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2014-06-25

State handing out dairy grants

The state's agriculture agency is trying to support family farmers and dairy processors, through a grant program. Secretary Ben Brancel says seven businesses around Wisconsin will share $200,000. He says they can use the money to improve their food safety…

posted 2014-06-25 05:01 by WHBY

Brewers Fall to Nationals in 16 Inning Marathon

Ryan Zimmerman's two-run home run in the 16th inning lifted the Washington Nationals to a 4-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Tuesday night.  Zimmerman hit a 2-0 pitch off Mike Fiers (0-1) over the wall in left field to…

posted 2014-06-25 00:47:09 by WHBY

2014-06-24

Ribble calling for new rules for Congress

Congress couldn't adjourn for the year until it passes a budget, and other spending bills, under a proposal from a northeast Wisconsin lawmaker. Congressman Reid Ribble says federal lawmakers haven't finished that work before leaving, since 1974, and he thinks…

posted 2014-06-24 13:05 by WHBY

Pedal pubs not an issue in L.C., Menasha yet

Neenah is joining Appleton in banning alcohol on pedal pubs, but some other communities are taking a wait-and-see approach. Menasha and Little Chute leaders say they haven't heard from anyone interested in starting a business with the 14- to 16-person…

posted 2014-06-24 13:04 by WHBY

Three communities considering shared court

Village leaders in Kimberly, Combined Locks, and Little Chute are talking about consolidating their municipal courts. Kimberly administrator Adam Hammatt says they're looking at ways to save money, with tightening revenue limits from the state. He says the proposal is…

posted 2014-06-24 13:03 by WHBY

Appleton makes list of affordable college towns

A study ranks Appleton 37th on a list of the 50 "great affordable college towns" in the country. Mayor Tim Hanna says the finding by Great Value Colleges is a tribute to how well the city works together with Lawrence…

posted 2014-06-24 13:02 by WHBY

Troopers expect County USA traffic impacts

Drivers on Highway 41 in the Oshkosh area can expect some backups through the weekend because of Country USA. The music festival starts this afternoon. Sgt. Jeffrey Nelson of the State Patrol says campers will be heading in today, and…

posted 2014-06-24 13:01 by WHBY

Watchdog reacts to power company deal

A proposed merger between the two largest power companies in eastern Wisconsin will get a lot of scrutiny from a watchdog group. Kira Loehr is the acting executive director of the Citizens Utility Board. She says the proposal from the…

posted 2014-06-24 05:05 by WHBY

Judge: Phone app suspect 'trolling for teens'

Outagamie County prosecutors say a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted, and punched by a 21-year-old De Pere man, after they met through a phone app. Court records say Anthony Miller used the app Whisper to contact the girl. They say…

posted 2014-06-24 05:04 by WHBY

Flyover ramps opening at Hwys. 41 & 29

A five-year construction project near Green Bay will come to an end tomorrow morning. The DOT will open flyover ramps between Highways 41 and 29. The agency held a ribbon cutting ceremony yesterday on one of the ramps. Spokesman Mark…

posted 2014-06-24 05:03 by WHBY

Burke responds to attack ad

Governor Walker's campaign launched a new attack ad, and his main Democratic opponent calls it "ridiculous." Mary Burke was in Green Bay yesterday. The TV spot looks at Burke's time as the state commerce secretary, under former Governor Jim Doyle.…

posted 2014-06-24 05:02 by WHBY

Group: Thilmany biggest industrial polluter

A report by an environmental group accuses the Thilmany paper mill in Kaukauna of being the worst toxic polluter in the state. Megan Severson of Wisconsin Environment says they're basing that on figures from the EPA, from 2012. She says…

posted 2014-06-24 05:01 by WHBY

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