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2014-07-10

State officially appeals gay marriage ruling

It's official, the state is appealing a federal judge's decision to throw out Wisconsin's constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. Governor Walker and Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen filed paperwork today, with the 7th District Court of Appeals. Judge Barbara Crabb…

posted 2014-07-10 16:31 by WHBY

Suspect in deputy attack turns himself in

Two men are in custody, in connection with a fight with a Fond du Lac County sheriff's deputy last Saturday. Capt. Rick Olig says a 19-year-old rural Campbellsport man was arrested yesterday. 22-year-old Colton O'Brien of Eden turned himself in…

posted 2014-07-10 16:30 by WHBY

Police: Woman intentionally hit road worker

A Kimberly woman is accused of deliberately hitting a construction worker, in a work zone, by Kimberly high school. Fox Valley Metro police chief Erik Misselt says 57-year-old Patricia Carlson ignored two Outagamie County workers, yesterday morning, while crews were…

posted 2014-07-10 15:05 by WHBY

Bigger trucks exempt from 'wheel tax'

A proposed "wheel tax" in Appleton wouldn't apply to owners of some larger vehicles. The city is exploring the idea of charging people $20 dollars a year for each vehicle they keep in Appleton. They'd pay it, with their annual…

posted 2014-07-10 15:04 by WHBY

Prof reacts to fundraising in governor's race

A political scientist is weighing in on the latest fundraising numbers in the race for governor. Governor Walker collected $8.2 million from January to June of this year. His main Democratic opponent, Mary Burke, brought in $3.6 million. St. Norbert…

posted 2014-07-10 15:03 by WHBY

Nestle pizza official wants immigration reform

The facilities manager at the Nestle pizza plant in Little Chute wants federal lawmakers to work out a deal on immigration, before it starts impacting their operations. Marcus Brenneman says about 30 percent of their 1,200 workers are immigrants. He…

posted 2014-07-10 15:02 by WHBY

Group wants answers on parole system

A coalition of religious leaders and prison reform advocates is accusing the department of corrections of keeping people in prison, when they could be out on parole. The group called WISDOM says nearly 3,000 inmates who are eligible for parole…

posted 2014-07-10 15:00 by WHBY

UW-GB hosts grandparents camp

UW-Green Bay is bringing together grandparents and grandchildren today and tomorrow. The campus is hosting its annual Grandparents University summer camp. Director Mona Christensen says it's a great opportunity for them to do something together, besides watching a movie, or…

posted 2014-07-10 14:59 by WHBY

Appleton 'wheel tax' debate on hold

The fate of a proposed "wheel tax" in Appleton won't be known for at least a month. The potential $20 annual fee would be added to the state's vehicle registration fee. The revenue would offset the special assessments that property…

posted 2014-07-10 05:05 by WHBY

Packers rededicate Harlan Plaza

The renovated Harlan Plaza, outside of Lambeau Field, opens next Thursday, but Packers officials rededicated it yesterday. The project started in January, and Packers president Mark Murphy says they lowered the plaza 20 feet, so people can have direct access…

posted 2014-07-10 05:04 by WHBY

Group runs protected special needs trusts

Prosecutors say an Appleton man stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from his disabled son's trust fund, and a non-profit gives people an option to avoid similar situations. WisPACT currently oversees special needs trust funds for about 2,300 people in…

posted 2014-07-10 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton skate park may be back on track

Appleton's first skate park could be taking shape in the coming weeks. After the first bids came back, over budget, the parks department hopes to sign a contract with Miron Construction for about $250,000. The finance committee approved the company's…

posted 2014-07-10 05:02 by WHBY

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