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2015-04-10

Groups plan Sibling Day celebration

It's National Siblings Day, and a group is holding an event...to celebrate. Wisconsibs helped organize a number of activities at the YMCA in downtown Appleton, this evening. Harriet Redman is the executive director of Wisconsibs, and she says they'll have…

posted 2015-04-10 13:02 by WHBY

Rawhide marking 4-12-15 for Packers QBs

The date on Sunday is 4-12-15, and a non-profit group hopes that means something special to Green Bay Packers fans. The month, day, and year match the jersey numbers of the franchise's top three quarterbacks -- Brett Favre, Aaron Rodgers,…

posted 2015-04-10 13:01 by WHBY

Kutska's parole denied in Monfils case

One of the men convicted of killing a co-worker at a Green Bay paper mill, in 1992, lost his initial attempt at getting out on parole. Keith Kutska is serving a life sentence for the death of Tom Monfils, and…

posted 2015-04-10 05:04 by WHBY

Former teacher's aide to spend 1 yr in jail

A former Appleton teacher's aide, convicted of having sex with a student, is going to jail for one year. Forty-five-year-old Laura Ernst was on the staff at Appleton West high school in 2013 when prosecutors say she had a relationship…

posted 2015-04-10 05:03 by WHBY

Soldier with local ties was near Civil War surrender

A Civil War soldier with ties to Appleton was in Appomattox, Virg., 150 years ago, for General Robert E. Lee's surrender. Horace Artis joined a regiment of African-American soldiers, after he was freed from slavery, in Virginia, in 1853. Nick…

posted 2015-04-10 05:02 by WHBY

State's tobacco tax ranks 10th

The state's tax on tobacco products ranks among the largest in the nation. At $2.52 a pack for cigarettes, it's the 10th highest. Todd Berry of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says lawmakers targeted that revenue source, several years ago. He…

posted 2015-04-10 05:01 by WHBY

2015-04-09

Highway 41 now officially I-41

Highway 41 is now officially I-41. Governor Walker made the announcement today, and a local economic development official says the change could attract new businesses to northeast Wisconsin. Larry Burkhardt of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership says some companies won't…

posted 2015-04-09 15:19:48 by WHBY

FBI: Madison man tried to join Islamic State

A Madison area man is facing federal charges, on accusations that he tried to join the Islamic State terrorist group. 34-year-old Joshua Van Haften is in custody, without bond, after he was arrested at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport last night,…

posted 2015-04-09 13:05 by WHBY

Harbor House backs cyberstalking bill

A new state law will help abuse victims get restraining orders against out-of-state perpetrators. The leader of a local domestic abuse shelter says that will close a loophole. Beth Schnorr of Harbor House in Appleton says victims have had to…

posted 2015-04-09 13:04 by WHBY

Hintz: GOP needs to make budget changes

A Democrat on the Legislature's budget committee is urging Majority Republicans to make a series of changes to Governor Walker's proposed state budget. Rep. Gordon Hintz of Oshkosh wants to reduce some of the cuts to the UW System and…

posted 2015-04-09 13:03 by WHBY

Greenville holds top spot for new homes

For the ninth straight year, Greenville finished at the top of the list in the Fox Cities for new home starts. Crews built 84 homes in the town last year. The village and town of Harrison was second with 66,…

posted 2015-04-09 13:02 by WHBY

DOT: Replacing highway signs not cheap

Crews are repairing and replacing highway signs, that drivers damaged or destroyed, during the winter months. DOT signing engineer Matt Rauch says it happens every spring. He says they range from speed limit signs, to the large green signs that…

posted 2015-04-09 13:01 by WHBY

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