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2015-08-25

Attendance up at Appleton pools

Appleton's outdoor pools are closed for the season, and the city's recreation director says a lot of people came to Erb and Mead pools this summer. Niki Wendt says the combined attendance was about 70,000, and that's up about 4,000…

posted 2015-08-25 05:01 by WHBY

More elk released in Wisconsin

The DNR's effort to create a second elk herd took a big step forward recently when the agency released nearly two dozen of the animals into the wild. Kevin Wallenfang is the DNR's big game ecologist. He says the elk…

posted 2015-08-25 05:00 by WHBY

2015-08-24

Planner: Don't panic over stock market

The stock market continued a three-day slide today, dropping about 1,000 points, shortly after opening. It bounced back late this morning, but it's still down. Mike Zimmer of Zimmer Financial Group in Kimberly says people shouldn't panic. He says the…

posted 2015-08-24 13:05 by WHBY

Questions remain about Menominee marijuana

A law school professor is weighing in on a referendum, to legalize marijuana, on the Menominee Indian reservation. Tribal members voted in favor of allowing recreational and medicinal use, last week. UW-Madison Professor Richard Monette says tribal sovereignty is similar…

posted 2015-08-24 13:04 by WHBY

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

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