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2014-01-17

Alderman raises concerns over refugees

The head of one of the groups that's offering to help a group a refugees believes the Fox Cities is as well-prepared as any community in the country. Bob Pedersen is the president of Goodwill Industries. He says there are…

posted 2014-01-17 15:06 by WHBY

Prof: Vinehout decision not surprising

A potential Democratic candidate for governor won't get in the race and a political expert isn't surprised. Senator Kathleen Vinehout of Alma announced her decision today. It leaves former Trek Bicycle executive Mary Burke as the only major Democratic challenger…

posted 2014-01-17 15:05 by WHBY

G.B. gas station robbed

Green Bay police say a gas station clerk was robbed at gunpoint, on the city's eastside last night. Police say a man walked into the BP gas station in the 2000 block of Main Street, around 7:30 p.m. They say…

posted 2014-01-17 15:04 by WHBY

Utility watchdog expects rate hike requests

A "freeze" in utility rates in Wisconsin could be "thawing." The state's public service commission held rates steady for several power companies last year, but Kira Loehr of the Citizens Utility Board says that won't likely last much longer. She…

posted 2014-01-17 15:03 by WHBY

No license needed for ice fishing this weekend

It's been a great winter for ice fishing, and people who've never tried the sport, but are interested, can get on the ice for free this weekend. DNR fisheries director Mike Staggs says they've offered a free fishing weekend in…

posted 2014-01-17 15:02 by WHBY

IRS Free File site opens early

The tax season doesn't officially start until the end of the month, but some people can already start filing their federal returns today. IRS spokesman Christopher Miller says their online, Free File program is now available. He says to his…

posted 2014-01-17 15:01 by WHBY

Building for Kids opening new exhibit

The latest exhibit at The Building for Kids in downtown Appleton will target younger children. "Everybody Play!" opens tomorrow. Bobbie Schmidt is the executive director of the children's museum, and she says it features a system called "Snug Play." She…

posted 2014-01-17 15:00 by WHBY

Ellis eyes surplus for tech college taxes

New revenue estimates show the state should have a surplus of $911 million, at the end of the two-year budget. Senate President Mike Ellis says they should use some of that money to cover the cost of running technical colleges.…

posted 2014-01-17 05:05 by WHBY

Cowles pushes for Family Care in 7 counties

A program that offers long-term care options for the elderly and people with disabilities could be coming to more parts of northeast Wisconsin. Sen. Rob Cowles is pushing a bill that would expand Family Care to seven northeast Wisconsin counties.…

posted 2014-01-17 05:04 by WHBY

Navy cuts could impact Marinette Marine

Marinette Marine could receive fewer orders from the Navy, after the Department of Defense drastically cut plans to add new warships. The Navy planned to get 52 new combat ships, but figure was reduced yesterday, to 32. Marinette Marine is…

posted 2014-01-17 05:03 by WHBY

Snowmobiling deaths up early in season

So far this season, snowmobiling accidents have claimed eight lives in the state. Gary Eddy of the DNR says that's the most they've seen this soon, since 2009. Last season, 20 people were killed in crashes. Eddy says most accidents…

posted 2014-01-17 05:02 by WHBY

Next phase of L.F. atrium renovation starting

The main entrance to the Lambeau Field atrium will close next week, as part of an ongoing renovation and expansion project. Green Bay Packers spokesman Aaron Popkey says the next phase starts on Monday, and they're shutting down the Miller…

posted 2014-01-17 05:01 by WHBY

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