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2016-01-14

Lawmaker pushes bill to help rural areas

Rural lawmakers unveiled a package of bills this week, to help the state's less-populated areas. Republican Rep. Ed Brooks of Reedsburg says young people aren't staying in those areas after graduation, and the schools are suffering. Brooks and other GOP…

posted 2016-01-14 13:00 by WHBY

Some states may raise smoking age to 21

Several states are considering increasing the smoking age to 21, but as of now, Wisconsin is not one of them. Hawaii was the first to make the change, and the law took effect on January 1. New Jersey's Legislature approved…

posted 2016-01-14 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton snakes proposal clears hurdle

Pet snakes might be able to be six-feet long in Appleton soon. The city's board of health voted unanimously yesterday to increase the size limit from three feet. Public health officer Kurt Eggebrecht says it's important that the city's ban…

posted 2016-01-14 05:04 by WHBY

Habitat to revitalize Neenah neighborhood

Some homes in a neighborhood to the west of downtown Neenah could get a facelift this spring. The Greater Fox Cities Area chapter of Habitat for Humanity picked that spot for this year's first Rock the Block initiative. Executive director…

posted 2016-01-14 05:03 by WHBY

Evers reacts to ACT scores

For the first time, all high school juniors in the state had to take the ACT, and the results were lower than previous averages. The statewide score was 20 last year. That compares to 22.2 from last year's graduating class…

posted 2016-01-14 05:02 by WHBY

2016-01-13

Kutska appeal denied

A judge says one of the "Monfils 6" should not get a new trial. Sixty-four-year-old Keith Kutska appealed his conviction for the 1992 death of Tom Monfils. His attorneys argued that Monfils could have committed suicide at the former James…

posted 2016-01-13 13:05 by WHBY

Appleton police investigating armed robbery

For the fourth time in just over a week, police are investigating an armed robbery, around Appleton's north side. Sgt. Dave Lund says the latest one was this morning, at the Walgreens, in the 700 block of West Northland Avenue.…

posted 2016-01-13 13:04 by WHBY

Windows of Wisconsin damaged by fire

It took much of last night, and this morning, for Green Bay fire crews to get a business fire under control on the city's west side. Flames were shooting from the back of the Windows of Wisconsin building in the…

posted 2016-01-13 13:03 by WHBY

Oshkosh home destroyed by fire

A home on the west side of Oshkosh is a total loss, after a fire last night. John Holland is a spokesman for the Oshkosh fire department. He says they went to a house in the 1700 block of Crestview…

posted 2016-01-13 13:02 by WHBY

Ribble reacts to State of the Union speech

A Republican from northeast Wisconsin says he agrees with several things President Obama said in his State of the Union speech last night. Congressman Reid Ribble of Sherwood says he's on board with Obama's statements that the U.S. is the…

posted 2016-01-13 13:01 by WHBY

Statewide ACT scores in for juniors

Every high school junior in the state took the ACT last year, and the average score was 20. Nearly 46 percent were proficient or advanced in English, and almost 36 percent reached that level in math. It was the first…

posted 2016-01-13 13:00 by WHBY

Kaukauna doctor helps rescue Cuban refugees

A Kaukauna doctor helped rescue eight Cuban refugees who were at sea for more than two weeks, on a Styrofoam raft. Doctor Alan Cherkasky says he was serving as the senior physician on a Carnival cruise ship last Sunday...when the…

posted 2016-01-13 05:04 by WHBY

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