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Bond set at $1 mil in Beck's murder

A Fond du Lac County judge set a $1 million bond yesterday for the man accused of killing an 18-year-old woman, nearly 25 years ago. Court records say investigators tied 61-year-old Dennis Brantner of Kenosha to Berit Beck's murder through…

posted 2015-03-31 05:05 by WHBY

People lined streets to honor trooper

People gathered along streets in Kiel yesterday to honor a state trooper who was killed in the line of duty. Twenty-one-year-old Trooper Trevor Casper was laid to rest in a private ceremony. He died last Tuesday, in a shootout in…

posted 2015-03-31 05:04 by WHBY

NWTC holding referendum

Voters in parts of northeast Wisconsin will decide a referendum for Northeast Wisconsin Technical College. The school is asking for $66.5 million for a series of projects in Green Bay, Marinette County, and Door County. Sandy Ryczkowski is the vice…

posted 2015-03-31 05:03 by WHBY

Critics of Tomah VA testify at hearing

Two congressional panels were in Tomah yesterday to hear from people connected to the VA clinic there. Several of them accused doctors at the facility of overprescribing painkillers. Dr. Noelle Johnson is a former pharmacy specialist at the clinic. She…

posted 2015-03-31 05:02 by WHBY

Walker calls for tougher border security

Governor Walker says the federal government needs to be truly invested in securing the border with Mexico. He was back in Wisconsin yesterday, after taking a trip to Texas late last week. The possible presidential candidate says the country should…

posted 2015-03-31 05:01 by WHBY


Charges filed in Beck murder case

Fond du Lac County authorities say a fresh analysis of evidence in a nearly 25-year-old cold case led to the break they needed to charge a man with the murder. Fond du Lac County deputies arrested 61-year-old Dennis Brantner last…

posted 2015-03-30 13:05 by WHBY

Bill sets rules for ride-sharing companies

A proposal would create statewide rules for ride-sharing companies, like Uber. Rep. Tyler August helped introduce a bill today. It would require background checks for drivers, and commercial insurance coverage of $1 million for each driver. The Lake Geneva Republican…

posted 2015-03-30 13:04 by WHBY

Group: Tax break shifts burden to homeowners

A statewide group is raising concerns about a proposed tax break for businesses. Jerry Deschane of the League of Municipalities is reacting to a plan to eliminate personal property taxes, and some state payments to local governments. He says the…

posted 2015-03-30 13:03 by WHBY

De Pere schools holding referendum

There are two referendum questions on next week's ballot in the De Pere school district. Sup. Benjamin Villaruel says they're asking for $7.1 million for maintenance projects. He says they would spend $3 million to replace the roofs on a…

posted 2015-03-30 13:02 by WHBY

Badgers Final Four tickets sold fast

The Wisconsin Alumni Association usually offers fan packages to Badgers football bowl games, but tickets for next weekend's Final Four are much more difficult to come by. Jeff Wendorf is the group's vice president of alumni relations. He says the…

posted 2015-03-30 13:01 by WHBY

Hundreds remember fallen trooper

The memorial service for a state trooper drew about 1,000 people, including police officers from around the state and nation. Twenty-one-year-old Trooper Trevor Casper was killed in a shootout with a bank robbery suspect, last Tuesday, in Fond du Lac.…

posted 2015-03-30 05:05 by WHBY

Work starting on Oneida St. bridge

Orange barrels will be on Appleton's Oneida Street bridge for at least five months, while DOT crews work on a significant project. Spokesman Kim Rudat says they'll be putting new concrete on the bridge...and adding bike lanes. The project starts…

posted 2015-03-30 05:04 by WHBY

Finally, the end is here for the pre-season. As you know, I am not a fan. Thursday: A one-hour PhilCast…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago
The Appleton West football team outscored Oshkosh West 37-30 in a dramatic win last Friday. I spoke with West head…
posted by Alex Solsma 3 days ago
Today on the PhilCast I'll have a story that links our very own Lawrence University with the purple-haired Kelly Osbourne.…
posted by Philcast 3 days ago