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2014-01-16

Oshkosh biz group learning about projects

An Oshkosh business group is talking with some developers this morning about projects that are coming to the city. West Side Association president Connie Drexler says members hear a lot of rumors about possible developments, and the meeting is a…

posted 2014-01-16 05:03 by WHBY

Both sides speak on FoodShare bill

A Senate panel heard arguments yesterday over a proposal to require FoodShare recipients to spend at least two-thirds of their money on healthy food. Matt Stienstra of the Hunger Task Force says the bill ignores the challenges that many low-income…

posted 2014-01-16 05:02 by WHBY

2014-01-15

Memphis slips past Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks continue to search for their first win in 2014 as they lost to the Memphis Grizzlies 82-77 at the Bradley Center on Wednesday night.  The Bucks had a chance to send the game into overtime at 80…

posted 2014-01-15 21:40:46 by WHBY

ThedaCare adding CHN to organization

A rural health care provider that serves Green Lake, Waushara, Marquette, and Fond du Lac counties is becoming part of the ThedaCare organization. ThedaCare CEO Dean Gruner announced the affiliation with Community Health Network this morning. He says the merger…

posted 2014-01-15 15:00 by WHBY

Omro woman dies in morning crash

A 24-year-old Omro woman was killed in a head-on crash this morning, on Highway 76 near Neenah. Capt. Todd Christie of the Winnebago County sheriff's department says Amanda Prado crossed the centerline, around 8:30 a.m., and hit and on-coming car.…

posted 2014-01-15 13:05 by WHBY

Health officer has concerns about dogs in parks

A proposal that would allow dogs in Appleton parks is coming up at tonight's city council meeting. City public health director Kurt Eggebrecht says he has several concerns. He says under state law, dogs aren't allowed in areas where food…

posted 2014-01-15 13:04 by WHBY

Senate holds hearing on FoodShare bill

A bill to limit what people can buy with FoodShare benefits is taking a step forward today. The bill authored by Rep. Dean Kaufert passed the Assembly last May, and a Senate committee is holding a hearing on it today.…

posted 2014-01-15 13:03 by WHBY

Wis. gets low ranking for people getting flu shot

Wisconsin is getting very low ranks for the number of people getting the flu shot. State epidemiologist Tom Haupt says fewer than a third of the people in 18-to-64 year old age group get the vaccine each year, and that…

posted 2014-01-15 13:02 by WHBY

State sees drop in recycling tonage

A report from the DNR shows that the state saw a drop in the amount of recycled material in 2012. The figures released yesterday show that the state collected about 750,000 tons, down from 765,000 in 2011. Outagamie County recycling…

posted 2014-01-15 13:01 by WHBY

Assembly approves heroin bills

A series of bills meant to help people with a heroin addiction passed the Assembly yesterday. The package includes proposals that would let first responders administer an anti-overdose drug, and give immunity to people who call 911 to report an…

posted 2014-01-15 05:05 by WHBY

Timber Rattlers sell stadium naming rights

It didn't take the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers long to find a new company to buy the naming rights for Fox Cities Stadium. Last month, Time Warner Cable opted out of the final three years of it's naming rights contract for…

posted 2014-01-15 05:04 by WHBY

Victim advocate bill gets hering today

Victims advocates would be allowed in hospitals, police interviews, and in court under a bill that's getting a hearing today, in Madison. Republican Rep. Jim Steineke of Vandenbroek says he introduced the bill for sexual assault and human trafficking victims,…

posted 2014-01-15 05:03 by WHBY

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