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2015-01-22

Expo center plans back on track

Plans for an expo center in downtown Appleton are back on the table. Two weeks after shooting down a deal to buy the preferred site, the city council voted 11-3 last night to reconsider the decision. Members then sent the…

posted 2015-01-22 05:05 by WHBY

Council reverses decision on project in flats

Appleton's city council also changed its mind on a proposed $10 million development in the flats. Members voted 10-4 to rezone the former A.C. Compressor building, from industrial to residential. Two weeks ago, they opposed the plan to renovate the…

posted 2015-01-22 05:04 by WHBY

State gets mixed report card on tobacco

The state's tobacco policies earned mixed grades on an annual report card. The American Lung Association gave Wisconsin an "A" for smoke-free air because of the smoking ban. The state got a "B" for having high tobacco taxes. Spokeswoman Dona…

posted 2015-01-22 05:03 by WHBY

Program uses doctors to boost reading skills

Doctors could play a role in improving reading skills in the Fox Cities. The Appleton Public Library is hoping to expand a national program that provides books to children, when go to the doctor. The United Way Fox Cities is…

posted 2015-01-22 05:02 by WHBY

Another roundabout eyed for Hwy. CE

Plans for another roundabout on Highway CE are moving forward. Later this year, crews will build one at the intersection of CE and Eisenhower Road, in the town of Buchanan. Town administrator Joel Gregozeski says in 2016, they'll put one…

posted 2015-01-22 05:01 by WHBY

2 dead after FdL Co. crash

A man and a young boy were killed in an accident, east of Fond du Lac, yesterday. Fond du Lac County sheriff's deputies say a 37-year-old Sheboygan Falls man crossed the centerline of Highway 23, in the town of Forest,…

posted 2015-01-22 05:00 by WHBY

2015-01-21

Ribble: Obama's speech mostly partisan

A Republican from northeast Wisconsin says President Obama's "State of the Union" speech was the most partisan one he's heard, in his five years in office. Congressman Reid Ribble of Sherwood says if the president was willing to work with…

posted 2015-01-21 13:05 by WHBY

Bellin putting clinic in G.B. school

Students at an alternative school in Green Bay will soon have easier access to mental health care. Bellin Health is opening a behavioral health clinic in Dr. Rosa Minoka-Hill school, in about two weeks. Claudia Henrickson is the district's special…

posted 2015-01-21 13:04 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. looking to public for park ideas

People will get a chance, to weigh in on the idea of opening a new Outagamie County park. A committee is coming up with a proposal, but county parks director Loren Dieck says members won't make any final decisions, until…

posted 2015-01-21 13:03 by WHBY

WPS formally applies for new power plant

A power plant project near Wrightstown is now in the hands of the state's Public Service Commission. Wisconsin Public Service filed an application with the agency today, to build a 400-megawatt facility, next to its existing power plant, at the…

posted 2015-01-21 13:02 by WHBY

Microbeads could be banned in products

A state lawmaker is bringing back her proposal to ban microbeads from soap and other personal care products. Rep. Mary Czaja says there are concerns that the small plastic beads are polluting water supplies. She says many municipal treatment facilities…

posted 2015-01-21 13:01 by WHBY

AAA: Gas prices won't stay low for too long

The low gas prices might only be around until spring. That's the prediction of AAA Wisconsin spokesman Nick Jarmusz. He says prices typically climb when refineries switch to summer blend fuel, in April and May. Jarmusz doesn't think the rise…

posted 2015-01-21 13:00 by WHBY

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