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2014-08-13

Harris preparing for election, without clear opponent

The Democrat in the 6th Congressional District race says having to wait to find out his opponent, won't change the way he campaigns. Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris says he has a better fiscal record than Senators Joe Liebham, and…

posted 2014-08-13 13:04 by WHBY

Voter turnout lower than expected

Preliminary figures show voter turnout for yesterday's primary fell below the Government Accountability Board's prediction. GAB officials though 15 percent of registered voters would cast a ballot. The total was actually around 10 percent.

posted 2014-08-13 13:03 by WHBY

Pilot program helps register Appleton voters

More polling places in Appleton might have a laptop available to help people register to vote online on election day. City Clerk Dawn Collins says they held a pilot program yesterday at two polling places, and hopefully they can expand…

posted 2014-08-13 13:02 by WHBY

Bieber wins sheriff's race in Shawano Co.

A police officer in Shawano looks to take over as the next sheriff in Shawano County. Officer Adam Bieber defeated two-term Sheriff Randy Wright in yesterday's Republican primary. He'll be unopposed on the ballot, in the November election. Bieber has…

posted 2014-08-13 13:01 by WHBY

Silver Alert credited for helping save man

Only one week after it went into effect, the statewide Silver Alert system helped save a southeast Wisconsin man. The 81-year-old Menominee Falls man was found safely, less than 12 hours after he went missing last Friday. The system utilizes…

posted 2014-08-13 13:00 by WHBY

Bank banning second-hand cash deposits

At least one bank in the state won't let people deposit cash into another person's account. Chase recently put that policy in place. Rose Oswald Poels is the president of the Wisconsin Bankers Association. She says it's a safeguard against…

posted 2014-08-13 12:59 by WHBY

Grothman wins GOP nom for Congress

The Republican race for the 6th Congressional district seat went to a lawmaker from Fond du Lac County. State Sen. Glenn Grothman of Campbellsport won yesterday's primary over Sen. Joe Liebham of Sheboygan and Rep. Duey Stroebel of Saukville. Grothman…

posted 2014-08-13 05:05 by WHBY

Rohrkaste gets nod for GOP in 55th Assembly

A retired human resources director from the Oshkosh Corporation won a five-way Republican primary yesterday, for the 55th Assembly district seat. Mike Rohrkaste of Neenah says he'll continue talking about his top priorities, as the November election approaches. He says…

posted 2014-08-13 05:04 by WHBY

Gehring easily re-elected as sheriff

Outagamie County's longtime sheriff will serve another four-year term. Incumbent Sheriff Brad Gehring defeated challenger Ron Vianne by about a four-to-one margin, in yesterday's Republican primary. There isn't a Democrat on the ballot, so Gehring will run unopposed in November.…

posted 2014-08-13 05:03 by WHBY

Happ moves on as top Dem in AG race

The Democrat in the final race for state attorney general is a prosecutor from southern Wisconsin. Jefferson County district attorney Susan Happ topped two other candidates in yesterday's primary. She'll meet Republican Brad Schimel in the November election. He's the…

posted 2014-08-13 05:02 by WHBY

U.S. Venture Open drawing 900 golfers

Organizers of today's U.S. Venture Open hope to raise more than $2 million to help fight the root causes of poverty. The event is the biggest one-day fundraiser in northeast Wisconsin. Cathy Mutschler of U.S. Venture says the money will…

posted 2014-08-13 05:01 by WHBY

-- More election results

Winnebago County coroner Republican Barry Busby (I)     71% ** Don Hunke     29% 4th Assembly Republican David Steffen     59% ** Jeff Goelz     26% Corrie Campbell     14% Outagamie County board 13th district Leroy Van Asten      58% ** Jason Fischer     42%     (Special…

posted 2014-08-13 05:00 by WHBY

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