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Wrightstown bridge opening tomorrow

After a year-and-a half of construction, the new Highway 96 bridge in Wrightstown will open, by 7 a.m. tomorrow. The DOT says construction in that area will continue, into next year. Crews will be working on several roads near the…

posted 2015-09-15 13:01 by WHBY

Schraa supports eliminating state treasurer

State lawmakers are trying to eliminate the state treasurer's office, again. During a hearing on the proposed constitutional amendment this morning, Republican Rep. Michael Schraa of Oshkosh said the position is no longer necessary. Schraa says seven previous attempts to…

posted 2015-09-15 13:00 by WHBY

Bill sends some 17 yr olds to juvenile court

Some 17 year olds would be tried in juvenile court, under a proposal from a Republican lawmaker. Sen. Jerry Petrowski of Marathon wants to keep non-violent, first-time offenders, out of the adult court system. Right now, all 17 year olds…

posted 2015-09-15 05:05 by WHBY

UW System holding forums at UW-Green Bay

UW-Green Bay is hosting two meetings with leaders from the UW System today, so they can hear ideas on how the universities can better serve the state. System spokesman Alex Hummel says they're working on a new strategic plan. He…

posted 2015-09-15 05:04 by WHBY

Appleton adding 3rd police dog

Appleton's new police dog will spend the next several weeks training to join the force. Sergeant Dave Lund says Eon and Officer Dave Schneider will be partners, and they're working together in New Mexico. He says Eon will specialize in…

posted 2015-09-15 05:03 by WHBY

Hortonville's new administrator starts job

Hortonville's new administrator is settling into her new job. Diane Wessel started yesterday. She takes over for Patrick Vaile, who resigned early this year, after he was arrested for having child pornography. Wessel spent the past two years working as…

posted 2015-09-15 05:02 by WHBY

Artwork added to Columbus school fence

A school in Appleton is using art to improve the playground. Columbus elementary students created artwork last spring, and it's on display on a fence. Principal Joel Cannon says it's an important gathering place for the neighborhood, and many students…

posted 2015-09-15 05:01 by WHBY


Kitkowski was victim of Appleton crash

The State Patrol says the motorcyclist killed on Appleton's northside on Sunday was 46-year-old Michael Kitkowski of Appleton. Investigators say the driver of an SUV was turning onto Meade Street, from Northland Avenue, and he pulled in front of Kitkowski.…

posted 2015-09-14 19:20 by WHBY

Overdoses kill more than car crashes

More people are dying from drug overdoses in Wisconsin than car accidents. A report from the state health department shows overdoses claimed nearly 850 lives in 2013. Over 525 people were killed in crashes that year. State health officer Karen…

posted 2015-09-14 13:05 by WHBY

Prof: Walker union announcement not surprising

Governor Walker says he wants to replicate a couple of his state initiatives, on the national level. During a meeting in Nevada today, Walker said he'll push to eliminate federal employee unions, and create a national "Right to Work" law,…

posted 2015-09-14 13:04 by WHBY

New Kaukauna K-9 starts training

The Kaukauna police department's new K-9, along with the dog's handler, are in New Mexico today to start their training. Rocko is an 18-month-old Dutch Shepard, and he'll be paired with Officer Lucas Meyer. Lt. Jamie Graff says Rocko will…

posted 2015-09-14 13:03 by WHBY

Lawmaker wants governor to pick schools leader

A southeast Wisconsin lawmaker wants the governor to pick the state's superintendent of schools, and a statewide group opposes the idea. Republican Rep. Joe Sanfelippo of New Berlin is proposing a constitutional amendment. He says the current system is popularity…

posted 2015-09-14 13:02 by WHBY

Let the PhilCast Countdown to Christmas begin! From now until my final show before the big day all bump music…
posted by Philcast 8 hours ago
Wishing you and yours as happy a Thanksgiving as that turkey is having in the picture. Associate producer "Z-Bart" will…
posted by Philcast 5 days ago
It's that time again.... The Tuesday PhilCast will be a celebration of all things that are my favorite holiday of…
posted by Philcast 6 days ago