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2015-01-09

Nelson makes expo counteroffer

In the wake of a decision on an expo center in downtown Appleton, the top official in Outagamie County is laying out another possibility. County Executive Tom Nelson says he would sell the proposed site to the city for $1.…

posted 2015-01-09 05:05 by WHBY

Walker taking steps for W.H. run

He's planning a visit to Iowa later this month, and Governor Walker is making other moves that show he's seriously considering a run for president. Walker quietly hired adviser Rick Wiley last month to study whether the governor should get…

posted 2015-01-09 05:04 by WHBY

Johnson to lead homeland security panel

The new leader of the U.S. Senate panel that oversees homeland security issues is a Republican from Oshkosh. Sen. Ron Johnson was officially promoted to that position yesterday. He says the country has to take strong action against Islamic State…

posted 2015-01-09 05:03 by WHBY

Gas drops below $2 in Appleton area

The price at the pump fell below the $2 mark in the Appleton area yesterday, and it could be a while before it rises above that level. Nick Jarmusz of AAA Wisconsin says prices should keep falling, as long as…

posted 2015-01-09 05:02 by WHBY

Flu-related EMS calls up this month

Patients with flu-like symptoms are taxing health care providers, and a local official says they're doing all they can to keep up with demand. The Winnebago County public health department says EMS calls for people with influenza complications are up…

posted 2015-01-09 05:01 by WHBY

2015-01-08

CVB concerned about losing conventions

If the proposal for an expo center in downtown Appleton doesn't move forward, the head of a local tourism agency is questioning if fewer conventions will come to the Fox Cities. The city council shot down an agreement with Outagamie…

posted 2015-01-08 13:05 by WHBY

Hanna: Expo decision could impact growth

The leader of Appleton questions why businesses would want to invest in the downtown, in the wake of the city council's decision on the expo center. Mayor Tim Hanna says in order to fill vacant buildings and bring economic growth,…

posted 2015-01-08 13:04 by WHBY

Council says 'No' to Woolen Mills Lofts

A proposal to convert an industrial building, in the Appleton flats, into apartments is on the shelf. The city council decided not to re-zone the former A.C. Compressor property from industrial to residential. The plans for the Woolen Mills Lofts…

posted 2015-01-08 13:03 by WHBY

Hansen weighs in on school accountability

A lawmaker from Green Bay says grading schools on an A to F basis doesn't consider a student's development. Republicans in the Assembly introduced a school accountability bill yesterday, and it includes the grading system for public, charter, and private…

posted 2015-01-08 13:02 by WHBY

Bill targets 'upskirting'

A proposal would make it easier to prosecute people in the state, if they're taking pictures of others under their clothing, without their consent. A bill that lawmakers are taking up would make what's known as "upskirting" a felony. Rep.…

posted 2015-01-08 13:01 by WHBY

Assembly could raise overnight per diem

Members of the Assembly might get more money for staying overnight in Madison. Republican Speaker Robin Vos wants to significantly increase per diem payments for overnight stays, from $88 a day to almost $138. If lawmakers are heading home for…

posted 2015-01-08 13:00 by WHBY

High School Sports Schedule: Thursday, January 8th

High School Sports Schedule: Thursday, January 08th, 2015 BOYS BASKETBALL Reedsville at Brillion Saint Mary’s Central at Roncalli Wrightstown at Valders Marinette at West De Pere GIRLS BASKETBALL Freedom at Berlin Luxemburg-Casco at Denmark Xavier at Fox Valley Lutheran Seymour…

posted 2015-01-08 08:02:33 by WHBY

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