On Air Now

Upcoming Shows

Program Schedule »

Listen

Listen Live Now » 1330 AM Sheboygan, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Sheboygan,WI 53081)

More Weather »
69° Feels Like: 69°
Wind: SSE 7 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Today

Thunderstorms 72°

Tonight

Heavy Thunderstorms 66°

Tomorrow

Partly Cloudy 77°

Alerts

Breaking News

Traffic blocked for Highway 42 northbound at I-43 intersection due to tipped tanker truck

TOWN OF SHEBOYGAN, WI (WHBL) -  Traffic is closed to part of the I-43/Highway 42 intersection due to a tipped tanker truck at one of the roundabouts. The incident occurred around 9:45 this morning on the south roundabout, the one closer to Texas Roadhouse and Hardees.  Sheboygan County Sheriff's Sgt. Doug Tuttle said the situation is not hazardous and no major leakage from the tanker is taking place. For now, all traffic on Highway 42 towards Howards Grove at the roundabout is clo...

Read More »

House panel demands deposition from Benghazi investigator

U.S. Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) walks from a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Josh
U.S. Representative Darrell Issa (R-CA) walks from a Republican caucus meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington December 18, 2012. REUTERS/Josh

By Patricia Zengerle

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of a congressional oversight committee on Friday ordered the leader of the investigation into the September 11, 2012, Benghazi attacks to sit for a private interview next week.

As Republicans and Democrats wage a political battle over the attacks in which four Americans were killed, U.S. Representative Darrell Issa issued a subpoena ordering retired Ambassador Thomas Pickering to appear for a taped deposition on Thursday to answer questions about the Accountability Review Board report he prepared on the incident.

Pickering and retired Admiral Michael Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who led the Benghazi review board, on Thursday had offered to testify publicly before the House of Representatives Oversight Committee.

But Issa, the committee chairman, insisted that committee staff members be allowed to conduct private interviews first because the committee still has too many questions about the ARB report on Benghazi.

"A fully informed hearing, in which the Committee begins with a factual understanding of how the Board reached its conclusions, is critical to engaging in a public discussion with you about criticisms career State Department officials levied at the ARB's efforts and recommendations," Issa said.

Republican charges that President Barack Obama's administration covered up details of the September 11, 2012, attack gathered more steam last week after a U.S. diplomat told Issa's committee he thought more could have been done to stop the assault by suspected Islamist militants.

Elijah Cummings, the top Democrat on the oversight panel, who has disagreed sharply with Issa's approach, calling the subpoena "a stark example of extreme Republican overreach and the shameful politicization of this tragedy."

Cummings called for a public hearing.

Issa offered to lift the subpoena if Pickering agreed to a private transcribed interview.

A spokesman for the committee said there were no plans to issue a subpoena for Mullen on Friday.

(Editing by Doina Chiacu)

Comments