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Early in the 1950s, a group of local Green Bay businessmen met to form Valley Telecasting Company. Upon approval from the Federal Communications Commission, WNAM-TV went on the air on April 25, 1955, from Neenah with test patterns. Shortly thereafter, the call letters were changed to WFRV, which stands for Fox River Valley, and the license was moved to Green Bay. With 100,000 watts of power, Chann

Early in the 1950s, a group of local Green Bay businessmen met to form Valley Telecasting Company. Upon approval from the Federal Communications Commission, WNAM-TV went on the air on April 25, 1955, from Neenah with test patterns. Shortly thereafter, the call letters were changed to WFRV, which stands for Fox River Valley, and the license was moved to Green Bay. With 100,000 watts of power, Chann

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“It’s been almost overwhelming to see all of Fond du Lac County come together to support these three adolescents that ha...
01/25/2023
Fundraisers set up for FDL County teen car crash victims

“It’s been almost overwhelming to see all of Fond du Lac County come together to support these three adolescents that have been impacted,” said the Laconia High School principal.

FOND DU LAC COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Fond du Lac County community has come together to support the victims of a deadly car crash involving teenagers that happened in the township of Taycheed…

Law enforcement in Sheboygan County is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager who was last seen on ...
01/25/2023
Sheboygan Co. authorities search for missing 13-year-old, last seen in late December

Law enforcement in Sheboygan County is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager who was last seen on December 26 in Waldo, Wisconsin.

WALDO, Wis. (WFRV) – Law enforcement in Sheboygan County is asking for the public’s help in locating a missing teenager who was last seen on December 26 in Waldo, Wisconsin. According t…

Isolated snow showers early in the morning Wednesday will become more scattered as the day wears on. By the evening comm...
01/25/2023
Light snow develops today into tomorrow

Isolated snow showers early in the morning Wednesday will become more scattered as the day wears on. By the evening commute, a light accumulation could make it slippery.

The latest northeast Wisconsin weather forecast from Storm Team 5… Isolated snow showers early in the morning Wednesday will become more scattered as the day wears on. By the evening commute,…

WisDOT reports that most winter crashes are caused by drivers going too fast for the conditions and are urging motorists...
01/25/2023
‘Don’t crowd the plow’: WisDOT reminds motorists to give snowplows space

WisDOT reports that most winter crashes are caused by drivers going too fast for the conditions and are urging motorists to slow down, be attentive, and take it easy.

(WFRV) – Don’t crowd the plow! The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is issuing a reminder to motorists to give snowplows space while they clear the roads across the state…

“I have had to drive a bus. I’ve had to substitute teach quite a bit. I’ve worked in the kitchen a few times,” said a Su...
01/25/2023
Rural struggles: Teachers ‘live in a poverty level’

“I have had to drive a bus. I’ve had to substitute teach quite a bit. I’ve worked in the kitchen a few times,” said a Superintendent in the UP.

Many across America face concerns from a lack of technological infrastructure to the economic state of their rural school districts.

Russia’s war in Ukraine has significantly raised the risk of global self-annihilation, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scient...
01/25/2023
Doomsday Clock now at closest point to midnight in history

Russia’s war in Ukraine has significantly raised the risk of global self-annihilation, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists warned Tuesday.

The clock has moved to 90 seconds before midnight, 10 seconds closer than when it was last set in January 2022, shortly before Russia launched its invasion against Ukraine on Feb. 24.

Evers, in his fifth State of the State speech and the first of his second term, pledged to compromise with Republicans w...
01/25/2023
Evers promises a tax cut, compromise to increase funding

Evers, in his fifth State of the State speech and the first of his second term, pledged to compromise with Republicans who control the Wisconsin Legislature in order to increase funding for schools and local governments.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers announced Tuesday he wants to work with Republicans to divert as much as 20% of the state’s sales tax revenue to help fund local communities, i…

Aaron Rodgers says he hasn’t decided whether to continue playing next season.However, he is adjusting to the possibility...
01/25/2023
Rodgers open to possibility of playing elsewhere next season

Aaron Rodgers says he hasn’t decided whether to continue playing next season.

However, he is adjusting to the possibility he could end his career somewhere other than Green Bay.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Aaron Rodgers says he hasn’t decided whether to continue playing next season. However he is adjusting to the possibility he could end his career somewhere other than Green Ba…

The company has long been a target of lawmakers after its 2010 merger with Live Nation, but sparks started to fly after ...
01/25/2023
Ticketmaster takes heat from senators, witnesses over its power

The company has long been a target of lawmakers after its 2010 merger with Live Nation, but sparks started to fly after the messy rollout and ultimate cancellation of the public sale of Taylor Swift's nationwide tour.

