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2016-02-10

Voter registration bill impacts absentee voters

A bill that would let people register to vote, online, would also change the deadline, for returning absentee ballots. Those ballots currently need to be postmarked by election day, and arrive at a municipal clerk's office, by 4 p.m. on…

posted 2016-02-10 13:03 by WHBY

Zika leading some travelers to change plans

Some people are reconsidering their travel plans, because of the Zika virus. The fast spread of the mosquito-borne disease has been in the news a lot over the past month. Nick Jarmusz of AAA Wisconsin says they're hearing questions, about…

posted 2016-02-10 13:02 by WHBY

Appleton schools tweaking vaccination process

The Appleton school district is making a small change to its vaccination reporting process, to meet federal rules. Assistant superintendent Val Dreier says it's now up to district staff to make sure parents are providing the required information. She says…

posted 2016-02-10 13:01 by WHBY

Police still investigating 4 robberies

One robbery suspect in the Fox Cities is behind bars, and police are focusing on four other holdups in Appleton and Grand Chute. Forty-one-year-old Justin Posey of Kaukauna called police on Monday to turn himself in, and they say he…

posted 2016-02-10 05:05 by WHBY

Panel divided on Hwy. JJ options

A panel can't reach a consensus on the options for Highway JJ, next to Appleton North high school. The city's municipal services committee was split, 2-2, on a design that had a better crosswalk for pedestrians, but cuts off more…

posted 2016-02-10 05:04 by WHBY

Meth use rising in Brown Co.

More people are using meth in Brown County. A report from the county's drug task force shows heroin and opiate prescription drug abuse is still the biggest threat in the area. But Lt. Dave Poteat says meth is cheaper, and…

posted 2016-02-10 05:03 by WHBY

Donald on primary ballot for high court

Voters will narrow the list of candidates for the state Supreme Court from three to two, next Tuesday. State appeals court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg, Milwaukee County Judge Joe Donald, and Justice Rebecca Bradley will be on the primary ballot. Donald…

posted 2016-02-10 05:02 by WHBY

2016-02-09

Bill boosts limits for wrongfully convicted

A proposal to increase the amount of money that the wrongfully convicted could receive from the state took a step forward yesterday. The Assembly approved a bill to raise the limit from $5,000 a year to $50,000. The overall cap…

posted 2016-02-09 21:31:44 by WHBY

Survey: Companies optimistic about 2016

The head of the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce says companies are more optimistic than they've been in years. The group released its annual economic outlook survey this morning. Seventy-five percent believe their sales will increase in 2016, 68 percent…

posted 2016-02-09 13:05 by WHBY

Identity theft complaints rapidly growing

The state's consumer protection agency saw a nearly 80 percent increase in the number of identity theft complaints in 2015. The department issued its Top 10 list of consumer complaints today, and administrator Frank Frassetto says ID theft ranked third.…

posted 2016-02-09 13:04 by WHBY

Lawmaker worried about growing wolf population

A Republican lawmaker is raising concerns about the growing wolf population in the northern half of the state. Senator Tom Tiffany of Hazelhurst says the problem has only gotten worse since a federal judge put the animal back to the…

posted 2016-02-09 13:03 by WHBY

Watchdog concerned about registration bill

While a government watchdog likes the idea of letting people register to vote online, he believes it comes at too big of a cost. Jay Heck of Common Cause says a bill that the Senate will take up today would…

posted 2016-02-09 13:02 by WHBY

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