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2016-01-22

Bill creates felony for unemployment fraud

A Republican lawmaker wants to create tougher penalties, for defrauding the state's unemployment insurance program. Senator Chris Kapenga of Delafield says his proposal would make the crime a felony. He says the current penalties are inadequate. Republican Rep. Samantha Kerkman…

posted 2016-01-22 13:00 by WHBY

Public weighs in on Titletown District

Work could start in the spring on the Titletown District, next to Lambeau Field, and people had a chance to ask questions about the plans last night. The village of Ashwaubenon held an open house, and representatives of the Green…

posted 2016-01-22 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton trestle project could cost $1.1 mil

The price tag for the city of Appleton to turn a railroad trestle over the Fox River, into a trail, could top $1.1 million. The city is hoping to get some help from the state to cover the costs. Parks and…

posted 2016-01-22 05:04 by WHBY

Dassey moved to Portage prison

The nephew of Steven Avery is now at a different state prison. Twenty-six-year-old Brendan Dassey was convicted of helping Avery kill freelance photographer Teresa Halbach on Halloween of 2005. The state corrections department moved Dassey from Green Bay to the…

posted 2016-01-22 05:02 by WHBY

Cowles urges caution over spending

A Republican lawmaker from Allouez says new revenue projections have him thinking twice about some bills that will come before the Legislature this spring. The Legislative Fiscal Bureau revised its estimate for the current two-year budget yesterday, and the nonpartisan…

posted 2016-01-22 05:02 by WHBY

Walker pushes dual enrollment credits

Governor Walker says a dual enrollment program will help save students money on college, and reduce loan debt. He talked about his plan to expand the offerings at high schools, during a stop at Fox Valley Technical College. The governor…

posted 2016-01-22 05:01 by WHBY

ThedaCare expanding pilot program

A pilot program aimed at improving health care quality, while saving money, is growing. ThedaCare and Bellin Health partnered on the initiative, with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, in 2011. Dave Krueger is the executive director of the ThedaCare…

posted 2016-01-22 05:00 by WHBY

2016-01-21

Judge throws out Eagle Nation Cycles suit

A federal judge is dismissing a $50 million lawsuit filed by a downtown Neenah motorcycle shop against the city of Neenah and Winnebago County. The owners of Eagle Nation Cycles argued that authorities violated their civil rights during the execution…

posted 2016-01-21 13:05 by WHBY

Man severely beaten at hotel

Town of Menasha police say a 31-year-old homeless man was severely beaten at a hotel last night. Officer Jason Weber says he was unconscious when officers went to the Valley Inn, in the 2000 block of Holly Road, around 11:15…

posted 2016-01-21 13:04 by WHBY

Walker to sign civil service bill

An overhaul of the civil service system for state workers is headed to Governor Walker's desk, and he says he'll sign it. It would get rid of applicant exams, and replace them with resumes. It also makes changes to the…

posted 2016-01-21 13:03 by WHBY

Some FVTC students earn early credits

Governor Walker wants to give high school students more opportunities to earn college and technical college credits, and some at Fox Valley Technical College are already benefiting from that. Freshman Catherine Schraa of Greenville says she picked up 12 credits…

posted 2016-01-21 13:02 by WHBY

State expecting smaller budget surplus

The state's projected surplus, at the end of the two-year budget, won't be as big as initially expected. The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released a forecast today, showing that the state will have an additional $70.2 million. That's down from…

posted 2016-01-21 13:01 by WHBY

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