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2015-07-29

Streak without a 90-degree day continues

We've had several close calls over the past week, but the last time Appleton or Green Bay hit 90 degrees, was 372 days ago. That's the eighth-longest streak for Appleton. Meteorologist Sean Luchs of the National Weather Service in Green…

posted 2015-07-29 13:04 by WHBY

Stickers raise awareness about speeding

Police, neighbors, and local officials are teaming up to stop speeders on a street on the east side of Green Bay. People who live along a four-to-five mile stretch of Nicolet Drive received stickers to put on their garbage and…

posted 2015-07-29 13:03 by WHBY

Former DNR secretary concerned about changes

A former leader of the DNR has some concerns about the agency's new reorganization plan. George Meyer was the secretary under former Governor Tommy Thompson. He's currently the director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation. Meyer says while most of the…

posted 2015-07-29 13:02 by WHBY

State adds auditors to target business taxes

The state is beefing up its efforts to make sure companies are paying the correct taxes. Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance President Todd Berry says a provision in the state budget adds 113 auditors at the Department of Revenue. He says they'll…

posted 2015-07-29 13:01 by WHBY

County holds off on space needs decision

There won't be a decision on the future space needs for Outagamie County for at least a couple of weeks. Two county board committees didn't make recommendations yesterday. Members are looking at a possible $37 million expansion on the downtown…

posted 2015-07-29 05:05 by WHBY

Final EAA attendance numbers in

The attendance totals from this year's EAA AirVenture might be the highest in a decade. Spokesman Dick Knapinski says they crunched the numbers, and about 550,000 people went to the event. He says they set a record, with attendees from 80…

posted 2015-07-29 05:04 by WHBY

Tourism group reacts to Bucks vote

A group that promotes tourism in Milwaukee is excited to see that the financing deal for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena is moving forward. The Assembly approved the proposal yesterday on a 52-34 vote. Visit Milwaukee spokeswoman Kristin Settle says…

posted 2015-07-29 05:03 by WHBY

N-M Fire Rescue seeks new pumper truck

A plan to replace a Neenah-Menasha fire truck about two years early is getting some support. A joint committee agreed to buy a pumper truck from Pierce Manufacturing for $407,000. The current reserve truck is 24 years old, and it…

posted 2015-07-29 05:02 by WHBY

Appleton schools look to balance sponsorships

With sponsorships becoming a more popular revenue stream for school districts, Appleton's school board wants to make sure things don't go too far. Members reviewed the district's policy earlier this week. Chief financial officer Don Hietpas says it's something they'll…

posted 2015-07-29 05:01 by WHBY

2015-07-28

Assembly approves Bucks arena financing

State lawmakers are going along with the plans for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena. The Assembly signed off on the $500 million financing deal, on a 52-to-34 vote, this afternoon. The Senate approved it, earlier this month, and Governor Walker…

posted 2015-07-28 13:05 by WHBY

Man attacked in downtown Menasha

Menasha police say three men jumped a 21-year-old man, and robbed him, in the city's downtown this morning. Officer Aaron Zemlock says the victim was walking in the area of Racine and Broad streets, around 4:30 a.m. He says the…

posted 2015-07-28 13:04 by WHBY

Big town of Menasha pavilion project to start

The town of Menasha is going to replace a pavilion at Wittmann Park with a much larger one. The town board agreed to spend almost $410,000 on the project. Parks director Michael Kaeding says it will have a kitchen area,…

posted 2015-07-28 13:03 by WHBY

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