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2015-03-11

Watchdog group doesn't like 'John Doe' bill

There's a proposal to limit John Doe investigations in the state. Some Republicans want to stop prosecutors from using the secret process, to target possible political wrongdoing. A Senate committee is hosting a hearing on the bill today, at the…

posted 2015-03-11 13:01 by WHBY

PAC unveils upcoming season

Seven touring Broadway shows highlight the upcoming season at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. President Maria Van Laanen says it includes the 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, Kinky Boots. The musical will be at the PAC for…

posted 2015-03-11 05:04 by WHBY

Unions sue over right-to-work law

Some union leaders are trying to stop the state's right-to-work law. Governor Walker signed the bill on Monday, and yesterday the Wisconsin AFL-CIO and two local unions filed a lawsuit against it. They argue that the law unconstitutionally takes their…

posted 2015-03-11 05:03 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. following state budget

Outagamie County is paying close attention to various pieces of the proposed state budget. County lobbyist Mark Wadium says that includes possible changes to SeniorCare, Family Care, and other health and human services programs. He says they could have an…

posted 2015-03-11 05:02 by WHBY

Menasha district working on transgender policy

In the wake of a request from a student to make accommodations, the Menasha school district is working on a policy for transgender students. Sup. Chris VanderHeyden says they need to make sure they're not discriminating against anyone. He says…

posted 2015-03-11 05:01 by WHBY

UW-GB expert reacts to Madison cyber attack

A hacker group is claiming responsibility for an attack on the city of Madison's servers Monday night, in response to an officer-involved shooting of a 19-year-old man. A UW-Green Bay expert says it's difficult to guard against those kinds of…

posted 2015-03-11 05:00 by WHBY

2015-03-10

Woman charged in Fremont murder

A 43-year-old Fremont woman faces a murder charge for a stabbing death last week. Alison Roe was in Waupaca County court this afternoon. Court records say she got into an argument with 43-year-old Chris Dake, early last Friday morning, at…

posted 2015-03-10 15:05 by WHBY

Omro pet shop & kennel catches fire

Crews fought a fire at a business, east of Omro. They were called to Traxler's Pet Shop and Kennel, a little after 7:30 a.m. Several animals died in the fire. A number of departments helped battle the blaze. Authorities had…

posted 2015-03-10 13:04 by WHBY

Chamber, UW-Osh look for entrepreneurs

One of the original "sharks" from the TV show Shark Tank will be in the Fox Cities for an event to highlight entrepreneurs. Kevin Harrington is joining forces with the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce and UW-Oshkosh. The university's Colleen…

posted 2015-03-10 13:03 by WHBY

Assembly GOP pushing school sanction bill

Republican in the Assembly are pushing a new school accountability bill, that includes sanctions for consistently failing public schools. Senate Republican leaders and Governor Walker oppose any sanctions. Under the latest proposal, schools that get a D or F for…

posted 2015-03-10 13:02 by WHBY

Weller retiring from Miller Electric

Miller Electric has a high-level position to fill, after a longtime leader announced his retirement. Mike Weller's last day will be March 31. He's worked for the Appleton-based company for 34 years, and he's currently Miller's president of emerging business.…

posted 2015-03-10 13:01 by WHBY

Madison chief explains apology

The Madison police chief says his apology over the shooting death of a 19-year-old man, is in no way an admission of guilt. Tony Robinson was shot by an officer, on the city's eastside, last Friday night. Police say the…

posted 2015-03-10 12:59 by WHBY

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