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2014-03-19

Three sites possible for Appleton library

A consultant will take an in-depth look at several possible sites for the future Appleton Public Library. Architect Bill Robison of Engberg Anderson says they'll study the existing location, along with the Appleton Post-Crescent block. He says they'll also evaluate…

posted 2014-03-19 05:05 by WHBY

Not guilty plea in Luna shooting

The suspect in a murder at a downtown Appleton nightclub is pleading not guilty. 28-year-old Chong Lee of Neenah made a brief appearance in Outagamie County court yesterday to enter his plea on a charge of first-degree intentional homicide. He's…

posted 2014-03-19 05:04 by WHBY

Immigration sting nets former deportees

Federal immigration officials say the people they arrested last weekend during a sting operation all had past criminal convictions, and some were wanted by local authorities for new crimes. Gail Montenegro is a spokeswoman for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement…

posted 2014-03-19 05:03 by WHBY

Assembly to vote on chemo bill

The debate over chemotherapy drugs will continue at the Capitol tomorrow. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says they will schedule a vote on a bill that would require insurance companies to cover drugs in pill form, if they also provide traditional…

posted 2014-03-19 05:02 by WHBY

Calumet Co. picks interim leader

A familiar face will lead Calumet County until the county board hires a permanent administrator. County supervisors approved Todd Romenesko's appointment yesterday for the interim position. Current administrator Jay Shambeau is resigning at the end of the month. Romenesko is…

posted 2014-03-19 05:01 by WHBY

2014-03-18

Chemo bill passes Senate, future uncertain

The Senate easily passed a bill today, to make certain chemotherapy drugs more affordable. The proposal would force state-sponsored insurance plans to cover pill-based chemo treatments, the same way they cover traditional chemotherapy. Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald used…

posted 2014-03-18 13:30 by WHBY

Immigration sting leads to 31 arrests

Federal agents arrested 31 criminally convicted illegal immigrants, during a three-day roundup in Green Bay and the Fox Valley. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say the operation ended last Sunday. ICE spokeswoman Gail Montenegro says the suspects had past convictions…

posted 2014-03-18 13:05 by WHBY

Neenah voters face unique choice

The race for mayor in Neenah is shaping up to be an unusual one, with two very well-known candidates both running positive campaigns. Rep. Dean Kaufert is challenging three-term incumbent Mayor George Scherk. Scherck says he's heard from plenty of…

posted 2014-03-18 13:04 by WHBY

Titletown Brewing Co. expansion underway

Construction is getting started on a major expansion for the Titletown Brewing Company in Green Bay. CEO Jim Kratowicz says they're going to quadruple the amount of beer they can produce, by renovating the former Larson Canning building. The property…

posted 2014-03-18 13:03 by WHBY

Nelson spreading word on loan fund

Outagamie County's leader is trying to get the word out about a new revolving loan fund for businesses. County Executive Tom Nelson met with about 30 business leaders and bankers this morning. He says their program has less red tape…

posted 2014-03-18 13:02 by WHBY

Walker lists priorities for Legislature

Governor Walker hopes the Legislature focuses on several priorities, as they wrap up their work for the year. There are less than two weeks for lawmakers to vote on bills, and Walker says jobs, and training programs, are important. He…

posted 2014-03-18 13:01 by WHBY

Neenah mayoral candidates meet in forum

People got a chance to hear from both candidates for Neenah mayor last night. Three-term incumbent Mayor George Scherck and Rep. Dean Kaufert took part in a forum. Both agreed on the vast majority of issues. Scherck pointed to his…

posted 2014-03-18 05:04 by WHBY

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