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2014-01-15

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

State patrol likes cell ban in work zones

A bill would ban drivers from using cell phones in work zones and the State Patrol likes the idea. Lt. Brad Altman says nationally, there are about 2,000 crashes each year, in construction zones. Altman says even a short distraction…

posted 2014-01-15 05:02 by WHBY

Hearthstone applying for national recognition

A recently completed report from a consultant could help the first house in the world to be powered by hydroelectricity, be included on the national registry of historical places. The Hearthstone museum in Appleton started the application process two years…

posted 2014-01-15 05:01 by WHBY

Neenah police warn of more scams

Neenah police are warning people not to fall for a phone scam from anyone claiming to be from the IRS. Chief Kevin Wilkinson says the person on the other end of the line claims that you're behind on your taxes,…

posted 2014-01-15 05:00 by WHBY

2014-01-14

Badgers Win Streak ends at 16!

The 3rd ranked Wisconsin Badgers blew a ten point second half lead as the Indiana Hoosiers defeated the Badgers 75-72 Tuesday night in Indiana. It was the first time the Hooisers have defeated Wisconsin in the past 13 games. Tre…

posted 2014-01-14 20:17:45 by WHBY

Road crews trying to keep up with snow

The snow is flying today across northeast Wisconsin and plow drivers are trying to keep up with it. Outagamie County highway department patrol superintendent Randy Roloff says the main roads are still in pretty good condition, but they will get…

posted 2014-01-14 13:05 by WHBY

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