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2016-02-26

Pantry reacts to report on poverty

The statewide poverty rate was at a 30-year high, over a five-year period that included the start of the last recession. The leader of a local pantry says they saw an increase in demand late in 2008, and it's tapered…

posted 2016-02-26 13:01 by WHBY

Poll: Supreme Court race deadlocked

The race for state Supreme Court is tight right now, according to the latest Marquette University law school poll. State appeals court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg and Justice Rebecca Bradley are tied, at 30 percent. Another 31 percent are undecided. Poll…

posted 2016-02-26 13:00 by WHBY

Schimel fighting FCC rule on jail calls

Wisconsin and eight other states are challenging an FCC rule that limits how much jail and prison inmates have to pay, for phone calls. The cap would be 11 cents per minute for state prisons. The rate would be up…

posted 2016-02-26 12:59 by WHBY

Witness to shooting testifies at Lee's trial

A witness in the murder trial of a Neenah man testified that he saw the suspect hit the victim, and then he heard a boom, and watched the man drop. Thirty-year-old Chong Lee is accused of shooting 25-year-old Joshua Richards…

posted 2016-02-26 05:05 by WHBY

Ice conditions on Winnebago raise concerns

It might be a little difficult to get on the ice for a major ice fishing tournament. Don Herman of Sunk Towing says some fishing clubs pulled their truck bridges from Lake Winnebago yesterday, ahead of the Battle on Bago.…

posted 2016-02-26 05:04 by WHBY

MU poll breaks down presidential races

Donald Trump has at least a 10-point lead over the other Republican candidates for president, in the latest Marquette University law school poll. Poll director Charles Franklin says 30 percent in Wisconsin support Trump, followed by Marco Rubio with 20…

posted 2016-02-26 05:03 by WHBY

Poverty at 30-yr high in Wis.

The poverty rate in the state reached a 30-year high. The UW-Madison Applied Population Laboratory used census data, over a five-year period that ended in 2014. Assistant scientist Malia Jones says 13 percent were living in poverty, and that's the…

posted 2016-02-26 05:02 by WHBY

Olympian visits Hortonville elementary

An Olympic athlete visited Hortonville elementary school yesterday to talk about the importance of being active, and having dreams. Debbi Sullivan made the U.S. Olympic team three times as a race walker. She says she was a runner in college,…

posted 2016-02-26 05:01 by WHBY

2016-02-25

Lee trial gets underway

Prosecutors say they'll prove a Neenah man shot and killed a man in downtown Appleton, but defense attorneys say police got the wrong guy. The murder trial for 30-year-old Chong Lee started this morning with opening statements. Lee is facing…

posted 2016-02-25 13:05 by WHBY

Schools looking to help traumatized kids

Appleton school district officials hope a study on children who go through traumatic experiences, can help teachers reach students with a troubled background. Judy Baseman is the district's assistant superintendent of student services. She says things like physical and emotional…

posted 2016-02-25 13:04 by WHBY

Poll shows Trump, Sanders with leads

A poll released today by the Marquette University law school shows Donald Trump has a growing lead in Wisconsin, leading up to the state's presidential primary. Trump has the most support, at 30 percent, while Florida Senator Marco Rubio was…

posted 2016-02-25 13:03 by WHBY

Survey shows most drivers act dangerously

A survey from an auto group shows nearly 90 percent of drivers are doing something dangerous behind the wheel. AAA Wisconsin spokesman Nick Jarmusz says that figure is alarming. He says over a 30-day period, people admitted to doing things…

posted 2016-02-25 13:02 by WHBY

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