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2014-05-02

Steineke lobbying against secession proposal

Assembly Republicans are urging delegates at this weekend's GOP state convention to reject a proposal that would support Wisconsin's right to secede, from the U.S. Rep. Jim Steineke of Vandenbroek says it was approved by a small group of radical…

posted 2014-05-02 13:04 by WHBY

Group reacts to health exchange totals

A local group that helped people buy health insurance, through the federal exchanges, is reacting to the overall signup numbers in Wisconsin. The department of health and human services reports that about 140,000 people in the state got a policy.…

posted 2014-05-02 13:03 by WHBY

3 rescued from G.B. house fire

Three people were taken to a hospital after they were rescued from a burning house early this morning on Green Bay's westside. Crews found a woman and her two children on the second floor of the home, in the 900…

posted 2014-05-02 13:02 by WHBY

State moves up in bike-friendly rankings

Wisconsin jumped from eighth to third in a ranking of the most bicycle friendly states. The League of American Bicyclists rated each state, based on bike-friendly laws, policies, planning, and infrastructure. Mike Kading is the president of Fox Cities Greenways,…

posted 2014-05-02 13:01 by WHBY

Walker won't call special session on ID law

Governor Walker says he'll let the courts decide the fate of the state's photo ID law for voters. A federal judge threw out the state's law earlier this week, calling it unconstitutional. Walker previously said he would hold a special…

posted 2014-05-02 05:05 by WHBY

Neenah police getting free military truck

The Neenah police department is getting a new truck for the SWAT team, from the federal government. The armored military vehicle is free, through a department of defense program. Mayor Dean Kaufert supports the move. He says he wants to…

posted 2014-05-02 05:04 by WHBY

Conditions could be tough for fishing opener

Ice covered lakes could greet fishermen when they head out for the opening day of the fishing season tomorrow. Many lakes west and north of the Fox Cities still have ice on them. DNR fisheries biologist Steve Hogler says rivers…

posted 2014-05-02 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton wrapping up 1st yr of 4-K

The first year of Appleton's four-year-old kindergarten program is almost over, and an administrator is pleased with how it's working. The district is partnering with 23 child care centers to teach the children. Assistant superintendent Judy Baseman says they hope…

posted 2014-05-02 05:02 by WHBY

ATC applies to build transmission lines

A state agency will consider a formal proposal to build two transmission lines in northeast Wisconsin. American Transmission Company wants the 345- and 138-kilovolt lines to span from the Freedom area to Oconto County. Spokeswoman Jackie Olson says the possible…

posted 2014-05-02 05:01 by WHBY

2014-05-01

Reds Use Long Ball to Knock off Brewers

Brayan Pena hit a pinch hit 2 run Home Run in the 8th inning to help the Cincinnati Reds defeat the Milwaukee Brewers 8-3. Jim Henderson took the loss for the Brewers. Pena's home run was was one of three…

posted 2014-05-01 21:12:57 by WHBY

Advocates react to Dudas verdict

The leader of a domestic violence shelter in Appleton says the verdicts in a sexual assault case will hopefully empower more victims to come forward. Local attorney David Dudas was convicted of 30 of 31 counts against him. He was…

posted 2014-05-01 13:05 by WHBY

Groups call for mental health improvements

Mental health advocates from northeast Wisconsin gathered in Appleton this morning, to talk about ways to help more people get treatment, and identify any barriers that still exist. Gov. Walker was at the group's kickoff for Mental Health Awareness Month.…

posted 2014-05-01 13:04 by WHBY

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