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Walker opposes bill to legalize pot

A state lawmaker wants to legalize marijuana, but Governor Walker isn't on board with the idea. A spokeswoman for the governor says he believes pot is a gateway drug. Rep. Melissa Sargent hopes Wisconsin can join four other states, where…

posted 2015-04-14 05:02 by WHBY


Brewers get their 2nd win

Milwaukee beat St. Louis 5-4 during the Cardinals home opener on Monday.  Matt Garza (1-1) got the win for the Brewers going 5 2/3 innings with 6 hits, 1 ER, 4Ks, and 5 walks.  Carlos Gomez went 2-4 with 2…

posted 2015-04-13 18:23:35 by WHBY

Crash victim from Menasha's name released

The 53-year-old Menasha man killed in an Oconto County crash last Saturday morning was Glen Pemrich. The sheriff's department says Pemrich missed a curve on Highway 32, in the town of Townsend, and hit several trees. He was thrown from…

posted 2015-04-13 13:50 by WHBY

Oshkosh police look for gas station robber

Oshkosh police say a man robbed a gas station on the city's northside late last night. They say a man had a knife when he took off with money from the Blue Moose store, in the 1600 block of Bowen…

posted 2015-04-13 13:45 by WHBY

Clintonville teen charged for fatal crash

An 18-year-old Clintonville man faces several charges, for a crash that claimed the lives of three teenagers. Court records say 18-year-old Ryan Swadner was high, last October, when he lost control of his vehicle, and hit an SUV in the…

posted 2015-04-13 13:05 by WHBY

Fire danger high across state

The recent dry weather is leading the DNR to classify the fire danger as "high" throughout the state. Jolene Ackerman is a community wildfire protection planner for the agency. She says plants are brown and very flammable. Even though most…

posted 2015-04-13 13:04 by WHBY

Bird flu spreads to Wis.

A bird flu that's hitting other states in the Midwest is now in Wisconsin. The state's agriculture agency says more than 180,000 chickens on a farm in Jefferson County, in southern Wisconsin, caught the virus. Ron Kean is a poultry…

posted 2015-04-13 13:03 by WHBY

State lawmaker wants to legalize marijuana

A lawmaker from Madison wants to legalize marijuana in the state. Democratic Rep. Melissa Sargent introduced a bill this morning to have Wisconsin join states like Colorado and Washington. Gary Storck is a longtime advocate for medical marijuana, and the…

posted 2015-04-13 13:02 by WHBY

Students to collect plastic bags tomorrow

A number of Appleton schools are taking part in a recycling challenge, and students at a charter school are trying to reach their goal tomorrow. Fox River Academy hopes to collect 1,000 pounds of plastic bags, and students need 625…

posted 2015-04-13 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton Road interchange closing

Drivers who use the Highway 10-441 interchange with Appleton Road will have to find a new route for the next couple of months. DOT spokesman Mark Kantola says a portion of Appleton Road, and the on and off ramps, are…

posted 2015-04-13 05:05 by WHBY

T-Rats baseball back

Minor league baseball returned to the Fox Cities yesterday. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers held their home opener in the afternoon. Team President Rob Zerjav says almost 6,000 fans showed up, and that's an Opening Day record. He says it's a…

posted 2015-04-13 05:04 by WHBY

Young professionals in spotlight this week

There's a push to get young professionals to hang out this week, in the Appleton area. The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce helped put together a number of events for YP Week. The chamber's Adrienne Palm says they're holding networking…

posted 2015-04-13 05:03 by WHBY

Today on the noon hour, I was joined by Lynn Marie Hopfensperger & Tim Barthel from the Fox Cities Chapter…
posted by Justin Hull 1 day ago
Coming up on Wednesday's WHBY Morning show:  We talk about the Courtyard Concert coming up Wednesday night, and give away…
posted by Daves Blog 1 day ago
In tough economic times everyone's looking for bargains. But while it's a great idea to buy used bookshelves, books, and…
posted by The Good Neighbor 1 day ago