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2014-10-08

EAB found in heart of the northwoods

A beetle that's wiped out ash tree populations in several parts of the country, is now in the heart of Wisconsin's northwoods. Jim Dick is a spokesman for the state's department of ag, trade, and consumer protection. He says the…

posted 2014-10-08 13:02 by WHBY

Public meeting on Broadway/Riverside Dr.

The DOT is going to rebuild a busy street, south of Green Bay, and planners are holding a meeting on the project tonight. The work on Broadway and Riverside Drive will stretch for about 3-1/2 miles, from Randall Avenue in…

posted 2014-10-08 13:01 by WHBY

Matthews joins anti-domestic violence effort

A member of the Green Bay Packers hopes to encourage teens to talk to each other, if they're in an abusive relationship. Linebacker Clay Matthews was on-hand yesterday when Verizon Wireless gave End Domestic Abuse Wisconsin a $100,000 grant. The…

posted 2014-10-08 05:05 by WHBY

AAA: Hands-free devices still distracting

Research by AAA found that drivers can still be distracted, if they're using hands-free and voice-activated systems, in their vehicles. Wisconsin spokesman Nick Jarmusz says the quality of the voice-recognition software can make a difference. Jarmusz says drivers become more…

posted 2014-10-08 05:04 by WHBY

First Lady returns to Wis. for Burke

First Lady Michelle Obama made her second trip to Wisconsin in eight days yesterday, to campaign for the Democratic candidate for governor. She told supporters in downtown Madison that young voters can make a big difference in the race between…

posted 2014-10-08 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton man starts special license plate

A new speciality license plate, featuring the motto "In God We Trust," will now be on cars in Wisconsin, and an Appleton man was the driving force behind it. David Hinds approached Rep. Dean Kaufert of Neenah about the idea,…

posted 2014-10-08 05:02 by WHBY

Walk to School Day having impact

There's a campaign to encourage kids to walk to school, and the leader of a regional program believes the message is starting to take hold. Melissa Kraemer Badtke is the Safe Routes to School coordinator. She says some parents have…

posted 2014-10-08 05:01 by WHBY

2014-10-07

Senate candidates prepare for home stretch

The candidates running for a state Senate seat are getting ready for the final push, with four weeks left in the campaign. There hasn't been a lot of attention paid to the 19th district race, but that will likely change…

posted 2014-10-07 15:05 by WHBY

Heating costs could be $200 lower

The typical We Energies customer might save $200 on their heating bill over the winter, compared to a year ago. Spokeswoman Cathy Schulze says that's their projection, if it's a normal winter, and prices stay where they are today. She…

posted 2014-10-07 15:04 by WHBY

Habitat looked at Pierce site for years

The proposal to build 13 Habitat for Humanity homes, on the site of a former Pierce Manufacturing plant in Appleton, has been in the works for some time. John Weyenberg is the executive director of the Greater Fox Cities Area…

posted 2014-10-07 15:03 by WHBY

Sen. Cowles responds to UW System report

The UW System had more than $973 million left, at the end of the last fiscal year, and a local lawmaker says he's pleased with a report on the system's finances. State lawmakers required UW System officials to file the…

posted 2014-10-07 15:02 by WHBY

Winneconne man died in car fire

Investigators identified the person found dead after a car fire, northwest of Oshkosh, as a 44-year-old Winneconne man. The Winnebago County sheriff's department says Jeff MacDonald was inside the car, in the town of Oshkosh, early yesterday morning. Deputies were…

posted 2014-10-07 15:01 by WHBY

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