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Committee approves road project funding

Work on the Highway 10-441 expansion won't be delayed, after all. The Legislature's budget committee voted 10-to-6 yesterday, to approve $350 million in bonding, to keep six major road projects, on schedule. The DOT announced that without the money, it…

posted 2015-11-05 05:04 by WHBY

Dozens speak at Appleton budget hearing

There was standing room only last night, for a public hearing on the Appleton budget. People spoke out about several issues, including plans to replace the Erb Park pool, a plan to make Midway Road safer for pedestrians, and the…

posted 2015-11-05 05:03 by WHBY

Finalists announced for Oshkosh police chief

Oshkosh officials are getting closer to choosing a new police chief. The Oshkosh police and fire commission selected the final five candidates for the city's open police chief position. Current chief, Scott Greuel announced last month that he's retiring in…

posted 2015-11-05 05:02 by WHBY

Permit required to drink in Appleton parks

Drinking in an Appleton park will soon require a permit. The city council approved the regulation last night, after Police Chief Todd Thomas proposed the restriction as a way to combat problem day drinkers. The police department will issue individual…

posted 2015-11-05 05:01 by WHBY


G.C. endorses room tax hike

The community that generates the largest share of the room tax in the Fox Cities is supporting an increase, to 10 percent. Three percent of that would pay for an expo center in downtown Appleton. Grand Chute's town board unanimously…

posted 2015-11-04 13:05 by WHBY

Program sends message to high school students

Students from 35 high schools in northeast Wisconsin will be in downtown Appleton today and tomorrow to hear first-hand how drinking, or texting, and driving can impact lives. Doctors, nurses, police officers, firefighters and paramedics are taking part in ThedaCare's…

posted 2015-11-04 13:04 by WHBY

Wis. hunter bags mule deer

A hunter in northwest Wisconsin bagged a very rare buck, last week. DNR big game section chief Bob Nack says the bow hunter shot a mule deer...near Amery. He says the man called the DNR, after realizing that it wasn't…

posted 2015-11-04 13:03 by WHBY

FVTC highlights apprenticeship programs

An educator at Fox Valley Technical College says they're facing challenges finding interested young people for their adult apprenticeship programs. Associate Dean Mike Cattelino says that's one of the things they talked about with local companies this morning. He says…

posted 2015-11-04 13:02 by WHBY

Assembly approves Freedom TIF

The town of Freedom could create a TIF district, to expand its industrial park, under a bill the Assembly passed yesterday. Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke says the project doesn't quite meet the requirements for a town to create a…

posted 2015-11-04 13:01 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. budget in place

Outagamie County's budget is ready for next year. The county board approved the plan, on a nearly unanimous vote. The budget lowers the tax rate by three cents, to $4.92 per thousand dollars of value. The tax levy will climb…

posted 2015-11-04 05:05 by WHBY

Lawmakers to vote on highway bonds

A vote today by the Legislature's budget committee could determine whether there's a delay for the Highway 10-441 expansion, and the Highway 15 Hortonville bypass. The Joint Finance Committee will vote on borrowing $350 million to pay for major road…

posted 2015-11-04 05:04 by WHBY

Speed limit rising to 70 on more roads

Stretches of two highways in the Green Bay area are among nine in the state that will now have a 70 mile-an-hour speed limit. The DOT announced yesterday the first non-Interstate roads to get the higher limit. They include Highway…

posted 2015-11-04 05:03 by WHBY

It's that time again.... The Tuesday PhilCast will be a celebration of all things that are my favorite holiday of…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago
The Boldt Company High School team of the week is the Kimberly football team. The Papermakers won their third consecutive…
posted by Alex Solsma 1 day ago
Yes, I own one. Yes, I'll be wearing it while broadcasting the Monday PhilCast. There it is, the magical hoodie.…
posted by Philcast 2 days ago