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2014-06-30

Southern Wis. hit by possible tornadoes

State and local officials are assessing the damage from potential tornadoes in southern Wisconsin. The National Weather Service is confirming that at least one twister touched down in Iowa County. Tod Pritchard is a spokesman for Wisconsin emergency management, and…

posted 2014-06-30 13:05 by WHBY

Group plans to reopen Menasha lock by Friday

Repair crews are working against the clock this week, to reopen Menasha lock, before the 4th of July. Fox River Navigational System Authority CEO Harlan Kiesow says an upper hinge on one of the lock doors broke, over the weekend.…

posted 2014-06-30 13:04 by WHBY

More companies offering same-sex benefits

More than three-quarters of the nation's companies offer benefits to same-sex couples. That's the finding of a study by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Research director Julie Stich says 82 percent provide the benefits, and that's 21 percent…

posted 2014-06-30 13:03 by WHBY

Walker reacts to high court ruling

Governor Walker says a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court today reinforces his move to make changes to the state's collective bargaining laws. Walker's law passed in 2011, and it stripped nearly all collective bargaining rights from most public workers.…

posted 2014-06-30 13:02 by WHBY

String of break-ins, thefts in Oshkosh

Police in Oshkosh say they've had a burglary spree over the last few days. Officer Joe Nichols says one business was hit last Friday night, or Saturday morning, and money was missing. He says there were three more break-ins, Saturday…

posted 2014-06-30 13:01 by WHBY

Waushara Co. crash victim from Fremont

The victim of a fatal crash in Waushara County last week was a 35-year-old Fremont man. Authorities say Eric Paulson missed a curve last Friday morning, on Highway 49, in the town of Bloomfield, and rolled his vehicle. He was…

posted 2014-06-30 13:00 by WHBY

Overnight Hwy. 41 closures set at Hwy. 47

Drivers on Highway 41 South, in the Appleton area, will run into construction delays overnight, for the next three days. The DOT will shut down the southbound lanes at the Richmond Street exit, from 9 p.m. until 5 a.m. the…

posted 2014-06-30 12:59 by WHBY

Oregon woman found in 1 of 2 suitcases

Police say the second victim they found stuffed in suitcases, in southern Wisconsin, is a missing Oregon woman. Twenty-one-year-old Jenny Gamez was last seen in 2012. She lived in a town that's south of Eugene. The suitcases were found a…

posted 2014-06-30 12:58 by WHBY

4th of July gas prices highest since 2008

Gas prices are expected to be higher for the upcoming Independence Day weekend, than they've been, in six years. Right now, the statewide average of around $3.70 a gallon is about 20 cents more than last year. Spokeswoman Pam Moen…

posted 2014-06-30 05:05 by WHBY

Hortonville settling into new municipal building

The Hortonville municipal building project is almost done. Village administrator Patrick Vaile says the library and municipal offices opened last week, and the police department and municipal court are still moving in. He says their location, north of the high…

posted 2014-06-30 05:04 by WHBY

Austin is state's oldest county board member

A longtime member of the Outagamie County board is the oldest county supervisor in the state. Norm Austin of the town of Oneida turned 95, earlier this year. He says he's stayed on the board for over 50 years because…

posted 2014-06-30 05:03 by WHBY

Tax credit affects projects in Kaukauna

Several redevelopment projects in Kaukauna are stalled, after the state halted its historic preservation tax credit program last week. Kaukauna community development director Bob Jakel says the move impacts the Eagle Mill renovation, a project at the current library, and…

posted 2014-06-30 05:02 by WHBY

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