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State patrol likes cell ban in work zones

A bill would ban drivers from using cell phones in work zones and the State Patrol likes the idea. Lt. Brad Altman says nationally, there are about 2,000 crashes each year, in construction zones. Altman says even a short distraction…

posted 2014-01-15 05:02 by WHBY

Hearthstone applying for national recognition

A recently completed report from a consultant could help the first house in the world to be powered by hydroelectricity, be included on the national registry of historical places. The Hearthstone museum in Appleton started the application process two years…

posted 2014-01-15 05:01 by WHBY

Neenah police warn of more scams

Neenah police are warning people not to fall for a phone scam from anyone claiming to be from the IRS. Chief Kevin Wilkinson says the person on the other end of the line claims that you're behind on your taxes,…

posted 2014-01-15 05:00 by WHBY


Badgers Win Streak ends at 16!

The 3rd ranked Wisconsin Badgers blew a ten point second half lead as the Indiana Hoosiers defeated the Badgers 75-72 Tuesday night in Indiana. It was the first time the Hooisers have defeated Wisconsin in the past 13 games. Tre…

posted 2014-01-14 20:17:45 by WHBY

Road crews trying to keep up with snow

The snow is flying today across northeast Wisconsin and plow drivers are trying to keep up with it. Outagamie County highway department patrol superintendent Randy Roloff says the main roads are still in pretty good condition, but they will get…

posted 2014-01-14 13:05 by WHBY

Lawmaker drops child support bill for wealthy

A state committee will not take up a bill tomorrow that would have limited child support payments for people making over $150,000 a year.  Republican Rep. Joel Kleefisch of Oconomowoc says he decided to pull the bill because he's frustrated…

posted 2014-01-14 13:04 by WHBY

Schools adding e-cigarettes to smoking policies

The Appleton school board updated it's smoking regulations last night to ban e-cigarettes, and a local anti smoking group says its a pretty big issue. Grace Lind of Community Action for Healthy Living says e-cigarettes create a problem, because many…

posted 2014-01-14 13:03 by WHBY

Group releases credit card complaint report

A consumer advocacy groups says people in Wisconsin filed more complaints about Capital One, than any other credit card company.  WISPIRG Director Bruce Speight says they analyzed a report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau which started tracking consumer complaints…

posted 2014-01-14 13:02 by WHBY

Retail group backs sales tax holidays

Retailers are getting behind a proposal to create a pair of sales tax holidays in Wisconsin. The bill would suspend sales taxes for certain item during a weekend in August for back to school supplies and in November for Energy…

posted 2014-01-14 13:01 by WHBY

Referendum set on world language program

The Menasha school district will give voters a chance to decide whether to continue the world language program at the elementary school level. The school board last night approved an April 1 referendum, for $360,000 a year. Sup. Chris VanderHeyden…

posted 2014-01-14 05:05 by WHBY

East high holds referendum open house

Appleton schools have a referendum on next month's ballot, and people were able to see the facilities at one school, last night. The district held an informational meeting, at East high school. The school board is seeking $25 million for…

posted 2014-01-14 05:04 by WHBY

Metro police: Man pointed gun at officers

A Little Chute man faces several charges, after police say he pointed a shotgun at officers during a domestic abuse call. Fox Valley Metro officer Scott Van Schyndel says they went to a trailer home in the Dutch Harbor Estates…

posted 2014-01-14 05:03 by WHBY

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