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2014-03-03

Former teacher's aide faces more charges

A former teacher's aide at Appleton West high school is now facing charges in Outagamie County on accusations that she had sex with a student. Forty-four-year-old Laura Bates of Hilbert was charged last December in Calumet County with four counts…

posted 2014-03-03 13:04 by WHBY

Walker looking forward to signing tax cut bill

The Senate is taking up Governor Walker's half-billion dollar tax cut proposal tomorrow, and the governor says he's confident that they'll approve the bill. The Assembly quickly passed the plan last month, but it stalled in the Senate for a…

posted 2014-03-03 13:03 by WHBY

Wardens monitoring ice shanty removal

There are still a handful of ice shanties left on Lake Winnebago, after last weekend's deadline to remove them. The DNR is working with their owners, to get them off the ice as soon as possible. Warden April Dombrowski says…

posted 2014-03-03 13:02 by WHBY

State's lemon law changes take effect

The changes to the state's lemon law for cars took effect over the weekend. Lawmakers are now giving people three years, instead of six, to apply for damages for recurring problems with their vehicle. Car owners also can only sue…

posted 2014-03-03 13:01 by WHBY

'Wicked' ends 3rd run at PAC

Crews have been packing up at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, now that the nearly three-week run of Wicked is over. The Broadway musical brought crowds to downtown Appleton for about two dozen performances. Maria Van Laanen is the…

posted 2014-03-03 13:00 by WHBY

Ellis, Bernard Schaber among top fundraisers

The race for a state Senate seat that covers parts of the Fox Cities could be an expensive one. Republican Senate President Mike Ellis of Neenah will face Democratic Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber of Appleton. Campaign finance figures show Bernard…

posted 2014-03-03 05:05 by WHBY

County closes in on snowmobiling record

While the cold weather kept many people inside this winter, it's been a great year for snowmobiling. Brian Feest is Outagamie County's interim parks director. He says the trails have been open for 67 days so far, and that's approaching…

posted 2014-03-03 05:04 by WHBY

Signup starting for Fox Cities Marathon

The Community First Fox Cities Marathon sold out last year, and people who want to guarantee a spot in one of this year's races can register starting today. Marathon event director Debbie Jansen says they're allowing up to 1,200 runners…

posted 2014-03-03 05:03 by WHBY

'Airplane!' tourism ad to be unveiled

The new TV commercial that will try to bring tourists to Wisconsin this summer is debuting today. State tourism secretary Stephanie Klett says they're unveiling it at the annual tourism conference, in Lake Geneva. Klett says they brought back the…

posted 2014-03-03 05:02 by WHBY

2014-03-02

Badgers top the Nittany Lions

The Wisconsin Badgers defeated the Penn State Nittany Lions 71-66 at the Bryce Jordan Center on Sunday afternoon.  Josh Gasser led the Badgers with 15 points.  Ben Brust added 14 points including four made three-point baskets and Traevon Jackson tallied…

posted 2014-03-02 13:24:40 by WHBY

2014-03-01

Appleton standoff leads to 2 arrests

Appleton police had a standoff overnight on the city's westside, in their search for two wanted men. Sgt. Dave Lund says they've been looking for 30-year-old Koy Kennedy and 29-year-old Christopher Fields. He says both were wanted on battery charges,…

posted 2014-03-01 08:00 by WHBY

President of proposed mine charged in Spain

The president of the company that's looking to open an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin faces charges in Spain on accusations that he violated environmental laws at a mine he was managing. Prosecutors believe Gogebic Taconite president Bill Williams…

posted 2014-03-01 07:59 by WHBY

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