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2015-03-17

LFB: Walker's budget would raise taxes, fees

A report shows Governor Walker's proposed budget would raise taxes and fees by $48 million over two years. The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau analyzed the governor's plan. Dale Knapp is a researcher for the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance. He says that's…

posted 2015-03-17 05:01 by WHBY

2015-03-16

Chemical leak at SCA Tissue prompts evacuation

About 20 homes were evacuated this morning in Menasha, because of a chemical leak at the SCA Tissue plant. Crews from Neenah-Menasha Fire Rescue were called just after 8 a.m., and they cleared the surrounding neighborhood. Officials say a chlorine-based…

posted 2015-03-16 13:05 by WHBY

Budget could force UW-Osh to cut 80 jobs

UW-Oshkosh's chancellor says the school would lose dozens of employees, if Governor Walker's proposed budget cut goes through. The governor would eliminate $300 million in funding for the UW System, in his plan for the next two years. Chancellor Andrew…

posted 2015-03-16 13:04 by WHBY

Menasha schools could face budget deficit

Staffing levels in the Menasha school district are expected to remain pretty flat for the next school year. Sup. Chris VanderHeyden says their enrollment numbers should be stable, and they're expecting to cut half of one full-time position. He says…

posted 2015-03-16 13:03 by WHBY

DNR: Wildfire danger high in many areas

A week of mild and windy weather is boosting the chances for wildfires across much of Wisconsin. DNR is reporting that the fire danger is high, in Winnebago and Calumet counties. It's in the moderate range, in Outagamie and Brown…

posted 2015-03-16 13:02 by WHBY

Tourism industry gathers in La Crosse

About 1,000 people are catching up on the latest trends in the tourism industry, at an annual conference early this week. The Governor's Conference on Tourism is in La Crosse this year. Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett says local tourism officials,…

posted 2015-03-16 13:01 by WHBY

Crashes at Neenah roundabout drop

There were a lot of crashes at a roundabout in Neenah after it first opened, four years ago, but there were half as many last year. Neenah police say there were 42 reported accidents at the intersection of Winneconne Avenue…

posted 2015-03-16 05:05 by WHBY

Kaukauna plans park in growing area

Kaukauna officials are planning to build a neighborhood park, in a part of the city that lacks public places for kids to play. Mayor Gene Rosin says the city bought a four-acre property last fall on the southeast corner of…

posted 2015-03-16 05:04 by WHBY

Lawmakers struggle over school accountability

If Republicans in the Assembly continue to insist on punishing failing schools, the leader on the school accountability issue in the Senate doesn't think anything will happen. Republican Sen. Paul Farrow says they should be trying to help those schools,…

posted 2015-03-16 05:03 by WHBY

Traveling history exhibit visits Appleton

The Wisconsin Historical Society is bringing a traveling exhibit across the state, and for the next 1-1/2 months, it will be in Appleton. The Wisconsin History Tour arrives at the History Museum at the Castle tomorrow. Exhibit spokesman Jim Draeger…

posted 2015-03-16 05:02 by WHBY

2015-03-13

Jorgenson gets 25 yrs for child's death

A former town of Menasha man is going to prison for 25 years, for the death of a three-year-old girl. Twenty-seven-year-old Ryan Jorgenson was watching his fiance's daughter at his duplex, in May of last year, when she suffered a…

posted 2015-03-13 15:05 by WHBY

Subject of Silver Alert found dead

The subject of a Silver Alert in Green Bay was found dead in Oconto County last night. Sixty-eight-year-old Philip Jeanquart suffered from dementia, and he was last seen on Tuesday afternoon. Green Bay Police Lt. Keith Gering says a man…

posted 2015-03-13 15:04 by WHBY

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