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2014-12-09

Group studying 3 corridors for paths

A group wants to study three areas for potential sidewalks or paths, for bicyclists and pedestrians. Melissa Kramer-Badtke is with the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission. She says one of the corridors covers Highways 47 and A. The commission…

posted 2014-12-09 05:03 by WHBY

Mural issue heading back to city council

Appleton leaders are taking up specific rules for murals. The plan commission unanimously endorsed new standards for the signs. The issue came up over the summer, when Wilmar Chocolates added a mural to its building on Wisconsin Avenue. Jennifer Stephany…

posted 2014-12-09 05:02 by WHBY

Wolf hunt protestors gather at Capitol

About a dozen protestors called on Governor Walker to put an end to future wolf hunting seasons. Grace Blackbear of Sparta was at the Capitol yesterday with other members of the Wolf and Wildlife Action Group. She says trapping and…

posted 2014-12-09 05:01 by WHBY

2014-12-08

Police look for suspect in robbery, chases

Brown County authorities now have four people in custody, and they're looking for a fifth suspect from last Friday's robbery and police chases. Twenty-year-old Manuel Vazquez of Milwaukee, 19-year-old Iroquois Regazzi of De Pere, and a 16-year-old Green Bay girl…

posted 2014-12-08 15:05 by WHBY

UW-Osh chancellor on board with review

UW-Oshkosh leaders were already planning to review programs, and look for efficiencies, before the head of the UW System called on all campuses to do the same thing. Chancellor Andrew Leavitt says that will dovetail their efforts. He says he's…

posted 2014-12-08 15:04 by WHBY

Prof examines right-to-work issue

State lawmakers are expected to take up a right-to-work bill next year, and a professor says the impact would depend on how far Majority Republicans want to go. UW-Madison history professor William Jones is an expert on unions. He says…

posted 2014-12-08 15:03 by WHBY

Packers game to complicate commute

People driving home from work, and Packers fans, will meet on the road near Green Bay, just in time for the evening rush tonight. A DOT spokesman says a Monday night game at Lambeau Field brings different traffic concerns for…

posted 2014-12-08 15:02 by WHBY

Smoking rates decline

There are fewer smokers in Wisconsin. A report from the department of health services shows 18 percent of adults continue to light up. That's the lowest on record, and down two percent from 2012. Rates are higher among low-income people,…

posted 2014-12-08 15:01 by WHBY

Appleton updating pictures of homes

Appleton workers are in the midst of a project to take pictures of every house in the city. Matt Tooke of the assessor's office says they're required by state law to have up-to-date photos of properties. He says they started…

posted 2014-12-08 15:00 by WHBY

UW leader details streamlining plans

Changes to graduation requirements could be coming for several programs at UW System schools. UW students have to earn at least 120 credits to graduate, and UW System president Ray Cross announced last week that he wants programs to come…

posted 2014-12-08 05:05 by WHBY

Airport sendoff set for Make-A-Wish kid

A wish will come true today for a six-year-old Marinette girl with Cystic Fibrosis. Appleton Airport spokesman Pat Tracey says the Make-A-Wish Foundation is sending Hattie and her family to Orlando, and the airport will roll out the red carpet…

posted 2014-12-08 05:04 by WHBY

Natural gas prices down

Heating your home shouldn't cost as much as it did last winter, even with an early start to the cold weather. Kira Loehr of the Wisconsin Citizens Utility Board says during the peak of the arctic blast last January, natural…

posted 2014-12-08 05:03 by WHBY

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