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2014-11-18

Transportation funding a big budget issue

Debate is already starting on what could be the toughest part of the next state budget, transportation funding. Transportation Secretary Mark Gottlieb wants an extra $750 million to deal with increasing costs and lower gas tax revenue. He wants to…

posted 2014-11-18 05:05 by WHBY

Pope Francis coming to U.S.

The Vatican confirmed, yesterday, that Pope Francis is coming to the U.S. next year. Officials say he'll attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. The papal visit is expected to include Washington and New York, but a Marquette University…

posted 2014-11-18 05:04 by WHBY

Kaukauna garage damaged in fire

Firefighters were able to save a house in Kaukauna yesterday, after the attached garage caught fire. Assistant chief Craig Schneider says they were called to the blaze on Fenway Court, early in the afternoon. He says several of the roof…

posted 2014-11-18 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton firefighters distributing coats

200 kids from low-income families are getting new winter coats, from Appleton firefighters. This is the second year that the firefighters union is participating in the "Operation Warm" program. Firefighter Steve Unruh says they collected about $5,600 in donations to…

posted 2014-11-18 05:02 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. discussing new park

A new park in Outagamie County is still at least a couple of years away, but a group met yesterday to talk about the idea. Loren Dieck is the county's parks director. He says they don't have a site picked…

posted 2014-11-18 05:01 by WHBY

2014-11-17

Omro police refer charges for overdose death

Police in Omro want a 34-year-old Omro man to face a charge of first-degree reckless homicide, for the overdose death of a 21-year-old man. Andrew Hansen was found dead in an Oshkosh motel on October 10th. Authorities believe the 34-year-old…

posted 2014-11-17 15:00 by WHBY

Sen. Cowles doubts new hybrid fee will pass

A northeast Wisconsin senator says the state transportation secretary's plan to increase his budget by $750 million is going to be a tough sell. Secretary Mark Gottlieb says the agency needs to money to keep up with road maintenance and…

posted 2014-11-17 13:05 by WHBY

Home sales up significantly in October

October was a good month for home sales in Wisconsin. Home sales typically start to drop in October, as the winter approaches, but a report from the Wisconsin Realtors Association shows that they were up by 9.6 percent last month,…

posted 2014-11-17 13:04 by WHBY

Names released in Fond du Lac Co. crash

A rollover crash that killed two Fond du Lac teens may have happened more than 12 hours before the accident was discovered in a farm field, Sunday morning. Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Captain Rick Olig says Brandon Mans and…

posted 2014-11-17 13:03 by WHBY

Appleton could open skating rinks early

The cold weather could lead to early ice skating at Appleton parks. Dean Gazza of the city's parks department says recent cold temperatures are freezing the ground and they're looking at the long-range forecast to determine whether it makes sense…

posted 2014-11-17 13:02 by WHBY

Steineke promises to work with Dems

A Republican lawmaker from Vandenbroek will be the Assembly's majority leader next session and he's promising to work across the aisle. Rep. Jim Steineke says he'll have an open door policy with Democrats, so he can hear their ideas, and…

posted 2014-11-17 13:01 by WHBY

Group offers help with federal exchanges

The open enrollment period for the federal heath insurance exchanges started last Saturday, and there's help available, if people are looking for a policy. Trish Sarvela is the development director for the Partnership Community Health Center. She says it's a…

posted 2014-11-17 05:05 by WHBY

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