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2015-04-30

Bill would add limits to FoodShare program

Lawmakers are considering a proposal that would limit what people on the state's FoodShare program can buy. An Assembly committee is holding a hearing, on the bill, today. Rep. Robert Brooks wants to require people to spend at least two-thirds…

posted 2015-04-30 13:05 by WHBY

PSC taking up big utilities merger

The state's Public Service Commission is debating a nine-billion dollar merger of the parent companies of We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service. Wisconsin Energy Corporation and Integrys Energy want to form a single company called WEC Energy Group. Today's vote…

posted 2015-04-30 13:04 by WHBY

Groups raise awareness about mental health

Mental health advocates are working to draw attention to the services they provide. N.E.W. Mental Health Connection put together a resource fair this morning, at Pullman's in Appleton. Executive director Amanda Matthews says people can't really be healthy, unless they're…

posted 2015-04-30 13:03 by WHBY

Neenah students win state Finance Bowl

Four students from Neenah high school won the championship at the state's annual Finance Bowl. The school sent three teams of four to compete in Milwaukee yesterday. They have to answer a variety of finance-related questions. Business teacher Kris Labbus…

posted 2015-04-30 13:02 by WHBY

Group hiring Fox River lock tenders

The group that runs the Fox River locks is looking for people to serve as lock tenders, during the summer months. Bob Stark is the chief operating officer of the Fox River Navigational System Authority. He says they have six…

posted 2015-04-30 13:01 by WHBY

Man charged with running down wife

A 40-year-old Little Chute man is facing an attempted murder charge, after prosecutors say he hit his wife with a car. Court records say Zohn Yang thought the woman was cheating on him. They say she got out of the…

posted 2015-04-30 05:05 by WHBY

Firefighter hurt battling Winchester fire

An electrical shock apparently sent a firefighter from the Clayton-Winchester department to a hospital yesterday afternoon. Crews were called to a fire in a small barn, near Highways II and M, in Winchester. Fire Chief Scott Rieckmann says thankfully, the…

posted 2015-04-30 05:04 by WHBY

Registration stations react to DNR plan

Some businesses could still try to attract deer hunters this fall, now that the DNR is moving to an electronic method for deer registration. The agency is telling former registration stations that they can offer Wi-Fi, computers, or a phone…

posted 2015-04-30 05:03 by WHBY

De Pere holding concert series for anniversary

The city of De Pere is launching a special concert series this summer, as a way to commemorate its 125th anniversary. Allyson Watson of Definitely De Pere says the EastWest Music Fest will feature 75 performances at venues on each…

posted 2015-04-30 05:02 by WHBY

Calumet Co. couple leaves $1.2 mil for education

A Calumet County couple is leaving a legacy for some local schools. Ninety-seven-year-old Violet Laack passed away in January, and she left $1.2 million to the Chilton Area Community Foundation. Her husband, Ruben, died in 2001. Curt Detjen is the…

posted 2015-04-30 05:01 by WHBY

2015-04-29

Trial ordered in Berit Beck murder case

A judge ordered a trial today, for a 61-year-old Kenosha man, charged in a cold case murder, in Fond du Lac County. Dennis Brantner faces a charge of first-degree intentional homicide, for the death of 18-year-old Berit Beck. She was…

posted 2015-04-29 15:05 by WHBY

Kaukauna athletics project about to start

Work to improve the athletic facilities at Kaukauna high school will get underway soon. The district will spend $4.4 million, on a new fitness and weight training facility, and auxiliary gym. The facilities are expected to open, by January of…

posted 2015-04-29 15:04 by WHBY

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