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2015-04-16

Group bringing in young talent for tour

A local organization is trying a new approach to fill the area's skills gap. Larry Burkhardt of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership says they're busing in 75 college students, from across the Midwest. Burkhardt says the I.T. and engineering students…

posted 2015-04-16 05:02 by WHBY

Recent damaging tornadoes follow trend

A spokesman for the state's emergency management department says they're seeing a pattern, with the severe tornadoes that hit Wisconsin in recent years. Officials are holding a statewide tornado drill, at 1:45 p.m. The agency's Tod Pritchard says the major…

posted 2015-04-16 05:01 by WHBY

2015-04-15

Brewers fall to Cardinals

The Milwaukee Brewers could only muster one run against the Cardinals Wednesday night in a 4-2 loss to St. Louis at Busch Stadium.  Milwaukee was able to pound out ten hits against Cardinals pitchers, but left 11 men on base…

posted 2015-04-15 21:55:33 by WHBY

Neenah officers rescue man from lake

Police officers from Neenah pulled a man from Little Lake Butte des Morts early this morning. Chief Kevin Wilkinson says they went into the water, at least 100 feet from the shore, near High Street. He says the officers administered…

posted 2015-04-15 13:05 by WHBY

Lincoln a controversial president in Wis.

President Lincoln was a popular president in the north, when he died 150 years ago today, but a local historian says he was a controversial figure in Wisconsin. Lawrence University history professor Jerry Podair says Wisconsin was a battleground, between…

posted 2015-04-15 13:04 by WHBY

Environmental board to keep power

The state's natural resources board won't lose its authority through the state budget. The Legislature's Joint Finance Committee removed a proposal from Governor Walker to strip the panel of its decision-making power. It would have become an advisory-only panel. George…

posted 2015-04-15 13:03 by WHBY

Counties won't take over property assessments

The state budget will not strip cities, villages, and towns of their ability to assess properties. Governor Walker proposed putting counties in charge of that. The Joint Finance Committee removed the proposal this morning. Republican Senator Alberta Darling of River…

posted 2015-04-15 13:02 by WHBY

Meeting today for Hwy CE project

Road crews will build a pair of roundabouts, on two busy roads in the town of Buchanan this summer, and officials will talk about the projects, this afternoon. Buchanan administrator Joel Gregozeski says they're putting the multi-lane roundabouts at the…

posted 2015-04-15 13:01 by WHBY

Winter moratorium for shutoffs ending

If people are behind on their electricity and gas bills, utilities can start cutting them off tomorrow. The state's winter moratorium on shutoffs ends today. We Energies spokesman Brian Manthey says 5,000 to 6,000 of their customers could lose their…

posted 2015-04-15 13:00 by WHBY

Menasha project takes step forward

Developers are making progress on their plans for an eight-story building in downtown Menasha. One Menasha Center would be on the site of the former Hotel Menasha and two banks. The city's plan commission unanimously agreed yesterday afternoon to rezone…

posted 2015-04-15 05:05 by WHBY

Past governor witnessed Lincoln shooting

President Abraham Lincoln died 150 years ago today, after John Wilkes Booth shot him in Ford's Theater, the night before. A former Wisconsin governor may have kept the incident from becoming a greater national tragedy. Leslie Bellai is the Wisconsin…

posted 2015-04-15 05:04 by WHBY

Expert explains deer tick virus

A relatively rare disease spread by ticks could give people another reason to watch out for the tiny pests this summer. The Powassan virus is related to the West Nile virus, and it can cause meningitis, fever, muscle loss and…

posted 2015-04-15 05:03 by WHBY

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