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Plans in works to reuse Catholic Central school

A soon-to-close Catholic elementary school in downtown Appleton might not be shut down for long. The St. Francis Xavier system is consolidating at the elementary level, and Catholic Central will close at the end of the school year. St. Mary…

posted 2014-02-10 05:04 by WHBY

Speed limit boost hits snag in Senate

A state lawmaker says Wisconsin should join other states in the Midwest by raising the speed limit on certain highways, to 70 miles an hour. Senate Transportation Committee Chairman Jerry Petrowski of the Wausau area says the bill that passed…

posted 2014-02-10 05:03 by WHBY

Olympics raise interest in curling

The Appleton Curling Club is getting ready to welcome some new members, thanks to the Winter Olympics. Club president Laura Welsh says they always see a spike in interest, in the year following the winter games. She says they're having…

posted 2014-02-10 05:02 by WHBY


Jackson Saves the Day for Badgers

Even with their recent struggles at home the Wisconsin Badgers basketball team felt good about their chances of winning a huge game against ninth-ranked Michigan State at the Kohl Center on Saturday afternoon.  The game didn't dissapoint as the biggest…

posted 2014-02-09 14:16:46 by WHBY


Rockets surge past the Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks moved to 1-18 against Western Conference opponents this season after losing to the Houston Rockets 101-95 on Saturday night.  At the BMO Harris Bradley Center, the Bucks saw the trio of Dwight Howard, James Harden, and Jeremy…

posted 2014-02-08 22:17:23 by WHBY


Woman raped while answering Craigslist ad

A 24-year-old Howard man is behind bars on accusations that he raped a woman, after she answered his Craigslist ad for a babysitting job. Lt. Scott Semb of the Brown County sheriff's department says Tyler Olson posed as a woman…

posted 2014-02-07 15:41:15 by WHBY

Bars prepare for rush of sturgeon spearers

The sturgeon spearing season is huge for bars around Lake Winnebago, and many of them are getting ready for big weekend crowds. Jackie Woelfel owns the Harbor Bar and Grill in Stockbridge. She says they usually have large crowds, partially…

posted 2014-02-07 13:05 by WHBY

Sturgeon documentary premieres

A documentary on the sturgeon spearing season premiered last night, in Fond du Lac. Steve Boettcher directed The Frozen Chosen, and the film follows the Schumacher and Muche families, on Lake Winnebago. Stuart Muche says after they close their hole…

posted 2014-02-07 13:04 by WHBY

Missing newborn found in Iowa

Police found a missing six-day-old boy from the town Beloit this morning, in Iowa. The baby's mother reported him missing yesterday, after she woke up, and his bassinet was empty. Town of Beloit Police Chief Steve Kopp says someone found…

posted 2014-02-07 13:03 by WHBY

Leo Frigo bridge traffic returns to normal

Traffic levels are returning to normal on the Leo Frigo bridge. The I-43 bridge in Green Bay opened just over a month ago, after crews spent over three months reinforcing some support piers, and putting a sagging section back into…

posted 2014-02-07 13:02 by WHBY

Ribble wants House hearing on propane

A congressman from northeast Wisconsin wants federal lawmakers to investigate the causes behind the propane shortage. Republican Congressman Reid Ribble of Sherwood and about a dozen others from around the Midwest are calling for the House Energy and Commerce Committee…

posted 2014-02-07 13:01 by WHBY

Foster care pilot starts in state

There's a new pilot program for foster children in southeast Wisconsin, and if it's successful, it could expand to our area. The Care 4 Kids program connects kids with a team of doctors, mental health experts, and dentists, all under…

posted 2014-02-07 13:00 by WHBY

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Tax day is here and today on the PhilCast one of the things I'll talk about is how to avoid…
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