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- 10/31/18--10:14: _School District Set...
- 10/31/18--10:40: _Man Identified in O...
- 10/31/18--11:46: _Halloween Reminders
- 10/31/18--13:35: _Approved Budget Inc...
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- 11/01/18--09:58: _School Lockdown Lifted
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- 10/30/18--12:32: Range Open for Target Practice
- 10/30/18--13:21: Over Two Tons of Drugs Collected and Disposed
- 10/30/18--16:25: Manufacturing Program Celebrates Five Years
- 10/30/18--16:48: A Better Home Away From Home
- 10/30/18--17:11: Community Vigil Planned
- 10/30/18--17:23: Statewide Alert Issued in Fraud and Identity Case
- 10/31/18--00:00: Another Voter Registration Deadline Approaches
- 10/31/18--02:04: Budget Balance Through Property Tax Boost
- 10/31/18--02:10: How Much Does Anger Spark Voter Interest?
- 10/31/18--10:14: School District Sets Up Exit Survey
- 10/31/18--10:40: Man Identified in Officer-Involved Shooting
- 10/31/18--11:46: Halloween Reminders
- 10/31/18--13:35: Approved Budget Includes Large Tax Cut
- 10/31/18--14:33: Public Invited to Welcome Veterans Home
- 10/31/18--16:43: Businesses Rejoice Following the End of Construction
- 10/31/18--17:08: Get Tickets Now for EAA Airventure
- 11/01/18--09:58: School Lockdown Lifted
- 11/01/18--11:41: Former U.S. Representatives Gives Insight on Midterm Election
- 11/01/18--14:00: School Evacuated For Bathroom Fire
- 11/01/18--14:21: Bomb Threat Found In Wausaukee
SUAMICO, WI (WTAQ) - Just in time before the start of gun deer season the Brown County Rifle Range will be open for target practice.
The range is in Suamico located at the Brown County Reforestation Camp and is open daily between November 1 thru November 15 from 8 AM to 3:45 PM.
The fee is $7 per gun or bow and there are targets, assistance, and hearing protection all included.
Lanes for archery and crossbow sight-in are also available.
For more information, contact the Brown County Parks office at (920) 448-4466 or browncountyparks.org.
FOND DU LAC, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) - Fond du Lac County's fall Drug Take Back Day resulted in nearly 2,000 pounds of unused drugs and medications being collected and disposed of.
When the 1,953 pounds that were collected in the fall are paired with the 1,953 pounds that were collected earlier in the spring, it tallies nearly two tons overall that was collected this year in the county, according to officials.
There are 12 permanent drug drop boxes in Fond du Lac County and they had the state's first permanent location.
“A third consecutive year of removing this level of no longer used medications removed from homes is amazing,” Sandy Foote, vice chair of DFC and chair of the Prevention Pillar, told Fox 11 News. “By removing these drugs from homes we prevent abuse and misuse in our community. In addition, these medications will not adversely affect the environment because they are being disposed of properly.”
It was the most successful year of the Drug Take Back Day program in Wisconsin's history after the 66,100 pounds of drugs collected in the fall were combined with numbers from earlier in the spring.
Thousands of NARCAN doses, which is an opioid antidote, were donated by the state Department of Justice to more than 220 Wisconsin law enforcement agencies.
The state has collected and disposed of nearly 470,000 pounds of unused and unwanted medications since 2015.
GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - A program at Green Bay West High School has students not simply completing manufacturing projects for homework, but for local companies.
Bay Link Manufacturing celebrated five years by hosting an open house on Tuesday.
Their program brings juniors and seniors from the Green Bay area public high schools to a high-precision learning lab located at Green Bay West.
"They learn the entire manufacturing process," explains Program Coordinator Andy Belongia. "From estimating a part to manufacturing the part, to the customer service and quality control part of it."
Some of the customers of Bay Link include Georgia-Pacific, Hudson Sharp, and Lindquist Machine Corporation.
With real-world customers that have quality standards, it's important for these students to have a professional approach.
