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2014-07-17

Future of proposed Walmart site unknown

The owner of the proposed Walmart site in downtown Green Bay will look at different options, if the retailer isn't interested in it anymore. The city council denied Walmart's request to rezone the Larsen Green property earlier this week, on…

posted 2014-07-17 05:04 by WHBY

Appleton tweaks assessments for new streets

Appleton's city council has more decisions to make on the special assessment issue, but one piece of the puzzle is in place. Members approved some changes to the assessment policy for new subdivisions, last night. Ald. Peter Stueck says they…

posted 2014-07-17 05:03 by WHBY

City won't allow free parking for Mile of Music

People will still have to pay to park at meters, in downtown Appleton, during the Mile of Music festival. The city council voted 9-2 against a proposal to stop parking attendants from writing tickets throughout the four-day event. Ald. Jeff…

posted 2014-07-17 05:02 by WHBY

Menasha Lock closed 4-6 weeks

The Fox River Navigational System Authority says it will take about a month to repair the Menasha Lock. That lock closed earlier this month, after a hinge pin on one of the lock doors broke. Chief operating officer Bob Stark…

posted 2014-07-17 05:01 by WHBY

Bombing drill set at Camp Randall Stadium

First responders from the federal, state, and local levels will find out today if they're prepared to deal with a large scale bombing. They're holding a drill this morning, at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison. UW-Madison police department spokesman Marc…

posted 2014-07-17 05:00 by WHBY

2014-07-16

Opposition group reacts to Walmart vote

The latest push by Walmart to build a Supercenter in downtown Green Bay is over, and a leader of an opposition group is hopeful it's the last proposal from the retailer. The city council voted down Walmart's rezoning request, early…

posted 2014-07-16 13:05 by WHBY

Local advocate reacts to BadgerCare numbers

Governor Walker's administration says more than 60 percent of the people who lost BadgerCare coverage earlier this year, did not buy an insurance policy through the federal exchanges. About 63,000 people were kicked out of the state program. Trish Sarvela…

posted 2014-07-16 13:04 by WHBY

Grand Chute reaches compromise with motel

A compromise between Grand Chute officials and the owner of a motel, could allow longtime residents to stay. The town cracked down on the Northern Inn in May, for violating a zoning rule that bans people from staying at a…

posted 2014-07-16 13:03 by WHBY

LU sets record for Lawrence Fund donations

Lawrence University raised a record $3.7 million over the last fiscal year, through the school's annual giving program. The Appleton university uses the money from the Lawrence Fund to cover almost 10 percent of the school's budget. That helps bridge…

posted 2014-07-16 13:02 by WHBY

Petri wants highway funding fixed

A longtime Congressman wants a long-term solution for funding federal highway projects. Republican Congressman Tom Petri of Fond du Lac supported a proposal to cover construction work, through May of next year. The Highway Trust Fund is expected to run…

posted 2014-07-16 13:01 by WHBY

DOT plans Lineville Rd. shutdown next month

Sometime next month, the DOT is going to close the Lineville Road interchange, as part of the work on Highway 41, north of Green Bay. Spokesman Mark Kantola says they'll talk about the schedule for the 60-day closure at a…

posted 2014-07-16 13:00 by WHBY

Brewers shine bright at the All-Star Game (SPORTS)

#452070128 / gettyimages.com It was a nice night for the Milwaukee Brewers at the 85th annual Major League Baseball All-Star game in Minneapolis. All four representatives made an impact for the National League team despite the 5-3 loss to the…

posted 2014-07-16 05:48:46 by WHBY

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