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2014-09-09

Projected budget deficit widens

The projections for the next state budget got a lot worse yesterday. The Legislature's non-partisan budget agency now believes the structural deficit could total almost $1.8 billion. Republican Senator Mike Ellis of Neenah charges that Democrats would be hypocrites for…

posted 2014-09-09 05:05 by WHBY

1st ad in local Senate race hits TV

We can expect to hear a lot more from third-party groups, than the candidates, in the race for the 19th Senate district seat. That's the feeling of Lawrence University political science professor Arnold Shober. Democratic Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber of…

posted 2014-09-09 05:04 by WHBY

Highway worker hurt in accident

A semi driver and a Winnebago County highway worker have non life-threatening injuries, after a crash in a construction zone yesterday morning. County highway commissioner Ernie Winters says the semi hit a highway department truck, on Highway 41 North, near…

posted 2014-09-09 05:03 by WHBY

LU welcoming new students

More than 430 new students will officially arrive on the Lawrence University campus today. It's move-in day for freshmen, transfers, and visiting exchange students. Dean of admissions Ken Anselment says 385 students are in the freshman class. He says they…

posted 2014-09-09 05:02 by WHBY

Midweek Farm Market moving to Houdini

The Wednesday farm market in downtown Appleton will move to Houdini Plaza for its final three weeks. Spokesman Anne Wiegman of Appleton Downtown Inc. says they want to try out the setup, and provide some more exposure. She says the…

posted 2014-09-09 05:01 by WHBY

2014-09-08

Lewis sworn in as interim chief

A familiar face will be in charge of the Appleton police department for the next several months. Interim Chief Jim Lewis was sworn in this morning. He also served as the temporary leader in 2007, during a search for a…

posted 2014-09-08 15:27:05 by WHBY

State watching for rare respiratory virus

A rare respiratory illness is spreading in some Midwestern states, and health officials in Wisconsin are keeping a close eye out for it. So far, more than 1,000 children in 10 states have come down with what's called EVD-68. Epidemiologist…

posted 2014-09-08 13:05 by WHBY

More money coming into Wis. politics

A government watchdog says we're starting to see the impact of a court decision that lifted the state's cap, on the amount people can donate to politicians. The former rules banned people from donating more than $10,000 overall, in one…

posted 2014-09-08 13:03 by WHBY

High water helping Port of Green Bay

The frigid winter, and cool summer, are leading to a good shipping season at the Port of Green Bay. Port Director Dean Haen says water levels are up 15 inches on Lake Michigan, thanks to the cooler weather, and above…

posted 2014-09-08 13:02 by WHBY

State report tracks fall colors

The state's tourism department will help people keep tabs on the fall colors again this year. Secretary Stephanie Klett says more than 100 volunteers, in all 72 counties, will file updates for the Fall Color Report. She says the season…

posted 2014-09-08 13:00 by WHBY

1 person dead in motorcycle-deer crash

A crash in Winnebago County left one person dead yesterday. The sheriff's department says the passenger on a motorcycle died at the scene, after the driver hit a deer. The accident happened on Highway D, near the corner of Highway…

posted 2014-09-08 05:05 by WHBY

Work resumes after boiler explosion at mill

An explosion damaged an area of Expera's Thilmany paper mill in Kaukauna over the weekend, but production was only interrupted for several hours. Crews were following plans to shut down a boiler, late Saturday night, when a valve failed to…

posted 2014-09-08 05:04 by WHBY

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