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2013-12-30

Unemployment checks run out for some

Nearly 24,000 people in Wisconsin lost their unemployment benefits Saturday, and another 42,000 could lose them in the first half of the year, if they don't find a job. Congress and the president had extended those benefits 11 times over…

posted 2013-12-30 13:05 by WHBY

CVB helping with Banta Bowl project

Lawrence University will get a $250,000 grant to help renovate the Banta Bowl. The funding is coming from the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau. Executive director Pam Seidl says the project will boost tourism, because it should bring more…

posted 2013-12-30 13:04 by WHBY

Senate won't act on increased campaign limits

The leader of a political watchdog group says he's pleased that a bill to raise political donation limits will not become law. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald announced last week that the proposal to double individual donation limits won't come…

posted 2013-12-30 13:03 by WHBY

Bald eagles back on Fox River in Kaukauna

A winter attraction for bird watchers, along the Fox River, is back. About 50 bald eagles are in the islands between the Thilmany Paper mill and 1000 Islands Environmental Center in Kaukauna. Center naturalist Debbie Nowak says the eagles are…

posted 2013-12-30 13:01 by WHBY

Medicaid changes a top state story

The debate over health care coverage in Wisconsin was one of the top news stories in the state this year. Governor Walker decided not to take federal funding to expand Medicaid, and chose not to have the state create its…

posted 2013-12-30 13:00 by WHBY

Family fight led to Howard stabbing

Brown County authorities arrested the suspect in a weekend stabbing in Howard. The sheriff's department says deputies were called to a fight between family members, in the 1700 block of Velp Avenue, on Saturday. The victim has serious, but non…

posted 2013-12-30 05:05 by WHBY

Vos on board with dropping income tax

The future of the state's income tax could become a hot topic at the Capitol over the next year, and a legislative leader wants to look into whether to reduce or eliminate it. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says they need…

posted 2013-12-30 05:04 by WHBY

Army Corps won't partner with DNR on mine

The company that's trying to open an iron ore mine in northwest Wisconsin might have to wait on the federal government, no matter how quickly the state reviews a permit for the project. Ann Coakley of the DNR says the…

posted 2013-12-30 05:03 by WHBY

Habitat chapter marks 20th anniversary

The Fox Cities Habitat for Humanity chapter built about 170 homes over the past 20 years, and the non-profit is expanding, to help low-income homeowners in other ways as well. Executive Director John Weyenberg says they started a neighborhood revitalization…

posted 2013-12-30 05:02 by WHBY

Tavern league fights beer tax hike

The Wisconsin Tavern League successfully fought a proposal this year to increase beer and booze taxes. Executive director Pete Madland says it would have had a detrimental impact on a key industry. He says tax hikes cost jobs. He says…

posted 2013-12-30 05:01 by WHBY

2013-12-29

Rodgers to Cobb lead Packers to NFC North Title

With the season on the line, the Green Bay Packers converted on 3 fourth downs in the 4th Quarter capped off by an Aaron Rodgers 48 yard touchdown pass to Randall Cobb on 4th and 7 with :38 to go.…

posted 2013-12-29 22:21:01 by WHBY

2013-12-28

Bucks lose border battle with Twolves

The Milwaukee Bucks couldn't keep up with the Minnesota Timberwolves as they lost their final home game of the year at the Bradley Center 117-95 on Saturday night.  The Bucks got outscored 39-21 in the third quarter to allow the…

posted 2013-12-28 22:23:04 by WHBY

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