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2016-05-10

New brewery planned for downtown Appleton

There's a proposal for a new microbrewery in downtown Appleton. It would be in the 100 block of S. State Street, next to Appleton Bicycle and Fitness. The city's plan commission approved a special permit yesterday. Community development director Karen…

posted 2016-05-10 13:01 by WHBY

Kennedy retiring from GAB

The non-partisan Government Accountability Board is splitting in two this summer, and the agency's leader says he won't be a part of the new system. GAB executive director Kevin Kennedy says he was already planning to retire, after the 2016…

posted 2016-05-10 13:00 by WHBY

Legion looks to raise money for road bill

Leaders of the American Legion post in the Appleton area are trying to come up with ways to raise money to save their group. Post 38 is being hit with a $115,000 bill from the town of Grand Chute for…

posted 2016-05-10 05:05 by WHBY

Arson suspect tries to start fire at police station

A man accused of starting a fire at an abandoned Green Bay business, also started a small fire at the Green Bay police department. Capt. Kevin Warych says officers went to the fire in the 800 block of S. Broadway…

posted 2016-05-10 05:04 by WHBY

Timeline on paper for Erb Park, pool project

The city of Appleton hopes to open the new Erb Pool during the first week of July in 2017. The existing pool will close on August 14, and crews will get to work right away. Deputy parks director Tom Flick…

posted 2016-05-10 05:03 by WHBY

Cell tower site creates controversy

Statewide rules for cell towers are generating more controversy. This time, it's a tower on the north side of Appleton, next to a home. The site is a vacant lot, east of the intersection of Northland Avenue and Meade Street.…

posted 2016-05-10 05:02 by WHBY

Lawmaker planning 'Wolf Summit'

Efforts to remove the wolf from the endangered species list stalled in Congress, and a northern Wisconsin lawmaker is trying to revive the issue. Sen. Tom Tiffany is planning a "Wolf Summit" in September. The Hazelhurst Republican says scientists, farmers,…

posted 2016-05-10 05:01 by WHBY

2016-05-09

Seymour coach arrested in online child sex sting

Police are asking Brown County prosecutors to file charges against a Seymour high school teacher, and girls basketball coach. They say 34-year-old Nicholas Darnick was caught in an online child sex sting. Lt. Jim Valley is with the Brown County…

posted 2016-05-09 13:05 by WHBY

Retired priest faces trial on flashing charges

A retired priest will stand trial on charges that he was flashing a teenage boy. The Green Bay Catholic Diocese suspended Rev. Richard Thomas from church activities earlier this month. Thomas waived his right to a preliminary hearing in Brown…

posted 2016-05-09 13:04 by WHBY

Cops riding bikes to honor Casper, Birkholz

An annual bike ride from Philadelphia to Washington D.C. starts today, and about 30 people from around the state are helping honor fallen police officers. They're heading to the National Law Enforcement Memorial in the nation's capitol. State Trooper Clarissa…

posted 2016-05-09 13:03 by WHBY

Appleton surveying people on long-range vision

Appleton leaders are updating the city's long-range plans, and they want people to weigh in. The city has an online survey to give the community a chance to talk about how they feel about the community, and how it can…

posted 2016-05-09 13:02 by WHBY

Kaukauna starting summer concert series

Organizers are planning a summer concert series in Kaukauna. "Live From Hydro Park" will be on Wednesday nights, starting June 8. Producer Jason Lipsky also runs Appleton Rock School. He says the young musicians will open each concert and they'll…

posted 2016-05-09 13:01 by WHBY

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