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2015-08-24

UW-GB makes list of LGBTQ-friendly schools

A group says UW-Green Bay is one of the Top 25 LGBTQ-friendly campuses in the country. Campus Pride put together the rankings, and they're based on a school's policies and practices. Dean of Students Brenda Amenson-Hill says they opened a…

posted 2015-08-24 13:03 by WHBY

Bill targets campaign travel costs

A proposal from two Democrats would require state lawmakers to file monthly reports on their travel costs, if they're considering a run for federal office. Sen. Dave Hansen of Green Bay and Rep. Katrina Shankland of Stevens Point are introducing…

posted 2015-08-24 13:02 by WHBY

Speeding tops tickets in 1st half of year

If you got stopped by a cop in Wisconsin this year, it was most likely for speeding. Brad Babler of the DOT says about 20 percent of all traffic convictions, during the first half of 2015, were for driving too…

posted 2015-08-24 13:01 by WHBY

'Selfies' leading to more lice cases

You may want to think twice before going head to head with a friend to take a group "selfie." ThedaCare pediatrician Sharon Rink says she's seeing a lot of teens with head lice, and that's usually a low-risk group. She…

posted 2015-08-24 05:05 by WHBY

Stretch of Wisconsin Ave. closing for week

A railroad crossing project will impact drivers on a busy street on Appleton's westside. Canadian National is rebuilding the crossing on W. Wisconsin Avenue, near the Badger Avenue intersection. DOT spokesman Kim Rudat says on average, almost 25,000 vehicles a…

posted 2015-08-24 05:04 by WHBY

Omro man killed in Oshkosh motorcycle crash

A motorcycle crash in Oshkosh claimed the life of a 49-year-old Omro man on Saturday night. Police say he hit a curb, and a light pole, on the Main Street Bridge. He died at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah.

posted 2015-08-24 05:03 by WHBY

Body found in G.B.'s East River

A 47-year-old man's body was pulled from the East River in Green Bay on Saturday. Someone spotted the body, while walking along a trail late in the morning. Police don't believe the man's death is suspicious.

posted 2015-08-24 05:02 by WHBY

Bus trip for Iraq, Afghanistan vets available

A non-profit group that helps veterans visit their memorials is again putting out the call for a bus trip to a memorial for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Old Glory Honor Flight president Drew MacDonald says the memorial in…

posted 2015-08-24 05:01 by WHBY

Hortonville completes new summer program

About 40 elementary students in the Hortonville school district finished a special course that's meant to help them improve their reading and writing skills. Summer school coordinator Andrew Mulloy says it was the first year that they held the Polar…

posted 2015-08-24 05:00 by WHBY

Library worker marking 50th anniversary

A worker at the Appleton Public Library is about to celebrate a milestone on the job, and retire the same day. Linda Muench has been at the library for nearly 50 years, starting on August 31, 1965. Her last day…

posted 2015-08-24 04:59 by WHBY

2015-08-21

Menominee approve marijuana referendum

Members of the Menominee Indian tribe approved two referendum questions on whether to legalize marijuana for recreational and medicinal use, on their reservation. Fifty-eight percent want to allow recreational use, while 77 percent voted in favor of legalizing it for…

posted 2015-08-21 13:05 by WHBY

Airport now 'Appleton International Airport'

The Outagamie County Regional Airport signs are down, and they're putting up new ones with the facility's new name, Appleton International Airport. Airport director Abe Weber unveiled the name and logo this morning. The county board changed the name to…

posted 2015-08-21 13:04 by WHBY

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