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2015-10-06

Walker weighs in on fetal tissue bill

Governor Walker says he's willing to work with lawmakers on the proposed ban on using fetal tissue for research. He talked about the issue yesterday, during a stop at a manufacturing plant in De Pere. Walker says they should be…

posted 2015-10-06 05:03 by WHBY

Part of Lake Michigan may become sanctuary

A portion of the state's shoreline along Lake Michigan could soon be part of a national marine sanctuary. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is considering a proposal from President Obama to designate an 875-mile section of the lake, as…

posted 2015-10-06 05:02 by WHBY

Ribble hosts public safety symposium

Local leaders and emergency responders from around northeast Wisconsin sat down yesterday to talk about what's working well for them. Congressman Reid Ribble says he put together a series of panel discussions, focusing on safety. He says it gave a…

posted 2015-10-06 05:01 by WHBY

Hanna talks with bus riders

Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna spent some time riding Valley Transit buses yesterday afternoon. He held his regular office hours on two routes, talking with passengers. He says it's a very important service for the people that use it. Hanna says…

posted 2015-10-06 05:00 by WHBY

2015-10-05

Walker to meet high court candidates this week

Governor Walker says he hopes to interview candidates for the state Supreme Court by the middle of the week. He's going to appoint someone to complete the term of Justice Patrick Crooks. Crooks died two weeks ago, in his chambers.…

posted 2015-10-05 13:05 by WHBY

Economist: Home market evening out

A buyer's market for houses could be starting to cool off. Economist David Clark of the Wisconsin Realtors Association says the number of homes on the market, and the number of people looking to buy a home, is starting to…

posted 2015-10-05 13:04 by WHBY

Rape victims may get more time to come forward

A proposal would give victims more time to come forward in most cases of sexual assault. Republican Sen. Devin LeMahieu of Oostburg is one of the authors of the bill. He says 38 other states have a statute of limitations…

posted 2015-10-05 13:03 by WHBY

Firefighters raising money for child ID kits

There's a push to provide child ID kits to kids across the state, and Appleton firefighters are getting involved. Mike Woodzicka is the president of the firefighters union. He says they're trying to raise $70,000 to pay for an ID…

posted 2015-10-05 13:02 by WHBY

Red Cross fire alarm program progressing

Over the past year, the Red Cross helped install over 1,000 smoke alarms, in homes across the state. The non-profit started a nationwide program, to protect homes, and families. Spokeswoman Barbara Behling says firefighters help them target parts of communities…

posted 2015-10-05 13:01 by WHBY

Hwy. 10-441 delay traced to decade-old moves

The leader of a taxpayer watchdog group says the moves by lawmakers over the last decade contributed to the DOT's delay of the Highway 10-441 project. Lawmakers ended the annual, inflation-based increase in the gas tax in 2005. Todd Berry…

posted 2015-10-05 05:05 by WHBY

Teen arrested after Neenah shooting

There was a shooting and standoff in Neenah over the weekend. A victim showed up at Theda Clark Medical Center early Saturday morning, after police got calls about shots being fired in the 1800 block of Harrison Street. The injuries…

posted 2015-10-05 05:04 by WHBY

Appleton meeting to focus on sex trafficking

People can learn more about the sex trafficking problem in the Fox Cities, and how to fight it. The Appleton Public Library is hosting a discussion tonight, with police, prosecutors, and sexual abuse advocates. They'll talk about the dangers of…

posted 2015-10-05 05:03 by WHBY

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