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2016-02-22

Greenville was county's top recycler in 2015

The best recycling rate in Outagamie County last year was in Greenville. About 26.5 percent of the overall waste in the town went into recycling bins. Town administrator Dave Tebo says the town bought recycling carts early last year for…

posted 2016-02-22 05:03 by WHBY

Early tax returns still coming in

The state's revenue department is hitting the tail-end of the initial rush of income tax filers, and most people are getting refunds. Secretary Rick Chandler says the agency already received over 600,000 returns, and that's about 20 percent of the…

posted 2016-02-22 05:02 by WHBY

Speeding tickets still most common

Police across Wisconsin continue to bust more drivers for speeding than anything else. Deborah Fischer keeps track of tickets for the state DOT. She says 23 percent are for speeding, and the most common violation is for going 11 to…

posted 2016-02-22 05:01 by WHBY

State working with feds to target scammers

Wisconsin is getting some help from federal officials in tracking down scammers. Sandy Chalmers with the state office of Consumer Protection says they're working with the Federal Trade Commission, Secret Service and FBI. Chalmers says it's difficult to catch people,…

posted 2016-02-22 05:00 by WHBY

2016-02-19

Police: Possible road rage shooting rare

Police are investigating a possible road rage shooting on Appleton's north side, and a department spokesman says they typically don't even see things escalate to a physical confrontation. A man reported that the driver of another car shot at his…

posted 2016-02-19 15:00 by WHBY

Harris files paperwork for Senate run

Saying that he won't be bullied, a Democratic candidate for state Senate is filing paperwork to formally declare that he's in the race. Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris already announced that he'll run for the 18th district seat. Since then,…

posted 2016-02-19 13:05 by WHBY

Senate might not vote on 'sanctuary cities' bill

About 20,000 people rallied at the Capitol yesterday, and now it appears that the Senate won't vote on one of the bills they protested against. The "Day Without Latinos" event was the largest, since the protests over the collective bargaining…

posted 2016-02-19 13:04 by WHBY

Voucher bill would cost Appleton schools $200K

The latest version of a bill that deals with the private school voucher program would cost the Appleton district about $200,000. The Assembly approved the proposal yesterday. It would limit the amount of revenue that districts can recoup, through property…

posted 2016-02-19 13:03 by WHBY

FVTC holding Skills USA competition

More than 100 high school students are showing off their abilities in several fields today, at Fox Valley Technical College today. They're taking part in the regional Skills USA competition. Jerry Goodson is an automotive collision instructor at the Grand…

posted 2016-02-19 13:02 by WHBY

Wildwood Film Festival starts two-day run

The Wildwood Film Festival is celebrating its 15th year this weekend, and for the first time, there will be a second day. Festival director Jason Buss says they're starting at eight tonight, with a screening of the film "Appleton" at…

posted 2016-02-19 13:01 by WHBY

DNR expects busy weekend on Lake Winnebago

Spearers won't be allowed on the upriver lakes of the Winnebago system this weekend, but Lake Winnebago could be very busy. That's the feeling of DNR fisheries biologist Ryan Koenigs. He says the spearing season on the big lake got…

posted 2016-02-19 13:00 by WHBY

Inefficiencies to be part of ThedaCare's study

When ThedaCare studies the possibility of building a new regional hospital, leaders will consider what it would take to make the existing facilities more efficient. CEO Dean Gruner says at Theda Clark Medical Center, the helipad isn't close to the…

posted 2016-02-19 05:05 by WHBY

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