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2015-01-23

Lawmaker wants tougher drunk driving laws

A lawmaker from southeast Wisconsin is promising to work on proposals that would go after drunk drivers. Rep. Jim Ott of Mequon says he wants to make sure first-time offenders make a court appearance. The Republican says that should be…

posted 2015-01-23 05:03 by WHBY

Girl Scouts starting online cookie sales

People can use cyberspace, to order Girl Scout cookies, for the first time. The national organization is letting girls set up their own website, for family, friends and others. The annual sale starts today. Lee Snodgrass  is a spokeswoman for…

posted 2015-01-23 05:02 by WHBY

L.U. trivia contest turning 50

Trivia players, and organizers of Lawrence University's annual contest are celebrating its 50th anniversary. The contest gets underway, just after 10 p.m. tonight, on the school's online radio station. J.B. deRosset came up with the idea for a contest. He…

posted 2015-01-23 05:01 by WHBY

Menominee sweetens deal for casino

The Menominee tribe is taking another step to try to convince Governor Walker to approve a casino in Kenosha. The governor has said taxpayers could have to repay hundreds of millions of dollars in past payments, if the Forest County…

posted 2015-01-23 05:00 by WHBY

Scammers targeting gas stations

Scammers are going after gas stations in the Fox Valley. The state's consumer protection agency says a caller poses as a district manager and tells the worker to take $500 from the register. They're supposed to go to a drug…

posted 2015-01-23 04:59 by WHBY

2015-01-22

Expo center focus returns to talks

Now that the proposed expo center in downtown Appleton is back on the table, city leaders will again focus on the unresolved issues with the plan. The city council decided last night to reconsider a vote from two weeks ago,…

posted 2015-01-22 13:05 by WHBY

Walker to include drug tests in budget

Governor Walker outlined some of his budget proposals this morning, during a stop in De Pere. The governor is making good on his campaign promise to require people to pass a drug test, if they're going to receive certain types…

posted 2015-01-22 13:04 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. jail programs could become model

Outagamie County's top official hopes their jail diversion programs can someday serve as a national model. County Executive Tom Nelson says county leaders met with representatives from the National Institute of Corrections, yesterday. That agency is evaluating programs and treatment…

posted 2015-01-22 13:03 by WHBY

John Street roundabout approved

A roundabout will be going next to an elementary school, along John Street in Appleton. The city council approved the plans, at E. South River Street last night, 10-4. Richmond elementary is at the intersection. Traffic engineer Eric Lom says…

posted 2015-01-22 13:02 by WHBY

Flu season worst in 6 years

A state official says this is the worst season for the flu, in six years. Epidemiologist Tom Haupt of the health department says they've had more than 3,000 hospitalizations across the state, so far. Haupt says while the flu vaccine…

posted 2015-01-22 13:01 by WHBY

Expo center plans back on track

Plans for an expo center in downtown Appleton are back on the table. Two weeks after shooting down a deal to buy the preferred site, the city council voted 11-3 last night to reconsider the decision. Members then sent the…

posted 2015-01-22 05:05 by WHBY

Council reverses decision on project in flats

Appleton's city council also changed its mind on a proposed $10 million development in the flats. Members voted 10-4 to rezone the former A.C. Compressor building, from industrial to residential. Two weeks ago, they opposed the plan to renovate the…

posted 2015-01-22 05:04 by WHBY

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