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2015-02-27

Walker says he's prepared for terrorists

Governor Walker says his experience taking on protesters during the collective bargaining debate helped prepare him to take on terrorists across the world. The likely Republican presidential contender spoke at a conservative summit yesterday, in suburban Washington D.C. Walker says…

posted 2015-02-27 05:04 by WHBY

Room tax hike needed for expo center

Nine communities would have to agree to increase their hotel room tax to cover the construction costs of the proposed expo center in downtown Appleton. The tax was one of the big topics, at a special meeting on the Fox…

posted 2015-02-27 05:03 by WHBY

Partnership, grant help train Plexus workers

The Plexus Corporation has 70 new employees, thanks to a state grant and training through Fox Valley Technical College. Scott Kettler is the general manager of the company's Neenah operations. He says they had a lot of job openings in…

posted 2015-02-27 05:02 by WHBY

Prof: FCC rules shouldn't change Internet speeds

People shouldn't notice a difference in their Internet speeds because of rules passed yesterday by the FCC. Barry Orton is a telecommunications expert at UW-Madison. He says the net neutrality regulations essentially turn the current system into a legally binding…

posted 2015-02-27 05:01 by WHBY

Appleton hosting 'Pilot Error' state premiere

Producers of an independent film are bringing their Wisconsin premiere to the Appleton area. Pilot Error was filmed in the state, including one scene at the Outagamie County Regional Airport. Producer and screenwriter Roger Rapoport says the movie is about…

posted 2015-02-27 05:00 by WHBY

2015-02-26

Conviction tossed in N.L. murder

A court ruled that a former New London man should get a new trial for a 2007 murder. Thirty-eight-year-old Chad Magolski was serving a life sentence, without the chance for parole, after he was convicted in 2012. He was charged…

posted 2015-02-26 15:05 by WHBY

Walker plans another trip to Europe

Governor Walker is planning a trade mission to Europe in the coming weeks. The potential 2016 presidential candidate announced this morning in Miwaukee that he's looking to travel to Germany, France, and Spain, in about 1-1/2 months. The trip comes…

posted 2015-02-26 15:04 by WHBY

Other sites explored for expo center

A parking lot that's owned by Outagamie County is the preferred site for the expo center project, and stakeholders evaluated a number of other options. The location was a big topic at a special meeting on the proposed Fox Cities…

posted 2015-02-26 15:03 by WHBY

Brown Co. United Way meets goal

An annual fundraising campaign brought in just over $4 million for the Brown County United Way. The final total was about $4,061,000, and that exceeded the non-profit's goal by $1,000. Spokeswoman Andria Hannula says the money will support 40 programs…

posted 2015-02-26 15:02 by WHBY

Changes likely to EdVest rules

Families sending a student off to college might be able to use a state-sponsored college savings plan, to buy a computer. Congressman Ron Kind says tax-free plans, like Wisconsin's EdVest, have several rules that need to be changed. He says…

posted 2015-02-26 15:01 by WHBY

Freedom sets rule for minors & e-cigs

The town board in Freedom is taking a stance against kids using e-cigarettes. It's already illegal, under state law, for minors to have them, but the board took an additional step to create a town rule. Police Chief Chris Nechodom…

posted 2015-02-26 15:00 by WHBY

Cowles stands by right-to-work vote

A Republican lawmaker from Allouez is talking about his vote on the right-to-work law. Senator Rob Cowles was one of 17 Republicans to support the proposal. He says he supports the change, because he doesn't feel anyone should be forced…

posted 2015-02-26 13:30 by WHBY

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