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2014-10-15

Police: Unusual number of U.S. flags stolen

Appleton police are getting complaints about stolen American flags. Sgt. Dave Lund says they've received about a dozen calls so far this year. He says they heard about at least one more case, after posting a message about the problem…

posted 2014-10-15 05:01 by WHBY

Speaker brings attention to son's impact

A father from Louisiana was in Appleton last night to tell the story of his son's debilitating birth defect. Chad Judice says he hopes he can motivate people to overcome their own challenges. He says he and his wife learned…

posted 2014-10-15 05:00 by WHBY

2014-10-14

Hwy. 10-441 bridge open in both directions

Police reopened the all lanes of the Highway 10-441 bridge, over Little Lake Butte des Morts, shortly before 6:30 p.m. tonight. The bridge closed around 1:30 p.m. this afternoon, after an accident involving a semi. The westbound lanes reopened around…

posted 2014-10-14 17:15 by WHBY

Walker suggests creating gas sales tax

Governor Walker says he's considering trying to replace the gas tax, with a sales tax on gas, to raise more money for the state's transportation fund. That fund could face a $680 million shortfall. Todd Berry of the Wisconsin Taxpayers…

posted 2014-10-14 13:05 by WHBY

Sheboygan girl found safe

While dozens of people were searching for a seven-year-old Sheboygan girl, she was staying overnight at a friend's house. Police say Lilleona Badtke showed up at school this morning, as if nothing was wrong. They say there was a miscommunication,…

posted 2014-10-14 13:04 by WHBY

Police release name in Oshkosh hotel death

The Omro man found dead in an Oshkosh motel room last week is 21-year-old Andrew Hansen of Omro. Oshkosh and Omro police are still investigating the suspicious death. They're waiting for the results of toxicology tests. Someone found Hansen's body…

posted 2014-10-14 13:03 by WHBY

LU highlights Riverview Gardens partnership

Lawrence University is celebrating its partnership with Riverview Gardens in Appleton. University leaders presented their annual Collaboration in Action Award to the non-profit group, this morning. Riverview Gardens executive director Cindy Sahotsky says students have an opportunity to voluntee in…

posted 2014-10-14 13:02 by WHBY

Propane official leary of price projections

An industry spokesman is not ready to go along with predictions of lower propane costs for the coming winter. Brandon Scholz is with the Wisconsin Propane Gas Association. He says he's reluctant to be a cheerleader for a federal report…

posted 2014-10-14 13:01 by WHBY

UW-GB students talking with 5th graders

UW-Green Bay is hosting more than 1,400 fifth graders this week, to show them what awaits them, after they finish high school. Phuture Phoenix interim director Stephanie Pabich says they work with 10 and 11 year olds because they are…

posted 2014-10-14 13:00 by WHBY

DOT meets with businesses on Hwy. 15 work

A busy intersection in Grand Chute is in line for some minor upgrades in a couple of years. The DOT is planning to improve some of the right turn lanes, at Highway 15 and Casaloma Drive. Project manager Tim Verhagen…

posted 2014-10-14 12:59 by WHBY

School tax hike smaller than expected

The impact of the Appleton school district's referendum won't be as big on property taxpayers as expected. When voters approved the questions earlier this year, the district predicted a 79-cent increase in the property tax rate. Chief financial officer Don…

posted 2014-10-14 05:05 by WHBY

Fishing groups oppose lift station

Plans to build a lift station at one of the locks along the Fox River do not have the support of a number of local fishing groups. The state turned the Rapide Croche lock into a permanent barrier to stop…

posted 2014-10-14 05:04 by WHBY

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