"The companies hold us to the same standard as they would any other company," he says. "So the parts need to be done correctly, and done on time, and done to the way that the customer wants them."
And so far, there have been plenty of happy customers.
"They are very amazed that these are juniors and seniors in high school that are able to do this sort of stuff," says Belongia.
It wasn't difficult to talk Green Bay West Senior Travis Fontaine into joining.
"It's right up my alley and I like it here," he says. "It's better than sitting in a classroom all day."
This is his first year in the program, but he has been aware of it in the past.
"I heard about it, I had a class right next door, and I pass the teachers every day so I've talked to them before," says Fontaine.
Not only do students receive valuable hands-on experience, but also five college credits from NWTC.
"Most of my students do end up going on to post-secondary education in the manufacturing area," says Belongia.
In addition to those benefits, they also receive a portion of the profits from the work they manufacture.
APPLETON, WI (WTAQ) - A Fire Station's remodel is underway thanks to a caring teacher.
Appleton Fire Station Number 3 is in need of a little TLC. That observation was made by Riverview Lutheran Elementary teacher Melissa Brown when her class toured the station
"She was a little bit surprised about how some of the amenities for the firefighters were a little bit dated," said Chad Doran, City Spokesman.
"They should be coming to a place that is homey and wonderful when they can't be at their own place," Brown said Tuesday.
She says that was not the case, so she helped make a more than $13,000 dollar grant from Home Depot happen and on Tuesday, the prep work on the kitchen dining room and bathroom began.
Chad Doran City Spokesman said the changes will benefit those who use it.
"It is used 24-7 all around the clock every day of the year by our crews. Someone is in the kitchen all day."
New appliances and furniture are expected to arrive next week.
Between 50 and 60 workers were on hand Tuesday along with Riverview Lutheran School students.
GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Local officials have announced plans for a community vigil following a gunman opening fire at a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh this past weekend.
The event will be Friday, November 2 along Doty and Baird Streets where the entire community will be invited to gather from 6:30 PM to 7 PM.
Those attending are invited to bring a candle as organizers are hoping to line the streets with prayer and support while Friday Shabbes service is attended by members of Congregation Cnesses Israel.
Bridget Daniels, co-chairperson and reverend with the local multi-faith and social justice organization JOSHUA has been hoping for people to come together in this emotional time.
“We have a responsibility to protect and stand with our brothers and sisters of all varieties of all faiths and all traditions,” says Daniels.
ASHWAUBENON, WI (WTAQ) - A statewide alert has been issued by Ashwaubenon officials after they believe someone used an officer's AT&T account to buy electronics.
The incident happened on October 20 when a man at the Best Buy outside of Bay Park Square Mall bought two iPhone X's, according to public safety officers.
The incident was reported by the victim, an Oklahoma police officer, who said someone used his identity on the account.
It's not believed that the suspect is in the area, according to Ashwaubenon officers.
Any information or similar situations to this one should be reported to police at 920-503-4474.
APPLETON, WI (WTAQ) - Election Day is less than a week away, and for those who are not registered to vote, there is still time.
For those wanting to register prior to election day, it will be important to keep in mind that the deadline is fast approaching.
Kami Lynch, Appleton City Clerk says even though online and mail registration has closed, there are still two ways to do it at this point.
"You can do it in the clerk's office through this Friday, and then you will just have to go to your poll location on election date next Tuesday."
Lynch says the overall numbers of people who actually came into the office to register are down from past years but says it is unknown how many used the online registration process which closed earlier this month.
For those choosing to register on election day, there may be a little more foot traffic in the office. "There are some lines to contend with, nothing too discouraging though."
Lynch says it is important to remember to bring a proof of residence document with their name and their address.
GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) - After years of plugging budget holes with one-time revenue sources, the city of Green Bay plans to raise property taxes to the highest it can under state law.
“It hurts and it's going to hurt for a while, but everyone is sharing the pain equally,” said Bill Galvin, a Green Bay Alderperson.
