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2015-02-18

Stroebel excited for likely return to Capitol

A Republican is on the verge of being back at the Capitol, and this time it will be in the Senate. Duey Stroebel of Cedarburg will be unopposed in the April 7 election, after he topped two other GOP candidates…

posted 2015-02-18 13:02 by WHBY

Groundhog-bitten mayor loses election

It's been a rough month for Sun Prairie's mayor. February started on a bad note for Mayor Jonathan Freund, when Jimmy the Groundhog bit him on the ear. Yesterday, he learned he's going to lose his job. Freund came in…

posted 2015-02-18 13:01 by WHBY

FVHA continuing feral cat program

The Fox Valley Humane Association will continue a program that's spayed or neutered about 2,500 feral cats, over the last two years. Executive director Deb Lewis says they're trapping cats in the Fox Valley and Shawano County, treating them, and…

posted 2015-02-18 13:00 by WHBY

Former police officer admits to burglary spree

A former Waupun police lieutenant, with 22 years of experience, pleaded no contest to a series of burglaries in seven counties. Brad Young was arrested in 2013, and he's accused of about 60 break-ins. As part of a deal with…

posted 2015-02-18 12:59 by WHBY

Race for G.B. mayor set

Green Bay voters will pick between the incumbent, and the city council president, in April's race for mayor. Three-term Mayor Jim Schmitt led yesterday's three-way primary, at 51 percent. Ald. Tom De Wane advanced, with 37 percent. David Vanderleest finished…

posted 2015-02-18 05:05 by WHBY

Anderson, Leiker advance in Greenville

The race for Greenville's town chair will feature a longtime incumbent against a project manager in the private sector. Challenger Jack Anderson had the highest total during yesterday's primary, at 44 percent. Incumbent chair Randy Leiker got 42 percent of…

posted 2015-02-18 05:04 by WHBY

Shiocton voters approve school referendum

Shiocton school district voters want to provide more funding for the schools, for the next three years. Seventy-four percent approved a referendum that asked to exceed state spending limits. Superintendent Nichole Schweitzer says they're excited to be able to continue…

posted 2015-02-18 05:03 by WHBY

-- More election results

Green Bay Mayor Jim Schmitt   **51%** Tom De Wane   **37%** David VanderLeest  12%     (Schmitt is a three-term incumbent. De Wane is an alderman, and the current city council president. Vanderleest has run for state Assembly and Senate in the…

posted 2015-02-18 05:02 by WHBY

Astronaut kicks off Bellin Run events

A U.S. astronaut is bringing her message to Green Bay, at the start of this year's Bellin Run events. Suni Williams spoke last night, at the Kids for Running kickoff dinner. She says she wanted the kids to know that…

posted 2015-02-18 05:01 by WHBY

Upriver lakes sturgeon season to close

Today will be the last day of the sturgeon spearing season on the upriver lakes. DNR sturgeon biologist Ryan Koenigs says they're near the cap for adult females. He says the season on Lake Winnebago could close on Friday or…

posted 2015-02-18 05:00 by WHBY

2015-02-17

Boyd enters plea in Walmart shooting

The woman accused of shooting a co-worker at a Neenah Walmart changed her plea yesterday, in Winnebago County court. Forty-eight-year-old Justine Boyd entered a no contest plea to a charge of attempted murder. A jury will decide whether she was…

posted 2015-02-17 19:00 by WHBY

Poll: Wis. tied for 2nd for job creation

Wisconsin is in a three-way tie for the second, in a recent Gallup poll, on the best states for job creation last year. The poll asked workers whether their company added jobs in 2014. It found that 42 percent of…

posted 2015-02-17 13:05 by WHBY

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