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2015-02-26

Freedom sets rule for minors & e-cigs

The town board in Freedom is taking a stance against kids using e-cigarettes. It's already illegal, under state law, for minors to have them, but the board took an additional step to create a town rule. Police Chief Chris Nechodom…

posted 2015-02-26 15:00 by WHBY

Cowles stands by right-to-work vote

A Republican lawmaker from Allouez is talking about his vote on the right-to-work law. Senator Rob Cowles was one of 17 Republicans to support the proposal. He says he supports the change, because he doesn't feel anyone should be forced…

posted 2015-02-26 13:30 by WHBY

County wants to recoup costs for expo site

If Outagamie County is going to sell the preferred site of the Fox Cities Exhibition Center, the planning director says the county would have to recoup its investment. Kara Homan says that amount is a little more than $2 million.…

posted 2015-02-26 05:03 by WHBY

Bill would lift handgun waiting period

A Republican lawmaker wants people to be able to walk out of a gun shop with a handgun without having to wait 48 hours. Sen. Van Wanggaard of Racine introduced a bill to dump the waiting period, and an Assembly…

posted 2015-02-26 05:02 by WHBY

Panel votes to make deer rules permanent

Recommended changes to the way the state manages its deer herd, could soon become permanent. They come from a report that deer management expert James Kroll released in 2012. The DNR put many of the rules in place, on a…

posted 2015-02-26 05:01 by WHBY

2015-02-25

Jury: Boyd competent in Walmart shooting

A Winnebago County jury says a woman knew what she was doing was wrong, when she shot a coworker. Forty-eight-year-old Justine Boyd shot her co-worker, Sharon Goffard, at a Neenah Walmart in July of 2013. The women were both cashiers,…

posted 2015-02-25 20:30 by WHBY

G.B. officer out of hospital after man shot

The wounded Green Bay police officer from last night's shooting was released from a hospital. Police say an officer was stabbed in one of his arms, while he was responding to a report of a suicidal man. Two officers then…

posted 2015-02-25 13:05 by WHBY

Senate debating right-to-work bill

The Senate is taking up the right-to-work bill this afternoon, with a vote expected later today. Senate Democrats held a news conference this morning to attack the proposal. Sen. Chris Larson of Milwaukee is urging any moderate Republicans to get…

posted 2015-02-25 13:04 by WHBY

Walker says travel not impacting job performance

For the past couple of months, Governor Walker has been traveling around the country, and speaking to conservative groups, to prepare for a potential run for president. At the same time, Walker says he's still doing his job, as governor.…

posted 2015-02-25 13:03 by WHBY

Speculation starting over Feingold

There's speculation that former U.S. Senator Russ Feingold could run for his old job, now that he's wrapping up his work with the state department. The Democrat could challenge Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Oshkosh in 2016. Feingold has a…

posted 2015-02-25 13:02 by WHBY

Downtown businesses following expo center talks

The proposed expo center is one of the two things prospective businesses ask about, when they're looking to move into downtown Appleton. That's according to Jennifer Stephany of Appleton Downtown, Incorporated The economic impact of the proposed Fox Cities Exhibition…

posted 2015-02-25 13:01 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. supports novelty lighter ban

The Outagamie County board is backing a proposal that would ban novelty lighters in the state. County supervisor Lee Hammen says many of the lighters look like toys, and that could lead a child to accidentally start a house fire.…

posted 2015-02-25 13:00 by WHBY

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