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2014-12-29

DOT posts traffic deaths on message boards

The DOT is putting more message boards along highways around the state, and officials are using them to remind drivers about traffic safety. David Pabst is the state's director of transportation safety, and he says they're posting the number of…

posted 2014-12-29 13:03 by WHBY

Gay marriage battle 1 of state's top stories

A court challenge to the state's ban on gay marriage was one of the top stories in Wisconsin in 2014. Several couples filed a lawsuit over the constitutional amendment in federal court, and a judge in Madison struck it down…

posted 2014-12-29 13:02 by WHBY

Holidays popular time for kicking the habit

Stress from the holidays may lead some people to pick up a cigarette, but it's also a popular time for family and friends to try to kick the habit, together. Michael Fiore is the director of the UW Center for…

posted 2014-12-29 13:01 by WHBY

Group marking Fox Cities Paper Trail

A group is trying to make it easier to follow a 42-mile long biking trail that winds through the Fox Cities. Linda Stoll of Fox Cities Greenways says they've changed the path of the Fox Cities Paper Trail several times…

posted 2014-12-29 05:05 by WHBY

Van Hollen weighs in on body cameras

The state's attorney general is talking about the pros and cons of police body cameras, as he prepares to leave office. Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen says the cameras could help to resolve questions following officer-involved shootings. He says they…

posted 2014-12-29 05:04 by WHBY

64-yr-old man victim of deadly Oshkosh fire

A 64-year-old man was the victim of last Friday's deadly fire in Oshkosh. Firefighters rescued two people from the second story of a duplex in the 900 block of Bismark Avenue. Stephen West died from smoke inhalation, after he was…

posted 2014-12-29 05:03 by WHBY

Black Otter Lake dam will be replaced

The state is ordering the village of Hortonville to replace the Black Otter Lake dam. Public works director Carl McCrary says the DNR rated the dam a "high hazard," after a recent inspection. McCrary says they'll have to draw down…

posted 2014-12-29 05:02 by WHBY

Crews put out fires at 2 Appleton homes

Appleton firefighters were able to contain a house fire to an attached garage, early yesterday morning. The flames were coming from a soffit, at the corner of the garage when crews got there, around 4 a.m. The house is in…

posted 2014-12-29 05:01 by WHBY

Appleton Habitat project at standstill

A non-profit is looking at its options for a housing project in Appleton. The city council recently decided to give Habitat for Humanity $30,000 dollars to replace the "fill" on the site of a former ravine, across the street from…

posted 2014-12-29 05:00 by WHBY

2014-12-26

One dead following Oshkosh duplex fire

Firefighters in Oshkosh rescued two people from a burning duplex, early this morning. Fire chief Tim Franz says the victims were trapped on the second floor of a home in the 900 block of Bismark Avenue, when crews got there,…

posted 2014-12-26 13:05 by WHBY

Police not releasing details on Kimberly death

Fox Valley Metro police don't expect to release more information on the death of a two-year-old boy in Kimberly, until next week. Capt. Scott Lund says officers went to a home in the 900 block of Jefferson Place on Christmas…

posted 2014-12-26 13:04 by WHBY

Court: Landlord not liable for dog attack

Justices on the state Supreme Court reversed a decision, in the case of a dog attack in Winnebago County. The high court ruled 6-1 that George Kontos can't be held liable for the incident at the property he owned in…

posted 2014-12-26 13:03 by WHBY

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