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2014-01-29

Police: No enforcement of sober server rule yet

Neenah put rules in place several months ago, requiring bartenders to be sober while they're on the job, and Wausau just put a tougher law on the books. The city council there decided to override a veto from the mayor…

posted 2014-01-29 13:01 by WHBY

Travel company guilty of deceiving customers

An Illinois-based travel company was found guilty, of misleading customers in Wisconsin. An Outagamie County jury reached that verdict this week, in the case against Travel Services Inc. The company sold travel club memberships in Appleton and Brookfield, between 2006…

posted 2014-01-29 13:00 by WHBY

Town of Menasha may incorporate

Another town in the Fox Cities is at least going to explore the possibility of incorporating into a city or village. The town of Menasha board is putting together a special committee to study the idea over the next year.…

posted 2014-01-29 05:05 by WHBY

Long winter could impact deer herd

A part of the state that's already dealing with low deer numbers could be hit even harder by a harsh winter. DNR big game manager Kevin Wallenfang says the snow and cold are reaching critical levels, in the northern part…

posted 2014-01-29 05:04 by WHBY

Tobacco sales to minors raises funding issue

Cuts to the state's anti-tobacco efforts could be behind an increase in the number of retailers that are selling tobacco to minors in northeast Wisconsin. Maureen Busalacchi of Health First Wisconsin says the state spent $23 million a year in…

posted 2014-01-29 05:03 by WHBY

Leaders taking different look at issues

A non-profit group is bringing together stakeholders from around the Fox Valley to take a different look at issues that are facing the community. Amy Putzer is with the Oshkosh Area Community Foundation. She says they'll examine what they're calling…

posted 2014-01-29 05:02 by WHBY

County might lower speed on Hwy. JJ

A stretch of Highway JJ in Outagamie County might have a lower speed limit soon. The county's highway committee will consider the recommendation of an engineer to reduce it to 40 miles an hour, near Appleton North and Fox Valley…

posted 2014-01-29 05:01 by WHBY

2014-01-28

Ellis has concerns about school bill

The latest proposal to change accountability standards for public schools, and certain private schools, is raising a red flag. Sen. Mike Ellis says he's concerned about a provision that would force failing schools to close, or reopen as charter schools.…

posted 2014-01-28 13:05 by WHBY

Business group reacts to Walmart decision

Walmart's plans for a Supercenter in downtown Green Bay were dealt a blow last night, and a group of businesses is pleased with a committee's decision. The city's plan commission did not go along with Walmart's request to rezone the…

posted 2014-01-28 13:04 by WHBY

Outagamie Co. helping with heating assistance

Outagamie County's emergency management department says people need to call the county, to get help paying for propane. Governor Walker announced yesterday that the state is offering $8.5 million dollars in assistance, as supplies shrink, and prices rise. Mike Pamperin…

posted 2014-01-28 13:03 by WHBY

Underage tobacco sales jump again

More minors were able to buy tobacco products again last year in northeast Wisconsin. It's the second straight year that anti-smoking advocates saw an increase, when they sent underage teens into stores to see if they could buy cigarettes and…

posted 2014-01-28 13:02 by WHBY

St. Elizabeth fundraiser meets $6 mil goal

A fundraising drive for St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton is over. The hospital's foundation launched the $6 million campaign about three years ago to help cover the costs of the renovation and expansion project. Tonya Dedering of Affinity Health's foundations…

posted 2014-01-28 13:00 by WHBY

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