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2014-01-29

County might lower speed on Hwy. JJ

A stretch of Highway JJ in Outagamie County might have a lower speed limit soon. The county's highway committee will consider the recommendation of an engineer to reduce it to 40 miles an hour, near Appleton North and Fox Valley…

posted 2014-01-29 05:01 by WHBY

2014-01-28

Ellis has concerns about school bill

The latest proposal to change accountability standards for public schools, and certain private schools, is raising a red flag. Sen. Mike Ellis says he's concerned about a provision that would force failing schools to close, or reopen as charter schools.…

posted 2014-01-28 13:05 by WHBY

Business group reacts to Walmart decision

Walmart's plans for a Supercenter in downtown Green Bay were dealt a blow last night, and a group of businesses is pleased with a committee's decision. The city's plan commission did not go along with Walmart's request to rezone the…

posted 2014-01-28 13:04 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. helping with heating assistance

Outagamie County's emergency management department says people need to call the county, to get help paying for propane. Governor Walker announced yesterday that the state is offering $8.5 million dollars in assistance, as supplies shrink, and prices rise. Mike Pamperin…

posted 2014-01-28 13:03 by WHBY

Underage tobacco sales jump again

More minors were able to buy tobacco products again last year in northeast Wisconsin. It's the second straight year that anti-smoking advocates saw an increase, when they sent underage teens into stores to see if they could buy cigarettes and…

posted 2014-01-28 13:02 by WHBY

St. Elizabeth fundraiser meets $6 mil goal

A fundraising drive for St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton is over. The hospital's foundation launched the $6 million campaign about three years ago to help cover the costs of the renovation and expansion project. Tonya Dedering of Affinity Health's foundations…

posted 2014-01-28 13:00 by WHBY

Poll shows larger Walker lead over Burke

A poll released yesterday by the Marquette University law school shows a close race for governor this fall, but the margin is wider than last October. In the earlier poll, Governor Walker led Democratic challenger Mary Burke, 47 to 45…

posted 2014-01-28 05:05 by WHBY

Weather could impact spring power cut-offs

This winter's frigid temperatures will lead to considerably higher heating bills, and a local utility is reminding people to work out a payment plan, if they start to fall behind. Wisconsin Public Service spokesman Kerry Spees says bills will likely…

posted 2014-01-28 05:04 by WHBY

District holds tech panel on referendum

There's a referendum on next month's ballot in the Appleton school district, and a panel talked about the possibilities for improved technology, last night. Some of the $25 million in the proposal would provide a laptop or tablet-type device for…

posted 2014-01-28 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton sets open enrollment parameters

Appleton schools will have a limited number of spots available, through the state's open enrollment program. Assistant superintendent Val Dreier says their special education programs are closed, and they don't have any room at four elementary schools. She says they…

posted 2014-01-28 05:02 by WHBY

2014-01-27

Clippers top the Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks lose big to the Los Angeles Clippers 114-86 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Monday night.  Ersan Ilyasova paced the Bucks with 16 points along with eight rebounds and Khris Middleton also added 14 points.  Milwaukee…

posted 2014-01-27 21:27:10 by WHBY

Appleton in Top 5 for sub-zero days

This winter is on pace to be among the coldest on record, in Appleton and Green Bay. National Weather Service Meteorologist Jeff Last says today is the 24th day when the low was below zero, in Appleton, and Green Bay…

posted 2014-01-27 13:05 by WHBY

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