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2014-07-11

'Music & Memory' program expanding

More people with Alzheimer's disease and dementia will be exposed to a state program that uses music, to help better their lives. The department of health services launched "Music and Memory" in 100 nursing homes across Wisconsin, at the beginning…

posted 2014-07-11 15:00 by WHBY

Appleton charter school closing

Students won't be returning to one charter school in Appleton in the fall. The board that oversees United Public Montessori notified the Appleton district that only six students were signed up, so the school will close. Asst. superintendent Judy Baseman…

posted 2014-07-11 05:05 by WHBY

Teacher to stand trial for assaulting boy

A 27-year-old teacher and coach in Green Bay was bound over for trial in a sexual assault case. Wayne Makela of Hobart was a fifth-through-eighth grade teacher at Pilgrim Lutheran last school year, and he's accused of having sexual contact…

posted 2014-07-11 05:04 by WHBY

Young birds on endangered list killed

The DNR says someone killed about 25 young birds on an island in Little Lake Butte des Morts. The chicks were part of a colony of Common Tern. The birds are on the state's endangered species list. Wardens believe the…

posted 2014-07-11 05:03 by WHBY

2014-07-10

Brewers swept by Phillies

Jimmy Rollins broke up Matt Garza's no-hit bid with a single in the seventh before scoring seven runs an inning later, helping the Philadelphia Phillies grab a four-game sweep of the Brewers with a 9-1 win.  The Phillies sent 12…

posted 2014-07-10 16:32:49 by WHBY

State officially appeals gay marriage ruling

It's official, the state is appealing a federal judge's decision to throw out Wisconsin's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Governor Walker and Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed paperwork today, with the 7th District Court of Appeals. Judge Barbara Crabb…

posted 2014-07-10 16:31 by WHBY

Suspect in deputy attack turns himself in

Two men are in custody, in connection with a fight with a Fond du Lac County sheriff's deputy last Saturday. Capt. Rick Olig says a 19-year-old rural Campbellsport man was arrested yesterday. 22-year-old Colton O'Brien of Eden turned himself in…

posted 2014-07-10 16:30 by WHBY

Police: Woman intentionally hit road worker

A Kimberly woman is accused of deliberately hitting a construction worker, in a work zone, by Kimberly high school. Fox Valley Metro police chief Erik Misselt says 57-year-old Patricia Carlson ignored two Outagamie County workers, yesterday morning, while crews were…

posted 2014-07-10 15:05 by WHBY

Bigger trucks exempt from 'wheel tax'

A proposed "wheel tax" in Appleton wouldn't apply to owners of some larger vehicles. The city is exploring the idea of charging people $20 dollars a year for each vehicle they keep in Appleton. They'd pay it, with their annual…

posted 2014-07-10 15:04 by WHBY

Prof reacts to fundraising in governor's race

A political scientist is weighing in on the latest fundraising numbers in the race for governor. Governor Walker collected $8.2 million from January to June of this year. His main Democratic opponent, Mary Burke, brought in $3.6 million. St. Norbert…

posted 2014-07-10 15:03 by WHBY

Nestle pizza official wants immigration reform

The facilities manager at the Nestle pizza plant in Little Chute wants federal lawmakers to work out a deal on immigration, before it starts impacting their operations. Marcus Brenneman says about 30 percent of their 1,200 workers are immigrants. He…

posted 2014-07-10 15:02 by WHBY

Group wants answers on parole system

A coalition of religious leaders and prison reform advocates is accusing the department of corrections of keeping people in prison, when they could be out on parole. The group called WISDOM says nearly 3,000 inmates who are eligible for parole…

posted 2014-07-10 15:00 by WHBY

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