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2015-01-02

Farmers still trying to salvage crops

It's pretty unusual to see farmers in the field in early January, but many are still trying to salvage what they can, from last year's crop. Kevin Jarek of the UW Extension's Outagamie County office says about 15 percent of…

posted 2015-01-02 13:05 by WHBY

Bernard Schaber looks back at time in office

After six years in the Assembly., an Appleton Democrat will officially leave the Legislature on Monday. Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber held the 57th district seat. She says her office worked very hard for people in the Fox Valley, and she's…

posted 2015-01-02 13:04 by WHBY

Crime lab ready for more DNA samples

The state crime labs are getting ready for an influx of DNA samples to add to Wisconsin's database. Anyone arrested for a violent felony, or convicted of a misdemeanor, will have to submit a sample under a law that takes…

posted 2015-01-02 13:03 by WHBY

Voter ID issue could return in 2015

The voter ID law could become a hot topic in the state once again this year. That's the feeling of Marquette University political science professor Charles Franklin. The law was passed four years ago, but it was only in effect…

posted 2015-01-02 13:02 by WHBY

Cranberry marketing fees may rise

The state's cranberry growers may start paying more for marketing efforts, because two years of oversupply issues are hurting cranberry prices. Ann Marie Ames of the state's agriculture department says the marketing fee per barrel would increase from the current…

posted 2015-01-02 13:01 by WHBY

Wheel tax included on renewals

The DOT will start collecting Appleton's 20-dollar wheel tax with February vehicle registration renewals, and the agency started sending out the notices earlier this week. A Grand Chute leader says people in neighboring communities, with an Appleton mailing address, need…

posted 2015-01-02 05:05 by WHBY

Gas could dip below $2 soon

Gas prices are inching closer to the two-dollar mark. The price at the pump in the Fox Cities dropped about 15 cents since last weekend. AAA Wisconsin spokesman Nick Jarmusz says he wouldn't be surprised to see a gallon selling…

posted 2015-01-02 05:04 by WHBY

Ellis reflects on career at Capitol

The career of the longest-serving state lawmaker in the Fox Cities will officially be over next week. Republican Sen. Mike Ellis of Neenah was first elected to the Legislature in 1970. He's been in the Senate since 1982. Ellis says…

posted 2015-01-02 05:03 by WHBY

Winter temps have been up & down

Long streaks of extreme cold and mild weather have been the story of this winter so far, and it could continue as we start the new year. Meteorologist Jim Skowronski is with the National Weather Service's Green Bay office. He…

posted 2015-01-02 05:02 by WHBY

2015-01-01

Shiocton man seriously hurt in crash

An 18-year-old Shiocton area man has life-threatening injuries after a crash late Wednesday night, in the town of Bovina. Outagamie County sheriff's department officials say the man was on Kliner Road near the intersection with Highway P, when he lost…

posted 2015-01-01 06:00 by WHBY

2014-12-31

Menasha preparing for New Year's Eve

A lot of people will be in downtown Menasha's Curtis Reed Square this evening, to ring in the new year. Mayor Don Merkes says First Eve is always a big draw, and he expects thousands of people will show up.…

posted 2014-12-31 15:05 by WHBY

Walker reelection among top 2014 stories

The race for governor was one of the top stories of 2014. Governor Walker faced a Democratic challenge from former Trek Bicycle executive and relative political newcomer Mary Burke. It turned out to be Walker's third victory in four years,…

posted 2014-12-31 15:04 by WHBY

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