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2014-04-23

Prof expects tight race in 6th Congressional

An eastern Wisconsin congressional race could get a lot of attention this year. Three Republicans and one Democrat already say they're running to replace 35-year incumbent Congressman Tom Petri. The Fond du Lac Republican announced earlier this month that he's…

posted 2014-04-23 05:05 by WHBY

EPA: Air pollution levels down in Wis.

The EPA gave the state an Earth Day present yesterday. The federal agency announced that Wisconsin's air is the cleanest that it's been in 30 years. Milwaukee, Kenosha, and Racine counties now also meet the pollution standards for small particles,…

posted 2014-04-23 05:04 by WHBY

Agency has ped, bike plan for Fox Cities

A plan is on the books to improve pedestrian and bike access around the Fox Cities. Melissa Kramer-Badtke of the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission worked on the project. She says they looked for areas to connect, and potential…

posted 2014-04-23 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton to get new school zone signal system

The traffic signals in school zones in Appleton will run on a new system by the start of the next school year. Traffic engineer Eric Lom says right now, workers have to go to every signal to make any adjustments.…

posted 2014-04-23 05:02 by WHBY

Recycling center collecting more plastics

More types of plastic can now go into recycling bins in some parts of northeast Wisconsin. The Tri-County recycling center covers Outagamie, Winnebago, and Brown counties. Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson says they've already been seeing No. 5 and 6…

posted 2014-04-23 05:01 by WHBY

2014-04-22

Padres Nip the Brewers in Extras

Chase Headley's home run to lead off the top of the 12th inning was enough as San Diego beat Milwaukee 2-1 Tuesday night.  The Crew got another great start from Yovanni Gallardo who went seven innings, scattering five hits and…

posted 2014-04-22 23:37:05 by WHBY

G.B. police investigate arrest caught on video

A cell phone video of a Green Bay police officer arresting a man last weekend is leading to an investigation by the department. The video is making the rounds on social media, and it's raising concerns about possible excessive force.…

posted 2014-04-22 13:05 by WHBY

Harris, Leibham running for Congress

Two more candidates are in the race for the sixth district congressional seat. Longtime Republican Congressman Tom Petri is retiring, and that's leaving a wide-open race. Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris announced today that he'll run for the seat, as…

posted 2014-04-22 13:04 by WHBY

Steam plant deal nearly done

The transfer of Menasha's shuttered steam plant is moving forward. The city council unanimously approved a deal last night, with Aeries Energy. Mayor Don Merkes says they hope to officially close on the agreement sometime next week. He says the…

posted 2014-04-22 13:03 by WHBY

United Way reports growth in 3 programs

Three programs run through the United Way Fox Cities are growing. President Peter Kelly presented the non-profit's annual report to the community, this morning. He says they help people get to work, by providing funding for Valley Transit's Connector service…

posted 2014-04-22 13:02 by WHBY

Outagamie Co., G.C. in energy challenge

Workers for Outagamie County and Grand Chute are starting a competition to save energy and money. County Executive Tom Nelson helped kick off the "Cool Choices" challenge on Earth Day. He says each day, participants will be asked to take…

posted 2014-04-22 13:01 by WHBY

Expansion will help Brown Co. waiting list

Governor Walker announced yesterday that Family Care is expanding to seven counties in northeast Wisconsin, and a local human services director says that's great news. About 400 people are waiting for in-home help in Brown County, and county director Jeremy…

posted 2014-04-22 05:05 by WHBY

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