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2015-09-03

Police collect leads on attempted abduction

Police say they're getting a lot of leads in the investigation into a child abduction suspect in De Pere. A 60- to 65-year-old white man is accused of approaching a 14-year-old girl last week, near De Pere high school. There's…

posted 2015-09-03 13:05 by WHBY

Kimberly's Reed wins 'Teacher of the Year'

A special education teacher at Kimberly high school is one of the state's Teachers of the Year. State superintendent of schools Tony Evers presented Amy Reed with the Special Services award, during a surprise assembly this morning. Reed called her…

posted 2015-09-03 13:04 by WHBY

Appleton hanging road work signs

Appleton's public works department is putting signs along some major roads, to let drivers now that the road construction isn't done. The city completes projects over two years, starting with the replacement of underground utilities. After the ground has a…

posted 2015-09-03 13:03 by WHBY

Group launches 1st Walker TV ad

A group that's supporting Governor Walker's run for president is debuting the first TV ad that backs the Republican candidate. It focuses on his fight over collective bargaining, and his recall election victory. St. Norbert College professor Charlie Jacobs teaches…

posted 2015-09-03 13:02 by WHBY

L.C. ball diamonds to get facelift

A renovation at a Little Chute park could draw more out-of-state baseball teams, to tournaments. Village administrator James Fenlon says the Little Chute Diamond Club wants to spend about $1 million at Legion Park. He says the plans call for…

posted 2015-09-03 13:01 by WHBY

Some students dealing with heat

Some of the hottest temperatures of the season are coming to the area, as students and teachers go through their first week of school. Keeping cool is proving to be a challenge, especially in buildings that don't have air conditioning.…

posted 2015-09-03 05:05 by WHBY

Kaukauna launches wrap-around 4-K

The Kaukauna school district's new 4-K wrap-around child care program debuts today. The district has had 4-K for years, but elementary education director Kelli Antoine says the half-day didn't work for some parents. She says the Heart of the Valley…

posted 2015-09-03 05:04 by WHBY

Uber available in Appleton

A ride-sharing service that's popular in bigger cities is now in Appleton. Uber doesn't officially list the city on its website, but drivers are taking people around the area. Ald. Kyle Lobner says he's concerned that the company doesn't have…

posted 2015-09-03 05:03 by WHBY

Vasquez to lead Regional Partnership

A group that works to grow the local economy is hiring its new leader from within. Manny Vasquez will be the next vice president of the Fox Cities Regional Partnership. He's been focusing on keeping companies in the area, as…

posted 2015-09-03 05:02 by WHBY

Meade St. project nearly finished

A portion of Meade Street will reopen by tomorrow, after about two months of construction. Appleton public works director Paula Vandehey says crews installed new traffic lights, and left turn lanes, at the intersection with Northland Avenue. She says that's…

posted 2015-09-03 05:01 by WHBY

2015-09-02

Community opposes statewide sex offender rules

A lawmaker wants to create a statewide standard for where convicted sex offenders can live, and that idea isn't sitting well with a local community. The proposal from Republican Rep. Joel Kleefisch of Oconomowoc would prevent offenders from living within…

posted 2015-09-02 13:05 by WHBY

Group plans to bring more refugees to area

More refugees could be coming to Appleton and Oshkosh next year. World Relief Fox Valley hopes to resettle about 150 additional people. Over the last three years, the group helped bring about 300 refugees to the two cities. The non-profit's…

posted 2015-09-02 13:04 by WHBY

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