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Longer school days on the horizon for Oshkosh students

OSHKOSH, Wis. (WLUK) -- The Oshkosh Area School District only planned for three snow days this year, but severe weather caused schools to close five times this winter, forcing students to make up some days.


'Rock the Block' comes to Oshkosh neighborhood

OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- A neighborhood in Oshkosh is getting a refresh, just in time for spring. Starting Thursday, volunteers will revitalize homes in the Sacred Heart Neighborhood as part of Habitat for Humanity's Rock the Block.


Oshkosh Fourth of July fireworks moving locations in 2019

NORTHEAST WISCONSIN (WLUK) -- Ryan Koenigs, a Wisconsin DNR sturgeon biologist said crews were busy tagging lake sturgeon on the Wolf River Wednesday. 66 fish were captured and collected data from them at the Sturgeon Trail in New London. One was also tagged downstream on River Trail. 14 were tagged


Snow likely across southeast Wisconsin Saturday afternoon and evening

MILWAUKEE — The FOX Weather Experts say we’re still tracking a significant storm for the weekend. The most recent track has a strong low moving through Saturday with rain and snow likely. Some areas may see notable accumulation.


Snow Day Adjustments Coming Next Year

OSHKOSH, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) - The Oshkosh Area School District only planned for three snow days this year, but severe weather caused schools to close five times this winter, forcing students to make up some days.

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Wisconsin Man Found Dead In Minnesota Cabin, Two In Jail

(Sandstone, MN) -- Authorities say a northwestern Wisconsin man was found dead in a remote east-central Minnesota cabin. Two young men are in custody in connection with the death of 36-year-old Barron, Wisconsin man Chris Etchison. Police in Barron followed a tip Tuesday to the cabin where Etchison'


Groups planning 4th of July event in Oshkosh

Oshkosh will still have a 4th of July festival, but in a different spot. Local service groups are working together to plan an event in Riverside Park and the Leach Amphitheater. It comes after Sawdust Days is shutting down, after 46 years in Menominee Park.


Missing Appleton man's vehicle found in Oconto County

(WLUK) -- Officials are looking for a missing Appleton man who may be in Oconto County with his dog. 22-year-old Nicholas Hietpas' last known contact was on April 1. Hietpas' vehicle, a black 2012 black Ford Fusion, was found in the area of Highway 64 and Shadow Lake Road, in the town of Doty.


Reward offered for information on animal poisonings in Northern Wisconsin

NORTHERN WISCONSIN (WBAY) - The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is offering a $1,000 reward for information that leads to an arrest/and or charges in the poisonings of pet dogs and wildlife in Northern Wisconsin.


Appleton man sentenced to 10 years in prison for dealing meth

APPLETON, Wis. — A 33-year-old Appleton man has been sentenced to ten years in federal prison for dealing meth. According to a news release from the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Wisconsin, Jeffrey Melgar recently moved to the Appleton area from California. He would get packages of metham


Prosecutors say Wisconsin nursing home worker recorded sex act with 78-year-old man she scammed

NEW BERLIN, Wis. -- A Wisconsin woman is accused of scamming an elderly man. Investigators say 25-year-old Shatarra Rodgers stole from the victim and even recorded a video of the two engaged in a sex act.


Singer paying tribute to Karen Carpenter in Oshkosh

A singer will pay tribute to the late Karen Carpenter at The Grand in Oshkosh next month. Lisa Rock will perform songs by “The Carpenters” on Friday, May 3rd.


Lisa Rock performing at The Grand in Oshkosh

OSHKOSH (WLUK) -- The Grand in Oshkosh announced Lisa Rock will perform Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. Rock has the same four octave range as 'The Carpenters' brother, sister duo. (Karen and Richard Carpenter)


Complaint: Drunken chase reached speeds of 120 mph

FOND DU LAC COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A Chilton man arrested for a drunken high speed chase with four kids in his car has been charged with six counts, according to a criminal complaint obtained by Action 2 News.


Man charged with 7th OWI was nearly 4 times legal limit to drive

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A Green Bay man accused of leading police on a drunken chase has been charged with his 7th offense OWI. James Michael Webb, 59, is charged with OWI (7th, 8th or 9th), Operating with PAC (7th, 8th or 9th), Flee/Elude Officer, and Operating While Revoked.


Trio of Hono stars to play at Oshkosh

ROCKTON- Three Hononegah football players will be making their new homes in Oshkosh beginning this fall. Jalen Goodwine, Sam Tresemer and Charles Ellis all made their commitments to play for the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Wednesday afternoon.


10 Big-Ticket Events Coming Up Near Appleton

APPLETON, WI — New and exciting events are coming to the Appleton area all the time. Whether you're looking to attend a concert or sporting event, theater performance or magic show, Patch's partnership with TicketNetwork has you covered. Here's your weekly roundup of the top big-ticket events coming


Travel Wisconsin: Pet Friendly Travel

Here are a few towns throughout the state with plenty of love for four-legged guests. Just be sure to call ahead and confirm pet policies and special offerings before your stay.


Powerball jackpot could help fix Wisconsin roads

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) - The Powerball lottery made one local man rich, but it could also make local drivers happy. A Milwaukee lawmaker wants to use the state’s cut of the windfall to fix our roads.

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Wisconsin lawmakers want lottery winners to be able to remain anonymous

MADISON, Wis. — Two Republican lawmakers are introducing a bill that would allow lottery winners in Wisconsin to remain anonymous. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Rep. Gary Tauchen announced the bill Tuesday.