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2014-06-20

Rosenthal loses appeal of murder conviction

A Brillion man convicted of killing his mother lost his appeal. Thirty-six-year-old Randal Rosenthal is serving a life sentence, and he won't be eligible for parole until 2061. The body of 52-year-old Kathleen Remter was found floating in the Fox…

posted 2014-06-20 13:01 by WHBY

Study: Candidate numbers lowest since 2006

There are 29 open seats in the Legislature for this fall's election, but that's not attracting more candidates. Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance president Todd Berry says the number of people running for a seat in state government is at an eight-year…

posted 2014-06-20 13:00 by WHBY

Appleton Farm Market opens tomorrow

The Saturday Farm Market will be back in downtown Appleton tomorrow. Djuanna Hugdahl of Appleton Downtown, Inc. says the number of vendors will grow this year. She says they're using four blocks of College Avenue, again this year, along with…

posted 2014-06-20 12:59 by WHBY

Country club renovations progressing

A country club in Appleton is working on a three-year renovation project, and the first phase is finished. The Butte des Morts Country Club is opening a new pool and pool house today. Board member Dave Rause says the former…

posted 2014-06-20 12:58 by WHBY

Watchdog reacts to Walker documents

Prosecutors in a John Doe investigation accuse Governor Walker of being in the middle of a "criminal scheme" to illegally coordinate with conservative groups, during a recall campaign. A federal appeals court released the documents yesterday, and some show apparent…

posted 2014-06-20 05:05 by WHBY

Walker weighs in on job numbers

The state isn't keeping pace with the national rate for job growth. Figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics show Wisconsin ranked 37th, at 1.2 percent growth last year. The national average was 2.1 percent. Companies created about 28,000 jobs…

posted 2014-06-20 05:04 by WHBY

Program features stories of African-Americans

A local series on diversity featured the stories of African-Americans in Appleton, in the late 1800's. Nick Hoffman is the chief curator at the History Museum at the Castle, and he took part in last night's "Walk A Mile" program,…

posted 2014-06-20 05:03 by WHBY

2014-06-19

Gallardo tied for 5th on Milwaukee's all-time win record

Brewers' 4-1 victory over Arizona gave Yovani Gallardo (5-4) his 86th carrer win, putting him at 5th place overall (tied with Ben Sheets) on Milwaukee's carrer win list.  Calos Gomez had an RBI single in the 8th to extend his…

posted 2014-06-19 17:47:17 by WHBY

Prosecutors: Walker part of 'criminal scheme'

Prosecutors in a John Doe investigation accuse Governor Walker of being in the middle of a "criminal scheme" to illegally coordinate with conservative groups, during a recall campaign. A federal appeals court released unedited copies of previously redacted documents today.…

posted 2014-06-19 13:30 by WHBY

Wisconsin ranked 37th for job growth

The state ranked 37th in the country last year for private sector job growth. The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the detailed figures today. Wisconsin's job growth rate was 1.2 percent, and that's lower than the national average of 2.1…

posted 2014-06-19 13:05 by WHBY

Former DA Grogan loses law license

A former Outagamie County district attorney lost his law license. The state Supreme Court is revoking Bill Grogan's law license. He was the district attorney in the 1980s, and his license had been suspended since 2011. The court went along…

posted 2014-06-19 13:04 by WHBY

Appleton bans gender identity discrimination

Appleton employers can't discriminate against someone based on gender identity, under a rule passed last night, by the city council. It also bans businesses from refusing someone service, because they are transgender. Appleton diversity coordinator Kathy Flores says that group…

posted 2014-06-19 13:03 by WHBY

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