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2016-01-28

Vet service officer opposes possible changes

Outagamie County's veterans service officer doesn't want state lawmakers to make changes to the way veterans get access to many of the benefits they've earned. A proposal would allow an officer to cover more than one county. Another would remove…

posted 2016-01-28 17:03 by WHBY

Police release name of Oshkosh crash victim

Police say the pedestrian hit by a pickup truck, on the south side of Oshkosh yesterday morning, was 78-year-old Wayne Stearns. They say he was crossing W. 20th Avenue, at Montana Street, around 6:30 a.m. A 40-year-old Oshkosh man was driving…

posted 2016-01-28 17:02 by WHBY

Memory Project benefits from United Way

A group that helps people with Alzheimer's Disease and dementia, along with their caregivers, is one of the programs that will benefit from the United Way Fox Cities. United Way leaders announced last night that they'll reach their $8.3 million…

posted 2016-01-28 17:01 by WHBY

Valley New School holds open house

A charter school in downtown Appleton held an open house this morning to mark National School Choice Week. Valley New School is on the second floor of City Center Plaza, and it's one of the school district's 15 charters. The…

posted 2016-01-28 17:00 by WHBY

United Way meets fundraising goal

The numbers are still coming in for the annual fundraising campaign by the United Way Fox Cities, but the non-profit will meet its goal. Executive director Peter Kelly says they set out to raise $8.3 million. He says the money…

posted 2016-01-28 05:05 by WHBY

Habitat, Rebuilding Together join forces

The Fox Cities chapter of Habitat for Humanity, and Rebuilding Together Fox Cities, will start working much more closely together. Both non-profits are trying to help people improve their homes. Rebuilding Together executive director Shannon Weigman says right now, some…

posted 2016-01-28 05:04 by WHBY

Hintz speaks out on possible changes for vets

A lawmaker from Oshkosh says proposed changes to the state's veterans services program would shortchange people who served our country. Democratic Rep. Gordon Hintz says it would allow veterans service officers to serve more than one county. He believes that…

posted 2016-01-28 05:03 by WHBY

City water system head talks about Flint

While Flint, Michigan battles a problem with lead in the water, an Appleton official is talking about the city's water. Utilities director Chris Shaw went over some details with members of the utilities committee. He says the lead levels in…

posted 2016-01-28 05:02 by WHBY

City could extend option on industrial park site

A company wants more time to decide whether to buy a large piece of land in the industrial park on Appleton's southeast side. United Investments plans to build a light manufacturing facility, at the corner of Midway Road and Eisenhower…

posted 2016-01-28 05:01 by WHBY

Walker reacts to mass shooting plot

Governor Walker says it shakes him up a little bit to think that a large mass shooting can potentially happen in our own backyard. He's responding to the arrest of 23-year-old Samy Hamzeh of Milwaukee. Federal prosecutors say Hamzeh was…

posted 2016-01-28 05:00 by WHBY

2016-01-27

Boy, girl died after house fire

Police in Sheboygan Falls says the two children who died after a house fire were a girl and boy. Eleven-year-old Natalie Martin, and seven-year-old Carter Maki (were taken to hospitals, after firefighters found them in the burning house. Police Chief…

posted 2016-01-27 19:00 by WHBY

Sheboygan Falls house fire kills 2 children

A fire last night in Sheboygan Falls claimed the lives of two children. Police are now saying a 10-year-old is alive at Children's Hospital in the Milwaukee area. They earlier reported that the child died. A nine-year-old girl also survived.…

posted 2016-01-27 14:45 by WHBY

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