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2015-05-21

Brewers implode in 10-1 loss to Atlanta

It was one of those nights where things got a way from the Milwaukee Brewers in a hurry, losing to the Atlanta Braves 10-1. It all started to unravel in the seventh inning when relief pitcher Will Smith was tossed…

posted 2015-05-21 21:32:49 by WHBY

Appleton man killed in crash near Kaukauna

An 87-year-old Appleton man was the victim of Tuesday's deadly crash, north of Kaukauna. The Outagamie County coroner's office says Carl Schroeder was on Highway JJ, when he pulled out in front of a truck on Highway 55, around 9…

posted 2015-05-21 15:30 by WHBY

SeniorCare to remain intact

The state's popular prescription drug program for seniors will continue, as is, for the next two years. The Legislature's budget committee is rejecting Governor Walker's proposed $97 million cut to SeniorCare. Members are also dropping his plan to require seniors…

posted 2015-05-21 15:04 by WHBY

State adds 129,000 jobs in Walker's 1st term

Governor Walker got just over halfway to his campaign pledge of creating 250,000 jobs in his first term. Wisconsin companies added a little more than 129,000 jobs during Walker's first four years in office. That figure is from the quarterly…

posted 2015-05-21 15:03 by WHBY

State budget may force clinic to close

A local community health clinic might have to close, in a year, because of Governor Walker's proposed budget. The Legislature's budget committee will talk about the system for reimbursing providers, for Medicaid patients, today. Trish Sarvela is a spokeswoman for…

posted 2015-05-21 13:05 by WHBY

Unemployment rate drops to 4.4%

The jobless rate in the state dropped to 4.4 percent last month. It was 4.6 percent in March. Companies added 5,400 jobs in April, according to preliminary figures from the state department of workforce development. That compares to a loss…

posted 2015-05-21 13:03 by WHBY

Freedom ranked 2nd-safest place in Wis.

Freedom is the second-safest community in the state. The website ValuePenguin ranked places around Wisconsin, using FBI crime reports. Freedom town chair Steve Lowney says the community, police officers, and firefighters, all deserve credit. The website ranked Hobart-Lawrence as the…

posted 2015-05-21 13:02 by WHBY

DOT considering 70 mph limit on more roads

70 mile-an-hour speed limit signs will be popping up along portions of I-41 this summer, and drivers will eventually be able to go a little faster on some state highways, as well. DOT spokesman Kim Rudat says Highway 441 would…

posted 2015-05-21 13:01 by WHBY

Work on Appleton water tower to start

Construction will start on a new water tower, in Appleton, in the coming weeks. The city is building the one million gallon tower, on the northeast side, along Highway 441. It will be located on the grounds of the city's…

posted 2015-05-21 13:00 by WHBY

More improvements coming to Pierce Park

A series of upgrades at Appleton's Pierce Park will be finished later this year. The city improved the stages, inside and outside of the pavilion, and now crews will pour concrete for an outside viewing area. Parks director Dean Gazza…

posted 2015-05-21 12:59 by WHBY

Much of I-41 to have 70 mph limit

Higher speed limit signs will be going up along stretches of I-41 this summer. Governor Walker signed a bill yesterday, to authorize a 70 mile-an-hour speed limit. DOT officials already revealed their plans for interstates. Spokesman Rob Miller says once the…

posted 2015-05-21 05:05 by WHBY

FVL would explore special needs vouchers

A local school is interested in the idea of private school vouchers for special needs students. The Legislature's budget committee inserted a new program in the budget, early yesterday morning. Dave Payne is a spokesman for Fox Valley Lutheran high…

posted 2015-05-21 05:04 by WHBY

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