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Bank banning second-hand cash deposits

At least one bank in the state won't let people deposit cash into another person's account. Chase recently put that policy in place. Rose Oswald Poels is the president of the Wisconsin Bankers Association. She says it's a safeguard against…

posted 2014-08-13 12:59 by WHBY

Grothman wins GOP nom for Congress

The Republican race for the 6th Congressional district seat went to a lawmaker from Fond du Lac County. State Sen. Glenn Grothman of Campbellsport won yesterday's primary over Sen. Joe Liebham of Sheboygan and Rep. Duey Stroebel of Saukville. Grothman…

posted 2014-08-13 05:05 by WHBY

Rohrkaste gets nod for GOP in 55th Assembly

A retired human resources director from the Oshkosh Corporation won a five-way Republican primary yesterday, for the 55th Assembly district seat. Mike Rohrkaste of Neenah says he'll continue talking about his top priorities, as the November election approaches. He says…

posted 2014-08-13 05:04 by WHBY

Gehring easily re-elected as sheriff

Outagamie County's longtime sheriff will serve another four-year term. Incumbent Sheriff Brad Gehring defeated challenger Ron Vianne by about a four-to-one margin, in yesterday's Republican primary. There isn't a Democrat on the ballot, so Gehring will run unopposed in November.…

posted 2014-08-13 05:03 by WHBY

Happ moves on as top Dem in AG race

The Democrat in the final race for state attorney general is a prosecutor from southern Wisconsin. Jefferson County district attorney Susan Happ topped two other candidates in yesterday's primary. She'll meet Republican Brad Schimel in the November election. He's the…

posted 2014-08-13 05:02 by WHBY

U.S. Venture Open drawing 900 golfers

Organizers of today's U.S. Venture Open hope to raise more than $2 million to help fight the root causes of poverty. The event is the biggest one-day fundraiser in northeast Wisconsin. Cathy Mutschler of U.S. Venture says the money will…

posted 2014-08-13 05:01 by WHBY

-- More election results

Winnebago County coroner Republican Barry Busby (I)     71% ** Don Hunke     29% 4th Assembly Republican David Steffen     59% ** Jeff Goelz     26% Corrie Campbell     14% Outagamie County board 13th district Leroy Van Asten      58% ** Jason Fischer     42%     (Special…

posted 2014-08-13 05:00 by WHBY


Big decision for voters in 6th Congressional

The polls probably won't be very busy, but a local political science professor says voters in the 6th congressional district have the opportunity to make a big decision in today's primary. There are three main Republican candidates in the race…

posted 2014-08-12 15:05 by WHBY

NAMI reacts to Robin Williams' death

A spokeswoman for a local mental health agency says the stigma of depression often keeps people from getting help. Wendy Magas of NAMI-Fox Valley says the suicide of actor and comedian Robin Williams is more proof that the disease doesn't…

posted 2014-08-12 15:04 by WHBY

Two men arrested for sexual assault

A 20-year-old Appleton man told police he was sexually assaulted by two men, at a vacant rental house. Capt. Todd Freeman says the victim walked up to an officer outside the police station, just after midnight yesterday. He says they…

posted 2014-08-12 15:03 by WHBY

Police release name of moped victim

The victim of last Saturday's moped accident on Appleton's northside was 52-year-old Shelly Reichardt of Appleton. Police say she was riding on N. Meade Street, near E. Summer Street, when a wheel on her moped bumped with a wheel of…

posted 2014-08-12 15:02 by WHBY

Appleton firefighters training with new truck

Appleton's new fire truck is in the hands of the department, and firefighters started training with it today. The city bought the 100-foot ladder truck from Pierce Manufacturing last week. It replaces a 14-year-old truck that had cracks in the…

posted 2014-08-12 15:01 by WHBY

Yes, it's a rare SATURDAY blog posting here from me. I'm up early on a Saturday in late November, and…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
Friday, Dec. 12th PhilCast show. LIVE from the Outer Edge Stage in Appleton. 303 Oneida St. No reservations. No tickets…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago
Ahhhh, one week from favorite holiday of the year! But what's this? Wisconsin has turned up on a national…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago