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2014-12-16

DOT closes Hwy. 47-55 in Keshena

Many drivers will have to find an alternate route, if they plan on driving through the Menominee Indian Reservation. The DOT closed Highway 47-55 on the north side of Keshena this morning, after flood waters covered the road. Brent Matthews…

posted 2014-12-16 13:05 by WHBY

Expo center official not concerned about hotel

One of the main backers of a downtown Appleton expo center says he doesn't think a decision by the owners of the Paper Valley hotel will impact the project. The owners are rejecting a high-bid from a recent auction of…

posted 2014-12-16 13:04 by WHBY

Audit focuses on unemployment problems

An audit on how the state handles unemployment claims found that the Department of Workforce Development overpaid nearly $168 million in unemployment benefits during the three years that ended June 30. The Legislative Audit Bureau says about 85 percent of…

posted 2014-12-16 13:03 by WHBY

Oshkosh police find hit-and-run suspect

Oshkosh police say an Omro man is responsible for a hit-and-run crash last week, that left a boy with non-life threatening injuries. Investigators say a tip led them to the 28-year-old man. They say he admitted that he was driving…

posted 2014-12-16 13:02 by WHBY

AAA predicting busy travel holiday

A drop in the price of plane tickets and gas could lead to a busy holiday travel season.  AAA Wisconsin says gas is at the lowest level in five years, and domestic round-trip plane tickets are expected to fall by…

posted 2014-12-16 13:01 by WHBY

Hansen pushing for kickboxing rules

A lawmaker from Green Bay wants to regulate kickboxing. The state already has rules for boxing and mixed martial arts, but Senator Dave Hansen says there are some problems with carrying those rules over to kickboxing. He says they need…

posted 2014-12-16 13:00 by WHBY

Paper Valley owners reject aution bid

A downtown Appleton hotel is not changing hands, right now. Radisson Paper Valley Hotel general manager Jay Schumerth says the ownership group wasn't pleased with the top-bid of $17.6 million during a three-day auction, earlier this month. Schumerth says the…

posted 2014-12-16 05:05 by WHBY

G.B. man charged for daughter's death

A 20-year-old man now faces charges, for his daughter's death, in June. Green Bay police arrested Queondrai Farris in Milwaukee, last Friday. Brown County prosecutors filed charges of first-degree reckless homicide, and child abuse, against him. An autopsy shows the…

posted 2014-12-16 05:04 by WHBY

Salvation Army hoping for strong finish

The Salvation Army Fox Cities received a big boost from the Thrivent Financial match day, but the non-profit still needs a lot of help to meet its $1.2 million fundraising goal. Salvation Army spokesman Robb Waugus says the bell ringing…

posted 2014-12-16 05:03 by WHBY

Murder suspect pleads 'not guilty'

A town of Menasha murder suspect was in court yesterday. 42-year-old Sean Oehlke faces charges of first-degree reckless homicide, and burglary, for the death of 68-year-old William Summers. He entered not guilty pleas, in Winnebago County court. Court records accuse…

posted 2014-12-16 05:02 by WHBY

Lawmakers asking for blood donation changes

A Wisconsin Senator is among a group of more than 70 Democratic lawmakers, calling on the federal government to lift a ban on gay men, donating blood. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, and the other lawmakers, say the Food and Drug…

posted 2014-12-16 05:01 by WHBY

2014-12-15

Thrivent 'Match Day' generates $223K

The Thrivent Financial match day for the Salvation Army Fox Cities Red Kettle campaign was a success.  The community donated over $123,000 on Dec. 5th, and Thrivent matched $100,000 for a total at more than $223,000.  Thrivent spokeswoman Kalli Briese…

posted 2014-12-15 13:05 by WHBY

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