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2015-01-08

Hanna: Expo decision could impact growth

The leader of Appleton questions why businesses would want to invest in the downtown, in the wake of the city council's decision on the expo center. Mayor Tim Hanna says in order to fill vacant buildings and bring economic growth,…

posted 2015-01-08 13:04 by WHBY

Council says 'No' to Woolen Mills Lofts

A proposal to convert an industrial building, in the Appleton flats, into apartments is on the shelf. The city council decided not to re-zone the former A.C. Compressor property from industrial to residential. The plans for the Woolen Mills Lofts…

posted 2015-01-08 13:03 by WHBY

Hansen weighs in on school accountability

A lawmaker from Green Bay says grading schools on an A to F basis doesn't consider a student's development. Republicans in the Assembly introduced a school accountability bill yesterday, and it includes the grading system for public, charter, and private…

posted 2015-01-08 13:02 by WHBY

Bill targets 'upskirting'

A proposal would make it easier to prosecute people in the state, if they're taking pictures of others under their clothing, without their consent. A bill that lawmakers are taking up would make what's known as "upskirting" a felony. Rep.…

posted 2015-01-08 13:01 by WHBY

Assembly could raise overnight per diem

Members of the Assembly might get more money for staying overnight in Madison. Republican Speaker Robin Vos wants to significantly increase per diem payments for overnight stays, from $88 a day to almost $138. If lawmakers are heading home for…

posted 2015-01-08 13:00 by WHBY

High School Sports Schedule: Thursday, January 8th

High School Sports Schedule: Thursday, January 08th, 2015 BOYS BASKETBALL Reedsville at Brillion Saint Mary’s Central at Roncalli Wrightstown at Valders Marinette at West De Pere GIRLS BASKETBALL Freedom at Berlin Luxemburg-Casco at Denmark Xavier at Fox Valley Lutheran Seymour…

posted 2015-01-08 08:02:33 by WHBY

Downtown expo center in jeopardy

There might not be an expo center in downtown Appleton, after a decision by the city council last night. Members shot down an agreement with Outagamie County to buy the proposed site for just over $2 million. The vote was…

posted 2015-01-08 05:05 by WHBY

Hanna reacts to expo vote

Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna says he'll start talking with people in the community about other options, in the wake of the expo center vote. He says there might be a misconception about the breakdown of the costs for the facility.…

posted 2015-01-08 05:04 by WHBY

Steineke details school accountability bill

A school accountability bill in the Assembly would give schools a letter grade, and provide punishments for "failing" schools. Republican Majority Leader Jim Steinke of Vandenbroek says the letter grades would apply to all public schools, and private schools in…

posted 2015-01-08 05:03 by WHBY

Heating bills still on track to drop

The current arctic blast shouldn't have much of an impact on the overall winter heating costs. That's according to spokesmen for two utilities that serve northeast Wisconsin. Kerry Spees of Wisconsin Public Service says he's still predicting a 20 percent…

posted 2015-01-08 05:02 by WHBY

Man guilty of trying to kidnap bartender

An Outagamie County jury convicted a man for attacking a female bartender on Appleton's westside. Jurors found 46-year-old Dennis Mitchell guilty of attempted kidnapping, and prostitution, after a two-day trial. Court records say Mitchell was at "Lingerie Night" at the…

posted 2015-01-08 05:01 by WHBY

2015-01-07

School accountability bill introduced

A school accountability bill introduced in the Assembly this morning, would give schools a letter grade, starting next year. The proposal also calls for converting a failing public school into an independent charter school, if it doesn't improve, over a…

posted 2015-01-07 13:05 by WHBY

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