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2015-07-21

Walker arms on-duty National Guard

Governor Walker signed an order today, allowing Wisconsin National Guard members to carry weapons while they're on duty. It's in response to the shooting deaths of five service members in Chattanooga, Tenn. last week. One of the victims was Sgt.…

posted 2015-07-21 15:03 by WHBY

Jacque pushes bills against Planned Parenthood

A De Pere Republican says he's going to introduce two bills that could eliminate at least half of the funding Planned Parenthood gets in Wisconsin. Rep. Andre Jacque claims the group is over-billing the state, through Medicaid, for drugs it…

posted 2015-07-21 15:02 by WHBY

$35 drug debt leads to arrests

Appleton police arrested two people, after one of them reportedly pointed a shotgun at a man on the city's northside last night. Sgt. Dave Lund says a 30-year-old man called police, a little before 7 p.m. He says three people…

posted 2015-07-21 15:01 by WHBY

New Kaukauna City Hall taking shape

Crews are moving along with their work on Kaukauna's new City Hall. Mayor Gene Rosin says they had been spending their time on infrastructure projects, and putting the footing of the building in place. Many of the city departments, including…

posted 2015-07-21 15:00 by WHBY

State ranks 13th for well-being of kids

A group is ranking Wisconsin 13th in the country for the overall well-being of children. The Annie E. Casey Foundation puts together a Kids Count survey every year. The organization's Laura Speer says the state was 10th in the economic…

posted 2015-07-21 14:59 by WHBY

City looks at options for drinking in parks

Some Appleton parks are becoming hangouts for heavy-drinking homeless people, and city officials are considering options to handle the problem. Police Chief Todd Thomas wants to ban alcohol in parks without a city permit. Ald. Chris Croatt says they need…

posted 2015-07-21 05:05 by WHBY

Hotel owner talks expo center, upgrades

About two months after he bought the Radisson Paper Valley hotel in downtown Appleton, the new owner stopped in town yesterday. Joe Gillespie is with the Florida-based Inner Circle Investments. He met with Mayor Tim Hanna to talk about a…

posted 2015-07-21 05:04 by WHBY

Snyder suspected of 9 bank robberies

The FBI was looking for a bank robber who shot and killed a state trooper in Fond du Lac. Thirty-eight-year-old Steven Snyder was connected to at least nine robberies in the Midwest, through DNA evidence. He killed Trooper Trevor Casper…

posted 2015-07-21 05:03 by WHBY

Search on hold for G.C. doctor

There aren't any more plans to search for a missing Grand Chute doctor in Door County. Sixty-three-year-old Dr. Jeffrey Whiteside was last seen on June 30, in Ephraim. He reportedly left after an argument with his wife. Chief Deputy Pat…

posted 2015-07-21 05:02 by WHBY

B-52 Stratofortress debuts on EAA grounds

The biggest plane in the Boeing Plaza at the EAA AirVenture this year is also a first-time visitor to the event. First Lt. Edward Rowe is a crew member for the B-52 Stratofortress. He says it's the Air Force's top…

posted 2015-07-21 05:01 by WHBY

Walker eyes options for bad WEDC loans

Governor Walker wants to take action against companies that misrepresent themselves to the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation. He's responding to recent reports of two bad loans that were made by the troubled agency. Walker says the state should look into…

posted 2015-07-21 05:00 by WHBY

2015-07-20

Walker signs 20-week abortion ban

Governor Walker is banning abortions in Wisconsin after 20 weeks. He signed a bill into law this morning in Oshkosh. He was at Fox Valley Technical College for a Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation meeting. Walker points to some medical experts,…

posted 2015-07-20 13:05 by WHBY

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