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2016-02-15

Ariens responds to civil rights claim

The leader of the Ariens company is responding to the civil rights violation claim. CEO Dan Ariens says officials announced the break policy decision to employees last October, and the 51 Muslim workers had plenty of time to decide whether…

posted 2016-02-15 14:00 by WHBY

Group to file claim over Ariens prayer breaks

A federal agency could get involved with the controversy over Muslim workers at the Ariens Company, and taking unscheduled breaks to pray. The Council on American-Islamic Relations announced plans to file a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.…

posted 2016-02-15 13:05 by WHBY

Fight looming over Justice Scalia replacement

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died over the weekend, and the process of finding his successor is uncertain. President Obama will likely select a candidate for the high court, for Senate confirmation. Some Republican presidential candidates are calling for the…

posted 2016-02-15 13:04 by WHBY

Merkes running for third term

Three candidates are facing on in tomorrow's primary election, for Menasha mayor. Incumbent Mayor Don Merkes is trying to win a third, four-year term. He says the city is in better shape now, than when he took office. Merkes says…

posted 2016-02-15 13:03 by WHBY

Man tried to rob Taco Bell in Appleton

Appleton police are looking for the suspect in an attempted robbery on the city's east side. Sgt. Dave Lund says the man went into a Taco Bell on Express Court, just before 4 p.m. last Friday. He says the man…

posted 2016-02-15 13:02 by WHBY

G.B. police have pictures of Subway robber

Green Bay police hope some pictures generate leads about an armed robbery. They released three pictures of the suspect, and his car, from the January 27 holdup of the Subway restaurant, in the 1100 block of Radisson Street. The suspect…

posted 2016-02-15 13:01 by WHBY

Voter ID law in place for primary

If you plan on casting a ballot in tomorrow's primary election, remember to bring a photo ID. The state's voter ID law is in effect, after it was hung up in the courts for several years. Appleton city clerk Kami…

posted 2016-02-15 05:05 by WHBY

Low turnout expected for primary

Only about 10 percent of voters are expected to hit the polls, across the state, for tomorrow's primary. Government Accountability Board executive director Kevin Kennedy says that's disappointing, especially because important local races are on the ballot.  The only statewide…

posted 2016-02-15 05:04 by WHBY

Lasee running for Congress

A Republican lawmaker is the first official candidate for a congressional seat that covers much of northeast Wisconsin. State Sen. Frank Lasee of Ledgeview threw his hat in the ring for the eighth district seat yesterday. Lasee says he wants…

posted 2016-02-15 05:03 by WHBY

Sturgeon season off to slow start

The sturgeon spearing season on Lake Winnebago will probably last all 16 days. That's the feeling of DNR fisheries biologist Ryan Koenigs, after only 63 fish were registered on opening weekend. He says unless water clarity improves dramatically, spearers will…

posted 2016-02-15 05:02 by WHBY

Couple escapes from Appleton fire

Two people were taken to a hospital after a fire on Appleton's west side. Firefighters went to a home in the 1200 block of W. Spring Street, a little before 4 a.m. last Saturday. A neighbor smelled smoke and called…

posted 2016-02-15 05:01 by WHBY

Special road tax idea on hold

The idea of letting voters decide whether to raise the sales tax by a half-percent in their county, to pay for local road projects, is apparently dead, for at least the rest of the year. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos supports…

posted 2016-02-15 05:00 by WHBY

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