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2015-05-27

Panel opposes library referendum

The issue of holding a referendum on the Appleton Public Library project is back on the table, and so far, the results are the same. The city's finance committee voted against an advisory question, on a 4-1 vote yesterday. The…

posted 2015-05-27 05:03 by WHBY

Shawano Co. highway worker killed

A worker for the Shawano County highway department was killed, on the job, yesterday. The sheriff's department says the 30-year-old Shawano man was hit by a minivan, while he was working as a flagger, north of Gresham, around 11:45 a.m.…

posted 2015-05-27 05:02 by WHBY

Expert thinks TWC sale will impact some jobs

If Charter Communications closes its deal to buy Time Warner Cable, a telecommunications expert believes some jobs in the state would be in jeopardy. Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna says Time Warner officials told him the sale shouldn't have an effect…

posted 2015-05-27 05:01 by WHBY

Jacque defends prevailing wage hearing

A Republican from De Pere is defying the leader of the Assembly on the prevailing wage issue. Rep. Andre Jacque scheduled a committee hearing, and vote today, on a bill to repeal the rules. He says he wouldn't have done…

posted 2015-05-27 05:00 by WHBY

2015-05-26

Brewers fall to Giants, 6-3

San Francisco led Milwaukee the entire game defeating them 6-3 in the second game of their three game series.  Matt Garza (2-7) was awarded the loss for the Brewers, pitching five ininngs giving up five runs off of eight hits…

posted 2015-05-26 22:20:34 by WHBY

Charter planning Time Warner takeover

Cable customers in northeast Wisconsin might have a new provider, soon. Charter Communications is proposing a $55 billion deal, to buy Time Warner Cable. The possible sale comes about a month after Comcast dropped its plans to buy Time Warner.…

posted 2015-05-26 13:05 by WHBY

Hanna: Deal shouldn't impact TWC jobs

Appleton's mayor says he heard from Time Warner Cable, leading up to the proposed sale to Charter Communications. Time Warner has a call center, and operations building, on the city's eastside, and the company is one of the biggest employers…

posted 2015-05-26 13:04 by WHBY

State not 'out of the woods' with bird flu

A spokeswoman for a state agency says chicken and turkey farms aren't "out of the woods" yet, three weeks after Wisconsin's last confirmed case of the bird flu. Raechelle Cline of the department of agriculture, trade, and consumer protection says…

posted 2015-05-26 13:03 by WHBY

Prevailing wage debate heats up

The top Republican in the Assembly is concerned that a hearing on the prevailing wage issue could hurt ongoing negotiations. Republican Rep. Andre Jacque of De Pere wants an Assembly committee to vote on a bill to eliminate the prevailing…

posted 2015-05-26 13:02 by WHBY

Watchdog criticizes planned fundraiser

The head of a government watchdog group is raising red flags about a planned fundraiser during state budget talks. Republican Sen. Alberta Darling of River Hills is hosting an event on Thursday, at an exclusive club in Madison. She's one…

posted 2015-05-26 13:01 by WHBY

Deal on Bucks arena could be coming

It appears that a deal for a $500 million arena, for the Milwaukee Bucks, could be close. Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and Bucks president Peter Feigin say they're optimistic that a deal can be in place, by Friday. They met…

posted 2015-05-26 13:01 by WHBY

Developers to show off latest plans for mill site

Redevelopment plans for the former Kimberly mill are slowly moving forward, and the developers are holding an open house, later this week. Renee Torzala is a spokeswoman for Stadtmueller and Associates. She says they want to get input on the…

posted 2015-05-26 05:05 by WHBY

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