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2014-08-28

Student-teacher ratios climb in state

Student-teacher ratios in classrooms around the state are rising. A study by the Wisconsin Budget Project found that over a seven-year period, ratios climbed from 14.3 students per teacher, to 15.5. Tamerine Cornelius is an analyst for the group, and…

posted 2014-08-28 13:03 by WHBY

DOT hopes for repeat with Packers traffic

Packers fans heading to today's preseason game should do whatever they did last week to keep traffic running smoothly. That's the advice of DOT spokesman Kim Rudat. He says they didn't have any major problems, despite the construction on Highway…

posted 2014-08-28 13:02 by WHBY

Another city adds green bike lanes

While the state's two largest cities are starting to put green bike lanes in high-conflict areas, they might not be coming to the Appleton area yet. Fox Cities Greenways president Michael Kaeding says before they would take that step, the…

posted 2014-08-28 13:01 by WHBY

Walker reacts to Potawatomi's non-payment

Governor Walker doesn't seem very close to making a decision on the Menominee tribe's proposed casino in Kenosha. He says the Potawatomi tribe's move to protest the project, by withholding its annual $25 million payment to the state, shows that…

posted 2014-08-28 05:05 by WHBY

Kaukauna company adding 150 jobs

A Kaukauna company is working on the final phase of an expansion project that will lead to about 150 more jobs. Team Industries vice president of sales Mike Mincks says they recently expanded their loading facility, and bought a neighboring…

posted 2014-08-28 05:04 by WHBY

New UW-GB leader prepares for school year

He's been on the job for almost four weeks, and UW-Green Bay's new chancellor is awaiting the start of his first school year on campus. Chancellor Gary Miller says he's going to take time to review what they've been doing…

posted 2014-08-28 05:03 by WHBY

WWII vet receives medals

A World War II veteran received a number of medals that he earned, while serving his country. Ninety-one-year-old Al Feavel was surprised by family yesterday, during a ceremony at Oakridge Care Center in the town of Menasha. Feavel's niece, Cindy…

posted 2014-08-28 05:02 by WHBY

2014-08-27

Frigo bridge repairs cost $15 mil

The repairs to the Leo Frigo bridge in Green Bay cost $15 million. Project manager Tom Buchholz says that less than their projection of $18 million to $20 million. A segment of the bridge sagged, last year, when the supports…

posted 2014-08-27 15:04 by WHBY

Task force takes on domestic violence

A survey of 500 domestic violence survivors and advocates helped a state task force put together a long-range plan for dealing with abuse. Co-chair Sue Sippel says statistics show more than 700,000 women in Wisconsin will be beaten, stalked or…

posted 2014-08-27 15:03 by WHBY

Group talks about minimum wage referenum

A group demonstrated outside of Congressman Reid Ribble's downtown Appleton office today, to support raising the minimum wage. There's a proposal to increase it from $7.25 an hour, to $10.10 over a two-year period. Kevin Kane of Citizen Action of…

posted 2014-08-27 13:02 by WHBY

Neenah boy pulled from water died

A six-year-old Neenah boy was pronounced dead, about a half-hour after he was pulled from the water, near Neenah's Riverside Park last evening. Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson says the Neenah Menasha Fire Rescue dive team found Elijah Vanderhoof shortly after…

posted 2014-08-27 12:00 by WHBY

Police investigate string of arson fires

Police believe someone intentionally started a garage fire in Appleton, and six vehicle fires in the city and town of Menasha. Appleton Sgt. Dave Lund says they think all of the arson fires happened early last Saturday morning, in an…

posted 2014-08-27 05:05 by WHBY

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