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2014-02-05

State group pleased with Farm Bill

For the first time in more than two years, the nation may have a formal farm aid policy soon, and a statewide group says that's good for farmers. The House and Senate approved the Farm Bill, after several delays. Karen…

posted 2014-02-05 05:03 by WHBY

Agencies host teen symposium

High school freshmen from across the Fox Cities learned about improving their leadership skills yesterday, during a day-long teen symposium. Michele Losey is the event's youth board advisor. She says about 300 teens were at the Radisson Paper Valley hotel…

posted 2014-02-05 05:02 by WHBY

PAC education series reaches milestone

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center reached a milestone yesterday for its education series. Director of programming Amy Gosz says the 250,000th student attended one of their special performances. She says they hosted The Diary of a Worm, a Spider,…

posted 2014-02-05 05:01 by WHBY

2014-02-04

Badgers Bounce Back with Road win

On a cold and snowy night in Champaign, Illinois, the Wisconsin Badgers shooting finally heated up as they knocked off Illinois 75-63 Tuesday night. Sam Dekker who has been struggling shooting from long distance snapped out of his slump with…

posted 2014-02-04 22:44:16 by WHBY

Gas leak ordeal over after 32 hours

After 1-1/2 days, utility crews were able to find, and fix, a gas leak in Grand Chute. We Energies spokesman Brian Manthey says the situation was very unique. He says they eventually discovered the problem, in a two-inch steel gas…

posted 2014-02-04 18:00 by WHBY

We Energies continues search for gas leak

Six businesses and a portion of Kools Street in Grand Chute remain closed today, while utility crews continue to search for an underground gas leak. The leak was reported yesterday morning. We Energies spokesman Brian Manthey says they thought they…

posted 2014-02-04 13:05 by WHBY

Local Girl Scouts react to pro-life group

Local leaders of the Girl Scouts are disputing the claims made by an anti-abortion group. Pro-Life Wisconsin says supporters shouldn't buy Girl Scout cookies, arguing that the national organization has ties to Planned Parenthood. Lee Snodgrass is a spokeswoman for…

posted 2014-02-04 13:04 by WHBY

Group has other priority on marriage ban

A group that's fighting the state's ban on gay marriage is focusing on a different battle. Fair Wisconsin is defending the domestic partner registry, in a state lawsuit. Executive director Katie Boulanger says while they're awaiting the state Supreme Court's…

posted 2014-02-04 13:03 by WHBY

Manitowoc Co. crash claims 2 lives

Two men lost their lives in a crash early this morning in Manitowoc County. The sheriff's department says a 27-year-old Sheboygan man lost control of his truck, and went into a ditch along Highway 42, near County Line Road. The…

posted 2014-02-04 13:02 by WHBY

Appleton looks for hit & run SUV thief

Appleton police are looking for the person who drove a stolen SUV into a house, early Sunday morning. Authorities say a 2010 Nissan Murano hit the home in the 2500 block of n. Elinor Street around 1 a.m. The driver…

posted 2014-02-04 13:01 by WHBY

UW payroll audit shows improvement, problems

An audit of the UW System's payroll and benefits system showed some improvement, but the need for continued monitoring. Sen. Rob Cowles called for the audit last year, after a year-end review found $33-million worth of overpayments for health insurance…

posted 2014-02-04 13:00 by WHBY

4 couples are face of gay marriage suit

The same-sex couples behind a federal lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay marriage say they're ready for a battle. Four couples are challenging the constitutional amendment, with the help of the ACLU. Marie Carlson of Milwaukee says they deserve…

posted 2014-02-04 05:05 by WHBY

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