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2014-02-25

Consumer Protection warns of utility scam

State consumer protection officials are warning people about fake utility bills that are showing up, in e-mail inboxes. Spokesman Jerad Albracht says the e-mails claim the customer owes about $500. It includes a link that supposedly goes to that person's…

posted 2014-02-25 15:02 by WHBY

Plank Road develoment takes step forward

A proposal to build apartments on vacant land on Appleton's southeast side took a step forward last night. Neighbors opposed two different plans in the past, for the 14-acre property along Plank Road. The city's plan commission unanimously agreed yesterday,…

posted 2014-02-25 15:01 by WHBY

Fewer homes on the market in Wis.

There's been a significant drop in "inventory levels" of homes or sale in the state. Dave Clark is an economist with the Wisconsin Realtors Association, and he says the number of homes on the market is down significantly from recent…

posted 2014-02-25 15:00 by WHBY

AAA wants tougher cell phone ban in G.B.

An auto group says a proposal to limit cell phone use behind the wheel in Green Bay, may not go far enough. A city committee talked about a proposal last night that would ban drivers from using hand-held cell phones.…

posted 2014-02-25 05:04 by WHBY

Appleton schools update suicide prevention policy

School districts are putting a greater emphasis on suicide prevention, and the Appleton district is updating its guidelines for helping students. Assistant superintendent of student services Val Dreier says the original policy was adopted in 1988, and they wanted to…

posted 2014-02-25 05:03 by WHBY

Ship order for Marinette could be scaled back

The U.S. defense secretary wants to reduce the Navy's order for combat ships that are built at Marinette Marine because of budget cuts, but a local lawmaker says he'll fight that proposal. Secretary Chuck Hagel is pushing to lower the…

posted 2014-02-25 05:02 by WHBY

Menasha police investigate 'sexting' case

Police in Menasha are looking into allegations that high school students posted inappropriate pictures of another student online. Authorities confirmed that they're investigating a "sexting" case, but they aren't releasing much other information. Menasha school district superintendent Chris VanderHeyden says…

posted 2014-02-25 05:01 by WHBY

Oshkosh police want mobile command center

When Oshkosh police need to use a mobile command center at a crime scene, they have to borrow the Winnebago County sheriff's department's unit, but officials are hoping to change that. The Oshkosh Area Community Foundation is raising money to…

posted 2014-02-25 05:00 by WHBY

N.L. man arrested on drug charges

New London police say authorities found about 18 pounds of high-grade marijuana at a house, after a 21-year-old man was arrested in Berlin on cocaine charges. They say Jose Fernandez-Martinez sold cocaine to an undercover agent last Friday. That led…

posted 2014-02-25 04:59 by WHBY

2014-02-24

Bucks Smash 76ers in Philly

The Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers entered their match-up on Monday night with the two worst records in the NBA.  As bad as the season has been at times for the Bucks, the Sixers were clearly outmatched on the court…

posted 2014-02-24 20:36:45 by WHBY

2 found dead in G.B. apartment

Police found the bodies of a man and a woman Monday morning, in an apartment on Green Bay's eastside. Lt. Jeff Brester says it appears they did not die of natural causes, but they're not releasing any more details until…

posted 2014-02-24 16:30 by WHBY

Busiest season planned for Hwy. 41 work

Construction crews could have their busiest year yet, along Highway 41. DOT spokesman Mark Kantola says they'll be working on the largest number of projects, during one construction season. They're concentrated in Brown County. He says the interchange between Highway…

posted 2014-02-24 13:05 by WHBY

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