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2015-07-01

Leaders detail tentative budget deal

There's a deal on the state budget, but things are still up in the air. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos laid out some details of the agreement this morning. They say they believe there are enough…

posted 2015-07-01 13:05 by WHBY

CE project creating delays, impacting businesses

Drivers are running into backups, because of a roundabout project, on a high-traffic road, to the east of Appleton. Crews are building a roundabout, at Highway CE and Eisenhower Drive, and Highway CE is down to one lane, in each…

posted 2015-07-01 13:04 by WHBY

Council members look back at smoking ban

Appleton's smoking ban is 10 years old today, and it was a very controversial issue a decade ago. Ald. Ed Baranowski was on the city council at that time. He says there was a lot of discussion, among bar owners,…

posted 2015-07-01 13:03 by WHBY

Oneida police: Attempted abduction report a hoax

Oneida police say an attempted abduction report was a hoax. Two children claimed that three men recently tried to kidnap them, on Green Bay's westside. Oneida investigators now say that didn't happen.

posted 2015-07-01 13:02 by WHBY

Survey: Most kids don't have swimming skills

Sixty-one percent of parents don't think their children have the necessary safety skills to go swimming. That's according to a national survey by the American Red Cross. Spokeswoman Barbara Behling says at the same time, 94 percent of parents expect…

posted 2015-07-01 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton's smoking ban turns 10 yrs old

Appleton's ban on smoking in bars and restaurants took effect 10 years ago today. Three months earlier, 56 percent of voters approved a referendum to go smoke-free. Opponents tried a number of times to reverse it by putting more referendum…

posted 2015-07-01 05:04 by WHBY

Fireworks can be a problem for some vets

Most people enjoy watching fireworks around the Fourth of July holiday, but for some, this time of year can be particularly stressful. Outagamie County veteran services officer Jon LiDonne says the bangs and flashes from fireworks can impact veterans. He…

posted 2015-07-01 05:03 by WHBY

Ribble not happy with Iran extension

The Obama administration agreed to extend negotiations over Iran's nuclear program until next Tuesday, and that's not sitting well with a lawmaker from northeast Wisconsin. Congressman Reid Ribble doesn't think Iran is dealing in good faith. He says the country…

posted 2015-07-01 05:02 by WHBY

Coalition calls for more public education funding

Some public school advocates and Democratic lawmakers are asking for more funding for education. Their coalition is supporting bills that would lift the state-imposed revenue caps on districts, and increase reimbursement rates for special education. Jill Gaskell is a school…

posted 2015-07-01 05:01 by WHBY

2015-06-30

Ramirez helps Brewers win again, 4-3 over Phillies

Aramis Ramirez was 2-4 with three RBIs for Milwaukee while Ryan Braun went 4-5 hitting his 12th double of the season as the Brewers beat the Phillies 4-3 on Tuesday ngiht.  Taylor Jungmann pitched six innings giving up three runs…

posted 2015-06-30 22:42:37 by WHBY

GOP reaches state budget deal

There's an agreement in place for the state budget. Majority Republicans had been squabbling over a number of issues for the last month. The deal removes the Milwaukee Bucks arena, and prevailing wage issue from budget consideration. It also reduces…

posted 2015-06-30 19:45 by WHBY

Sides making progress on budget stalemate

Majority Republicans in the Senate want to take the Milwaukee Bucks arena out of the state budget. That's according to GOP Sen. Luther Olsen of Ripon. He says the cut to transportation funding would be $800 million, and ongoing work…

posted 2015-06-30 15:05 by WHBY

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