On a home assessed at $150,000, the city portion of the property tax bill will be going up about $21.
That's on top of Mayor Jim Schmitt asking city department heads to cut their proposed budgets 4 percent compared to last year.
Schmitt tells FOX 11 it's a tough call.
“I want to say we've had some reduction in revenues. Personal property taxes were eliminated, some of the reassessments of manufacturing, that comes from the state, decreased as well.”
The city's finance and personnel committees went through Schmitt's proposed budget Tuesday night.
Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith told the committees his department won't fill several openings to combat the cuts, including 14 sworn officer positions.
“So what we're trying to do to try to mitigate all this is move as many people as we can from inside the building, administrative positions, consolidating jobs, and pushing people back out in the field.”
Before the meeting, a few city leaders told FOX 11 they weren't concerned about residents losing services as a result of this budget.
However, during the meeting, Fire Chief David Litton painted a different picture, explaining the fire department won't be able to staff an ambulance on the far east side, increasing emergency response times.
“There is no easy fix for this. I'm not asking for you to plug money back into the budget because I know where we stand.”
Litton says having the ambulance at Station 7, on Humboldt Road, has decreased average response times by about 2 and a half minutes.
“If there were any way that we could find money for that, I would be doing that,” said Barbara Dorff, a Green Bay Alderperson. “We all would be doing that and there just isn't.”
Schmitt says the property tax increase has nothing to do with this being his final year in office.
“It would have been easy for me to just take the money out of savings and say look I’ll give everybody what they want and reduce the city savings account, but we need to have a savings account here. This is a budget like I’m going to be here next year. I said that years ago when people asked if I’m going to run again. My budget is something I’d hand over to my kids. It’s a realistic budget that the departments can live with.”
The full city council is expected to take a vote on the budget Monday.
GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ-WLUK) - Turn on the TV and you'll likely hear political ads.
Open your mailbox, it might be full of political mailers.
Drive around town, maybe you notice signs dot your neighbor's front lawn.
The election is coming up and University of Wisconsin-Green Bay psychology professor Ryan Martin tells FOX 11 voters are angry.
"Voters are very angry and they always are. There's a lot going on. In fact, one of the things we know is that it's in politicians best interest to try and make voters angry."
He went on to say voters who are angry or afraid are more likely to vote.
At The Attic, a Green Bay coffee shop, and one voter tells FOX 11 why she's angry.
"I know not everyone that is in that... in one particular party all agree with each other but publicly I feel like they stay their party line and there's no discussion as to what they can do differently to improve for their constituents."
At a campaign event for Gov. Scott Walker over the weekend, two voters shared what makes them angry.
"Some of the negative ads, you know, and the... that they're not true about the... not supporting our insurance. That it's going to... preexisting conditions aren't gonna be covered," said Sandy Gusse.
"It's in both sides. I think that uh, I think they should tone it down somewhat. And, I think a lot of people would uh, you know, be more willing to accept and really talk about what the issues are," said Joe Gusse.
Martin wants to make clear the difference between anger and aggression.
"Anger is just the emotion you feel but aggression is a behavior where the intent is to hurt someone and I think while both sides are angry, I don't know that both sides are being aggressive right now."
He said election season allow people to voice their anger in a number of ways.
"During an election season it means they can get out and vote, register voters, they can write letters to the editor and potentially make a more meaningful difference," he said.
It's less than a week of campaigning left to go. Voters will head to the polls November 6th.
GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - The Green Bay Area Public School District is attempting to learn more from parents that took their children out of schools in the district.
A survey is planned to be sent out by district leaders to parents that have either moved out of the district or open-enrolled their children in another public school district.
A company called K12 Insight was hired by the district to conduct the surveys.
“While we hear many anecdotal reasons, by working with K12 Insight, we can have both qualitative and quantitative data to use in our efforts to continuously improve,” superintendent Michelle Langenfeld said in a news release.
The survey will be open until November 26 and paper copies are available at district schools and the district office building.
