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2014-04-08

Statewide voucher scores lower than public schools

Students attending private schools in the state, under the voucher program, did not score as well as their public school counterparts in reading or math. Test results show 33 percent of students in the statewide program were proficient or advanced…

posted 2014-04-08 13:04 by WHBY

'Weight of the Fox Valley' effort coming soon

At the same time Green Bay is being called the ninth-most obese community in the country, there's an effort in the Fox Cities area to deal with obesity. Appleton public health director Kurt Eggebrecht is involved with the Weight of…

posted 2014-04-08 13:03 by WHBY

Highway commissioner urges driver caution

Outagamie County highway officials are reminding drivers to slow down, when they see road crews. Highway commissioner Al Guerts says his workers are busy filling potholes, after the long winter left many roads in need of repair. Guerts says three…

posted 2014-04-08 13:02 by WHBY

Little Chute plans north side development

Little Chute officials are trying to spur development in the village, north of Highway 41, and a new residential project could move forward in the coming months. Administrator James Fenlon says he hopes to have an agreement with a developer…

posted 2014-04-08 13:01 by WHBY

Appleton gets additional CDBG funds

Appleton got a little extra money from the federal government this year to help various community and housing programs. Ald. Peter Stueck says they estimated that the city would receive $500,000, but the total was about $25,000 more than that.…

posted 2014-04-08 13:00 by WHBY

Statewide test scores up slightly

The latest statewide public school test scores are in, and overall, they're up in reading and math. But the results also show there's still a wide disparity between white students and minorities. The Department of Public Instruction released the scores…

posted 2014-04-08 05:15 by WHBY

G.B. ranks among most obese cities

Obesity rates in the Green Bay area are among the worst in the country. A survey by Gallup and Healthways found that 33 percent in the community are considered obese. Nutritionist Roxanne Denneau of Bellin Health says the results are…

posted 2014-04-08 05:05 by WHBY

FdL police look for help in cold case murder

There may be a break in a cold case in Fond du Lac, but investigators are hopeful that more people will come to police with information. 18-year-old Berit Beck was abducted and murdered in July of 1990, and her body…

posted 2014-04-08 05:04 by WHBY

DOT holding meeting on Hwy. 41 in Brown Co.

The DOT is moving forward with a number of projects along Highway 41 this summer, and officials are answering questions about several of them, during a meeting this afternoon. Spokesman Mark Kantola says they're focusing on the work between Glory…

posted 2014-04-08 05:03 by WHBY

Lawmaker calls for equal pay

A lawmaker from Appleton hopes the state can work to close the gender gap in pay over the next year. Today is national Equal Pay Day. Democratic Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber says the state should pass a law, for the…

posted 2014-04-08 05:02 by WHBY

Panel looks at liquor license revokations

Appleton can take away the liquor license from businesses that have a number of violations, and some leaders are exploring other options. While members of the community and economic development committee talked about the need for strict punishments last night,…

posted 2014-04-08 05:01 by WHBY

2014-04-07

Some companies bring back overseas jobs

An out-of-state non-profit group says more Wisconsin companies are leaving China, and other countries, and moving jobs back to the state. The Reshoring Initiative says labor costs and other issues are behind the change. The leader of a local economic…

posted 2014-04-07 13:05 by WHBY

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