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Pastor accused of having sex with teen

A 33-year-old pastor at a Black Creek church is accused of having sex with a 15-year-old girl. Jerry Fletcher of Neenah was in Brown County court yesterday, and prosecutors say he could face up to three dozen felonies. They say…

posted 2014-09-12 06:04 by WHBY

EAB could hit High Cliff hard

The emerald ash borer could change the makeup of the forest at High Cliff State Park. The ash-tree killing beetle was found about a mile away from the park in Sherwood. DNR forester Tom Vanden Elzen says 25 to 30…

posted 2014-09-12 06:03 by WHBY

Group wants to drop highway projects

By cancelling four major road projects, the state could help local communities maintain roads and improve mass transit. Bruce Speight of WISPIRG made that argument yesterday in Green Bay. He was joined by Mayor Jim Schmitt and the manager of…

posted 2014-09-12 06:02 by WHBY

DMV changes ID card standards for voter ID

The state is launching a new identity verification system to help people who need a photo ID for voting, but don't have a birth certificate. The move comes after the state Supreme Court upheld the state's requirement to show a…

posted 2014-09-12 06:01 by WHBY

District wants parents involved in school

An Appleton school district program encourages parents to get more involved with their child's education. Sheree Garvey runs the Family School Partnership. She says studies show the more that parents pay attention, the better their kids do in class. Parents…

posted 2014-09-12 06:00 by WHBY

Corn maze opening near Chilton

A farm that's west of Chilton is home to a corn maze again this year. It's scheduled to open today. Leslie Meuer of the Meuer Farm says they're celebrating the 25th anniversary of The Simpsons, so the characters from the…

posted 2014-09-12 05:59 by WHBY


EAB quarantine expanding in NE Wis.

Four more counties are now in the state's quarantine zone for the Emerald Ash Borer, after the beetle was found in Calumet County. Frank Kirschling is the DNR forester for Outagamie County. He says people in Calumet, Outagamie, Manitowoc and…

posted 2014-09-11 13:05 by WHBY

Insurance rates higher for Wis. small businesses

Small businesses in Wisconsin are paying more for their health insurance premiums than Minnesota, under a program through the federal health care reform law. That's according to a report by Citizen Action of Wisconsin. The federal government set up a…

posted 2014-09-11 13:04 by WHBY

Johnson reacts to Obama's ISIS plan

A U.S. Senator from Oshkosh says President Obama took a "necessary step" by setting a goal to destroy the terrorist group ISIS. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson says the war on terror isn't over. He says the U.S. has to be…

posted 2014-09-11 13:03 by WHBY

School employee accused of sex with student

Oshkosh police are recommending charges against a teacher's aide from an Oshkosh middle school, for having a sexual relationship with a student. Officers arrested the 26-year-old woman yesterday afternoon, after officials at Merrill middle school learned about the relationship with…

posted 2014-09-11 13:02 by WHBY

Dodge Co. murder suspect not from Oshkosh

Investigators say a Dodge County murder suspect is from Milwaukee, and not Oshkosh. The sheriff's department says 30-year-old Kriscilla McHenry is wanted for the death of 43-year-old Michael Soeller. He was killed in his apartment, in the town of Fox…

posted 2014-09-11 13:01 by WHBY

AARP opposes utility rate hikes

Two utilities serving people in northeast Wisconsin want to significantly increase the fixed fees that they charge customers, and an advocacy group for seniors is speaking out. AARP spokeswoman Helen Marks Dicks says Wisconsin Public Service is asking for the…

posted 2014-09-11 13:00 by WHBY

Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
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Friday, Dec. 12th PhilCast show. LIVE from the Outer Edge Stage in Appleton. 303 Oneida St. No reservations. No tickets…
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Ahhhh, one week from favorite holiday of the year! But what's this? Wisconsin has turned up on a national…
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