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2016-01-22

Walker pushes dual enrollment credits

Governor Walker says a dual enrollment program will help save students money on college, and reduce loan debt. He talked about his plan to expand the offerings at high schools, during a stop at Fox Valley Technical College. The governor…

posted 2016-01-22 05:01 by WHBY

ThedaCare expanding pilot program

A pilot program aimed at improving health care quality, while saving money, is growing. ThedaCare and Bellin Health partnered on the initiative, with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid, in 2011. Dave Krueger is the executive director of the ThedaCare…

posted 2016-01-22 05:00 by WHBY

2016-01-21

Judge throws out Eagle Nation Cycles suit

A federal judge is dismissing a $50 million lawsuit filed by a downtown Neenah motorcycle shop against the city of Neenah and Winnebago County. The owners of Eagle Nation Cycles argued that authorities violated their civil rights during the execution…

posted 2016-01-21 13:05 by WHBY

Man severely beaten at hotel

Town of Menasha police say a 31-year-old homeless man was severely beaten at a hotel last night. Officer Jason Weber says he was unconscious when officers went to the Valley Inn, in the 2000 block of Holly Road, around 11:15…

posted 2016-01-21 13:04 by WHBY

Walker to sign civil service bill

An overhaul of the civil service system for state workers is headed to Governor Walker's desk, and he says he'll sign it. It would get rid of applicant exams, and replace them with resumes. It also makes changes to the…

posted 2016-01-21 13:03 by WHBY

Some FVTC students earn early credits

Governor Walker wants to give high school students more opportunities to earn college and technical college credits, and some at Fox Valley Technical College are already benefiting from that. Freshman Catherine Schraa of Greenville says she picked up 12 credits…

posted 2016-01-21 13:02 by WHBY

State expecting smaller budget surplus

The state's projected surplus, at the end of the two-year budget, won't be as big as initially expected. The nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released a forecast today, showing that the state will have an additional $70.2 million. That's down from…

posted 2016-01-21 13:01 by WHBY

Pre-film festival events kicking off

A preview of the sixth annual Green Bay Film Festival starts tonight. Organizers are calling the new six-week run of special screenings, the Festival Around Town. Film Green Bay board member Leslie Olma says they'll present five films, at the…

posted 2016-01-21 13:00 by WHBY

Nygren defends WIAA transparency bill

One of the lawmakers who slipped a major change to the state's open records law into the budget last year, wants to force the WIAA to become more transparent. Republican Rep. John Nygren of Marinette is a co-chair of the…

posted 2016-01-21 12:59 by WHBY

Group considering suing Ariens

A national Muslim group says legal action is not out of the question, as the Ariens Company prepares to enforce a ban on unscheduled breaks. The decision would impact Muslim workers who have been leaving their post for required prayers,…

posted 2016-01-21 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton will allow longer pet snakes

The city of Appleton will now allow people to have pet snakes, up to six feet long. The city council doubled the largest size, on an 11-2 vote last night. Ald. Vered Meltzer says they needed to update the rules,…

posted 2016-01-21 05:04 by WHBY

Outside group may oversee expo center work

Appleton's leader wants an outside firm to oversee the planning and construction of the expo center. Mayor Tim Hanna is proposing that the city hire someone, instead of relying on staffers to handle the job. He says city workers are…

posted 2016-01-21 05:03 by WHBY

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