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Pelicans outlast the Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks closed out the first half of the NBA season with a 102-98 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Wednesday night.  At the BMO Harris Bradley Center, the short-handed Bucks found themselves with an opportunity to tie…

posted 2014-02-12 21:59:04 by WHBY

Accused Luna shooter to stand trial

A Neenah man will face a trial for a shooting at a downtown Appleton nightclub. Prosecutors charged 28-year-old Chong Lee with the murder of a Green Bay man, and an Outagamie County judge ruled that there is enough evidence to…

posted 2014-02-12 13:05 by WHBY

Survey: Profits, sales down in 2013

Fewer local companies saw growth last year in sales and profits. That's one of the findings, in the annual economic outlook survey by the Fox Cities Chamber of Commerce. Larry Burkhardt of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership says 64 percent…

posted 2014-02-12 13:04 by WHBY

Senate leader questions Assembly tax cut vote

The Republican leader of the Senate is questioning why the Assembly went ahead with a vote on Governor Walker's proposed $500-million tax cut. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he still plans to send the bill to the Joint Finance…

posted 2014-02-12 13:03 by WHBY

Valley Transit reacts to Vos' RTA comments

Valley Transit officials are reacting to comments made by a Republican leader in the Assembly, about the proposed Fox Cities Regional Transit Authority. The Senate approved a bill yesterday, to create one, but Assembly Speaker Robin Vos argues that it…

posted 2014-02-12 13:02 by WHBY

State AP test scores highest in Midwest

High school students in the state are doing better on Advanced Placement tests than neighboring states, and the national average. Twenty-two percent got a three or higher last year, and that's ranked No. 1 in the Midwest. In the Appleton…

posted 2014-02-12 13:01 by WHBY

Assembly passes tax cuts

Governor Walker's half-billion dollar income and property tax cut proposal cleared its first hurdle yesterday, by passing the Assembly. Republicans argued the tax cut would boost the state's economy. Rep. John Nygren of Marinette says returning extra money to the…

posted 2014-02-12 05:04 by WHBY

Board hears plans to change airport name

An Outagamie County supervisor outlined plans to the county board last night to change the name of the Outagamie County Regional Airport. Sup. Tanya Rabec says similar proposals to call it the "Appleton Airport" failed in the past, but she…

posted 2014-02-12 05:03 by WHBY

Senate passes RTA, Assembly vote unlikely

A bill that would allow communities in the Fox Cities to create a regional transit authority, easily passed the Senate yesterday. It's unlikely that the Assembly will vote on it, though. The RTA would fund mass transit systems, like Valley…

posted 2014-02-12 05:02 by WHBY

Health care deadline closing in

The next deadline is coming up to buy health insurance through the federal exchanges. If people want their policy to take affect on March 1, they have to sign up by Saturday. An organization that backs the reforms held a…

posted 2014-02-12 05:01 by WHBY

Crews set up for 'Wicked' at PAC

The setup for Wicked is in the final stages, before tonight's opening show at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. The Broadway musical is making its third stop in Appleton, and first since 2011. Company manager Steve Quinn says he's…

posted 2014-02-12 05:00 by WHBY


Trial ordered in hit-and-run death

A Poy Sippi man will stand trial for a fatal hit-and-run crash in Appleton. An Outagamie County judge ordered a trial for 20-year-old James Erdmann, Jr. during a preliminary hearing yesterday. Erdmann is accused of hitting 61-year-old Robert Joosten of…

posted 2014-02-11 17:05 by WHBY

In Wausau some kids are in trouble for being a part of a shootout.... with Nerf guns. I'll have the…
posted by Philcast 6 hours ago
It's out...and it should be fun! Tough start though, with 3 out of the first 4 on the road, including…
posted by Daves Blog 7 hours ago
Sometimes it pays to screw up. Today on the PhilCast I have a couple of related stories regarding household chores…
posted by Philcast 1 day ago