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2014-08-14

Appleton wheel tax heading to city council

Appleton's city council will debate a proposed wheel tax for car owners in the city. The revenue from the $20-a-year fee would be used for street reconstruction projects. The city would then eliminate special assessments for property owners. The finance…

posted 2014-08-14 05:04 by WHBY

Likely recount may hamper GOP fundraising

A recount is likely in the GOP primary for the 6th Congressional district, and a political science professor says it could be difficult for the Republican candidates to campaign, until it's finished. UW-Oshkosh Professor Jim Simmons says state Sens. Glenn…

posted 2014-08-14 05:03 by WHBY

Westphal ready for 55th Assembly race

The race for the 55th Assembly district features a retired human resources director, and the leader of the Fox Valley Area Labor Council. Mike Rohrkaste of Neenah won the Republican primary on Tuesday, and he'll face Democrat Mark Westphal of…

posted 2014-08-14 05:02 by WHBY

Regional heroin stakeholders meet

The battle against heroin brought together various stakeholders from around northeast Wisconsin yesterday. Jesse Heffernan of Harmony Cafe in Appleton is a task force member in Outagamie County. He says people from six counties talked about what's working for them,…

posted 2014-08-14 05:01 by WHBY

2014-08-13

Recount likely in 6th Congressional District

We may not know the final result of the Republican primary in the 6th Congressional District for a few weeks. The unofficial results show Senator Glenn Grothman of Campbellsport, leading Senator Joe Leibham of Sheboygan, by 215 votes. That's less…

posted 2014-08-13 13:05 by WHBY

Harris preparing for election, without clear opponent

The Democrat in the 6th Congressional District race says having to wait to find out his opponent, won't change the way he campaigns. Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris says he has a better fiscal record than Senators Joe Liebham, and…

posted 2014-08-13 13:04 by WHBY

Voter turnout lower than expected

Preliminary figures show voter turnout for yesterday's primary fell below the Government Accountability Board's prediction. GAB officials though 15 percent of registered voters would cast a ballot. The total was actually around 10 percent.

posted 2014-08-13 13:03 by WHBY

Pilot program helps register Appleton voters

More polling places in Appleton might have a laptop available to help people register to vote online on election day. City Clerk Dawn Collins says they held a pilot program yesterday at two polling places, and hopefully they can expand…

posted 2014-08-13 13:02 by WHBY

Bieber wins sheriff's race in Shawano Co.

A police officer in Shawano looks to take over as the next sheriff in Shawano County. Officer Adam Bieber defeated two-term Sheriff Randy Wright in yesterday's Republican primary. He'll be unopposed on the ballot, in the November election. Bieber has…

posted 2014-08-13 13:01 by WHBY

Silver Alert credited for helping save man

Only one week after it went into effect, the statewide Silver Alert system helped save a southeast Wisconsin man. The 81-year-old Menominee Falls man was found safely, less than 12 hours after he went missing last Friday. The system utilizes…

posted 2014-08-13 13:00 by WHBY

Bank banning second-hand cash deposits

At least one bank in the state won't let people deposit cash into another person's account. Chase recently put that policy in place. Rose Oswald Poels is the president of the Wisconsin Bankers Association. She says it's a safeguard against…

posted 2014-08-13 12:59 by WHBY

Grothman wins GOP nom for Congress

The Republican race for the 6th Congressional district seat went to a lawmaker from Fond du Lac County. State Sen. Glenn Grothman of Campbellsport won yesterday's primary over Sen. Joe Liebham of Sheboygan and Rep. Duey Stroebel of Saukville. Grothman…

posted 2014-08-13 05:05 by WHBY

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