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2015-04-23

Bill would eliminate lawmaker sick pay

State lawmakers would no longer get paid sick leave, under a bill from a Green Bay-area Republican. Rep. David Steffen of Howard says members of the Legislature have very flexible schedules and they don't need sick days. He says right…

posted 2015-04-23 13:02 by WHBY

Jischele new Appleton city council president

Appleton's city council has a new leader. Members picked Alderman Jeff Jirschele to be the president, for the next year. He says they have a couple of major projects to work on, with the proposed expo center, and library. Jirschele…

posted 2015-04-23 13:01 by WHBY

Deputy incompetent to face murder charges

A former Dane County sheriff's deputy could spend the rest of his life in a mental health facility, for killing his wife and sister-in-law. Jurors in the double murder trial for Andrew Steele determined he lacked the mental capacity at…

posted 2015-04-23 13:00 by WHBY

Walker: Put extra money toward schools

If lawmakers have more revenue to work with when they put together the state budget, Governor Walker says they should direct that money to public schools first. The governor says he's not anticipating a "huge amount" of additional money when…

posted 2015-04-23 05:05 by WHBY

Rohrkaste working on drug testing bill

A lawmaker from Neenah wants certain people to pass a drug screening process to collect unemployment benefits. The bill from Republican Rep. Mike Rohrkaste would only apply to people looking for jobs in certain fields. He says he's waiting to…

posted 2015-04-23 05:04 by WHBY

Woman charged with sex assaults at prison

A former food service employee at the Green Bay prison faces sexual assault charges. Fifty-one-year-old Gayle Saldaris faces three counts of sexual assault by prison staff. She's accused of having sexual contact with at least two inmates, while she worked…

posted 2015-04-23 05:03 by WHBY

Werner officially breaks ground on project

Construction workers are preparing the site of a new headquarters and operations center for a company in Grand Chute. Werner Electric officials celebrated the start of the $21 million project with a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday afternoon. Company president Scott Teerlinck…

posted 2015-04-23 05:02 by WHBY

Appleton couple wins financial challenge

An Appleton couple took home the top prize in this year's Fox Cities Financial Makeover Challenge. FISC and Goodwill worked together to pick four participants, and they worked to improve their fiscal situations over a four-month period. Chris and Jillian…

posted 2015-04-23 05:01 by WHBY

2015-04-22

Man stabbed on Appleton's northside

Appleton police arrested a 27-year-old man for a stabbing on the city's northside early this morning. Officers were called to a duplex in the 1000 block of E. Windfield Court, just after 1 p.m. Sgt. Dave Lund says a 27-year-old…

posted 2015-04-22 13:05 by WHBY

Counties could lose recycling money in budget

Outagamie County's leader is speaking out about Governor Walker's proposal to cut recycling funding, to local communities. County Executive Tom Nelson says right now, the state returns less than half of the $1.7 million that the county collects, through landfill's…

posted 2015-04-22 13:04 by WHBY

DNR issues layoff notices

The state is issuing layoff notices to 57 DNR workers, because of cuts in Governor Walker's proposed budget. The governor wants to eliminate 66 positions, including 18 in the Bureau of Scientific Services. DNR spokesman Bill Cosh says all 27…

posted 2015-04-22 13:03 by WHBY

Church replacing annual Pig Rassle

A church picnic in Outagamie County won't feature a Pig Rassle anymore. St. Patrick Catholic Church in Stephensville is replacing the mud wrestling with a human foosball tournament that will also be played in mud. Last year's Pig Rassle drew…

posted 2015-04-22 13:02 by WHBY

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