Ticketmaster defended its online market power in the digital ticketing space at a packed — and unusually unified — Senate Judiciary hearing Tuesday, after months of increased scrutiny following a c…

A man from Brown County is facing two armed robbery charges and reportedly met one of the victims through a dating app.
01/25/2023
De Pere man charged with armed robberies, used dating app to meet victim

A man from Brown County is facing two armed robbery charges and reportedly met one of the victims through a dating app.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – A man from Brown County is facing two armed robbery charges and reportedly met one of the victims through a dating app. According to a criminal complaint obtained by …

In light of announcing a summer tour, the Dave Matthews Band has announced that they will be headlining Summerfest and r...
01/24/2023
Dave Matthews Band to headline Summerfest, releasing new album

In light of announcing a summer tour, the Dave Matthews Band has announced that they will be headlining Summerfest and releasing a new album.

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WFRV) – In light of announcing a summer tour, the Dave Matthews Band has announced that they will be headlining Summerfest and releasing a new album. The tour kicks off in Th…

A 34-year-old Wisconsin man is facing several charges after being involved in a hit-and-run and fleeing officers during ...
01/24/2023
Wisconsin man facing several charges after fleeing hit-and-run, eluding officers

A 34-year-old Wisconsin man is facing several charges after being involved in a hit-and-run and fleeing officers during a traffic stop.

FITCHBURG, Wis. (WFRV) – A 34-year-old Wisconsin man is facing several charges after being involved in a hit-and-run and fleeing officers during a traffic stop. According to the Fitchburg Pol…

An inmate with Huber privileges at the St. Croix County Jail has escaped custody, and authorities are asking for the pub...
01/24/2023
Wisconsin inmate with Huber privileges escapes custody, authorities seeking whereabouts

An inmate with Huber privileges at the St. Croix County Jail has escaped custody, and authorities are asking for the public to be on the lookout.

HUDSON, Wis. (WFRV) – An inmate with Huber privileges at the St. Croix County Jail has escaped custody, and authorities are asking for the public to be on the lookout. According to a Facebook…

Yelp released its top 100 pizza spots in the United States and Canada, and Wisconsin claimed two spots.
01/24/2023
Two Wisconsin pizza joints crack Yelp’s top 100 spots in US and Canada

Yelp released its top 100 pizza spots in the United States and Canada, and Wisconsin claimed two spots.

(WFRV) – Yelp released its top 100 pizza spots in the United States and Canada, and Wisconsin claimed two spots. On January 23, Yelp provided its top pizza spots across the country, and Canad…

TRAFFIC UPDATE: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is reporting that all lanes of traffic on WIS 76 nor...
01/24/2023
TRAFFIC UPDATE: WIS 76 northbound reopens to motorists after car fire

TRAFFIC UPDATE: The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is reporting that all lanes of traffic on WIS 76 north are reopened.
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The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is reporting a car that has caught fire in Winnebago County.

TUESDAY, 1/24/2023, 4:00 p.m. OSHKOSH, Wis. (WFRV) – The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) is reporting that all lanes of traffic on WIS 76 north are reopened. The lanes were pr…

University of Wisconsin System officials said Tuesday that they will restrict the use of TikTok on system devices.
01/24/2023
University of Wisconsin System to ‘restrict’ TikTok use

University of Wisconsin System officials said Tuesday that they will restrict the use of TikTok on system devices.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System officials said Tuesday that they will restrict the use of TikTok on system devices. System spokesman Mark Pitsch told The Associated Press about …

Crime in Gotham City is usually put down to rest by Batman, but deputies in western Wisconsin are looking to the public ...
01/24/2023
Wisconsin authorities need help identifying man accused of burglary in Gotham

Crime in Gotham City is usually put down to rest by Batman, but deputies in western Wisconsin are looking to the public to help make an arrest.

GOTHAM, Wis. (WFRV) – Crime in Gotham City is usually put down to rest by Batman, but deputies in western Wisconsin are looking to the public to help make an arrest. The Richland County Sheri…

A judge improperly certified a lawsuit alleging that scores of Burger King managers across Wisconsin deserve overtime pa...
01/24/2023
Court reverses class action decision in Wisconsin Burger King lawsuit

A judge improperly certified a lawsuit alleging that scores of Burger King managers across Wisconsin deserve overtime pay as a class action, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A judge improperly certified a lawsuit alleging that scores of Burger King managers across Wisconsin deserve overtime pay as a class action, a state appeals court ruled Tuesday…

Three days after a 72-38 home loss to Robert Morris, UW-Green Bay is reportedly parting ways with men’s basketball head ...
01/24/2023
REPORT: UW-Green Bay parting ways with Will Ryan

Three days after a 72-38 home loss to Robert Morris, UW-Green Bay is reportedly parting ways with men’s basketball head coach Will Ryan.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Three days after a 72-38 home loss to Robert Morris, UW-Green Bay is reportedly parting ways with men’s basketball head coach Will Ryan. The Phoenix are current…

The widely known pop-rock band Panic! At The Disco officially announced Tuesday that they have broken up.
01/24/2023
Panic! At The Disco says it is disbanding

The widely known pop-rock band Panic! At The Disco officially announced Tuesday that they have broken up.

The widely known pop-rock band Panic! At The Disco officially announced earlier today that they have broken up.

Nominations were announced Tuesday from the academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, by Riz Ahmed ...
01/24/2023
Oscar nominations announced; ‘Everything,’ ‘Banshees’ lead the pack

Nominations were announced Tuesday from the academy’s Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills, California, by Riz Ahmed and Allison Williams.

The multiverse-skipping sci-fi indie hit “Everything Everywhere All at Once” led nominations to the 95th Academy Awards as Hollywood heaped honors on big-screen spectacles like “Top Gun: Maverick” …

Documents with classified markings were found at former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home last week, officials co...
01/24/2023
Classified documents found at Pence’s Indiana home

Documents with classified markings were found at former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home last week, officials confirmed Tuesday.

Documents with classified markings were found at former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home last week, officials confirmed Tuesday. Pence’s team notified the National Archives on Jan. 18 that …

Matilda was one of the oldest moose in human care at 12 and a half years old. She brought smiles to the faces of NEW Zoo...
01/24/2023
NEW Zoo mourns the loss of fan-favorite Matilda the Moose

Matilda was one of the oldest moose in human care at 12 and a half years old. She brought smiles to the faces of NEW Zoo guests for over a decade.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – The NEW Zoo and Adventure Park is in mourning following the loss of Matilda the moose. Matilda was a zoo favorite and spent the last few years being looked after clos…

*UPDATE* - Following a morning outage to thousands of people in Denmark, WPS says that power has been restored.Over 2,00...
01/24/2023
UPDATE: Power restored to affected customers in Denmark

*UPDATE* - Following a morning outage to thousands of people in Denmark, WPS says that power has been restored.

Over 2,000 people in the Denmark area are without power after a reported fire at a substation.

TUESDAY 1/24/2023 12:30 p.m. DENMARK, Wis. (WFRV) – Following a morning outage to thousands of people in Denmark, WPS says that power has been restored. According to WPS, power was restored t…

A Monday evening fire in Wausaukee left one person dead, and the incident is under investigation.
01/24/2023
Fire in Marinette County leaves one dead, State Fire Marshal investigating

A Monday evening fire in Wausaukee left one person dead, and the incident is under investigation.

WAUSAUKEE, Wis. (WFRV) – A Monday evening fire in Wausaukee left one person dead, and the incident is under investigation. According to the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office, on January…

Former Green Bay Southwest high school graduate Max Scharping is an offensive lineman for the Cincinnati Bengals.
01/24/2023
Northeast Wisconsin has local connection to AFC Championship game

Former Green Bay Southwest high school graduate Max Scharping is an offensive lineman for the Cincinnati Bengals.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – Green Bay Packer fans in northeast Wisconsin get a pass for actively rooting for a different team this Sunday. That’s because former Green Bay Southwest high sc…

At the moment, there is little known about Zhao. Authorities said they are still determining the motive behind the shoot...
01/24/2023
What we know about Half Moon Bay shooting suspect Chunli Zhao

At the moment, there is little known about Zhao. Authorities said they are still determining the motive behind the shooting.

Chunli Zhao was arrested in the parking lot of the sheriff’s Half Moon Bay Substation more than two hours after the shooting.

Amazon is adding a prescription drug discount program to its growing health care business.
01/24/2023
Amazon to launch subscription prescription drug service

Amazon is adding a prescription drug discount program to its growing health care business.

The company said the flat fee could cover a list of medications like the antibiotic amoxicillin and the anti-inflammatory drug naproxen.

Not a bad winter day out there Tuesday as temperatures remain mild.
01/24/2023
Air remains mild for now; snow showers Wednesday

Not a bad winter day out there Tuesday as temperatures remain mild.

The latest northeast Wisconsin weather forecast from Storm Team 5… Not a bad winter day out there Tuesday as temperatures remain mild. We must point out that there is a cold front across the …

Boo Buie had 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Chase Audige added 16 points and Northwestern returned from an ...
01/24/2023
Northwestern returns from COVID-19 pause, beats Wisconsin

Boo Buie had 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Chase Audige added 16 points and Northwestern returned from an eight-day COVID-19 pause to beat Wisconsin 66-63 on Monday night.

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Boo Buie had 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists, Chase Audige added 16 points and Northwestern returned from an eight-day COVID-19 pause to beat Wisconsin 66-63 on Mon…

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 20 of his 29 points in the first quarter, returning to the lineup after a five-game absence...
01/24/2023
Antetokounmpo scores 29 in return, Bucks top Pistons 150-130

Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 20 of his 29 points in the first quarter, returning to the lineup after a five-game absence to lead the Milwaukee Bucks in a 150-130 win over the Detroit Pistons on Monday night.

