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2015-03-23

Theda Clark expanding robotics in surgery

ThedaCare will be able to expand the use of robotics in surgery. The provider is adding a new machine, called the da Vinci XI, to help perform minimally invasive procedures. Dr. Eric Lawatsch is with the Wisconsin Institute of Urology.…

posted 2015-03-23 13:02 by WHBY

Statewide home sales up in February

Statewide home sales climbed nearly two percent last month, compared to a year earlier. Median prices also rose 6.1 percent, to almost $138,000. Dave Clark is an economist for the Wisconsin Realtors Association. He says they were hoping for stronger…

posted 2015-03-23 13:01 by WHBY

Forum tonight on downtown's future

A local group wants to help people learn more about some possible major projects in downtown Appleton. The Appleton chapter of the League of Women Voters is holding a forum tonight at the library. Chapter president Sara Companik says Mayor…

posted 2015-03-23 05:05 by WHBY

Fundraising key in Walker's presidential timing

A political expert says Governor Walker is likely holding off on officially announcing a presidential bid for financial reasons. Walker has been traveling the country, essentially campaigning, for months. The governor still says he's not positive that he'll enter the…

posted 2015-03-23 05:04 by WHBY

Remedial college classes draw attention

About one in five freshmen on UW-System campuses have to take remedial English or math courses. A Republican lawmaker wants to find out where they went to high school. Rep. John Jagler of Watertown says too many students aren't college…

posted 2015-03-23 05:03 by WHBY

Bill would expand experimental drug use

The terminally ill would have easier access to experimental drugs, under a lawmaker's proposal. Democratic Sen. Fred Risser of Madison is pushing a "right to try" bill. He says manufacturers would be able to offer drugs, and other devices, without…

posted 2015-03-23 05:02 by WHBY

Fisherman rescued from Waupaca Co. lake

A 73-year-old man from the New London area was pulled from a lake, by two fellow fishermen, yesterday afternoon. The Waupaca County sheriff's department says the man broke through the ice on White Lake, in the Weyauwega area, a little…

posted 2015-03-23 05:01 by WHBY

2015-03-20

Security screening planned for courthouse

Winnebago County is planning to boost security at the courthouse. County Executive Mark Harris says other similar-sized counties in the state already have metal detectors, and it's something they really should have. Harris says they need to repair the plaza…

posted 2015-03-20 15:05 by WHBY

Police remember Birkholz anniversary

The leader of the Fond du Lac police department says today is a somber day, and an anniversary they'll never forget. Four years ago, Officer Craig Birkholz was shot and killed, while he went to talk with a suspect in…

posted 2015-03-20 15:04 by WHBY

Private school tax break in place

Parents with students in private schools can take advantage of a new tax break this year. Sharon Schmeling is the director of the Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools. She says most private school families will add at least…

posted 2015-03-20 15:03 by WHBY

Menasha schools plan for Hwy. 441 work

Menasha schools are preparing to help some students find different routes to get to school, once crews start working on the interchange between Highway 441 and Racine Street. The DOT will start closing some on- and off-ramps this summer. Superintendent…

posted 2015-03-20 15:02 by WHBY

FVTC hosting international leadership event

Students from Mexico, the Caribbean, and central America are at Fox Valley Technical College this weekend, for a leadership conference. Marie Martin is the director of global education and services at Fox Valley Tech. She says the students will take…

posted 2015-03-20 15:01 by WHBY

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