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2014-01-11

Marquette slips by Seton Hall

The Marquette Golden Eagles picked up their second Big East victory after topping the Seton Hall Pirates 67-66 at the Bradley Center on Saturday.  Marquette took control in the first half to lead 40-26 at the break, but would let…

posted 2014-01-11 15:57:34 by WHBY

2014-01-10

Report on tax burden mixed

A report shows state and local taxes are taking less of a bite out of our income. Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance researcher Dale Knapp says the tax burden from state and local governments dropped 0.2 percent last year. He says that…

posted 2014-01-10 13:05 by WHBY

New rules in place for lenders

New federal rules that protect home buyers and homeowners from mortgage abuse go into effect today. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has been working on them for about a year, and a state official says they're common sense ideas that…

posted 2014-01-10 13:04 by WHBY

UW-Fox dean likes Cross for UW System president

he new UW System president is getting an endorsement from the leader of UW-Fox Valley. Ray Cross served as the chancellor of the UW Colleges and UW-Extension, for nearly three years. UW-Fox Valley Dean Martin Rudd says Cross will be…

posted 2014-01-10 13:03 by WHBY

DNR starting new hunter recruiting program

Starting in March, hunting groups can apply a grant from the DNR to run programs that attract and retain hunters. The move comes several months after the agency canceled a grant to a politically connected group. Keith Warnke is the…

posted 2014-01-10 13:02 by WHBY

Big anniversary comes for war on tobacco

Tomorrow is the 50th anniversary of the first government report that warned about the dangers of smoking, and a state group is reflecting on its impact. Dr. Steven Brown is a volunteer for the American Lung Association in Wisconsin, and…

posted 2014-01-10 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton might open city parks to dogs

Appleton leaders will consider whether to let people bring dogs into city parks. Right now, they're banned, but Ald. Kyle Lobner is proposing the change. He says people would have to keep their dogs on a leash, and under control.…

posted 2014-01-10 05:05 by WHBY

Walker backs anti-heroin bills

A series of bills that target the state's heroin problem are working their way through the Legislature, and Governor Walker says he wants to sign them as soon as possible. An Assembly committee approved three of them yesterday, including one…

posted 2014-01-10 05:04 by WHBY

Flu hospitalizations on the rise

State health officials are reporting a recent spike in the number of hospital patients with the flu. State epidemiologist Tom Haupt says 75 percent of the more than 550 cases this year, have been reported in the last month. He…

posted 2014-01-10 05:03 by WHBY

Child molester receives 15-yr sentence

A Seymour man will spend more than a decade in prison for sexually abusing a four-year-old child. 73-year-old Norbert DeGroot entered a no contest plea last year, to a first-degree sexual assault of a child charge and Judge Jeffery Froehlich…

posted 2014-01-10 05:03 by WHBY

Regents pick new UW System president

The UW System's next leader will be the current chancellor of the UW-Extension. Board of Regents announced that Ray Cross will take over for outgoing UW System president Kevin Reilly. Cross has led the UW-Extension and the state's two-year UW…

posted 2014-01-10 05:01 by WHBY

Charter school bill generates debate

A proposal that would make it easier to open independent charter schools around the state, brought out arguments from both sides of the issue yesterday. An Assembly committee held a hearing on the bill from Republican Rep. Dale Kooyenga of…

posted 2014-01-10 05:00 by WHBY

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