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2014-10-06

Same-sex marriages resume in Wis.

Local clerks are again accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples. The U.S. Supreme Court denied appeals today, from five states, including Wisconsin. The high court's decision means that the state's constitutional same-sex marriage ban is no longer in effect. Sue…

posted 2014-10-06 13:05 by WHBY

Gay rights advocate pleased with court decision

A gay rights advocate from Appleton says she was surprised by this morning's Supreme Court decision and she's happy that the state now has marriage equality. Kathy Flores says she expected the high court would hear one of the same-sex…

posted 2014-10-06 13:04 by WHBY

Gay marriage opponent reacts to decision

The leader of a group that fought to put the same-sex marriage ban in place isn't giving up. Julaine Appling of Wisconsin Family Action says there are lawsuits before appeals courts, in other cases around the country. She hopes the…

posted 2014-10-06 13:03 by WHBY

Walker, Burke weigh in on gay marriage

Governor Walker says the state will honor same-sex marriages, as required, under the U.S Supreme Court's decision today. He sidestepped a question this morning, on whether he thinks the state is better off, now that gay marriage is legal. He…

posted 2014-10-06 13:02 by WHBY

Man killed by suspected drunk driver

A Winneconne man was killed in Oshkosh last night, while he was waiting for a train at a railroad crossing on Oshkosh's southside. Police officer Joe Nichols says a 32-year-old Oshkosh man rear-ended the victim's car, in the 2500 block…

posted 2014-10-06 13:01 by WHBY

Group focusing on public art, memorials

The group that's trying to find a new home in Appleton for a sculpture that honors Harry Houdini is working on a handful of other projects. President Alex Schultz says they were able to put a sculpture back in place,…

posted 2014-10-06 13:00 by WHBY

Clerks work to spread word about voter ID

The fight over the state's voter ID law has received a lot of attention, but plenty of people still don't know it will be in effect for next month's election. The latest Marquette University law school poll shows 20 percent…

posted 2014-10-06 05:05 by WHBY

Group looks for new spot for Houdini sculpture

A sculpture that used to be in Houdini Plaza has been in storage for about two years, and a group is looking for a new spot for it, in Appleton. Alex Schultz is the president of Sculpture Valley. He says…

posted 2014-10-06 05:04 by WHBY

Johnson: Violence against women global problem

A Republican U.S. Senator from Oshkosh is speaking out about violence against women, around the world. Sen. Ron Johnson says he learned more about what's happening, during last month's United Nations summit. He says the violence can run rampant in…

posted 2014-10-06 05:03 by WHBY

Grocers react to Calif. plastic bag ban

Don't expect Wisconsin to follow California's lead, in banning plastic grocery bags. California became the first state in the country to take that step, last week. Brandon Scholz of the Wisconsin Grocers Association says plastic is the overwhelming favorite, over…

posted 2014-10-06 05:02 by WHBY

2014-10-04

Badgers start slow again; lose to Wildcats

It wasn't just a dreary weather day in Evanston, Illinois. It was also a dreary performance for the Wisconsin Badgers football team, losing 20-14 to Northwestern. As has been the case in many of their games this year, the Badgers…

posted 2014-10-04 18:24:51 by WHBY

2014-10-03

Police arrest suspect in Lawe St. shooting

Appleton police arrested a suspect today, for a shooting last month, on the city's north side. Someone fired several shots at an apartment in the 3100 block of North Lawe Street, during the afternoon of September 6. Sgt. Dave Lund…

posted 2014-10-03 13:05 by WHBY

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