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2016-02-11

Bargaining bill introduced 5 yrs ago

Today is the five-year anniversary of Governor Walker's collective bargaining proposal. The bill led to mass protests at the Capitol, and a recall attempt about a year later. Walker maintains that eliminating the bargaining rights of nearly all public workers…

posted 2016-02-11 13:04 by WHBY

Discovery confirms Einstein theory

The physics community is buzzing today, after scientists were able to confirm the final part of Albert Eistein's Theory of Relativity. Lawrence University associate physics professor Megan Pickett says scientists believed the gravity waves that connect space, time, and gravity,…

posted 2016-02-11 13:03 by WHBY

Klein in primary for Menasha mayor

There's a primary for Menasha mayor next Tuesday. Former Ald. Chris Klein is one of three candidates, joining Ald. James Taylor and Mayor Don Merkes on the ballot. Klein is the owner of Klein Service Group, an insurance, real estate,…

posted 2016-02-11 13:02 by WHBY

Flatoff to stand trial for Neenah standoff

The suspect in a Neenah shooting and standoff decided not to go forward with hearing yesterday. Prosecutors were prepared to have witnesses testify in the case against 45-year-old Brian Flatoff, but he chose to waive his preliminary hearing. Winnebago County Judge…

posted 2016-02-11 05:05 by WHBY

Bond set for suspected robber

Prosecutors filed formal charges yesterday against the suspect in two recent armed robberies. Forty-one-year-old Justin Posey of Kaukauna is behind bars on a $100,000 bond. Court records say he confessed to holding up a Walgreens, near the corner of Richmond…

posted 2016-02-11 05:04 by WHBY

Local schools singled out by state

Two Calumet County schools are being singled out for grades in the classroom. Hilbert middle school made the Department of Public Instruction's high-achieving list. District administrator Tony Sweere says it has a lot to do with teachers making sure that…

posted 2016-02-11 05:03 by WHBY

Kloppenburg running for state's high court

There's a race for a spot on the state Supreme Court this spring, and voters will narrow the list of candidates from two to three. The primary is next Tuesday. Justice Rebecca Bradley, state appeals court Judge JoAnne Kloppenburg, and…

posted 2016-02-11 05:02 by WHBY

Gardens, ADI, city propose CARE Teams

Riverview Gardens provides jobs to the homeless, and people struggling to get by, and that program could grow in a new location. The group wants to partner with Appleton Downtown Inc. and the city, to have workers clean the downtown.…

posted 2016-02-11 05:01 by WHBY

2016-02-10

Flatoff ordered to stand trial

The suspect in a Neenah standoff waived his right to a preliminary hearing, in Winnebago County court, this afternoon, and a judge ordered a trial in the case. 46 year-old Brian Flatoff faces 16 charges, for the December 5th standoff…

posted 2016-02-10 14:00:05 by WHBY

Appleton may study train 'quiet zones'

Appleton leaders could hire a consultant to figure out the scope of the work, and cost, to upgrade railroad crossings, so train engineers wouldn't always have to blow their whistles. City spokesman Chad Doran says they'd have to establish quiet…

posted 2016-02-10 13:04 by WHBY

Voter registration bill impacts absentee voters

A bill that would let people register to vote, online, would also change the deadline, for returning absentee ballots. Those ballots currently need to be postmarked by election day, and arrive at a municipal clerk's office, by 4 p.m. on…

posted 2016-02-10 13:03 by WHBY

Zika leading some travelers to change plans

Some people are reconsidering their travel plans, because of the Zika virus. The fast spread of the mosquito-borne disease has been in the news a lot over the past month. Nick Jarmusz of AAA Wisconsin says they're hearing questions, about…

posted 2016-02-10 13:02 by WHBY

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