The survey is available in both English and Spanish and also can be taken online or printed out and returned to the district.
BEAVER DAM, WI (WTAQ) - The identity of a man shot by a Beaver Dam police officer last week has been released by officials.
35-year-old Richard Henke II of Beaver Dam was shot in one of his legs during the October 26 incident, according to the Dodge County Sheriff's Office.
Officers were called to a home in the 500 block of Walnut Street regarding a domestic incident involving a weapon and the officer that shot Henke has been placed on administrative leave. Their name has not yet been released.
One officer sustained minor injuries in the incident, but no officers were shot in the altercation.
The investigation into the incident is ongoing.
GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Trick or Treating will get underway this evening. Green Bay Police Captain Kevin Warych says Green Bay is a safe community, but people still need to put safety first.
He says children's excitement to get candy leads them door to door and possibly to unfamiliar areas.
"Know where the children are and what houses the children are going to."
He says it is important that children know where they live in case they get lost.
During the hours of Trick or Treating, Warych says drivers need to pay extra close attention for kids darting in and out of roadways, eliminate all distractions and drive extra slow.
"The roads will be different with a lot of kids there, so we want drivers to be conscious of their surroundings."
Last year, police reported one case of a suspicious item in Green Bay.
Officers say if anything seems suspicious while Trick or Treating or in the candy itself, to contact Police right away.
"Take a couple extra minutes to go through the candy."
Warych says in past years, the community has worked together to provide a fun and safe Trick or Treating experience.
"The city of Green Bay is a great community where people are very watchful of children."
Trick or Treat begins at 4:00 in Green Bay and Appleton.
Trick or Treat Times For Wednesday
Abrams- 4 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Algoma- 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Allouez- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Appleton- 4 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Ashwaubenon- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Bailey's Harbor- 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Bellevue- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Black Creek- 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Bowler- 5 p.m.-7 p.m.
Brillion- 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Bonduel-5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Brandon- 4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Buchanan- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Clintonville- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Coleman- 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Combined Locks- 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Crivitz- 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
De Pere- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Denmark- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Fox Crossing- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Freedom- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Fremont- 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Gillett- 3:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Grand Chute- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Green Bay- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Greenleaf- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Greenville- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Gresham- 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Harrison (village)- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Hobart- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Howard- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Kaukauna- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Kewaunee- 3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Kimberly- 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Lawrence- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Ledgeview- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Little Chute- 5 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Manawa- 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Manitowoc- 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Marinette- 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Menasha- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Menominee, Michigan- 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Neenah (city and town)- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
New London- 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Oconto- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Oconto Falls- 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Omro- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Oshkosh- 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Peshtigo- 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Pittsfield- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Pound- 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Pulaski- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Seymour- 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Shiocton- 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Stockbridge- 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Shawano- 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Sheboygan- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Sturgeon Bay- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Suamico- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Tigerton- 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Two Rivers- 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Waupaca- 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Weyauwega- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Winneconne- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Wrightstown (village)- 4 p.m. - 7 p.m.
BROWN COUNTY, WI (WTAQ) - The 2019 Brown County Budget is set to be signed.
That comes after strong support and a 24-2 vote Wednesday. Brown County Deputy Executive Jeff Flynt says the approval was significant for more than one reason.
"The County Executive in 2019, is providing the largest property tax cut that the county has seen in the last decade."
Flynt says the County will reduce its debt by over 12.9 million leaving Brown County with an outstanding debt of under $100 million for the first time in more than 10 years.
He adds that the budget reflects the decision that the County Board made last year to eliminate debt, investigate in infrastructure and lower property taxes.
"The proposal that he has had the last two years is really benefiting Brown County as a whole, it is benefiting property taxpayers and is benefiting everybody."
The budget signing will take place Friday morning.
GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - Old Glory Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization that takes veterans to the nation's capital and back in a whirlwind one-day experience.
The crowning celebration of Brown Counties 200th anniversary will be tomorrow when a group of veterans participates in the event.
