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2015-04-02

Lawmaker pushing co-sleeping bill

People who hurt an infant while co-sleeping could face charges, if they were drunk or on drugs. Rep. Samantha Kerkman is pushing a bill that would let prosecutors file a felony charge. The Salem Republican says it's been a problem…

posted 2015-04-02 05:01 by WHBY

2015-04-01

Police now collecting DNA for felony arrests

Authorities across the state now have to collect DNA samples from anyone arrested for a violent felony. Capt. Mike Jobe of the Outagamie County sheriff's department says it won't add too much work, for their staff. He says jail staffers…

posted 2015-04-01 13:05 by WHBY

NAMI weighs in on impact of police training

A training program that helps police officers recognize signs of mental illness is having a positive ripple effect in Appleton. That's the feeling of Karen Iverson Riggers of NAMI Fox Valley. Nearly half of Appleton's officers have gone through Crisis…

posted 2015-04-01 13:04 by WHBY

Beef prices hitting record highs

If you've been to a grocery store lately, you know that beef prices are very high right now, and officials say they'll likely stay there for a while. Nationally, a pound of ground beef is selling for a record-high average…

posted 2015-04-01 13:03 by WHBY

Ribble trying to solve G.B. phosphorous problem

Phosphorous runoff in Green Bay is leading to algae blooms, and some dead zones in the bay, and a northeast Wisconsin lawmaker is trying to find ways to solve the problem. Congressman Reid Ribble was in Green Bay this morning,…

posted 2015-04-01 13:02 by WHBY

Open race for Hortonville village leader

There's a race for the village president of Hortonville. Village board members Traci Martens and Al Habeck are trying to succeed outgoing president Andrew Gitter. He didn't seek another term. Habeck says they need to spark development, before the village…

posted 2015-04-01 13:01 by WHBY

Officer brought mental health training to city

A retiring Appleton police officer brought specialized mental health training to the department. Sgt. John Wallschlaeger started looking into Crisis Intervention Training 12 years ago. Now, almost half of the city's police force knows how to recognize when someone might…

posted 2015-04-01 05:05 by WHBY

Maintenance work starts on Hwy. 41

Drivers on Highway 41 in the Fox Cities will be dealing with lane closures through early August. DOT spokesman Kim Rudat says they're going to work between the Breezewood Lane exit in Neenah, and Highway 15 in Grand Chute. He…

posted 2015-04-01 05:04 by WHBY

Race for town of Menasha chair on ballot

There's a race for the chair of the town of Menasha. Incumbent Dale Youngquist will face Guy Hegg on next Tuesday's ballot. The idea of incorporating the town, into a village, is a hot topic. Youngquist believes that's best, to…

posted 2015-04-01 05:03 by WHBY

UW-GB also offering buyouts

More UW System workers are getting buyout offers because of possible budget cuts. UW-Green Bay was the latest to release a plan yesterday afternoon. UW-Oshkosh made its announcement earlier in the day. UW-GB Chancellor Gary Miller says they're not releasing…

posted 2015-04-01 05:02 by WHBY

2015-03-31

Lambeau Field sales tax ends in fall

The half-cent sales tax that helped pay for the Lambeau Field renovations will go away this fall. The Stadium District board announced today that there's enough money in reserves to pay for the maintenance and operating costs of the stadium…

posted 2015-03-31 14:00 by WHBY

Marinette Co. murder victim laid to rest

The Wausaukee man killed by a bank robbery suspect last Tuesday was laid to rest today. A funeral service for 59-year-old Thomas Christ was held earlier this afternoon. Marinette County authorities say Steven Snyder killed Christ, while he was switching…

posted 2015-03-31 13:30 by WHBY

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