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UW-System names finalists for president

The list of finalists for the next UW-System president is out, and the Board of Regents could make a decision quickly. There are three candidates; UW-Colleges and Extension Chancellor Raymond Cross, the president of Kentucky's system, Robert King and the…

posted 2014-01-02 13:03 by WHBY

Van Hollen frustrated by court delays

The state's attorney general says it's tough to see a number of high-profile laws being held up in the court system. At the same time, Republican J.B. Van Hollen says he's a big believer in the role of the judiciary,…

posted 2014-01-02 13:02 by WHBY

Watchdog hopeful for redistricting changes

The head of a government watchdog group remains optimistic that lawmakers could reform the redistricting process this year. Jay Heck of Common Cause believes some Republicans are keeping quiet about their support for the bill, and they'll have to face…

posted 2014-01-02 13:01 by WHBY

G.B. sets record for holiday-season fires

The Green Bay fire department set a record for the number of house fires during the holiday season. Lt. Nick Craig says they responded to 17 fires between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve. He says that's three more than last…

posted 2014-01-02 13:00 by WHBY

Decisions loom on big Appleton projects

A number of projects are on the horizon in Appleton, as the new year gets underway. Mayor Tim Hanna says they'll have to make some decisions on the proposed downtown exhibition center. He says they were delayed by the change…

posted 2014-01-02 05:05 by WHBY

Bitter cold could stick around

Last year ended with the sixth-coldest December on record in Appleton, and the temperatures are following that trend, at the start of 2014. Meteorologist Scott Cultice of the National Weather Service says the arctic blast will stick with us for…

posted 2014-01-02 05:04 by WHBY

Concerns raised about e-cigs, minors

Several companies are marketing electronic cigarettes as a way to help people quit smoking, but a group is concerned that they may also lead kids to pick up the habit. Community Action for Healthy Living executive director Wendy Vander Zanden…

posted 2014-01-02 05:03 by WHBY

Group predicts steady housing market

The housing market in the state should remain steady in the new year. That's the prediction of Wisconsin Realtors Association President Mike Theo. He says while the final totals aren't in for 2013 yet, sales should be up. Theo says…

posted 2014-01-02 05:02 by WHBY


Badgers Beat in New Year's Day Bowl Once Again

The Wisconsin Badgers football team took the field for the Capital One Bowl in Orlando on Wednesday afternoon with almost an entirely different coaching staff from the past three years. Unfortunately, the team still couldn't get over the hump as…

posted 2014-01-01 15:59:18 by WHBY


Marquette drops Big East opener

The newly aligned Big East began conference play in Omaha, Nebraska as the Marquette Golden Eagles closed out 2013 with a road loss to the Creighton Bluejays 67-49 on Tuesday night.  The Golden Eagles never led in the contest, with…

posted 2013-12-31 23:54:01 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. supervisor charged

A member of the Outagamie County board is facing domestic abuse charges. Prosecutors filed three felony counts of strangulation against 57-year-old Lloyd DeGroot. DeGroot lives in the town of Buchanan, and he represents the 11th district. He's also charged with…

posted 2013-12-31 15:35 by WHBY

Fire destroys town of Kaukauna home

A house in the town of Kaukauna was destroyed by a fire overnight. Vandenbroek-Kaukauna Fire Chief Ron Diedrick says they were called to the 1200 block of Highway S, around 10:15 p.m. He says they eventually had to bring in…

posted 2013-12-31 13:05 by WHBY

In Wausau some kids are in trouble for being a part of a shootout.... with Nerf guns. I'll have the…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
It's out...and it should be fun! Tough start though, with 3 out of the first 4 on the road, including…
posted by Daves Blog 1 day ago
Sometimes it pays to screw up. Today on the PhilCast I have a couple of related stories regarding household chores…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago