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2015-12-08

-- Statement from DOJ on Funk shooting

This is the complete statement from the state justice department, issued on December 8, 2015: MADISON - On December 5, 2015, the Neenah Police Department requested the Department of Justice-Division of Criminal Investigation handle the investigation into an officer-involved shooting…

posted 2015-12-08 16:49 by WHBY

Police tape gone from cycle shop

Investigators cleared the scene of last Saturday's shooting and standoff in downtown Neenah. People placed flowers, and a statue of an angel, next to the front door of Eagle Nation Cycles. Sixty-year-old Michael Funk of Neenah was shot by at…

posted 2015-12-08 13:05 by WHBY

Bill another step in fight against heroin

Families of heroin addicts will have better access to an anti-overdose drug thanks to a new law. Governor Walker signed a bill in Green Bay today, making Narcan available at pharmacies, without a doctor's prescription. Rep. John Nygren of Marinette…

posted 2015-12-08 13:04 by WHBY

K-9 persuades burglar to surrender

The threat of a police dog led a gas station burglar to surrender to police this morning, on Appleton's west side. Sgt. Dave Lund says officers from the city and Grand Chute surrounded the Citgo, at the corner of College…

posted 2015-12-08 13:03 by WHBY

Survey: 24% plan to add workers in 1st quarter

A survey of companies in the state shows nearly a quarter of them plan to hire more workers in the first three months of the new year. Manpower spokeswoman Karen Miller says 24 percent are looking to add employees, and only…

posted 2015-12-08 13:02 by WHBY

Child care costs still in nation's top 10

The cost of child care in the state continues to rank among the highest in the country. A national group's annual report shows Wisconsin is the ninth least affordable state in the country. It found that it cost nearly $9,500…

posted 2015-12-08 13:01 by WHBY

ThedaCare offering e-Visits

People now have a chance to be checked on by a doctor, without having to actually go to a clinic or hospital. ThedaCare started offering an e-Visit option, for basic illnesses, about five months ago. Dr. Nathan Grunwald says patients…

posted 2015-12-08 13:00 by WHBY

Standoff suspect no stranger to courts

The suspect in last Saturday's shooting and standoff in downtown Neenah has faced criminal charges about 10 times since he was a teenager. Prosecutors are mulling what charges to file against 45-year-old Brian Flatoff, after he was arrested following the…

posted 2015-12-08 05:05 by WHBY

3 Neenah officers on administrative leave

In the hours after Saturday's shooting and standoff, three Neenah police officers were placed on administrative leave. Departments routinely take that step, following an officer-involved shooting. The order took effect Sunday morning. Sixty-year-old Michael Funk of Neenah died, after he…

posted 2015-12-08 05:04 by WHBY

Man ran stop sign before Appleton crash

An 85-year-old man is dead, after a crash on Appleton north side last weekend. Police say Richeld Pepin of Appleton drove through a stop sign, at N. Conkey Street and E. Northland Avenue last Saturday morning. Sgt. Dave Lund says he…

posted 2015-12-08 05:03 by WHBY

Mile co-founder reacts to Chisel's Grammy nom

One of the founders of the Mile of Music festival is up for a Grammy. Appleton native Cory Chisel is credited as the main songwriter of "The Traveling Kind" with Rodney Crowell and Emmylou Harris. It's one of five nominations…

posted 2015-12-08 05:02 by WHBY

No new blastomycosis cases expected

A state health official doesn't think there will be more cases of blastomycosis from the Little Wolf River in the New London area. Dr. Suzanne Gibbons-Burgener is an epidemiologist for the state health department. She says the two- to 15-week…

posted 2015-12-08 05:01 by WHBY

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