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2015-04-09

DOT: Replacing highway signs not cheap

Crews are repairing and replacing highway signs, that drivers damaged or destroyed, during the winter months. DOT signing engineer Matt Rauch says it happens every spring. He says they range from speed limit signs, to the large green signs that…

posted 2015-04-09 13:01 by WHBY

Former Habitat leader charged with child porn

The former director of the Habitat For Humanity Lakeside chapter, in Sheboygan, faces child pornography charges in Winnebago County. Authorities arrested 31-year-old Jay Barrientes last week, after an investigator downloaded a child pornography video from Barrientes, through a file sharing…

posted 2015-04-09 05:05 by WHBY

Steineke weighs in on Bucks plans

A Republican lawmaker from the Fox Valley says he was happy to see the plans for the Milwaukee Bucks arena district yesterday. Rep. Jim Steineke says the state's funding for the project is likely locked in at $150 million. The…

posted 2015-04-09 05:04 by WHBY

Construction value dipped in Appleton in 2014

There weren't as many construction projects in Appleton last year, and they weren't worth as much as in 2013. The city's annual growth report shows a nearly 22 percent decline in the value of the work last year, to $69…

posted 2015-04-09 05:03 by WHBY

Law allows liquor samples in stores

A new law gives grocery and liquor stores the opportunity to offer free samples of hard liquor. Governor Walker signed the proposal yesterday. It allows stores to give customers up to a half-ounce. Brandon Scholz of the Wisconsin Grocers Association…

posted 2015-04-09 05:02 by WHBY

Tourist spots pleased with set walleye limit

Fishermen would have a set walleye limit on lakes in northern Wisconsin, under a change that the state natural resources board is backing. Tourism groups like the idea too. The board agreed to create a daily limit of three walleye,…

posted 2015-04-09 05:01 by WHBY

2015-04-08

Remains found are those of missing woman

Shawano County authorities say the remains found a year ago, west of Shawano, are those of a missing woman. They say they're treating the case as a homicide. Heather Szekeres was 32 years old when she was last seen, at…

posted 2015-04-08 21:00 by WHBY

Moore to stand trial in Wick murder

A suspect in a three-year-old Howard murder will stand trial. A 30-year-old Green Bay man was in court this morning for a preliminary hearing, and a Brown County judge ordered a trial for Matthew Moore. He's charged with first-degree intentional…

posted 2015-04-08 13:05 by WHBY

Nelson first to run unopposed in about 20 years

For the first time in about 20 years, the race for Outagamie County executive was unopposed, in yesterday's election. County Executive Tom Nelson will serve a second, four-year term. He was a member of the Democratic leadership, during his time…

posted 2015-04-08 13:04 by WHBY

Two Hilbert school referendum questions pass

Voters in the Hilbert school district approved two referendum questions in yesterday's election, and one of them is a project that school officials have been trying to get passed, for years. Tony Sweere is the school district's administrator. He says…

posted 2015-04-08 13:03 by WHBY

Bucks unveil arena, development plans

The Milwaukee Bucks have plans for a $1 billion sports and entertainment district in downtown Milwaukee. They include a $500 million arena, and $500 million in additional development. Team President Peter Feigin says the project would have a big impact…

posted 2015-04-08 13:02 by WHBY

Port director hoping for big season

Officials with the Port of Green Bay expect more than 200 ships will pass through the port this shipping season. The port opened yesterday. Director Dean Haen hopes they break last year's total of 2.3 million tons of materials. He…

posted 2015-04-08 13:01 by WHBY

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