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2014-04-04

Parents will get guide on teen driving

In hopes of reducing teen crash rates, the state is now offering a guide for parents. Alison Lebwohl of the DMV says they're handing out the Parent's Supervised Driving Program when teens get their learner's permit. Lebwohl says teens need…

posted 2014-04-04 05:01 by WHBY

T-Rats open new season on chilly night

Another minor league baseball season kicked off last night in the Appleton area. The Wisconsin Timber Rattlers held their Opening Day, on a chilly evening that didn't include the predicted rain or snow. Team president Rob Zerjav says they're hoping…

posted 2014-04-04 05:00 by WHBY

2014-04-03

Truck explosion in Howard claims 1 life

A truck exploded in Howard this afternoon, leaving one man dead, and a second critically hurt. The Brown County sheriff's department says the truck was from Ace Manufacturing, and the compressed natural gas fuel system exploded when the load shifted.…

posted 2014-04-03 18:05 by WHBY

Grothman to challenge Petri

A longtime Republican congressman from Fond du Lac will face a major opponent in the GOP primary this year. State Sen. Glenn Grothman of West Bend announced today that he's going to challenge Congressman Tom Petri. Grothman says he's not…

posted 2014-04-03 13:05 by WHBY

Walker signs tax exemption for plane repairs

Governor Walker signed a bill at the Appleton Airport today, creating a tax exemption for repairs and renovations, of private airplanes. Walker says the change will help companies like Gulfstream, in the Appleton area. He says some potential customers likely…

posted 2014-04-03 13:04 by WHBY

ADI has options for mid-week farm market

A local business group will have two choices for the location of the new mid-week Farm Market. Appleton Downtown Inc. wants to hold the Wednesday market, in Washington Square. But executive director Jennifer Stephany says they're concerned about the newly…

posted 2014-04-03 13:03 by WHBY

2 Appleton aldermen say goodbye

Two members of Appleton's city council said goodbye last night. Alds. Michael Smith and John Robin Hill are leaving the council after this week's election. Smith represented District 10 for a decade, and he was defeated by Christine Williams on…

posted 2014-04-03 13:02 by WHBY

Mercury Marine opens museum

Mercury Marine is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year and officials opened a Mercury Marine museum in Fond du Lac yesterday. Company president Mark Schwabero says plenty of items that they produced over the years, are on display, but more…

posted 2014-04-03 13:01 by WHBY

Latest bike lanes move forward in Appleton

This year's fight over bike lanes in Appleton came to an end last night. The city council voted 10-5 to put lanes on Fremont Street, and remove some on-street parking. It was the second straight year that the parking issue…

posted 2014-04-03 05:05 by WHBY

Appleton elects 1st trangender person in state

One of the newly-elected members of Appleton's city council made history this week. Gypsy Vered Meltzer became the first openly transgender person in the state to win an election. Meltzer identifies as a man, and he says while he's proud…

posted 2014-04-03 05:04 by WHBY

Bill could help development in Oshkosh

A bill signed by Governor Walker yesterday could help a stalled redevelopment area in Oshkosh. Walker signed the bill that lets local governments adjust TIF districts that lost value during the recession, to help attract projects. Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce…

posted 2014-04-03 05:03 by WHBY

Kaukauna bar losing license for 30 days

A bar in Kaukauna will lose its liquor license for 30 days. Kaukauna's city council agreed to suspend the license of the Hardware Store, after police reported a series of problems. Police actually wanted to take away the license permanently,…

posted 2014-04-03 05:02 by WHBY

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