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Bill would set rules for using excess Lambeau tax

A Republican lawmaker from Brown County introduced a bill yesterday to return extra money from a sales tax for the Lambeau Field renovations to local communities. The sales tax reached its goal in March, but it won't end, until the…

posted 2015-06-09 05:03 by WHBY

Cause of crash still undetermined

Investigators don't know yet what caused an Appleton man to plow into a Calumet County sweeper truck, killing a highway department worker. Fifty-year-old Derrick Burkhalter of Hilbert died, a week after the wreck on Highway 10-114 in Harrison. Twenty-eight-year-old Andrew…

posted 2015-06-09 05:02 by WHBY

Rockwell exhibit opens at Trout Museum

A museum in downtown Appleton is showing off the work of one of the country's best-known artists. "Norman Rockwell: A Portrait of America" opens today at the Trout Museum of Art. President Pamela Williams-Lime says it features two different collections,…

posted 2015-06-09 05:01 by WHBY


Rain delays the game, but Brewers beat Pirates, 2-0

Rain delayed the game twice for over two hours total, but in the end Milwaukee finished with the victory, 2-0 over Pittsburgh.  The Brewers took a 1-0 lead in the fifth off of a Segura RBI single, before the first…

posted 2015-06-08 23:37:29 by WHBY

Police tight-lipped about G.B. murder

Green Bay police aren't saying much about a murder near the UW-Green Bay campus. A woman was found dead in a vehicle, early this morning. Campus police say she had multiple gunshot wounds. They haven't found the shooter or the gun.…

posted 2015-06-08 13:05 by WHBY

Description could help find abduction suspect

Police have a detailed description of a suspect in an attempted kidnapping at a Menasha park, and investigators hope that will help them make an arrest. A 12-year-old boy told police he was skateboarding by Hart Park, when he fell,…

posted 2015-06-08 13:04 by WHBY

AAA supports closing ignition interlock loophole

A statewide auto group is getting behind a bill that would close a loophole in the state's ignition interlock law, for drunk drivers. AAA Wisconsin spokesman Nick Jarmusz says some convicted drunk drivers have to put one of the devices…

posted 2015-06-08 13:02 by WHBY

GRACE, Notre Dame, SNC start partnership

There's a new collaboration between three Catholic education providers in the Green Bay area. St. Norbert College, the Green Bay Catholic Education System, and Notre Dame Academy announced some joint initiatives this morning. They include a CatholicLink system to connect…

posted 2015-06-08 13:01 by WHBY

Lanning looking to bring Dems back

There's a new top official for the state's Democratic Party, and she hopes to turn things around in the coming years. Republicans took control of the governor's office and majorities in the Legislature in recent elections. Martha Lanning of Plymouth…

posted 2015-06-08 13:00 by WHBY

State still tops in cheese production

Dairy farmers continue to have some bragging rights. Wisconsin lost its crown of "top milk producer" to California about 20 years ago. But state Ag Secretary Ben Brancel says the state is still No. 1 for cheese. He says 25…

posted 2015-06-08 12:59 by WHBY

Two major road projects starting

Construction is scheduled to start today on two major road projects in Appleton. Crews will re-pave Badger Avenue just west of downtown. Public works director Paula Vandehey says they have to shut down the entire street, between College and Wisconsin…

posted 2015-06-08 05:05 by WHBY

Credit cards with microchips will be the norm

The vast majority of credit cards in the U.S. will soon be much more secure. The major credit card companies are telling banks and credit unions to replace the traditional magnetic strip cards with cards that include a small microchip,…

posted 2015-06-08 05:04 by WHBY

Finally, the end is here for the pre-season. As you know, I am not a fan. Thursday: A one-hour PhilCast…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
The Appleton West football team outscored Oshkosh West 37-30 in a dramatic win last Friday. I spoke with West head…
posted by Alex Solsma 2 days ago
Today on the PhilCast I'll have a story that links our very own Lawrence University with the purple-haired Kelly Osbourne.…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago