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2016-02-16

Senate candidates split on high court process

There's a debate on what should happen with the open spot on the U.S. Supreme Court, and the two U.S. Senate candidates from Wisconsin are on opposite sides. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Oshkosh says the Senate should hold off,…

posted 2016-02-16 05:03 by WHBY

Feingold lays out plans for businesses

The Democrat in this year's race for one of Wisconsin's U.S. Senate seats is talking about ways to encourage business growth. Former Senator Russ Feingold was in Combined Locks yesterday to tour the Appleton Coated mill. He says there are…

posted 2016-02-16 05:02 by WHBY

Gas prices up in Appleton area

Gas prices jumped by six or seven cents yesterday, and an expert says that's not surprising. AAA Wisconsin spokesman Nick Jarmusz says they typically start to climb late in February, once people start driving more again. Jarmusz says right now,…

posted 2016-02-16 05:01 by WHBY

2016-02-15

Chisel falls short in Grammy bid

The co-founder of the Mile of Music festival did not win a Grammy today. Cory Chisel was nominated as the main songwriter for "The Traveling Kind" in the Best American Roots Song category. He wrote the song with Rodney Crowell…

posted 2016-02-15 16:04 by WHBY

Ariens responds to civil rights claim

The leader of the Ariens company is responding to the civil rights violation claim. CEO Dan Ariens says officials announced the break policy decision to employees last October, and the 51 Muslim workers had plenty of time to decide whether…

posted 2016-02-15 14:00 by WHBY

Group to file claim over Ariens prayer breaks

A federal agency could get involved with the controversy over Muslim workers at the Ariens Company, and taking unscheduled breaks to pray. The Council on American-Islamic Relations announced plans to file a complaint with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.…

posted 2016-02-15 13:05 by WHBY

Fight looming over Justice Scalia replacement

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia died over the weekend, and the process of finding his successor is uncertain. President Obama will likely select a candidate for the high court, for Senate confirmation. Some Republican presidential candidates are calling for the…

posted 2016-02-15 13:04 by WHBY

Merkes running for third term

Three candidates are facing on in tomorrow's primary election, for Menasha mayor. Incumbent Mayor Don Merkes is trying to win a third, four-year term. He says the city is in better shape now, than when he took office. Merkes says…

posted 2016-02-15 13:03 by WHBY

Man tried to rob Taco Bell in Appleton

Appleton police are looking for the suspect in an attempted robbery on the city's east side. Sgt. Dave Lund says the man went into a Taco Bell on Express Court, just before 4 p.m. last Friday. He says the man…

posted 2016-02-15 13:02 by WHBY

G.B. police have pictures of Subway robber

Green Bay police hope some pictures generate leads about an armed robbery. They released three pictures of the suspect, and his car, from the January 27 holdup of the Subway restaurant, in the 1100 block of Radisson Street. The suspect…

posted 2016-02-15 13:01 by WHBY

Voter ID law in place for primary

If you plan on casting a ballot in tomorrow's primary election, remember to bring a photo ID. The state's voter ID law is in effect, after it was hung up in the courts for several years. Appleton city clerk Kami…

posted 2016-02-15 05:05 by WHBY

Low turnout expected for primary

Only about 10 percent of voters are expected to hit the polls, across the state, for tomorrow's primary. Government Accountability Board executive director Kevin Kennedy says that's disappointing, especially because important local races are on the ballot.  The only statewide…

posted 2016-02-15 05:04 by WHBY

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