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Appleton schools holding referendum hearing

There's a referendum on next month's ballot, in the Appleton school district, and people can check out of the schools, tonight. The $25-million referendum for maintenance and technology upgrades includes remodeling projects in the science and technical education areas at…

posted 2014-01-13 13:03 by WHBY

Labor leader doesn't like 7-day work week bill

Two state lawmakers are proposing a bill that would let employees volunteer to work seven days in a row and a local labor leader is raising some concerns. The Republican authors say it would bring the state in-line with federal…

posted 2014-01-13 13:02:24 by WHBY

Polk Co. investigating fatal hit-and-run

Sheriff's deputies in northwest Wisconsin are searching for a hit-and-run driver accused of killing two people. Chief Deputy Steve Moe of Polk County says two men were fighting, in a home, and they moved outside, and eventually into the road.…

posted 2014-01-13 13:01 by WHBY

Rollover crash claims 1 life

Outagamie County authorities are investigating a deadly rollover accident. The sheriff's department says someone came upon the crash, around 12:30 a.m. yesterday, along Highway A in the town of Center. The driver was partially thrown from the vehicle, and pronounced…

posted 2014-01-13 05:05 by WHBY

Baldwin willing to find money for jobless benefits

A possible extension of long-term unemployment benefits will be back on the table this week in the U.S. Senate. A Democrat from Wisconsin says she's willing to find money, to pay for it. Sen. Tammy Baldwin of Madison says unfortunately,…

posted 2014-01-13 05:04 by WHBY

Genrich wants state minimum wage hike

The minimum wage has stayed the same in Wisconsin for the last 3-1/2 years, and a lawmaker from Green Bay wants to gradually increase it. Rep. Eric Genrich is co-authoring a bill with three other Democrats. He says they should…

posted 2014-01-13 05:03 by WHBY

Calls to gambling hotline decline

There were not as many "cries for help" from problem gamblers in the state last year. Rose Gruber of the Wisconsin Council on Problem Gambling says the number of calls to their hotline was down about 500, or 3.7 percent.…

posted 2014-01-13 05:02 by WHBY

Car sales up in state in 2013

A lot of people in the Badger State got new wheels last year. Wisconsin Automobile and Truck Dealers Association president Bill Sepic says sales climbed by 9.4 percent. He says there's some pent-up demand in the market, and consumer confidence…

posted 2014-01-13 05:01 by WHBY

Fire destoys Shawano Co. home

A fire destroyed a house yesterday in Shawano County. Crews were called to the home on Welhaven Road, in the town of Lessor, around 6 a.m. They say it was already engulfed in flames, and it's considered a total loss.…

posted 2014-01-13 05:00 by WHBY


Bucks fall to the Thunder

Milwaukee was knocked out by the Oklahoma City 101-85 at the Chesapeake Engery Arena on Saturday night.  O.J. Mayo and Luke Ridnour led the Bucks in scoring from the bench with 16 points each.  Giannis Antetokounmpo recorded at double-double with…

posted 2014-01-11 21:34:14 by WHBY

Marquette slips by Seton Hall

The Marquette Golden Eagles picked up their second Big East victory after topping the Seton Hall Pirates 67-66 at the Bradley Center on Saturday.  Marquette took control in the first half to lead 40-26 at the break, but would let…

posted 2014-01-11 15:57:34 by WHBY


Report on tax burden mixed

A report shows state and local taxes are taking less of a bite out of our income. Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance researcher Dale Knapp says the tax burden from state and local governments dropped 0.2 percent last year. He says that…

posted 2014-01-10 13:05 by WHBY

CLICK HERE to watch the video. It says it all. I'll be talking about the story of a homeless man,…
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Um, who won again? Who won bragging rights as the champ of this year's PhilCast Bracket Challenge? As the song…
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Tax day is here and today on the PhilCast one of the things I'll talk about is how to avoid…
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