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2014-10-15

Walker says no 'right to work' next session

Governor Walker says he will not support making Wisconsin a right-to-work state. Walker says if he's elected to a second term, he will specifically tell lawmakers not to pursue the issue. He also says he will not expand the collective…

posted 2014-10-15 13:01 by WHBY

Harris goes after Grothman on Medicare

A Democratic candidate for Congress is raising concerns about his opponent's stance on Medicare. Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris will face Republican Senator Glenn Grothman of Campbellsport, on November 4. Harris says he's speaking out, because today is the first…

posted 2014-10-15 13:00 by WHBY

Downtown Menasha development unveiled

The site of the former Hotel Menasha, and a bank, could be home to a six-story office and retail building. Developers John Bergstrom and Kim Vanderhyden are proposing the $14 million to $19 million project, in downtown Menasha. Vanderhyden says…

posted 2014-10-15 05:05 by WHBY

Burke opposes gas sales tax

Governor Walker says creating a gas sales tax could help generate money for the state's transportation fund, but his Democratic challenger says it's not a good idea. Walker floated the idea, as a way to replace the current gas tax,…

posted 2014-10-15 05:04 by WHBY

Happ wants attention off specific cases

Both major political parties are targeting the opposing candidates in the race for attorney general, by highlighting specific cases. The Democrat on next month's ballot says they both should stop. Jefferson County District Attorney Susan Happ says they don't know…

posted 2014-10-15 05:03 by WHBY

Crash closes Little Lake Butte des Morts bridge

An accident on the Highway 10-441 bridge over Little Lake Butte des Morts caused traffic delays for several hours yesterday. Police had to shut down the bridge, after a semi pushed some of the temporary concrete barriers into the oncoming…

posted 2014-10-15 05:02 by WHBY

Police: Unusual number of U.S. flags stolen

Appleton police are getting complaints about stolen American flags. Sgt. Dave Lund says they've received about a dozen calls so far this year. He says they heard about at least one more case, after posting a message about the problem…

posted 2014-10-15 05:01 by WHBY

Speaker brings attention to son's impact

A father from Louisiana was in Appleton last night to tell the story of his son's debilitating birth defect. Chad Judice says he hopes he can motivate people to overcome their own challenges. He says he and his wife learned…

posted 2014-10-15 05:00 by WHBY

2014-10-14

Hwy. 10-441 bridge open in both directions

Police reopened the all lanes of the Highway 10-441 bridge, over Little Lake Butte des Morts, shortly before 6:30 p.m. tonight. The bridge closed around 1:30 p.m. this afternoon, after an accident involving a semi. The westbound lanes reopened around…

posted 2014-10-14 17:15 by WHBY

Walker suggests creating gas sales tax

Governor Walker says he's considering trying to replace the gas tax, with a sales tax on gas, to raise more money for the state's transportation fund. That fund could face a $680 million shortfall. Todd Berry of the Wisconsin Taxpayers…

posted 2014-10-14 13:05 by WHBY

Sheboygan girl found safe

While dozens of people were searching for a seven-year-old Sheboygan girl, she was staying overnight at a friend's house. Police say Lilleona Badtke showed up at school this morning, as if nothing was wrong. They say there was a miscommunication,…

posted 2014-10-14 13:04 by WHBY

Police release name in Oshkosh hotel death

The Omro man found dead in an Oshkosh motel room last week is 21-year-old Andrew Hansen of Omro. Oshkosh and Omro police are still investigating the suspicious death. They're waiting for the results of toxicology tests. Someone found Hansen's body…

posted 2014-10-14 13:03 by WHBY

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