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2014-03-05

Prof: Kramer demotion limits political fallout

A political expert says it's unclear whether former Assembly Majority Leader Bill Kramer be able to recover politically from a sexual harassment scandal. Kramer is accused of making inappropriate comments to woman, and groping at least one of them, during…

posted 2014-03-05 13:03 by WHBY

Watchdog blasts campaign finance bills

An advocate for campaign finance reform is calling two bills from Republican lawmakers "horrendous." Jay Heck of Common Cause says one of them would exempt outside political groups that run issue ads from disclosing their donors. Senate Majority Leader Scott…

posted 2014-03-05 13:02 by WHBY

Burke releases 1st campaign ad

The main Democratic candidate for governor released her first TV ad today. Mary Burke is highlighting her background as an executive for the Trek Bicycle company. She also attacks Governor Walker for his jobs record. The November election is eight…

posted 2014-03-05 13:01 by WHBY

Local suicide prevention film released

A video that's designed to encourage people to talk about the difficult topic of suicide is now available. The Center for Suicide Prevention hired a company to put together a 30-minute documentary. It features mental health experts, and family members…

posted 2014-03-05 13:00 by WHBY

Senate signs off on tax cut proposal

Governor Walker's half-billion dollar tax cut proposal is one step away from his desk, after the Senate approved the bill yesterday. The plan would cut property taxes on the average home by $131, and drop income taxes by an average…

posted 2014-03-05 05:05 by WHBY

Vos: Assembly GOP moving on from Kramer

A sexual harassment scandal cost the Assembly majority leader his position. Majority Republicans voted unanimously yesterday to remove Rep. Bill Kramer of Waukesha from that job. He's accused of making inappropriate comments to women, and groping at least one of…

posted 2014-03-05 05:04 by WHBY

Catholics marking Ash Wednesday

Today marks the beginning of Lent for Catholics in the Fox Cities, and across the world. John Huebscher of the Wisconsin Catholic Conference says it's a time of sacrifice. He says typically, people will give up something for the next…

posted 2014-03-05 05:03 by WHBY

Hortonville reaches out to middle school dads

Hortonville school leaders hope to expose middle students to positive male role models, by encouraging dads to spend one day a year, volunteering at school. Hortonville middle school principal Steve Gromala says officials at his school, and Greenville middle school,…

posted 2014-03-05 05:02 by WHBY

Dance group teaches teens about trust

A group of modern dancers spent time with teens at the Boys and Girls Club in downtown Appleton yesterday, teaching them about trust and teamwork. The Diavolo troupe is holding workshops around northeast Wisconsin, leading up to a single show…

posted 2014-03-05 05:01 by WHBY

2014-03-04

Marquette Lets Multiple Opportunities Escape in Falling at Providence

Marquette and Providence clashed in a battle of teams hanging on to their slim at-large NCAA Tournament hopes on Tuesday night in Rhode Island.  Both teams had plenty of chances to win the game in regulation and overtime, but it took…

posted 2014-03-04 23:05:34 by WHBY

Kramer out as Assembly majority leader

The majority leader in the Assembly lost his leadership position this morning. Majority Republicans removed Rep. Bill Kramer of Waukesha from the post, in the wake of sexual harassment allegations. Kramer is accused of making inappropriate comments to women, and…

posted 2014-03-04 14:00 by WHBY

Police questioned chase suspect's mental health

Police were concerned about the suspect in a lengthy car chase, before he led authorities on a 45-mile pursuit last night. Fox Valley Metro officer Scott Van Schyndel says the 37-year-old Appleton man showed up at a Fond du Lac…

posted 2014-03-04 13:05 by WHBY

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