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2014-08-18

Watchdog reacts to lobbyists campaigning

The head of a government watchdog group is weighing in on a move by Assembly Republican leaders to recruit lobbyists, to campaign for candidates. Jay Heck of Common Cause says some voters might consider it unseemly, if not wrong, that…

posted 2014-08-18 05:04 by WHBY

Mortgage interest rates remain low

Realtors are keeping their eyes on interest rates for home mortgages. Kevin King is the leader of a regional chapter of the Wisconsin Realtors Association. He says rates aren't at record lows, but they're pretty affordable. He says they're bound…

posted 2014-08-18 05:02 by WHBY

Lineville Rd. interchange closing

An interchange along Highway 41, north of Green Bay, is going to close today. The DOT says the Lineville Road interchange will be shut down for about 60 days. The closure also includes a stretch of Lineville Road.

posted 2014-08-18 05:01 by WHBY

Dehumidifier caused Appleton house fire

A house on Appleton's westside has extensive smoke damage from a weekend fire. Crews say smoke was coming from the basement, when they got to a home in the 1200 block of W. Lawrence Street, around 7 p.m. Saturday. They…

posted 2014-08-18 05:00 by WHBY

2014-08-17

Lucroy's bat hot as Brewers sweep Dodgers

The Milwaukee Brewers completed a sweep of Los Angeles Sunday, beating the Dodgers 7-0 at Dodger Stadium. Jonathan Lucroy had 5 RBI's for the day including a two run homer off starting pitcher Dan Haren to left field in the…

posted 2014-08-17 18:16:23 by WHBY

2014-08-15

Hanna not taking stance on wheel tax

A proposal for a wheel tax is coming before the Appleton city council next week, and the idea came from the city's leader. Mayor Tim Hanna says he thought about the possibility while cutting his lawn, and thinking of ways…

posted 2014-08-15 13:05 by WHBY

Study complete on Rapide Croche boat lift

The planning for a boat transfer station at the Rapide Croche dam is progressing. DNR environmental analyst James Doperalski says they recently completed an environmental analysis of the project. He says they would use a fork truck, or mobile hoist,…

posted 2014-08-15 13:04 by WHBY

State may lighten requirements for ID cards

In light of a recent state Supreme Court ruling on Wisconsin's voter ID law, people might not need as much documentation when they try to get a state-issued ID. Justices upheld the law, but they raised concerns that people need…

posted 2014-08-15 13:03 by WHBY

State launches campaign targeting OWI

The state is launching another campaign to target drunk drivers. Dave Pabst of the State Patrol says the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign starts today, and runs through Labor Day. More than 400 law enforcement agencies around the…

posted 2014-08-15 13:02 by WHBY

Rock Cancer set for Saturday

An event that raises money for local families, dealing with cancer, is coming up tomorrow in Little Chute. This is the sixth year that the Spierings Cancer Foundation is holding the Rock Cancer festival. Founder, and cancer survivor Jim Spierings…

posted 2014-08-15 13:01 by WHBY

Hanna, other mayors to do Ice Bucket Challenge

Three mayors will be in downtown Appleton tomorrow morning to dump ice water over their heads. Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna, Manitowoc Mayor Justin Nickels, and De Pere Mayor Michael Walsh will participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge during the downtown…

posted 2014-08-15 13:00 by WHBY

Walker reacts to latest job numbers

Governor Walker is encouraged by the state's latest jobs report. Numbers released yesterday by the state's workforce development department show that the state added 3,200 private sector jobs last month. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate rose 0.1 percent, to 5.8 percent.…

posted 2014-08-15 05:05 by WHBY

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