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  1. Chef Monique Hooker teaches knife skills and appreciation for fresh ingredients to school food service staff during the Farm-to-School program at De Pere Middle School in De Pere earlier this month. Evan Siegle/Press-Gazette Media

    Lunch lessons: Workers learn about preparing, cooking healthy food

    Whether cooking for a family of four or feeding a cafeteria full of hungry students, one food specialist says all one really needs are a good knife, a sheet pan and an oven.

    • 12:19 PM
  2. Tens of thousands of people gather at the State Capitol in Madison in February 2011 to protest Gov. Scott Walker's proposal that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers. File/AP

    Federal appeals court upholds Walker's union law

    A federal appeals court has upheld Republican Gov. Scott Walker's public union restrictions.

    • 1:21 PM
  3. De Pere firefighters, shown battling a house fire in this file photo, might soon consolidate some operations with Green Bay. File/Press-Gazette Media

    De Pere considers six-month fire department experiment

    The city fire department might soon consolidate certain operations with the Green Bay Metro Fire Department on a six-month trial basis.

    • 4:32 PM
  4. An astronomer uses a laser pointer at an observatory in Bulgaria in this 2009 photo. AP Photo/Petar Petrov

    Aviation and law enforcement continue battle of laser-related incidents

    For pilots getting a laser beam shined in their eyes, the effects can be similar to having a camera flashed in their eyes at close proximity.

    • 4:18 PM
  5. Gene Bunker, 87, wears the traditional green beret as the 2014 winner of the De Pere Community Silver Knight Award. Bunker was honored as the 45th recipient of the award at the De Pere Community Night dinner and award program at Swan Club on Monday, April 14. Todd McMahon/Press-Gazette Media

    Today's Take: Green hats off to De Pere's dutiful Gene Bunker

    Perhaps the most endearing moment from a Masters that lacked drama down the stretch last weekend came seconds after Bubba Watson made his final putt to solidify his second victory in three years in the prestigious golf tournament.

    • 6:49 PM
  6. Looking more like Christmas than Easter, snow left narrow passages throughout Upper Michigan's Copper Country, here in Hancock, Mich. Dan Flannery/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    You think winter was bad here? It still is in Michigan's U.P.

    The winter of 2013-14 seemed to be never-ending for Wisconsinites. But just a few hours north, in Michigan's Upper Peninsula, winter actually hasn't ended yet, as of Easter weekend.

    • 5:11 PM
  7. Gov. Scott Walker, left, and Democratic challenger Mary Burke.

    Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

    Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was a teenager.

    • 11:39 AM
  8. Winnebago Co. horses, dogs found in poor condition, woman arrested

    Officers arrested a woman Thursday after finding multiple horses and dogs living in 'deplorable conditions' at a town of Clayton home.

    • 12:36 PM
  9. Wisconsin weather forecast for Friday

    Here's a look at today's weather forecast.

    • 8:41 AM
  10. Sonny Perdecini takes advantage of the sunshine at a skate park in Pittsfield, Mass., Thursday April 17, 2014. AP Photo/The Berkshire Eagle, Ben Garver

    The day in photos: April 18, 2014

    The top news, sports and entertainment photos from Press-Gazette Media wire services.

    • 8:31 AM
  11. Opponents to the governor's bill to eliminate collective bargaining rights for many state workers protest outside of the state Capitol in Madison in February of 2011. File/AP

    State appeals court revives Capitol protest lawsuit

    A state appeals court has revived a lawsuit brought by a group protesting Gov. Scott Walker's collective bargaining bill at the Capitol in 2011.

    • 7:34 AM
  12. Abducted children found safe at Grand Chute hotel

    Two missing Chicago children found in Grand Chute on Thursday were returned to their father unharmed after Chicago authorities said their mother, Chicago Police officer Jamie Duignan, abducted her sons Wednesday evening.

