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2016-04-26

United Way reflects on past year

A major non-profit agency looked back on the past year this morning. The United Way Fox Cities held its annual report to the community in downtown Appleton. President Peter Kelly says they're trying to be proactive with mental health issues.…

posted 2016-04-26 13:01 by WHBY

Walker repeals prohibition-era liquor law

Groups can no longer hold a referendum, in hopes of forcing a municipality to become a dry community. Governor Walker signed a bill yesterday, repealing a prohibition-era law, that allowed the referendum option. Representative David Steffen was the author. The…

posted 2016-04-26 13:00 by WHBY

Quick action may have saved lives in Antigo

Fast action by police and and prom-goers likely kept a weekend shooting from being worse. That's the feeling of Antigo Police Chief Eric Roller. He says officers were patrolling the Antigo high school parking lot last Saturday night when the…

posted 2016-04-26 05:05 by WHBY

Oshkosh murder trial moving quickly

The suspect in an Oshkosh murder took the stand in his own defense yesterday. Thirty-year-old Samson Gomoll claimed he acted in self-defense when he killed his live-in girlfriend, 42-year-old Stacey Strange. His trial on a charge of first-degree intentional homicide…

posted 2016-04-26 05:04 by WHBY

Wimberger to challenge Hansen for Senate

An attorney will run as a Republican this fall, for a state Senate seat that covers parts of Green Bay. Eric Wimberger is challenging Democratic Sen. Dave Hansen in the 30th district. Wimberger is a De Pere native. He moved back…

posted 2016-04-26 05:03 by WHBY

Walker signs bills to help vets find work

The state has two new laws that are aimed at helping veterans find jobs. Governor Walker was at Wisconsin's Disabled American Veterans headquarters in De Pere yesterday. He signed a bill that sets aside $500,000 for grants for entrepreneurs, businesses…

posted 2016-04-26 05:02 by WHBY

Mile of Music scheduler explains process

The main scheduler for the Mile of Music shared how he fits about 800 performances, by 200 artists, into a four-day festival. Kurt Kempen of Willems Marketing spoke at a Young Professionals Week event last night, in downtown Neenah. He…

posted 2016-04-26 05:01 by WHBY

2016-04-25

Ribble hopes '60 Minutes' story prompts change

A congressman from northeast Wisconsin says he hopes a story about the pressure that federal lawmakers face to raise campaign money leads to changes. Congressman Reid Ribble was interviewed for the segment that aired Sunday night on "60 Minutes." It…

posted 2016-04-25 15:30:18 by WHBY

Antigo shooting highlights bullying issue

Years of bullying may have contributed to a former Antigo student's decision to start shooting at people outside of the high school's prom over the weekend. There are reports that 18-year-old Jakob Wagner was picked on, dating back to middle…

posted 2016-04-25 13:05 by WHBY

Antigo shooting victim 'doing well'

The parents of one of the shooting victims says their son will recover, with time and effort. Student Collin Cooper needed surgery, after he was shot in the leg. His girlfriend had a gunshot wound, and she was treated and…

posted 2016-04-25 13:04 by WHBY

Walker: More action needed to fight CWD

Governor Walker says his administration will develop new strategies to fight chronic wasting disease. Test results from last year's hunts show nearly nine-and-a-half percent of deer were infected. That's the highest rate since CWD was found in Wisconsin, in 2002.…

posted 2016-04-25 13:03 by WHBY

Judge won't delay right-to-work ruling

A judge says he will not wait for the appeals process to be over, to enforce his ruling that the state's right-to-work law is unconstitutional. Dane County Judge William Foust denied the state justice department's request to delay the decision.…

posted 2016-04-25 13:02 by WHBY

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