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2014-07-01

Van Laanen becomes PAC president today

A new leader is officially in place at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. Executive vice president Maria Van Laanen is taking over for retiring president Susan Stockton today. Van Laanen says they've been working together on the transition, since…

posted 2014-07-01 05:03 by WHBY

State tax collections down

Tax collections were down by 0.4 percent over the last 11 months in Wisconsin, but a local lawmaker isn't too concerned. Republican Sen. Mike Ellis of Neenah says if the trend continues, the state budget would have a $30 million…

posted 2014-07-01 05:02 by WHBY

Recent grads still rely on parents for help

A study by a UW-Madison dean found that half of all recent college grads still need some financial help from their parents. The report shows many of them have a full-time job, and a local financial counselor says those results…

posted 2014-07-01 05:01 by WHBY

Potts gets 25 yrs in prison for 2008 G.C. murder

A 31-year-old man is going to prison for 25 years for a 2008 Grand Chute murder. Michael Potts of Milwaukee pleaded no contest to a charge of first-degree reckless homicide charge in March, during his second trial. He was convicted…

posted 2014-07-01 05:00 by WHBY

2014-06-30

U.S. Attorney: Miron overcharged school districts

A local construction company is accused of overcharging school districts for building projects. The FBI investigated Miron Construction, and the U.S. Attorneys office revealed allegations yesterday that the company was intentionally inflating the wages of employees. Miron paid the federal…

posted 2014-06-30 19:45 by WHBY

Appleton cancels World Cup watch party

The city of Appleton is cancelling tomorrow's World Cup soccer watch party, at Houdini Plaza. City officials say they're concerned about the potential for rain, and severe weather, in the afternoon. The game between the U.S. and Belgium is scheduled…

posted 2014-06-30 14:44 by WHBY

Southern Wis. hit by possible tornadoes

State and local officials are assessing the damage from potential tornadoes in southern Wisconsin. The National Weather Service is confirming that at least one twister touched down in Iowa County. Tod Pritchard is a spokesman for Wisconsin emergency management, and…

posted 2014-06-30 13:05 by WHBY

Group plans to reopen Menasha lock by Friday

Repair crews are working against the clock this week, to reopen Menasha lock, before the 4th of July. Fox River Navigational System Authority CEO Harlan Kiesow says an upper hinge on one of the lock doors broke, over the weekend.…

posted 2014-06-30 13:04 by WHBY

More companies offering same-sex benefits

More than three-quarters of the nation's companies offer benefits to same-sex couples. That's the finding of a study by the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans. Research director Julie Stich says 82 percent provide the benefits, and that's 21 percent…

posted 2014-06-30 13:03 by WHBY

Walker reacts to high court ruling

Governor Walker says a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court today reinforces his move to make changes to the state's collective bargaining laws. Walker's law passed in 2011, and it stripped nearly all collective bargaining rights from most public workers.…

posted 2014-06-30 13:02 by WHBY

String of break-ins, thefts in Oshkosh

Police in Oshkosh say they've had a burglary spree over the last few days. Officer Joe Nichols says one business was hit last Friday night, or Saturday morning, and money was missing. He says there were three more break-ins, Saturday…

posted 2014-06-30 13:01 by WHBY

Waushara Co. crash victim from Fremont

The victim of a fatal crash in Waushara County last week was a 35-year-old Fremont man. Authorities say Eric Paulson missed a curve last Friday morning, on Highway 49, in the town of Bloomfield, and rolled his vehicle. He was…

posted 2014-06-30 13:00 by WHBY

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