    • 12:43 PM
  13. Today's viral videos: Nebraska boy climbs inside toy game machine

    A look at the weird, wild and wacky world of video.

    • 11:46 AM
  14.  Getty Images/iStockphoto

    New London school employee arrested on theft charges

    Police arrested a New London School District employee on Thursday they say stole thousands of dollars from the district.

    • 7:57 AM
  15. The event will start with a kids' race, and the 5K will follow. Proceeds will benefit the PCMS School Garden and environmental initiatives. Registration is $10 and includes a goodie bag. Entry for the 1/3-mile kids race is free. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Pulaski hosting Run for Your Mother 5K

    The Run for Your Mother 5K Fun Run/Walk will be held at 9 a.m.

    • 7:25 PM
  16.  File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Easter egg hunt Saturday at Four Seasons Park

    Four Seasons Park, 471 Four Seasons Drive, will host the annual Easter Eggstravaganza at 10 a.m. Saturday. The egg hunt will be followed by families festivities and photos with the Easter Bunny.

    • 7:19 PM
  17. In this photo taken March 26, 2014 at the Milwaukee County Zoo, Kassiu is held by her mother Naku Milwaukee. The baby gorilla born less than a month ago has unexpectedly died, the zoo said Thursday, April 17, 2014. AP Photo/Milwaukee County Zoo, Scott Engel

    Milwaukee zoo's baby gorilla had no trauma

    A baby gorilla who died before she reached a month old at the Milwaukee County Zoo didn't have any signs of trauma.

    • 3:37 PM
  18. Wisconsin man accused of killing wife over nagging

    A 77-year-old Milwaukee County man has told investigators he shot his blind wife of 56 years because she'd been nagging him for three weeks.

    • 7:42 AM
  19. Database: Report, find potholes in your neighborhood

    Track and report potholes in your neighborhood with this database.

    • Apr. 13, 2014
  20. Terry Lee Shepard.

    Man, 21, sought in connection with east-side shooting death

    Green Bay police are looking for a 21-year-old man they think fatally shot a 32-year-old former Kenosha man at an apartment on the city's east side earlier this week.

    • 7:01 AM
  21. Northeast Wisconsin Technical College student Justin Herbert talks with Gov. Scott Walker during a visit to the school in March. File/Press-Gazette Media

    NWTC budget up slightly, but tax levy plummets

    Gov. Scott Walker's property tax cuts mean a big change in the way Northeast Wisconsin Technical College balances its books.

    • 7:01 AM
  22. An 8-day-old western lowland gorilla named Kassiu rests with her mother, Naku, at the Milwaukee County Zoo in Wauwatosa on March 27. Kassiu died Wednesday. File/AP

    Milwaukee County Zoo's baby gorilla dies

    A baby gorilla born less than a month ago at the Milwaukee County Zoo has unexpectedly died, the zoo said Thursday.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  23. Oak Creek man kills blind wife over nagging

    A 76-year-old Milwaukee County man has told investigators he shot his blind wife of 56 years because she'd been nagging him for three weeks.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  24. State DPI won't revoke license of porn-viewing teacher

    The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction will not revoke the license of a teacher who viewed pornographic emails at work, despite Gov. Scott Walker's request that swift action be taken to revoke the license.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  25. Singer John Mellencamp, right, stands with Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama during a rally in Evansville, Ind., in April 2008. File/Getty Images

    Mellencamp to Walker: You're using a union supporter's songs

    Liberal rocker John Mellencamp wants conservative Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to know he supports union rights and says Walker should think about that before using his songs on the campaign trail.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  26. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker answers questions from reporters on Wednesday in Madison. Scott Bauer/AP

    Walker won't back down on jobs promise, won't commit to 4 years

    Gov. Scott Walker isn't expected to fulfill his 2010 campaign promise to add 250,000 private-sector jobs by next year in Wisconsin, but he said Wednesday that he doesn't think voters will hold it against him.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  27. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks to supporters of domestic-violence victims in Milwaukee on Wednesday, just before signing three bills aimed at strengthening domestic-violence laws. Dinesh Ramde/AP

