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2015-01-20

Johnson seeks cooperation from Obama

President Obama's "State of the Union" address is tonight, and a Republican from the state hopes to hear a willingness to work with Congress. Sen. Ron Johnson of Oshkosh says they should be able to find some common ground in…

posted 2015-01-20 13:04 by WHBY

Utility watchdog concerned about merger

A group that keeps an eye on the state's utilities is speaking out against a possible merger between two of the state's largest utilities. The parent companies of Wisconsin Public Service and We Energies announced last summer, that they wanted…

posted 2015-01-20 13:03 by WHBY

Students set record for work, volunteering

Students at five local high schools set a record last year, for performing community service and work-based learning. Kimberly, Neenah, Menasha, St. Mary Central, and Hortonville high schools participated in the GetNvolved program. It's run through the Boys and Girls…

posted 2015-01-20 13:02 by WHBY

Manawa man killed in snowmobile accident

A Manawa man was the victim of a snowmobile accident in Waupaca County on Sunday. The sheriff's department says Michael Krachtt hit a downed tree, and was pronounced dead at the scene. He was riding on the Manawa Mill Pond,…

posted 2015-01-20 13:01 by WHBY

WMC: Strong support for 'right to work'

A survey by the state's biggest business lobby found that executives want "right to work" rules. Scott Manley of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce says 81 percent are on board. He says the proposal would improve the business climate overnight. The…

posted 2015-01-20 13:00 by WHBY

Community honors legacy of MLK

The annual community celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King Day gave people in Appleton a chance to reflect on the legacy of the civil rights leader. Several hundred went to Lawrence University's Memorial Chapel for last night's event. Nick Hoffman…

posted 2015-01-20 05:04 by WHBY

State lags in mental health access for kids

A report shows Wisconsin is lagging behind many other states in the access children have to mental health care. That issue led three health care providers in the Fox Cities to form Catalpa Health more than two years ago. Lisa…

posted 2015-01-20 05:03 by WHBY

Deadline coming for sidewalk poem entries

Appleton officials are asking local poets to submit their creations for the city's sidewalk poetry program. Public works director Paula Vandehey says the top five entries will be stamped into new sidewalks across the city. She says people have until…

posted 2015-01-20 05:02 by WHBY

2015-01-19

Tribe: Deal in works for Kenosha casino

The Menominee tribe's plans for a casino in Kenosha are taking a step forward. Tribal spokesman Michael Beightol says the tribe expects to sign an updated gaming compact with the state sometime this week. He says that would clear the…

posted 2015-01-19 15:00 by WHBY

Appleton man killed in snowmobile crash

A 34-year-old Appleton man died last night, in a snowmobile crash in Oconto County. Sheriff Michael Jansen says someone reported a missing snowmobiler in the Mountain area, around 9:15 p.m. He says deputies found him around 11 p.m. along the…

posted 2015-01-19 13:30 by WHBY

Group opposed to 'right to work' growing

More contractors are signing on to a group that opposes making Wisconsin a "right to work" state. Steve Lyons says the Wisconsin Contractors Coalition grew from 300 to 350 private sector businesses, in the past month. He says they also…

posted 2015-01-19 13:05 by WHBY

Farmers dealing with falling milk prices

Farmers saw record high milk prices in 2014, and now they're preparing to deal with very low one. Prices were around $25 for about 10 gallons at their peak last year, and now they're falling to around $14. Wisconsin Farm…

posted 2015-01-19 13:03 by WHBY

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