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2013-12-27

Mining issue one of 2013's top stories

A company is testing the proposed site for an iron ore mine in northern Wisconsin, and the project was one of the top stories in the state in 2013. Governor Walker signed a law in March that streamlines the permitting…

posted 2013-12-27 13:00 by WHBY

Vos reflects on 2013, looks to new year

The leader of the Assembly says lawmakers had a "very good year." Republican Speaker Robin Vos says they put a budget in place that lowered income taxes, and invested more money in schools. The lawmaker from Rochester says they also…

posted 2013-12-27 12:59 by WHBY

Bank donates food to local pantries

Food pantries in Menasha and Green Bay are getting some help today from a local bank. North Shore Bank held its Race for the Hungry event this morning. Spokeswoman Mary Ott says at Festival Foods on Northland Avenue in Appleton,…

posted 2013-12-27 12:58 by WHBY

Rodgers' return could help boost tourism

A home playoff game usually pumps more than $13 million into the local economy, and Green Bay area businesses are hoping Aaron Rodgers can help make that happen. The quarterback is returning for Sunday's game against the Bears, and the…

posted 2013-12-27 05:05 by WHBY

Still some trouble spots on local lakes

The cold start to winter gave ice fishermen an earlier start this year, but the owner of towing company says the ice on the lakes isn't too safe yet. Don Herman of Sunk Towing in Oshkosh...says Lake Winnebago is frozen…

posted 2013-12-27 05:04 by WHBY

WPS crews helping in Michigan

Nearly 20 utility workers from the Fox Cities, Green Bay, and Two Rivers areas are on their way to Flint, Michigan to turn the power back on, following an ice storm last weekend. Wisconsin Public Service spokeswoman Lisa Prunty says…

posted 2013-12-27 05:03 by WHBY

Bill would exempt e-cigs from smoking ban

The state's smoking ban would exempt electronic cigarettes if lawmaker gets his way. Republican Sen. Glenn Grothman of West Bend says the current law is vague, and he wants to make sure the devices are allowed. He says smokers should…

posted 2013-12-27 05:02 by WHBY

2013-12-26

Call stops possible murder-suicide

A woman may have stopped a potential murder-suicide on Green Bay's westside early this morning. Lt. Jeff Brester says a woman called police because her boyfriend was threatening to kill his ex-girlfriend. He says the 25-year-old man broke into the…

posted 2013-12-26 13:05 by WHBY

Crash leaves woman with serious injuries

A bad crash shut down an intersection on Appleton's eastside this morning. Police Capt. Todd Freeman says a 56-year-old Neenah woman has life-threatening injuries, after the three-car accident at College Avenue and Kensington Drive. He says she was riding in…

posted 2013-12-26 13:04 by WHBY

Possible lead in Menasha hit & run

Police in Menasha say a witness believes the car that hit a bicyclist, on Christmas Eve, was gray or silver, and small, with two doors. The driver took off. A 25-year-old Appleton man was riding the bike, and he has…

posted 2013-12-26 13:03 by WHBY

Mall leader: All last-minute shopping has risks

Some last-minute online shoppers are still waiting for their Christmas presents, after FedEx and UPS ran into some shipping problems. The leader of Fox River Mall says that's not a problem at brick-and-mortar stores. General Manager John Bergland says online…

posted 2013-12-26 13:02 by WHBY

Old electronics need to be recycled

Plenty of people found new electronics under their Christmas tree this year, and they can't just throw out their old ones. Sarah Murray is the e-cycling coordinator for the DNR. She says they put a law in place, in 2010,…

posted 2013-12-26 13:01 by WHBY

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