    Walker signs 3 domestic-violence bills

    Gov. Scott Walker signed three bills on Wednesday aimed at strengthening Wisconsin's domestic-violence laws.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  28. Oconto Police Chief Dan Ault, right, discusses the charges filed against Donald Tappa of Oconto on Thursday over the burglary and arson of the Log Jam Tavern on Dec. 25. At left is Oconto Fire & Rescue Department Chief Jack Mlnarik. Kent Tempus/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Oconto man charged in connection with December bar fire

    A 39-year-old man is facing an arson and other criminal charges in connection to a Christmas Day fire that heavily damaged a downtown Oconto tavern.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  29. Cardinal Timothy Dolan File/AP

    Milwaukee archdiocese bankruptcy plan to be put to vote

    The Archdiocese of Milwaukee must explain in documents being sent to its creditors why its bankruptcy reorganization plan classifies sexual abuse victims into categories, with plans to pay one group and not others, a federal bankruptcy judge ordered Thurs

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  30. Kiley

    Deputies seek missing 20-year-old Pittsfield woman

    The Brown County Sheriff's Office is looking for a 20-year-old woman who has not been heard from since Wednesday.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  31. Jodie Hanback was one of three women charged in a scheme to buy food stamp cards at half their value and use the proceeds to buy supplies for a bar on Green Bay's near west side.

    Woman gets 60 days for bar's food stamp fraud scheme

    A Green Bay woman involved in a scheme to buy electronic food stamp cards to purchase bar supplies was sentenced Thursday to 60 days in jail and two years of probation.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  32. Grand Chute Fire Department and police on the scene of a crash Wednesday morning, April 16, on southbound U.S. 41 at State 15. The Outagamie County Sheriff's Department reported that one person was injured in the crash that was reported at 6:40 a.m. The southbound lanes were closed, and traffic was detoured onto State 441 or west on State 15. The State Patrol was assisting with the crash investigation. Sharon Cekada/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Green Bay man who died in U.S. 41 crash identified

    The Green Bay man who died Wednesday in a crash on U.S. 41 in Grand Chute has been identified as James A. Lindeman.

    • 7:01 AM
  33. Green Bay police investigation determines Appleton officers justified in shooting man

    Two Appleton police officers were justified in shooting a 22-year-old Appleton man last week and will not face charges, officials said Thursday.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  34. Oconto firefighters are seen outside Oconto High School on Wednesday morning after extinguish a blaze that caused more than $5 million damage. Kent Tempus/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Oconto High School sustains $5 million damage from fire

    Cleanup from the fire Wednesday morning at Oconto High School will cost $5 million and take over three weeks to complete, the district's administrator says.

    • 7:03 AM
  35. Landlord Robert Vanderkelen had offered a lease, but has decided against allowing the homeless center in his vacant space at 100 E. Mason St. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Another landlord declines to lease space for homeless center

    For the second time, a Green Bay property owner has turned aside a proposed daytime homeless center, casting doubts on the project's future.

    • 7:02 AM
  36. Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Getty Images/iStockphoto

    Today's Take: We're still seeking missing photos of Vietnam War's fallen

    Wow. I misjudged that one. Sunday, in this space, I expressed the slightest hint of a shadow of a concern that our collective memory of the Vietnam War casualties could be starting to fade. Hooo, boy! Lotta responses.

