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Alderman wants new lights on Oneida St. bridge

The Oneida Skyline bridge will be under construction next year, and a member of Appleton's city council wants to install decorative lights during the project. The DOT is going to rebuild the deck of the bridge. Alderman Joe Martin says…

posted 2014-01-07 13:03 by WHBY

Prescription drug program off to promising start

A state program that monitors prescription drugs has been up and running for about six months and an official says it's an effective tool to monitor abuse. Dave Ross is the secretary of the Department of Safety and Professional Services.…

posted 2014-01-07 13:02 by WHBY

Walker says he's serious about tax reform

Governor Walker says he's serious about reforming the state's tax code, but don't expect to see a formal proposal this year. Walker's administration floated an idea last month. It included getting rid of the income tax, and making it up…

posted 2014-01-07 13:01 by WHBY

Arctic temps still sticking around

Northeast Wisconsin is dealing with another day of sub-zero temperatures, and dangerous wind chills. Schools around the area are closed for a second straight day, and many districts made the decision yesterday afternoon. Some businesses closed early last night because…

posted 2014-01-07 05:06 by WHBY

VT impacted by frigid weather

Valley Transit buses aren't as full as they normally are this week, because of the cold weather. Spokeswoman Nikki Voelzke says ridership takes a hit on days like today, because schools and some businesses are closed. She says the frigid…

posted 2014-01-07 05:05 by WHBY

Cows better off in cold than heat

Many pets don't like going outside in the frigid weather, but for cows, it's actually better than a heat wave. Casey Langan is a spokesman for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau Federation, and he says farmers still have to make sure…

posted 2014-01-07 05:04 by WHBY

Friends to square off for Neenah mayor

Two well-known candidates are in the running for Neenah mayor in April. Rep. Dean Kaufert announced yesterday that he'll challenge three-term incumbent Mayor George Scherck. Scherck says it will be an interesting race, because both of them have track records.…

posted 2014-01-07 05:03 by WHBY

Johnson stands behind health care lawsuit

A Republican U.S. Senator is sticking to his guns, after the longest-serving Wisconsin congressman called a lawsuit a "political stunt." Sen. Ron Johnson of Oshkosh is going to federal court over a provision in the health care reform law that…

posted 2014-01-07 05:02 by WHBY

Businesses moving into Richmond Terrace

The commercial portion of the Richmond Terrace development is starting to fill up. That part of the downtown Appleton building sat vacant for nine years, until the first tenant moved in, last summer. Another business opened in November. 440 North…

posted 2014-01-07 05:01 by WHBY


Some schools already closing tomorrow

Some school districts are already canceling classes for tomorrow, as the bitterly cold weather lingers. The National Weather Service says the wind chill could again drop to around 40-below zero tomorrow morning. The Appleton, Kaukauna, Neenah and Green Bay districts…

posted 2014-01-06 13:05 by WHBY

Utility keeping up with natural gas demand

Natural gas usage is about 25 percent higher on days like today, compared to a normal winter day, and utilities are making sure that they have enough supply. Wisconsin Public Service spokesman Kerry Spees says extra crews are on hand…

posted 2014-01-06 13:04 by WHBY

Cold weather keeps warming shelter open

Today's extreme cold weather led officials at the Fox Valley Warming shelter to keep the facility open all day. When the weather gets really cold, the shelter's clients typically find another place to stay during the day. But shelter manager…

posted 2014-01-06 13:03 by WHBY

I don't know what Jesus actually looks like, but I imagine him to look just like Robert Powell did in…
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Um, who won again? Who won bragging rights as the champ of this year's PhilCast Bracket Challenge? As the song…
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