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2014-12-18

Incorporation petition filed in Menasha

The town of Menasha could become a village in the next several months. Dick Jones lives in the town, and he's circulating a petition to incorporate the town of Menasha and change the name to the Village of Fox Crossing.…

posted 2014-12-18 05:01 by WHBY

President chosen for St. Elizabeth hospital

By the middle of January, St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton will have a new leader. Ministry Health Care announced yesterday that Monica Hilt will become the hospital's president on January 11. She'll also be the regional vice president of Ministry's…

posted 2014-12-18 05:00 by WHBY

2014-12-17

Health insurance inflation leveling off

Health insurance rate increases are starting to level across the state, but they're still a problem. That's the finding of a report from Citizen Action of Wisconsin. Robert Kraig is the group's director. He says health insurance inflation was held…

posted 2014-12-17 13:05 by WHBY

Neenah starting 4-K next year

The Neenah School district is working to have a four-year-old kindergarten program running by next school year. Spokesman Jim Strick says only seven percent of districts in the state don't offer 4-K, and people in the community felt it was…

posted 2014-12-17 13:04 by WHBY

DOT waiting on river to crest, to reopen road

Highway 47-55 remains closed today, in Keshena, and the DOT is trying to figure out the fastest way to get the road open again. Authorities closed the highway yesterday, after flood water from the Wolf River covered the road. DOT…

posted 2014-12-17 13:03 by WHBY

Gov. Walker pledges lower taxes

Governor Walker says he'll continue his effort to lower the state's tax burden, during his second term. A report from the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance shows Wisconsin had the 12th highest state and local tax burden in the country, in 2012.…

posted 2014-12-17 13:02 by WHBY

Study looks at future of Oshkosh riverfront

Oshkosh leaders are looking for ways to enhance the city's riverfront, and they got some ideas about how to do that, last night.  Eric Fowle of the East Central Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission says the community wants to see a…

posted 2014-12-17 13:01 by WHBY

Crews to decontaminate Ricin house in Oshkosh

Hazmat crews from the EPA and National Guard will start decontaminating an Oshkosh house today, where a suspended UW-Oshkosh student was allegedly making Ricin. Winnebago County health officer Doug Gieryn says the FBI is releasing the house, about a month-and-a-half…

posted 2014-12-17 05:04 by WHBY

Flood waters keep rising in Keshena

Menominee tribal and county officials are trying to come up with a solution to their ice dam problem, as flood waters continue rising in Keshena. The DOT closed the major road going through the reservation yesterday, as water from the…

posted 2014-12-17 05:03 by WHBY

Study: Wis. 12th highest taxed state in 2012

Wisconsin's tax rate held relatively steady, while two of our neighbors saw dramatic increases, in recent years. A study of census tax figures by the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance shows that the state had the 12th highest tax burden in the…

posted 2014-12-17 05:02 by WHBY

GAB responds to critical audit

The head of the Government Accountability Board responded yesterday, to an audit that's critical of the agency. The report showed that the GAB wasn't checking for felons voting in a timely manner, and not keeping the board up-to-date on some…

posted 2014-12-17 05:01 by WHBY

2014-12-16

Former teacher's aide convicted of sexual assault

A 45-year-old former teacher's aid in the Appleton school district is now convicted for sexual assault of a student. Laura Bates of Hilbert entered no contest pleas to three counts of sexual assault by school staff today for having a…

posted 2014-12-16 15:00 by WHBY

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