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2014-04-11

Petri decides not to run for re-election

A longtime congressman from Fond du Lac won't seek another term. Congressman Tom Petri is scheduled to announce on Monday afternoon that he will not run for re-election. Petri has represented the state's 6th congressional district for more than 30…

posted 2014-04-11 15:30 by WHBY

Potential GOP candidates surface

Several names are popping up as potential Republican candidates for the 19th Senate district. They include former Reps. Roger Roth of Grand Chute and Steve Wieckert of Appleton. Current Rep. Dave Murphy of Greenville says he'll make a decision, on…

posted 2014-04-11 14:46 by WHBY

Police: Man pointed gun at officers

Appleton police say a 22-year-old man pointed a gun at two officers, before he was shot. Chief Pete Helein read a prepared statement on the officer-involved shooting, at a press conference this afternoon. He says the Appleton man was hit…

posted 2014-04-11 14:45 by WHBY

Ellis will not run for re-election

Two days after a secretly recorded video surfaced, a Republican lawmaker from Neenah is deciding not to run for re-election. Sen. Mike Ellis was going to face Democratic Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber of Appleton this fall. He says the video…

posted 2014-04-11 13:05 by WHBY

Bernard Schaber reacts to Ellis' decision

The Democrat in the race Senator Mike Ellis' seat is reacting to today's developments. Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber says she's going to continue to focus on her campaign. She says she doesn't know what the Republicans are planning in their…

posted 2014-04-11 13:04 by WHBY

Prof weighs in on 'wide open' Senate race

A Lawrence University professor says the race for Sen. Mike Ellis' seat is now wide open. Professor Arnold Shober says depending on what the GOP does, it actually may have fallen in the lap of Democratic Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber.…

posted 2014-04-11 13:02 by WHBY

Walker: Others will fill Ellis' spot on ballot

Governor Walker says the search is already on for a new Republican candidate to replace Mike Ellis in the 19th Senate district race. He says there are a number of qualified people, including several former state representatives. Walker says Republican…

posted 2014-04-11 13:01 by WHBY

Walker calls for extending UW tuition freeze

A report shows the UW-System schools have a combined $1.7 billion in reserves and that's prompting Governor Walker to extend a tuition freeze, by an additional two years. Walker's current budget includes a freeze, through 2015. He put that in…

posted 2014-04-11 13:00 by WHBY

Walker signs Silver Alert bill

A bill that Governor Walker signed in Green Bay today, will help track down endangered, missing adults. Right now, authorities typically wait 24 hours before asking the public for help finding them. The Silver Alert program would send out an…

posted 2014-04-11 12:59 by WHBY

'Beauty & the Beast' opening at PAC

A Broadway musical based on a 1990s Disney movie will be in Appleton over the weekend. There will be five performances of Beauty and the Beast at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, between tonight and Sunday night. PAC spokeswoman…

posted 2014-04-11 12:58 by WHBY

Shoplifting suspect shot by Appleton police

A man was shot by Appleton police on the city's southside, after officers say he pulled a gun on them last night. Sgt. Dave Lund says the man was taken to a local hospital with multiple gunshot wounds. Green Bay…

posted 2014-04-11 05:05 by WHBY

Bernard Schaber weighs in on Ellis video

The Democratic challenger in this fall's race for a local state Senate seat says she'll take her Republican opponent at his word that he didn't realize forming a Super PAC for his campaign was illegal. A secretly taped video shows…

posted 2014-04-11 05:04 by WHBY

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