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Two teachers unions may merge

There's a proposal to combine the two largest unions for teachers and other educators. The Wisconsin Education Association Council and AFT-Wisconsin might merge, under the name Wisconsin Together. AFT-Wisconsin President Kim Kohlhaas says they've been talking about it for years,…

posted 2014-01-08 13:04 by WHBY

Study looks at Midway Rd. issues

With traffic increasing on Midway Road in Appleton and Menasha, the two communities could work together to make some safety improvements. Appleton traffic engineer Eric Lom studied the stretch, between S. Oneida Street and Plank Road. He says there are…

posted 2014-01-08 13:03 by WHBY

Lack of demand delays area code addition

Plans for another area code in the 920 territory won't be coming for a while. Public Service Commission spokesman Nathan Conrad says that's because of the slow demand, for new numbers. Several years ago, the agency announced plans to add…

posted 2014-01-08 13:02 by WHBY

ThedaCare renovates behavioral health unit

Patients and staff are getting used to the renovations at ThedaCare's Behavioral Health inpatient unit. Business manager Collette Hartfiel says they still have 19 beds, but they tripled the number of private rooms, to nine. She says they now have…

posted 2014-01-08 13:01 by WHBY

Elderly man killed in Manitowoc fire

A house fire in Manitowoc claimed the life of a 90-year-old man, and investigators will look to see whether the bitter cold may have been a factor. Interim Chief Gregg Kadow says they'll try to figure out if he was…

posted 2014-01-08 12:59 by WHBY

Worst of cold snap over

The high today is above zero for the first time this week, and by the weekend, we could be watching some of the snow melt. Ashley Wolf is a meteorologist at the National Weather Service's Green Bay office. She says…

posted 2014-01-08 05:05 by WHBY

G.B. shelter gets help from St. Norbert

The spring semester at St. Norbert College doesn't start until January 27, so the school is helping a Green Bay homeless shelter with its overflowing demand. The De Pere city council approved a permit last night for the college to…

posted 2014-01-08 05:04 by WHBY

Appleton proposes policy for cart switch

Appleton plans to get some smaller recycling carts this year, and there are some proposed rules for switching. The municipal services committee unanimously approved a policy that lets people change for free. If they want to switch more than once…

posted 2014-01-08 05:03 by WHBY

Spring elections set for Appleton council

Appleton will have three contested races for the city council, in the spring election. City Clerk Char Peterson says the deadline to file paperwork to get on the ballot was 5 p.m. yesterday. She says Polly Dalton is the only…

posted 2014-01-08 05:02 by WHBY

Menasha raises money for new K-9

Menasha police will get a new K-9 officer. The department's last dog, Gommez, died last year of cancer. Police Chief Tim Styka says they were able to raise more than $25,000, thanks to an overwhelming response from the community. He…

posted 2014-01-08 05:01 by WHBY


Slumping Bucks Unable to Cool Off Red-Hot Warriors

The Milwaukee Bucks entered their match-up with the streaking Golden State Warriors on Tuesday night with a league-low seven wins.  They were able to hang tough for one half, but the Warriors pulled away in the third quarter to win…

posted 2014-01-07 21:30:37 by WHBY

Cold snap uses all of Appleton's 'snow days'

Schools districts around northeast Wisconsin are closed for the second straight day, and for some districts, that accounts for all of the snow days that they built into their calendar. Judy Baseman is an assistant superintendent, for Appleton, and she…

posted 2014-01-07 13:05 by WHBY

I don't know what Jesus actually looks like, but I imagine him to look just like Robert Powell did in…
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CLICK HERE to watch the video. It says it all. I'll be talking about the story of a homeless man,…
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Um, who won again? Who won bragging rights as the champ of this year's PhilCast Bracket Challenge? As the song…
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