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2015-03-12

City picks 5 winners for sidewalk poetry

Appleton's sidewalk poetry program is gaining momentum. City spokesman Chad Doran says they received nearly 100 submissions this year,and that's up about 20 percent from last year. He says the poets ranged from third graders to adults. He says the…

posted 2015-03-12 13:02 by WHBY

Appleton to replace part of library's roof

Part of the Appleton Public Library could get a new roof, at the same time the city is looking into building a new one. City facilities director Dean Gazza says no matter what happens with the library, the building would…

posted 2015-03-12 13:01 by WHBY

FBI targets child porn in NE Wis.

An FBI agent from the Green Bay field office says the agency, and local police, are putting an emphasis on catching child pornographers, and the people who view it online. Agent Jerry Mullen says they've been catching a lot of…

posted 2015-03-12 05:05 by WHBY

Neenah may change dangerous animal rules

The city of Neenah might make changes to its standards for dangerous animals. Police Chief Kevin Wilkinson says he hopes to add the designation of "potentially dangerous animal" for incidents that don't quite rise to the level of their "dangerous"…

posted 2015-03-12 05:04 by WHBY

Midway Road pedestrian upgrades planned

Traffic is growing on Midway Road, and there are plans to help pedestrians cross in one area. The cities of Appleton and Menasha, along with Calumet County, want to make improvements between Oneida Street and Plank Road. They include raised…

posted 2015-03-12 05:03 by WHBY

Lawmakers weigh in on handgun waiting period

One of the authors of a bill that would eliminate the state's 48-hour waiting period to buy a handgun believes the law can harm domestic abuse victims. Rep. Mary Czaja told a Senate committee yesterday that background checks only take…

posted 2015-03-12 05:02 by WHBY

Group rallies in support of Madison police

Supporters of the Madison police department rallied yesterday, several days after an officer shot a 19-year-old man. Tony Robinson was unarmed when he was killed, last Friday, on the city's eastside. Madison Police Chief Mike Koval stressed the importance of…

posted 2015-03-12 05:01 by WHBY

2015-03-11

Appleton still trying to get trestles

After years of trying to acquire two railroad trestles in the Appleton flats, city officials hope to make progress soon. Community development director Karen Harkness says a deadline is looming, in May, to work out an agreement with the Canadian…

posted 2015-03-11 13:05 by WHBY

Apple grower concerned about early bloom

An apple grower in the state says he's keeping an eye on the warm weather, and the potential for cold temperatures to follow. Joe Fahey owns Peck and Bushel Fruit Company in Colgate, in southeast Wisconsin. He says they run…

posted 2015-03-11 13:04 by WHBY

WIAA girls basketball provides economic boost

The state girls basketball tournament tips off tomorrow, and it will bring in about $3 million to the economy in the Green Bay area. It's the third year that the WIAA is holding the three-day event at the Resch Center.…

posted 2015-03-11 13:03 by WHBY

PAC's 'Arts Alive!' series features 15 events

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will host 15 events during the upcoming season of the "Arts Alive!" series. President Maria Van Laanen says it includes an annual concert with the Fox Cities Symphony Orchestra. She says this year, Roseanne…

posted 2015-03-11 13:02 by WHBY

Watchdog group doesn't like 'John Doe' bill

There's a proposal to limit John Doe investigations in the state. Some Republicans want to stop prosecutors from using the secret process, to target possible political wrongdoing. A Senate committee is hosting a hearing on the bill today, at the…

posted 2015-03-11 13:01 by WHBY

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