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2014-02-07

Woman raped while answering Craigslist ad

A 24-year-old Howard man is behind bars on accusations that he raped a woman, after she answered his Craigslist ad for a babysitting job. Lt. Scott Semb of the Brown County sheriff's department says Tyler Olson posed as a woman…

posted 2014-02-07 15:41:15 by WHBY

Bars prepare for rush of sturgeon spearers

The sturgeon spearing season is huge for bars around Lake Winnebago, and many of them are getting ready for big weekend crowds. Jackie Woelfel owns the Harbor Bar and Grill in Stockbridge. She says they usually have large crowds, partially…

posted 2014-02-07 13:05 by WHBY

Sturgeon documentary premieres

A documentary on the sturgeon spearing season premiered last night, in Fond du Lac. Steve Boettcher directed The Frozen Chosen, and the film follows the Schumacher and Muche families, on Lake Winnebago. Stuart Muche says after they close their hole…

posted 2014-02-07 13:04 by WHBY

Missing newborn found in Iowa

Police found a missing six-day-old boy from the town Beloit this morning, in Iowa. The baby's mother reported him missing yesterday, after she woke up, and his bassinet was empty. Town of Beloit Police Chief Steve Kopp says someone found…

posted 2014-02-07 13:03 by WHBY

Leo Frigo bridge traffic returns to normal

Traffic levels are returning to normal on the Leo Frigo bridge. The I-43 bridge in Green Bay opened just over a month ago, after crews spent over three months reinforcing some support piers, and putting a sagging section back into…

posted 2014-02-07 13:02 by WHBY

Ribble wants House hearing on propane

A congressman from northeast Wisconsin wants federal lawmakers to investigate the causes behind the propane shortage. Republican Congressman Reid Ribble of Sherwood and about a dozen others from around the Midwest are calling for the House Energy and Commerce Committee…

posted 2014-02-07 13:01 by WHBY

Foster care pilot starts in state

There's a new pilot program for foster children in southeast Wisconsin, and if it's successful, it could expand to our area. The Care 4 Kids program connects kids with a team of doctors, mental health experts, and dentists, all under…

posted 2014-02-07 13:00 by WHBY

PAC holding lotteries for 'Wicked' tickets

The Broadway musical Wicked opens next week in Appleton, and the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will hold daily lotteries for tickets. People will have to sign up, 2-1/2 hours before each show, and the drawing will be a half-hour…

posted 2014-02-07 12:59 by WHBY

Sturgeon spearing season about to start

Thousands of people will head out to Lake Winnebago and the upriver lakes tomorrow morning for the opening of the sturgeon spearing season. The season is scheduled to run 16 days, but DNR sturgeon biologist Ryan Koenigs says they'll probably…

posted 2014-02-07 05:04 by WHBY

Walker hoping for deal on school bill

Republican leaders hope to wrap up the legislative session early this spring, and Governor Walker says he's still optimistic that they'll find a compromise on a school accountability bill. A proposal that would have required voucher students in private schools…

posted 2014-02-07 05:03 by WHBY

NAMI backs mental health bills

A spokeswoman for a local organization says the state's investment in helping people with a mental illness will lead to some great improvements. Karen Schiller of NAMI Fox Valley is reacting to Governor Walker's signing of a series of mental…

posted 2014-02-07 05:02 by WHBY

Appleton police officer honored by military

A lieutenant for the Appleton police department is being singled out for helping police officers work around their military duties. The department of defense presented Lt. Dan Weiske with the Patriot Award, in a surprise ceremony yesterday afternoon. Weiske handles…

posted 2014-02-07 05:01 by WHBY

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