The community is encouraged to head over to Austin Straubel International Airport Thursday night to the give local hero's returning home from the capital the rousing support that they deserve.
The group will depart at Austin Straubel International Airport at 6:30 AM as they fly to Washington D.C. to spend the day visiting war memorials and touring the city.
They are expected back at the airport later that night at 8:30 PM and that's where local officials are hoping they will be met by thousands of cheering community members.
"We'd like them [the community] to show up in droves," says Brown County Executive Troy Streckenbach. "We are hoping there will be at least 2,000 people or plus."
This is the first time ever that an Old Glory Honor Flight will take place at Green Bay Austin Straubel International Airport, while about 40 such flights have taken place in Appleton before.
"It's also fitting because our airport is named after a local hero, Austin Straubel," says Streckenbach.
Austin A. Straubel was a pilot from Green Bay that was a major in the United States Air Forces. He started his military career in the 1920's and was active throughout World War II.
The more than 70 area veterans participating in the event are from World War II, the Korean War, and the Vietnam War.
A special component to Thursday's event is that the participating veterans will be joined by some local football greats.
Joining on the trip are former Green Bay Packers players Mark Tauscher, Paul Coffman, Lynn Dickey, Earl Dotson, and Marco Rivera.
"We're really fired up and excited to be a part of this," says Cathy Dworak. "I can't tell you how much it means to the Green Bay Packers to support our military, as well as to bring our alumni along to share that."
The idea is for the former players to celebrate the veterans, not the other way around.
One of the participating former Packers players hopes he returns to a party atmosphere.
"I would hope that there will be many people to come out here and really cheer on the true heroes of our nation, those who are willing to give their lives so that we might be free," says former Packers tight end Paul Coffman.
Even though the group is expected to return to Austin Straubel Internation Airport at 8:30 PM, officials are asking those attending to arrive between 7:00 and 7:30 PM.
There will be free parking available in the airport's long-term parking lot and there will also be free parking across the street at the Irene Moore Activity Center with free shuttles taking people to and from the airport.
People are encouraged to wear red, white, and blue and American flags will be distributed.
"Let's give them a welcome home they won't forget," says Streckenbach.
APPLETON, WI (WTAQ) - A major stretch of Oneida Street in Appleton is finally re-open after two years of construction, which has motorists, and particularly businesses in the area, relieved.
The project to replace the road from the Oneida Skyline Bridge to Valley Road began in the Spring of 2017 and finally ended on Wednesday.
To see the orange barrels and cones removed is certainly a pleasant sight for motorists in the area, but no one is probably more pleased than area businesses.
One of the many businesses that suffered during this elongated construction project was Neimuth's Southside Market on Oneida Street.
"We made it," says owner Richard Neimuth. "It was a flip of the coin back in August whether we were going to make it or not."
His business, like many others in the area, are now trying to get back to normal. But according to Neimuth, the negative effect that construction had for the past two years can't be forgotten.
"We won't ever recoup that," he says. "The best two years in the U.S. economy in the last 50 years and I didn't participate in it."
Similar sentiments were shared elsewhere on Oneida Street at Wilder's Cutting Edge Bistro.
"It was tough for a while," says owner Terrance Wilder. "But, it's finally happening."
What comes next is hopefully a return of familiar faces and the traffic that they enjoyed before the project.
"We're getting things back to normal," he says. "We'll see what happens with the holiday season, so hopefully things will pick back up anyway, but this being open is going to be huge."
Next up is more good news for drivers in the area.
The Oneida Street-Highway 10/441 interchange, which is a separate project from the state Department of Transportation, is expected to finish up next week. That project will include Northeast Wisconsin's first ever diverging diamond feature.
OSHKOSH, WI (WTAQ) - Tickets will be available early for the 67th year of Oshkosh's EAA Airventure.
The fly-in will be at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh and is set for July 22 through 28.
Daily and weekly admissions are available, with a price drop for student admissions.
