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2015-02-12

Lawmakers ask Walker to meet with Menominee

Menominee tribal officials say Governor Walker has been inaccessible to them, since he denied their Kenosha casino plan last month. A bipartisan group of lawmakers is calling on him to go back to the table, when he gets back from…

posted 2015-02-12 13:01 by WHBY

Walker wants tax cuts if revenues rise

If state revenues increase, a top aide to Governor Walker says tax cuts would be a top priority. Secretary Mike Huebsch of the department of administration says they're waiting for the latest projections this spring. He says if they're higher…

posted 2015-02-12 13:00 by WHBY

Child porn charges filed in Vaile case

The former administrator in the village of Hortonville is accused of possessing child pornography. Outagamie County prosecutors filed 16 felony counts against 60-year-old Patrick Vaile. He resigned yesterday, following his arrest Tuesday night. Court records say investigators found about 170…

posted 2015-02-12 05:05 by WHBY

'No surprises' in expo center site analysis

An environmental study of the proposed site of an expo center in downtown Appleton didn't turn up any surprises. That's according to Appleton's community development director Karen Harkness. She says there aren't any impediments to moving forward with the project.…

posted 2015-02-12 05:04 by WHBY

Forum focuses on sex trafficking

Advocates talked about the issues with sex trafficking in the Fox Cities during a forum last night. Connie Campbell of Five Stones works to raise awareness about the crime. She says it's imperative for the community to realize that the…

posted 2015-02-12 05:03 by WHBY

G.C. police seek possible robbery suspect

Grand Chute police believe the suspect in a robbery may have been in the Green Bay area. The department released pictures from surveillance video, showing a man leaving a business. Police say a man gave the teller at the Fox…

posted 2015-02-12 05:02 by WHBY

L.C. company expanding

A manufacturer in Little Chute is expanding. Bernie Dahlin is the president of Shapes Unlimited. He says the 35,000 square-foot addition to the Nixon Street facility will cost about $1.5 million. The company will also hire about 25 more workers…

posted 2015-02-12 05:01 by WHBY

UW group to study e-cigarettes

UW researchers are going to look into the health impact of e-cigarettes. The federal government is providing a $3.7 million grant to the Center for Tobacco Research and Intervention in Madison, for a five-year study. Dr. Megan Piper says they're…

posted 2015-02-12 05:00 by WHBY

2015-02-11

Hortonville official jailed for child porn

Hortonville's village administrator is in the Outagamie County jail, on accusations that he had child pornography. Records from the Outagamie County jail show Patrick Vaile was booked around 6:15 p.m. yesterday, on 10 possible charges of possessing child pornography. Sheriff's…

posted 2015-02-11 13:05 by WHBY

Fox Cities businesses optimistic about 2015

Local businesses say their future is looking bright. The Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce unveiled the results of its annual economic outlook survey, this morning, in downtown Appleton. Larry Burkhardt of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership says most businesses reported…

posted 2015-02-11 13:04 by WHBY

Appleton exceeded snow budget by 30%

The rough winter of a year ago did a number to the city of Appleton's budget for snow removal. The public works department exceeded its 2014 budget in that area by 30 percent. The city spent just over $1.6 million…

posted 2015-02-11 13:03 by WHBY

Harrison to develop plan for growth

Harrison officials want to put together plans for future growth in the village and town. Administrator Travis Parish says they want to identify areas for commercial and industrial projects, residential neighborhoods, parks, and a community center. He says the community…

posted 2015-02-11 13:02 by WHBY

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