DETROIT (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo scored 20 of his 29 points in the first quarter, returning to the lineup after a five-game absence to lead the Milwaukee Bucks in a 150-130 win over the Detroit…

Less than a year ago, Mike Leone was introduced as the 8th head coach/general manager of the Green Bay Gamblers, and hal...
01/24/2023
Culture change: Mike Leone leading the Gamblers to success

Less than a year ago, Mike Leone was introduced as the 8th head coach/general manager of the Green Bay Gamblers, and halfway through his first season with the organization, the culture has changed completely.

ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (WFRV) – Less than a year ago, Mike Leone was introduced as the 8th head coach/general manager of the Green Bay Gamblers, and halfway through his first season with the organ…

Seven people were killed in two related shootings Monday at a mushroom farm and a trucking firm in a coastal community s...
01/24/2023
Official: 7 killed in California community; suspect arrested

Seven people were killed in two related shootings Monday at a mushroom farm and a trucking firm in a coastal community south of San Francisco, and a suspect was in custody, officials said.

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — Seven people were killed in two related shootings Monday at a mushroom farm and a trucking firm in a coastal community south of San Francisco, and a suspect was in cust…

A portion of the Pacific Ocean along Torrey Pines near San Diego turned pink Friday morning during the first phase of a ...
01/24/2023
Small portion of Pacific Ocean turns pink

A portion of the Pacific Ocean along Torrey Pines near San Diego turned pink Friday morning during the first phase of a science experiment.

A portion of the Pacific Ocean along Torrey Pines turned pink Friday morning because of a science experiment, said the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.

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Kaitlin Korbut…there’s a (t) in the word important. 3 syllables: I’m-por-tant. Speak correctly or let someone else broadcast the news. You sound uneducated.
When you refuse to pronounce the “t” in impor(t)ant, you sound uneducated or like as if you’re trying to be cute.
A huge thank you to everyone who made it to The Premier last weekend to see the beautiful work of this amazing cast and crew in "Art," by Yasmina Reza.

"This is adventuresome, solid, head-spin theater, and Sara Yach and Bill Sergott, Vance Toivonen and Eric D. Westphal deliver the goods." -Warren Gerds, WFRV Local 5.

You have two more chances to see these phenomenal performers, when we take Art- on the Road! Hosted by Isadoora Theatre Company, limited tickets for performances in Sturgeon Bay May 21&22 are still available: footlightsartdoorco.eventbrite.com

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Want to get involved with Footlights Theatre's next production? Submissions are on-going for the Medusa Monologues- Call for Submissions! ROUND TWO. If you're a female-identifying author with a story to tell, we'd love to hear it!

These gorgeous statues were handmade by students in the WOW! Go to WFRV Local 5 website to watch the presentation live! WeAreGreenBay.com
Red carpet arrivals! Congratulations to Eastern Wisconsin’s Excellent Educators from all of us WFRV Local 5
Thrilled to see our PSAs on WFRV Local 5 with Dignity Revolution 🙌🏼

FYI, I was just watching the noon news and you stated that Suring and Appleton Schools were closed but Gillett and Oconto Falls School Districts were also closed today (both due to yesterday's terrible storm damage to roads.
Thank you to meteorologist Jordan Lamers of WFRV Local 5 for joining us this morning for two live broadcasts at the National Railroad Museum. Jordan interviewed Alexa Priddy, Director of Development, and talked about our Rails & Ales Brewfest presented by Schneider (on May 21) and our daily train rides. To purchase tickets for our Rails & Ales Brewfest fundraiser - featuring 25+ beer, wine and food businesses and numerous silent auction items - please visit nationalrrmuseum.org. And to watch clips of this morning's WFRV broadcasts, please visit wearegreenbay.com later today.
Hundreds pulled over in northern Wisconsin as authorities target illegal drugs... The question is will they be charged and JAILED? 18 drug arrests, but usually they are babied and let go. Like an example Outagamie Co. still playing with a dealer, intent to deliver m**h, after a year in court with numerous bond violations. What's the point of prosecutors and judges not doing their jobs? The people these addict/dealers endanger or victimize time and again? Same people's, several arrests, years of the same behaviors. We have laws these prosecutors and judges need to punish them according to those laws.
Thanks for the shout-out, Warren Gerds of WFRV Local 5 and WeAreGreenBay.com! Hope to see you soon.
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We’re in the middle of Center Stage High School Musical Theater Showcase week. Participating schools have been at the Center all week rehearsing for this Saturday’s showcase. Take a sneak peek at yesterday’s rehearsals courtesy of WFRV Local 5. https://bit.ly/3vNWXBb

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