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2015-04-07

Bill would ban headphones whille driving

A state lawmaker says people using headphones or ear buds while driving is a growing problem, and he wants to ban them. Republican Rep. John Spiros of Marshfield says not being able to hear what's happening around you, can lead…

posted 2015-04-07 13:01 by WHBY

Only 20 percent expected to cast a ballot

Voting probably won't take too long today, in most communities. The Government Accountability Board is predicting a 20 percent turnout. Spokesman Reid Magney says the statewide race for Supreme Court justices, and a constitutional amendment for choosing the high court's…

posted 2015-04-07 05:04 by WHBY

Referendum to determine chief justice selection

A constitutional amendment on today's ballot will decide how the state's Supreme Court chooses its chief justice. The referendum asks whether justices should be allowed to elect the top judge on the panel. Right now, the longest serving justices is…

posted 2015-04-07 05:03 by WHBY

Cowles calls for pulling policy from budget

A Republican senator says he wants all 49 policy items in Governor Walker's budget proposal removed before the Legislature debates the plan. Sen. Rob Cowles says all of the issues should be introduced as separate bills. Some of the policy…

posted 2015-04-07 05:02 by WHBY

2015-04-06

Badgers fans disappointed, proud

The Wisconsin Badgers ended an amazing season five points short last night, falling to the Duke Blue Devils 68-to-63 in the national championship, but fans are proud of the team. Victoria Wipick of Neenah says the end of the game…

posted 2015-04-06 23:16:36 by WHBY

UW-Osh cutting two sports programs

UW-Oshkosh is cutting two of its sports programs, and restructuring some others, in an effort to deal with Governor Walker's proposed budget cut. School officials announced this evening that the men's soccer and tennis teams will be cut, following the…

posted 2015-04-06 18:16:58 by WHBY

Brewers lose season opener

Brewers fail to score in the season opener again Colorado, losing 10-0.  Loshe gets the loss (0-1) gaving up 8 runs in 3 1/3 innings.  The Rockies scored 10 runs off of 16 hits while Milwaukee had 8 hits and…

posted 2015-04-06 15:51:35 by WHBY

Bars plan for big day for Wis. sports

If you're planning on going out to watch the national championship game tonight, between the Badgers and Duke, you will have a lot of company. Luke LeSage of the Stoneyard in Darboy says he's expecting a capacity crowd, even though…

posted 2015-04-06 13:05 by WHBY

Jacque pushing to close hit-and-run loophole

A De Pere lawmaker wants to close a loophole in state law, that could help someone get away with a hit-and-run crash. Republican Rep. Andre Jacque says his bill would require people to stop after a crash, to make sure…

posted 2015-04-06 13:04:33 by WHBY

Grand Chute keeping heat on prostitution

Grand Chute police are continuing their effort to fight prostitution. Officers arrested two women Saturday, and one last night. Those arrests come on the heels of arrests in De Pere last week...where officers closed a spa frequented by high school…

posted 2015-04-06 13:03 by WHBY

Buchanan voters to choose town chair

The candidates for town board chair in Buchanan both say road maintenance is an issue with the town, but they have different views about the future. Greg Sprangers says he wants to create a 20-year plan to ensure that the…

posted 2015-04-06 13:02 by WHBY

Harrison voters choosing village president

Voters in the village of Harrison will decide tomorrow, whether to stick with their current board president, or promote a current board member to the top spot. Dave LaShay says he's challenging current village president Jim Salm. He feels his…

posted 2015-04-06 13:01 by WHBY

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