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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

State tax cuts could be tough sell

Republican leaders in the Legislature aren't so sure about Governor Walker's plans to cut taxes in the upcoming budget. With the state facing a possible $2.2 billion deficit, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says income or property tax cuts could…

posted 2015-01-07 13:04 by WHBY

Werner Electric project moving forward

A local company can move forward with plans for a new headquarters and distribution center in Grand Chute. The town board gave its final approval to Werner Electric's project, near the corner of Prospect Avenue and Casaloma Drive. Werner Electric…

posted 2015-01-07 13:03 by WHBY

State confirms 1st child flu death

The flu claimed the life of a child in Wisconsin. Epidemiologist Tom Haupt of the state health department says it's the first confirmed death. He says they only track pediatric deaths from the flu. Haupt says the virus is hitting…

posted 2015-01-07 13:02 by WHBY

CDC calls for second pneumonia shot

The CDC says people over 65 should get a series of two pneumonia vaccinations, and that could lead to higher costs for some seniors. Appleton public health department nursing supervisor Sonja Jensen says the agency previously only called for getting…

posted 2015-01-07 13:01 by WHBY

Pilot program helps YMCA child safety

After going through a pilot program, the YMCA of the Fox Cities could make some changes to its child safety practices. Brian Rammer is the associate executive director of the Neenah-Menasha location. He says they looked at how they performed…

posted 2015-01-07 13:00 by WHBY

High School Sports Scores: Tuesday, January 6th

BOYS BASKETBALL Little Chute over FVL 41-35 Ripon over Freedom 51-43 Xavier over Winneconne 70-61 Appleton West over Appleton North 58-43 Neenah over Appleton East 53-26 Kaukauna over Fond du Lac 75-42 Kimberly over Oshkosh West 58-39 Oshkosh North over…

posted 2015-01-07 08:14:27 by WHBY

Neenah gets report on downtown parking

Neenah officials should find better ways to use the existing parking spaces that are available in the downtown area. That's one of the major recommendations from a consultant, to solve parking problems in that area. Mayor Dean Kaufert says some…

posted 2015-01-07 05:05 by WHBY

Ribble looking forward to GOP majorities

Now that Republicans have the majority in Congress, a lawmaker from northeast Wisconsin says he's anxious to see what happens, when bills get to President Obama's desk. Republican Congressman Reid Ribble of Sherwood is entering his third term in the…

posted 2015-01-07 05:04 by WHBY

FVHA sets adoption record

A record number of animals found new homes last year, through the Fox Valley Humane Association. Executive director Deb Lewis says they had 3,560, and that's up 79 percent from 2013. She says their involvement with the Rachel Ray Challenge…

posted 2015-01-07 05:03 by WHBY

Salvation Army just short of goal

The Salvation Army Fox Cities fell just short of its $1.2 million year-end fundraising goal, but officials are hoping to raise the remaining money quickly. Spokesman Robb Waugus says they're looking for about $30,000, and they'll keep their books open,…

posted 2015-01-07 05:02 by WHBY

5 races set for Appleton city council

The field is set for the spring election, for spots on Appleton's city council. Five races will be on the ballot, and one of them will be for an open seat. Ald. Peter Stueck didn't run again, in the 9th…

posted 2015-01-07 05:01 by WHBY

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