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2016-02-22

Bill protects pets from domestic abusers

A bill that gives domestic abuse victims better options, if they own a pet, is headed to Governor Walker's desk. The proposal deals with animals that are caught in the middle of a situation. Tony Gibart is a spokesman for…

posted 2016-02-22 13:04 by WHBY

EAA to recognize Pearl Harbor anniversary

75 years ago, this December, Japan bombed Pearl Harbor, and the EAA will mark the anniversary, during this year's AirVenture. EAA spokesman Dick Knapinski says part of the commemoration will happen during the afternoon air shows. He says planes will…

posted 2016-02-22 13:03 by WHBY

Home sales up in January

January was a busier month than normal for the housing market. Mike Theo of the Wisconsin Realtors Association says sales were up 10.4 percent across the state, compared to last year. He says the numbers were even better, in the…

posted 2016-02-22 13:02 by WHBY

Strip search rule could be repealed

About two years after lawmakers put a rule in place, dealing with police strip searches, they want to repeal it. They sent a bill to Governor Walker's desk to eliminate a 12-hour waiting period, once a person is in custody.…

posted 2016-02-22 13:01 by WHBY

G.B. police think robber struck twice

Police in Green Bay are investigating two robberies that happened within a span of an hour last night. They say a man implied that he had a gun at the CVS Pharmacy, in the 900 block of Main Street. He…

posted 2016-02-22 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton fire dept. pleased with aid deal

A deal between the Appleton and Grand Chute fire departments, along with Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue, is still working well. That's according to Appleton Battalion Chief Joe Strauss. Dispatchers use GPS to send the closest fire trucks, with trained first responders,…

posted 2016-02-22 05:04 by WHBY

Greenville was county's top recycler in 2015

The best recycling rate in Outagamie County last year was in Greenville. About 26.5 percent of the overall waste in the town went into recycling bins. Town administrator Dave Tebo says the town bought recycling carts early last year for…

posted 2016-02-22 05:03 by WHBY

Early tax returns still coming in

The state's revenue department is hitting the tail-end of the initial rush of income tax filers, and most people are getting refunds. Secretary Rick Chandler says the agency already received over 600,000 returns, and that's about 20 percent of the…

posted 2016-02-22 05:02 by WHBY

Speeding tickets still most common

Police across Wisconsin continue to bust more drivers for speeding than anything else. Deborah Fischer keeps track of tickets for the state DOT. She says 23 percent are for speeding, and the most common violation is for going 11 to…

posted 2016-02-22 05:01 by WHBY

State working with feds to target scammers

Wisconsin is getting some help from federal officials in tracking down scammers. Sandy Chalmers with the state office of Consumer Protection says they're working with the Federal Trade Commission, Secret Service and FBI. Chalmers says it's difficult to catch people,…

posted 2016-02-22 05:00 by WHBY

2016-02-19

Police: Possible road rage shooting rare

Police are investigating a possible road rage shooting on Appleton's north side, and a department spokesman says they typically don't even see things escalate to a physical confrontation. A man reported that the driver of another car shot at his…

posted 2016-02-19 15:00 by WHBY

Harris files paperwork for Senate run

Saying that he won't be bullied, a Democratic candidate for state Senate is filing paperwork to formally declare that he's in the race. Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris already announced that he'll run for the 18th district seat. Since then,…

posted 2016-02-19 13:05 by WHBY

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