Buying tickets now will ensure a quicker admission process once people arrive at the event.
Individuals buying tickets prior to June 15, 2019, will receive discounts of $2 on daily adult admission and $5 on weekly adult admission.
Tickets can be purchased here.
OSHKOSH, WI (WTAQ) - A report of a student with a gun forced Oshkosh North High School to be placed on a brief lockdown while police investigated the situation.
According to Oshkosh Police, a school counselor reported an incident on Wednesday that happened in the town of Oshkosh and involved a student with a gun.
Police were told by the student's family on Thursday that a firearm may be missing from their home, which prompted the school to go on lockdown at 9:30 AM.
The student was later found off school grounds by the police and no one was injured.
It is not known if the student was in possession of a firearm.
The lockdown was lifted at 10:15 AM.
Police are expected to provide more details later.
GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - With less than a week before the midterm election a former U.S. Representative from Wisconsin is giving his insight to the most recent Marquette Law School Poll.
Reid Ribble, former Republican U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 8th congressional district from 2011 to 2017, says there is a lot at stake next Tuesday both at the state and national level.
He joined WTAQ's Morning News with Matt & Earl on Thursday.
The most recent poll shows the race between Scott Walker and challenger Tony Evers neck-and-neck with both showing 47-percent support among likely voters, but Ribble says one has momentum.
"Governor Walker has got some wind to his back," says Ribble. "The economy in Wisconsin is soaring, manufacturing jobs are up, the pension is fully funded for state employees."
He expects Governor Walker to narrowly win re-election.
Other findings, such as the race for U.S. Senator, are not as close. The same poll shows that Senator Tammy Baldwin is leading challenger Leah Vukmir, 54-to-43-percent.
Ribble believes a big factor to the lead is that Baldwin, in his estimation, does a great job of marketing herself.
"She's present, she's in the news," he says. "She's very, very adept at using earned media, getting on both radio and newsprint and TV."
The race for Attorney General is a close contest with incumbent Brad Schimel leading challenger Josh Kaul, 47-to-45 percent, which is within the poll’s margin of error.
According to Ribble, it'll be a tight win for the incumbent.
"I think Schimel's in pretty good shape," he says. "I think he's going to win and he's probably going to win even more handily than Governor Walker does."
Ribble foresees all three incumbents in those races holding their spots, but he did hint towards a possible shakeup in the state assembly.
"I do think Republicans in the state assembly probably lose a couple of seats," he says.
What will the landscape look like at the national level following Tuesday night, though?
A big focus for both sides will be what happens with the House of Representatives.
"I do believe Republicans are going to lose the House of Representatives by a narrow margin," he says. "Certainly I don't think it translates to a wave at this point."
In terms of the specific number of seats that could be overturned in the House of Representatives, he believes reports going in will prove to be pretty accurate.
"All trends are pointing to a Democrat swing of probably somewhere between 26 to 30 seats," says Ribble. "And I think that those numbers are probably correct."
While results for the US Senate could go a different direction.
"I think the Republicans pick up a seat or two in the Senate," he says. "It's possible to pick up 3 or 4 seats, but I think it's more likely to be a seat or two."
The midterm election is next week Tuesday, November 6.
APPLETON, WI (WTAQ) - School leaders are saying that a fire was discovered in a second-floor bathroom around 10 a.m. at Appleton North High School.
A small fire was extinguished in the bathroom, the school was safely evacuated, and the fire was quickly put out.
There was minor smoke damage to the bathroom, but no one was injured.
Classes resumed at 10:40 AM.
WAUSAUKEE, WI (WTAQ) - A school evacuation took place Thursday morning at Wausaukee High School due to a vague "bomb threat," according to authorities.
A student reported to a staff member that a bomb threat was written on the bathroom wall just before 10 AM.
The Brown County Bomb Squad was brought in to investigate and the school notified authorities.
Students and staff were bused from the football field to a local church after evacuating.
There was no threat determined after the school was searched and students re-entered the building around 1 PM.