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2014-01-10

Walker backs anti-heroin bills

A series of bills that target the state's heroin problem are working their way through the Legislature, and Governor Walker says he wants to sign them as soon as possible. An Assembly committee approved three of them yesterday, including one…

posted 2014-01-10 05:04 by WHBY

Flu hospitalizations on the rise

State health officials are reporting a recent spike in the number of hospital patients with the flu. State epidemiologist Tom Haupt says 75 percent of the more than 550 cases this year, have been reported in the last month. He…

posted 2014-01-10 05:03 by WHBY

Child molester receives 15-yr sentence

A Seymour man will spend more than a decade in prison for sexually abusing a four-year-old child. 73-year-old Norbert DeGroot entered a no contest plea last year, to a first-degree sexual assault of a child charge and Judge Jeffery Froehlich…

posted 2014-01-10 05:03 by WHBY

Regents pick new UW System president

The UW System's next leader will be the current chancellor of the UW-Extension. Board of Regents announced that Ray Cross will take over for outgoing UW System president Kevin Reilly. Cross has led the UW-Extension and the state's two-year UW…

posted 2014-01-10 05:01 by WHBY

Charter school bill generates debate

A proposal that would make it easier to open independent charter schools around the state, brought out arguments from both sides of the issue yesterday. An Assembly committee held a hearing on the bill from Republican Rep. Dale Kooyenga of…

posted 2014-01-10 05:00 by WHBY

2014-01-09

Golden Eagles Drop to 1-2 in Big East

The Marquette Golden Eagles have struggled all season long to put together a full game in which their offense and defense was solid simultaneously. That didn't change on Thursday night as the Golden Eagles lost to Xavier on the road…

posted 2014-01-09 22:37:57 by WHBY

Walker touts manufacturing tools in L.C.

Governor Walker was in Little Chute this morning to see how state tax credits helped a company grow. Resource One is a paper converter, and the firm added about 20 jobs last year. There are plans to add more, by…

posted 2014-01-09 13:05 by WHBY

County has its 1st business loan applicant

Outagamie County created a revolving loan fund for small businesses this year, and a Grand Chute company is already applying for some money. Technical Prospects provides Siemens Medical Imaging parts across the country and the world. CEO Jeremy Probst says…

posted 2014-01-09 13:04 by WHBY

L.C. board approves Doyle Park shelter

Little Chute's village board approved a plan last night to build a new shelter in Doyle Park. Village administrator James Fenlon says the $280,000 project will feature decorative concrete pillars and plenty of room for special events, like The Great…

posted 2014-01-09 13:03 by WHBY

Appleton plans pay stations at library parking lot

The parking lot at the Appleton public library could have pay stations, instead of parking meters, soon. The city council is set to vote next week on a contract to buy three pay stations -- two for outside, and one…

posted 2014-01-09 13:02 by WHBY

FdL police credit luck, training for meth bust

A mix of good police training, and luck, led Fond du Lac officers to find a meth lab in the city yesterday afternoon. That's according to Asst. Chief Steve Klein. He says they went to a home in the 200…

posted 2014-01-09 13:01 by WHBY

Cold snap leads to natural gas record

Furnaces have been working overtime this week, and We Energies customers set a record for natural gas use, earlier this week. Spokesman Brian Manthey says totals from Monday morning to Tuesday morning beat the previous mark by seven percent. He…

posted 2014-01-09 05:04 by WHBY

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