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2015-03-18

Assembly wants to boost speed limit to 70

The Assembly wants to increase the speed limit to 70 on some highways. Rep. Paul Tittl is the bill's main sponsor. The Manitowoc Republican says the DOT would pick the freeways that would have the higher limit. Republican Rep. John…

posted 2015-03-18 05:01 by WHBY

Senate passes ban on microbeads

Wisconsin is a step closer to banning plastic microbeads from soap, toothpaste, and other personal care products. Sen. Rob Cowles of Allouez authored the bill. The Senate approved it yesterday. The Republican says scientists discovered that the particles are flowing…

posted 2015-03-18 05:00 by WHBY

2015-03-17

Trial ordered in Fremont murder

A 43-year-old woman will stand trial for a murder in Fremont. A Waupaca County judge ruled there is probable cause to order a trial against Alison Roe, for the stabbing death of 43-year-old Chris Dake. Dake was stabbed to death,…

posted 2015-03-17 13:05 by WHBY

Businesses prepare for Hwy. 441 project

The DOT will start rebuilding the Highway 441 interchange with Appleton Road next month, and business leaders met with the agency this morning, to talk about the impacts. DOT spokesman Mark Kantola says the interchange, and a segment of Appleton…

posted 2015-03-17 13:04 by WHBY

Extra police patrols for St. Patrick's Day

The Brown County OWI Task Force will have extra officers on patrol on this St. Patrick's Day, looking for drunk drivers. Capt. Dan Sandberg says they typically use the task force on weekends, and for special holidays. Green Bay Police…

posted 2015-03-17 13:03 by WHBY

Menasha, Neenah councils hold rare meeting

The Neenah and Menasha city councils are holding a rare joint meeting tonight. They're going to talk about plans to build two pedestrian bridges to create a Trestle Trail loop through the communities. Menasha city clerk Debbie Galeazzi says one…

posted 2015-03-17 13:02 by WHBY

Appleton hosting meeting on Memorial Park

The city of Appleton is putting together long-range plans for Memorial Park, and officials want to know what people would like to see in the future. They're holding a public input session at the Scheig Center in the park, at…

posted 2015-03-17 13:01 by WHBY

National cheese contest in Wisconsin

The Dairy State is home to this year's U.S. Championship Cheese Contest, and it starts today. John Umhoefer is the head of the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association, and he says the competition is in downtown Milwaukee. Organizers hold the contest…

posted 2015-03-17 13:00 by WHBY

Larger Neenah clinic planned

ThedaCare is outgrowing four of its current facilities in Neenah, and the health care provider plans to start a project soon that will house them all. Jeff Mitchell is the vice president of ThedaCare Physicians. He says the family practice…

posted 2015-03-17 05:05 by WHBY

Menasha Corp. finds temporary home

An office building in downtown Menasha will have a temporary tenant soon. Menasha Corporation is moving to a vacant three-story building, in the 100 block of Main Street. Community development director Greg Keil says workers will be there for 16…

posted 2015-03-17 05:04 by WHBY

Spring allergy season arrives

The spring allergy season could be a mild one. Dr. Steve Kagen is making that prediction, because of the below-normal snowfall over the winter. He says they found the first samples of pollen from cottonwood and cedar trees over the…

posted 2015-03-17 05:03 by WHBY

Neenah may allow mason beehives in city

People in Neenah could soon raise a certain kind of bee in their backyard. The city council is talking about a proposal, tomorrow night, to allow mason beehives. The bees are docile, and rarely sting. Mayor Dean Kaufert says they're…

posted 2015-03-17 05:02 by WHBY

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