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Gas prices starting to drop

The price at the pump is falling, about two weeks after it spiked because of a refinery problem in Indiana. Some gas stations in the Appleton area lowered their prices a bit yesterday, to around $2.79 gallon. AAA Wisconsin spokesman…

posted 2015-08-25 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton schools delay insurance decision

It could be about three more weeks before Appleton school district employees know where their health insurance will come from next year. Don Hietpas is the district's chief financial officer. He says the school board delayed a decision last night…

posted 2015-08-25 05:02 by WHBY

Attendance up at Appleton pools

Appleton's outdoor pools are closed for the season, and the city's recreation director says a lot of people came to Erb and Mead pools this summer. Niki Wendt says the combined attendance was about 70,000, and that's up about 4,000…

posted 2015-08-25 05:01 by WHBY

More elk released in Wisconsin

The DNR's effort to create a second elk herd took a big step forward recently when the agency released nearly two dozen of the animals into the wild. Kevin Wallenfang is the DNR's big game ecologist. He says the elk…

posted 2015-08-25 05:00 by WHBY


Planner: Don't panic over stock market

The stock market continued a three-day slide today, dropping about 1,000 points, shortly after opening. It bounced back late this morning, but it's still down. Mike Zimmer of Zimmer Financial Group in Kimberly says people shouldn't panic. He says the…

posted 2015-08-24 13:05 by WHBY

Questions remain about Menominee marijuana

A law school professor is weighing in on a referendum, to legalize marijuana, on the Menominee Indian reservation. Tribal members voted in favor of allowing recreational and medicinal use, last week. UW-Madison Professor Richard Monette says tribal sovereignty is similar…

posted 2015-08-24 13:04 by WHBY

UW-GB makes list of LGBTQ-friendly schools

A group says UW-Green Bay is one of the Top 25 LGBTQ-friendly campuses in the country. Campus Pride put together the rankings, and they're based on a school's policies and practices. Dean of Students Brenda Amenson-Hill says they opened a…

posted 2015-08-24 13:03 by WHBY

Bill targets campaign travel costs

A proposal from two Democrats would require state lawmakers to file monthly reports on their travel costs, if they're considering a run for federal office. Sen. Dave Hansen of Green Bay and Rep. Katrina Shankland of Stevens Point are introducing…

posted 2015-08-24 13:02 by WHBY

Speeding tops tickets in 1st half of year

If you got stopped by a cop in Wisconsin this year, it was most likely for speeding. Brad Babler of the DOT says about 20 percent of all traffic convictions, during the first half of 2015, were for driving too…

posted 2015-08-24 13:01 by WHBY

'Selfies' leading to more lice cases

You may want to think twice before going head to head with a friend to take a group "selfie." ThedaCare pediatrician Sharon Rink says she's seeing a lot of teens with head lice, and that's usually a low-risk group. She…

posted 2015-08-24 05:05 by WHBY

Stretch of Wisconsin Ave. closing for week

A railroad crossing project will impact drivers on a busy street on Appleton's westside. Canadian National is rebuilding the crossing on W. Wisconsin Avenue, near the Badger Avenue intersection. DOT spokesman Kim Rudat says on average, almost 25,000 vehicles a…

posted 2015-08-24 05:04 by WHBY

Omro man killed in Oshkosh motorcycle crash

A motorcycle crash in Oshkosh claimed the life of a 49-year-old Omro man on Saturday night. Police say he hit a curb, and a light pole, on the Main Street Bridge. He died at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah.

posted 2015-08-24 05:03 by WHBY

It's that time again.... The Tuesday PhilCast will be a celebration of all things that are my favorite holiday of…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
The Boldt Company High School team of the week is the Kimberly football team. The Papermakers won their third consecutive…
posted by Alex Solsma 1 day ago
Yes, I own one. Yes, I'll be wearing it while broadcasting the Monday PhilCast. There it is, the magical hoodie.…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago