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2016-03-08

UW-Osh to become more research-based

Changes are coming at UW-Oshkosh to put a bigger emphasis on research. Chancellor Andrew Leavitt says the primary goal of their new, five-year strategic plan is to define the campus as a research-enhanced comprehensive institution. He says they're already among…

posted 2016-03-08 13:05 by WHBY

Childhood obesity expert offers solutions

Stakeholders in the battle against childhood obesity heard about strategies that are making a difference in other parts of the country. The Weight of the Fox Valley brought Professor Christina Economos of Tufts University to Neenah this morning. She says…

posted 2016-03-08 13:04 by WHBY

Final vote expected on Titletown District

Plans for the Titletown District, across from Lambeau Field, could clear their final hurdle today. The Ashwaubenon village board is expected to vote on the first phase. It covers 21 of the project's 34 acres. The anchors will be a…

posted 2016-03-08 13:03 by WHBY

El Nino helping boost March temperatures

It's warm again today, and the above-normal temperatures are expected to stick around, for a least a little while. Meteorologist Rich Mamrosh is with the National Weather Service, in Green Bay. He says the El Nino weather pattern will start…

posted 2016-03-08 13:02 by WHBY

Allergy season starts early

The allergy season is already underway, in northeast Wisconsin. Doctor Steve Kagen of Kagen Allergy Clinic says they detected tree pollen in the air, this morning. He says it's the second-earliest date for tree pollen, in the last 25 years.…

posted 2016-03-08 13:01 by WHBY

26% expect to hire more workers in next 3 months

A Wisconsin-based group found that 26 percent of companies in the state expect to hire more workers in the second quarter. Kathy Joblinske of Manpower says four percent believe they'll layoff workers. She says combining the two figures, the "net…

posted 2016-03-08 13:00 by WHBY

Crash leads to renewed calls for changes

Several days after an Oshkosh woman was killed at an intersection in the town of Neenah, there are calls for safety improvements. Town Chair Bob Schmeichel says they talked with Winnebago County officials about Highway CB and Oakridge Road, about…

posted 2016-03-08 05:05 by WHBY

Prof reacts to Bradley's old columns

A political science professor says anti-gay opinion columns may not hurt a candidate in the race for state Supreme Court. A liberal group released several columns written by Justice Rebecca Bradley for the Marquette University student newspaper, in 1992. One…

posted 2016-03-08 05:04 by WHBY

Family Care, IRIS plans unveiled

Proposed changes for two state programs could force some people with disabilities, and the elderly, to choose a new doctor. The state's health services department released its plans for Family Care and IRIS. They include shifting participants to integrated health…

posted 2016-03-08 05:03 by WHBY

Buting to write book on Avery, justice system

One of the attorneys for Steven Avery's murder trial says he's writing a book to expose the "dysfunction" of the criminal justice system. Jerome Buting has a deal with HarperCollins Publishers, and his book is expected to hit store shelves…

posted 2016-03-08 05:02 by WHBY

Bullets in bathroom, toilet after shooting

Investigators found bullets in and around a toilet, at a nearby bar, several days after a downtown Appleton shooting. Sgt. Neal Rabas testified yesterday in Chong Lee's murder trial. The 30-year-old Neenah man is charged with shooting 25-year-old Joshua Richards…

posted 2016-03-08 05:01 by WHBY

'Cinderella' opening at PAC

A classic fairy tale will be at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center starting tonight. Rodgers and Hammerstein's "Cinderella" is coming to downtown Appleton for eight performances, through Sunday night. PAC spokeswoman Trisha Witt says it's a fresh new take…

posted 2016-03-08 05:00 by WHBY

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