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Bill calls for minors to get permission to tan

A state lawmaker believes minors shouldn't be able to use a tanning bed, without their parents' permission. Sen. Fred Risser of Madison is introducing a bill that would affect 16 and 17 year olds. He says they don't know the…

posted 2014-02-04 05:02 by WHBY

Girl gets bears for grieving siblings

Losing a newborn brother or sister can be very tough for a child, and a nine-year-old Appleton girl is trying to help them. ThedaCare social worker Joan Gruenstern Heller says Tatiana Quezada felt devastated when she lost her brother, Joshua,…

posted 2014-02-04 05:01 by WHBY


Bucks knock off the Knicks

The Bucks ended their 6-game losing streak with a win against the New York Knicks 101-98 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Monday night.  Brandon Knight made the go-ahead three pointer with 1.4 seconds left in the game and…

posted 2014-02-03 21:45:28 by WHBY

ACLU challenges gay marriage ban

A group is challenging the state's ban on gay marriage. The ACLU is filing a lawsuit in federal court in Madison, on behalf of several same-sex couples. Voters approved the ban, through a statewide referendum, in 2006. Attorney John Knight…

posted 2014-02-03 13:05 by WHBY

UW-Osh tops list of drug, alcohol arrests

UW-Oshkosh has the highest ratio of alcohol and drug related arrests of all college campuses in the country. That's the finding of a report from an alcohol and drug rehab organization, UW-Oshkosh spokesman Alex Hummel says the ranking paints…

posted 2014-02-03 13:04 by WHBY

UW-Osh enrollment nears 14K

The number of students at UW-Oshkosh is closing in on 14,000. Vice Chancellor Petra Roter says that's an increase of three percent, at a time when the number of high school seniors is down. She says they've tried to stay…

posted 2014-02-03 13:03 by WHBY

State limits local laws that restrict bow hunting

A change in state law restricts a community's ability to ban hunting within its borders. Todd Schaller is the DNR's chief warden. He says the law that took effect last month, allows bow and crossbow hunters to shoot deer on…

posted 2014-02-03 13:02 by WHBY

DNR list of 'impared waterways' growing

The list of state waterways that are considered "impaired" is getting longer. The DNR wants to add 192 rivers, lakes, and streams, including three in the area. Aaron Larson is the impaired waterways coordinator, and he says there are a…

posted 2014-02-03 13:01 by WHBY

State focusing on tax identity theft

The state is taking aim at tax-time identity thieves. Revenue secretary Rick Chandler says they want to make sure people aren't filing a false tax return, using someone else's information. He says they're going to ask a number of taxpayers…

posted 2014-02-03 13:00 by WHBY

January ranks high for below-zero days

The temperature was below zero on well over half of the days in January, in Appleton and Green Bay. Meteorologist Scott Berschbeck is with the National Weather Service office in Green Bay. He says Green Bay had 21 days of…

posted 2014-02-03 05:05 by WHBY

CVB on board with airport name change

A name change could be coming for the Outagamie County Regional Airport, and a local tourism official supports the move. Pam Seidl is the executive director of the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau. She says it's makes a lot…

posted 2014-02-03 05:04 by WHBY

State GOP backs Walker, Ryan for White House

Governor Walker and Congressman Paul Ryan have the backing of Republicans in the state, if they want to run for president in two years. The Marquette law school poll included that question. Poll director Charles Franklin says 60 percent hope…

posted 2014-02-03 05:03 by WHBY

Sometimes it pays to screw up. Today on the PhilCast I have a couple of related stories regarding household chores…
posted by Philcast 14 hours ago
One of the stories I'll be talking about on the Tuesday show is one that compares what we consider today's…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
There they are, at least two of the three chairs that broke on Easter Sunday. I'll tell the story of…
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