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2015-01-15

Work starting on major Hobart project

The first phase of a major project in Hobart is underway. Developers broke ground this morning on an apartment complex that will be part of the larger Centennial Centre project. The $25 million Hobart Crossing development will include 180 apartments.…

posted 2015-01-15 13:02 by WHBY

IT firm expanding in downtown Appleton

An expansion at a local IT consulting company will add about 11 employees, and give students the chance to prepare for a computer science-related career. Skyline Technologies CEO Mitch Weckop cut the ribbon on the 2,200 square foot facility in…

posted 2015-01-15 13:01 by WHBY

Group pulls stunt to protest drug testing

A group that opposes a proposal that would force people to take a drug test, if they're receiving food stamps, or unemployment, pulled a stunt yesterday, to try to make a point. Dayna Long is the president of the National…

posted 2015-01-15 13:00 by WHBY

Man arrested for texting pictures to child

Oshkosh police arrested a 25-year-old Dodge County man on accusations that he was texting inappropriate pictures to a child. The Iron Ridge man is in the Winnebago County jail. They're asking prosecutors to charge him with four counts of causing…

posted 2015-01-15 12:59 by WHBY

Jail population still dropping

The jail population in Outagamie County continues to drop. Sheriff Brad Gehring says they averaged 308 inmates in 2014. That's down for the fourth straight year, from 336 in 2011. Gehring says because of that, the county board shouldn't have…

posted 2015-01-15 05:05 by WHBY

Another health insurance deadline looms

Today is the last day for people to sign up for health insurance through the federal exchanges, if they want their coverage to start on February 1. Trish Sarvela of Partnership Community Health Center in Menasha says the latest deadline…

posted 2015-01-15 05:04 by WHBY

Assembly GOP holds hearing on school bill

A crowd packed a hearing room at the Capitol yesterday to hear more about a school accountability bill from Assembly Republicans. The proposal would assign letter grades to public schools, and private schools in the voucher program. It would also…

posted 2015-01-15 05:03 by WHBY

City might look at post-assessment options

There's a proposal to look at different options for Appleton property owners, if they recently paid a special assessment for street projects. The city put a $20-a-year wheel tax in place this year, to take the place of the assessment.…

posted 2015-01-15 05:02 by WHBY

Roundabout would take some park land

A proposed roundabout would take away some park land near Mead Pool in Appleton, but the city's parks and recreation director isn't too concerned. The designs for the John Street reconstruction project include a roundabout at the intersection with E.…

posted 2015-01-15 05:01 by WHBY

Bay Beach to get 3 new rides

Three new rides are coming to Bay Beach in Green Bay, and two are expected to open this year. The Friends of Bay Beach group is donating $1 million to pay for them. The city's parks committee voted to accept…

posted 2015-01-15 05:00 by WHBY

2015-01-14

Ribble trying to remove wolf protections

A lawmaker from northeast Wisconsin is trying to remove federal protections for wolves. Congressman Reid Ribble is reacting to a court ruling last month, that put wolves back on the endangered species list, in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan, and Wyoming. The…

posted 2015-01-14 13:05 by WHBY

Prof: Walker was short on time, specifics

A political science professor is reacting to Governor Walker's State of the State address. Professor Charles Franklin says it was a short speech, at just under 25 minutes. He says that's among the briefest he's heard. Franklin says the governor…

posted 2015-01-14 13:04 by WHBY

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