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2015-03-04

AAA opposes higher speed limit

A group is urging lawmakers to drop a proposal to raise highway speed limits to 70 miles an hour. An Assembly panel signed off on the bill yesterday, and the full Assembly could vote on it later this month. AAA…

posted 2015-03-04 13:03 by WHBY

Neenah schools project budget deficit

Budget projections from Neenah administrators show the school district could face a $1.4 million deficit for the next school year. Business services director Andrew Thorson says that's after they already identified $1.1 million in potential cuts. Thorson says under Governor…

posted 2015-03-04 13:02 by WHBY

G.C. may change town logo

Grand Chute leaders are going to start a "branding" initiative that would include a new town logo. Town Chair Dave Schowalter says their current one, featuring a silo, is outdated. He says they're hiring Cornerstone Communications to work on the…

posted 2015-03-04 13:01 by WHBY

Walker backs abortion ban after 20 weeks

If state lawmakers propose a ban on abortions after 20 weeks, Governor Walker says he'll sign it into law. Wisconsin Right to Life supports the rule. Executive director Heather Weininger says hopefully the governor's announcement will provide momentum, and a…

posted 2015-03-04 05:05 by WHBY

Cross urges smaller UW budget cut

The top official in the UW System wants lawmakers to reduce Governor Walker's proposed budget cut. The governor wants to take away $300 million in funding, in exchange for greater flexibility for the universities. President Ray Cross spoke during a…

posted 2015-03-04 05:04 by WHBY

Immigration issue fuels Ribble's vote

A bill to fund the Homeland Security department through September cleared the House of Representatives yesterday, but a local Congressman voted against it. The move avoided a potential shutdown of the agency this weekend. Congressman Reid Ribble says he couldn't…

posted 2015-03-04 05:03 by WHBY

Police release name of Hwy. 41 crash victim

The victim of yesterday morning's deadly crash on Highway 41 in southern Brown County was 34-year-old Erin Cutsforth of Appleton. Hobart-Lawrence police say Cutsforth lost control of her vehicle, and crossed the median. She hit an oncoming truck, in the…

posted 2015-03-04 05:02 by WHBY

Thrivent reports another strong year

Thrivent Financial continued a string of successful years last year. A report shows total revenue was up by nearly five percent, and Thrivent's surplus grew by over 10-1/2 percent. Chief financial officer Randy Boushek says the number of agents selling…

posted 2015-03-04 05:01 by WHBY

State holds job fair for vets in G.B.

A job summit in Green Bay yesterday afternoon helped veterans learn more about prospective jobs. The state Department of Veterans Affairs organized the event. Secretary John Scocos says they highlighted careers in law enforcement, transportation, and nursing. The veterans were…

posted 2015-03-04 05:00 by WHBY

2015-03-03

Appleton woman killed in Hwy. 41 crash

An Appleton woman was killed this morning, in a crash on Highway 41. Hobart-Lawrence police chief Randy Bani says the woman lost control of her vehicle, around 9 a.m. between the Wrightstown and Freedom exits. He says she went through…

posted 2015-03-03 13:05 by WHBY

Feingold plans to travel around Wis.

A former U.S. Senator says he plans to travel Wisconsin "extensively," but Democrat Russ Feingold is not directly addressing speculation that he'll run for his former job. Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Oshkosh defeated Feingold in 2010, and they could…

posted 2015-03-03 13:04 by WHBY

Advocate backs handgun waiting period

An advocate for victims of domestic abuse in the Fox Cities is speaking out against a proposal to lift the state's 48-hour waiting period to buy a handgun. Governor Walker is now on board with the bill from Republican Sen.…

posted 2015-03-03 13:03 by WHBY

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