    • 7:02 AM
  37. John L. Krizenesky enters Sheboygan County Circuit Court Tuesday April 15, 2014 for his sentencing hearing. Krizenesky drove his vehicle into a utility pole last summer in the Town of Rhine, causing the pole to fall and electrocute a young boy who was playing outside. Gary C. Klein/Sheboygan Press Media

    Drunken driver shares story in hopes of deterring others

    John Krizenesky was never more than a casual drinker.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  38. Standing on the observation deck of the Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels is considering running for Congress and representing some 650,000 constituents in 11 counties. Sue Pischke/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Current, former Manitowoc mayors may compete for Congress

    The potential 2009 mayoral election battle between Justin Nickels and Kevin Crawford never came off.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  39. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Gov. Walker declares another propane emergency

    Gov. Scott Walker has declared another propane emergency.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  40. File/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Electronic recycling drive set for Bay Beach on April 25

    Bay Beach Wildlife Sanctuary, 1660 East Shore Drive, is hosting an electronic recycling drive from 5-7 p.m. April 25 or 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  41. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Green Bay's annual bike auction April 26

    The Green Bay Police Department and the city of Green Bay will host the annual bicycle and surplus auction on April 26 at the Brown County Fairgrounds, 1500 Fort Howard Ave.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  42. File/Press-Gazette Media

    Green Bay East hosts music festival

    Green Bay East High School, 1415 East Walnut St., will host a Wisconsin School Music Association Concert Music Festival from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 23.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  43. Jacob Kumpfer waits backstage with his dog, Nova, during the Paws Parade of Hope 8th Annual Cancer Fighters' Pet Fashion Show and Silent Auction April 6 at the Riverside Ballroom. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media

    Doggie fashions raise smiles and hopes

    The Paws Parade of Hope doggie fashion show brought smiles to faces as well as a fundraiser for Cancer Fighters of Green Bay and Community Benefit Tree.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  44. A 3-month-old white Bengal female tiger cub looks around her enclosure at the Buenos Aires Zoo in Argentina on Wednesday. Cleo, a white Bengal tiger, gave birth to two female and one male white tiger cubs on Jan. 16. Natacha Pisarenko/AP

    The day in photos: April 17, 2014

    The top news, sports and entertainment photos from Press-Gazette Media wire services.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  45.  Getty Images/iStockphoto

    What doctors charge: New data reveals vast disparities

    When it comes to the price of visiting a doctor, location matters in Wisconsin.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  46. East-side home closed because of drug activity

    The city of Green Bay has padlocked a suspected drug house and evicted residents because of nuisance ordinance violations.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  47. A man looks at the Greek flag aboard of the ferry Blue Star Paros during a sunset at the Aegean Sea on Tuesday. Dimitri Messinis/AP

    The day in photos: April 16, 2014

    The top news, sports and entertainment photos from Press-Gazette Media wire services.

    • Apr. 16, 2014
  48. Grand Chute Fire Department and police are on the scene of a crash Wednesday morning, April 16, on southbound U.S. 41 at State 15. Sharon Cekada/Post-Crescent Media

    Green Bay man dies, 3 hurt in U.S. 41 crash

    A Green Bay man died and three other people were injured in a Wednesday morning crash on U.S. 41 in Grand Chute.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  49. Holy Cross Catholic School students Zach Ritchie, left, and Ryan Basten, right, portray guards, as Sawyer Richert as Jesus carries the cross during Wednesday's performance of The Living Way Stations of the Cross at Holy Cross Catholic Church. H. Marc Larson/Press-Gazette Media

    Students celebrate Holy Week, re-enact Stations of the Cross

    Patty Nennig's fifth-grade class at Holy Cross Catholic School in Green Bay re-enacted scenes from the Stations of the Cross on Wednesday to mark Holy Week, the most important week of the liturgical calendar for Christians.

    • Apr. 17, 2014
  50. Oconto firefighters head back toward the doorway closest to the fire at Oconto High School on Wednesday morning. The fire heavily damaged a bathroom and caused smoke damage to several classrooms. Kent Tempus/Gannett Wisconsin Media

    Oconto High School cancels classes after small fire

    A suspicious fire at Oconto High School has forced the building to close, moving students to the middle school to resume classes at the area middle school on Monday.

    • Apr. 17, 2014

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