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2016-03-14

State unveils new tourism ads

Supper clubs and dogs are the stars of a new ad campaign from the state's tourism department. Secretary Stephanie Klett helped unveil the two commercials this morning. One features family trips with dogs, and Klett says traveling with pets has…

posted 2016-03-14 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton Airport celebrates Pi Day

Workers at the Appleton International Airport had some fun with numbers and dessert this morning, on Pi Day. They're also trying to bring attention to non-stop flights, to Florida's Saint Petersburg-Clearwater International Airport. Allegiant Air started offering the flight last…

posted 2016-03-14 13:00 by WHBY

Johnson backed drug treatment bill

A Republican from Oshkosh supported a federal proposal that's focused on drug addiction. U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson says it's something that has impacted his family. He says a nephew recently died from a heroin overdose. He says he's talked with…

posted 2016-03-14 12:59 by WHBY

Walker making push for higher ed bills

Tomorrow is the final day of the year that the state Senate is scheduled to meet at the Capitol. Governor Walker wants members to vote on a number of proposals targeting higher education. He says it's part of his overall…

posted 2016-03-14 05:05 by WHBY

Pot extract bill up for vote

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle are calling for a vote on a bill that would make it easier for some people to get a marijuana extract. Sen. Van Wanggaard says the marijuana-based oil helps treat childhood seizure disorders. A…

posted 2016-03-14 05:04 by WHBY

Zika blood donation rules taking effect

The federal government is putting a new rule in place this week to protect the blood supply from the Zika virus. Dr. Todd Straus is the chief medical officer of the Community Blood Center. He says travelers will no longer…

posted 2016-03-14 05:03 by WHBY

Couple donating tablets to disabled kids

A donation and thank you card led a couple to provide technology to students with disabilities in three local school districts. Kristy Stumpf says her husband Corey got an iPad from work, and her family didn't need it. She says…

posted 2016-03-14 05:02 by WHBY

2016-03-11

Police: Howard trustee molested piano students

Green Bay police say they arrested a Howard village trustee, after two of his piano students accused him of sexually assaulting them. Sixty-two-year-old Jim Widiger was in Brown County court this morning, and his bond was set at $20,000. Capt.…

posted 2016-03-11 16:02 by WHBY

Heller reaches plea deal in Wick murder

The second suspect in a 2012 Brown County murder accepted a plea deal today. Twenty-six-year-old Katie Heller faced a charge of first-degree intentional homicide for the shooting death of Thomas Wick. The 43-year-old Howard man was found dead in the…

posted 2016-03-11 16:01:00 by WHBY

Drug needles found in Menasha park

Menasha police are warning people to watch out for used drug needles, in parks, and along roads. Officer Aaron Zemlock says someone reported finding one outside of the Taco Bell on Racine Street on Monday. He says a second needle…

posted 2016-03-11 13:05 by WHBY

Heart recipient was in court for murder verdict

When the jury came back with a guilty verdict in an Appleton murder trial earlier this week, the recipient of the victim's heart was there. Twenty-five-year-old Joshua Richards was shot in the former Luna Lounge, in the downtown, in December…

posted 2016-03-11 13:04 by WHBY

Gambling addiction a growing problem

The leader of a Green Bay-based group that helps people overcome gambling addictions says the demographics are changing. Rose Gruber is the executive director of the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling. She says more women and teens are now gambling,…

posted 2016-03-11 13:02 by WHBY

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