, in their search for two wanted men. Sgt. Dave Lund says they've been looking for 30-year-old Koy Kennedy and 29-year-old Christopher Fields. He says both were wanted on battery charges,…

posted 2014-03-01 08:00 by WHBY

President of proposed mine charged in Spain

The president of the company that's looking to open an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin faces charges in Spain on accusations that he violated environmental laws at a mine he was managing. Prosecutors believe Gogebic Taconite president Bill Williams…

posted 2014-03-01 07:59 by WHBY


Ribble might not have re-election opponent

There might not even be a race this fall, in what had been the most competitive congressional district in the state. Republican Congressman Reid Ribble of Sherwood is up for re-election, and the Democratic Party hasn't been able to find…

posted 2014-02-28 13:05 by WHBY

Menasha to work on deal for steam plant

There's interest in Menasha's former steam plant, and city leaders will step up their negotiations to sell the facility to a food processing company. Mayor Don Merkes says Aeries Energy would remove asbestos from the plant, and salvage the equipment.…

posted 2014-02-28 13:04 by WHBY

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

In Wausau some kids are in trouble for being a part of a shootout.... with Nerf guns. I'll have the…
posted by Philcast 7 hours ago
It's out...and it should be fun! Tough start though, with 3 out of the first 4 on the road, including…
posted by Daves Blog 8 hours ago
Sometimes it pays to screw up. Today on the PhilCast I have a couple of related stories regarding household chores…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago