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2014-10-02

Traffic to be busier than Sunday Packers game

Highway 41 is going to be busier than normal for a Green Bay Packers game when fans head to Lambeau Field tonight. DOT spokesman Kim Rudat says they're expecting a lot of congestion in the area around the interchange of…

posted 2014-10-02 13:00 by WHBY

Appleton getting bike lane counters

Appleton officials will soon have a better idea of how many people are using the city's bike lanes. The city council approved a proposal last night to buy permanent counters that will be placed in the pavement at two locations.…

posted 2014-10-02 12:59 by WHBY

Appleton's mayor unveils 2015 budget

Appleton's proposed budget for next year includes a small increase in spending. Mayor Tim Hanna presented his plan to the city council last night. It calls for a tax levy of more than $38.4 million, and that's up 1.1 percent.…

posted 2014-10-02 05:05 by WHBY

Long-range budget has $30 mil for library

The proposed five-year capital budget includes a total of $30 million for the Appleton Public Library project. Library director Colleen Rortvedt says that breakdown is the $5 million for next year, and $12.5 million in each of the following two…

posted 2014-10-02 05:04 by WHBY

Walker gets small lead in Marquette poll

Governor Walker's numbers improved slightly in the latest Marquette University law school poll, in the race for governor. Walker is leading Democratic challenger Mary Burke 50 to 45 percent, among likely voters. That's beyond the 4.1 percent margin of error.…

posted 2014-10-02 05:03 by WHBY

Dalton wants policy for military-style vehicle

There will be more debate over the Appleton police department's military-style vehicle. The city accepted the donated vehicle, through a military surplus program, with plans for the SWAT team to use it. Ald. Polly Dalton wanted to consider returning it,…

posted 2014-10-02 05:02 by WHBY

Appleton, state win National Bike Challenge

Appleton and Wisconsin are tops in the nation for bicycling. Participants in the National Bike Challenge tracked their miles, from May through September. Appleton finished first, for cities with 50,000 to 200,000 people, for the second year in a row.…

posted 2014-10-02 05:01 by WHBY

Thrivent wins national award for supporting arts

Thrivent Financial for Lutherans won a national award for supporting the arts in the Appleton area. The organization is one of 10 businesses in the country to receive the honor from the Americans for the Arts. Thrivent spokeswoman Jenni Eickelberg…

posted 2014-10-02 05:00 by WHBY

2014-10-01

Charges coming in Berlin double murder

Prosecutors expect to charge a 33-year-old Berlin man, for the murders of his estranged wife, and her boyfriend. Berlin police arrested Nicholas Tuinstra, last night. Chief Dennis Plantz says Nicholas Tuinstra filed divorce papers, two days before Melissa Tuinstra, and…

posted 2014-10-01 13:05 by WHBY

Menasha police: Man's death 'suspicious'

Menasha police say they're investigating a suspicious death. Officer Aaron Zemlock says a man was found in a driveway, outside a home, around 4:30 a.m. He says the man died at Theda Clark Medical Center in Neenah. Zemlock says they're…

posted 2014-10-01 13:04 by WHBY

Preble fire caused $7.5 mil in damage

The fire at Green Bay Preble high school, caused $7.5 million in damage. The city's fire department released its final report on the August fire, this morning. It started in the gym, when rags that were soaked with chemicals, spontaneously…

posted 2014-10-01 13:03 by WHBY

Police wait to talk to driver about crashes

Appleton police say they haven't been able to talk with an 18-year-old man yet, about a series of crashes on the city's northside. Sgt. Dave Lund says the driver hit a van, several mailboxes, and a tree, in a three-block…

posted 2014-10-01 13:02 by WHBY

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