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2015-01-20

Deadline coming for sidewalk poem entries

Appleton officials are asking local poets to submit their creations for the city's sidewalk poetry program. Public works director Paula Vandehey says the top five entries will be stamped into new sidewalks across the city. She says people have until…

posted 2015-01-20 05:02 by WHBY

2015-01-19

Tribe: Deal in works for Kenosha casino

The Menominee tribe's plans for a casino in Kenosha are taking a step forward. Tribal spokesman Michael Beightol says the tribe expects to sign an updated gaming compact with the state sometime this week. He says that would clear the…

posted 2015-01-19 15:00 by WHBY

Appleton man killed in snowmobile crash

A 34-year-old Appleton man died last night, in a snowmobile crash in Oconto County. Sheriff Michael Jansen says someone reported a missing snowmobiler in the Mountain area, around 9:15 p.m. He says deputies found him around 11 p.m. along the…

posted 2015-01-19 13:30 by WHBY

Group opposed to 'right to work' growing

More contractors are signing on to a group that opposes making Wisconsin a "right to work" state. Steve Lyons says the Wisconsin Contractors Coalition grew from 300 to 350 private sector businesses, in the past month. He says they also…

posted 2015-01-19 13:05 by WHBY

Farmers dealing with falling milk prices

Farmers saw record high milk prices in 2014, and now they're preparing to deal with very low one. Prices were around $25 for about 10 gallons at their peak last year, and now they're falling to around $14. Wisconsin Farm…

posted 2015-01-19 13:03 by WHBY

Planning may start for 1st phase of The Cedars

There's a master plan on the books to redevelop the site of the former Kimberly paper mill, and village leaders could start deciding what will be a part of the first phase. Village administrator Adam Hammett says that includes a…

posted 2015-01-19 13:02 by WHBY

Strong month caps 2014 housing sales

Home sales were up just over two percent last month, and the totals were the best for December since at least 2005. Economist David Clark of the Wisconsin Realtors Association says median prices also rose 4.3 percent. He says sales…

posted 2015-01-19 13:01 by WHBY

Bill would change child safety seat law

Kids would have to be in a rear-facing safety seat in vehicles, until they're two years old, under a proposal from a state lawmaker. Rep. Chris Taylor of Madison says that would match the recommendations of doctors, federal officials, and…

posted 2015-01-19 13:00 by WHBY

Dental records help identify fire victim

Shawano County authorities released the name of the victim of last week's deadly house fire. The home in the town of Green Valley was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters got there. They found 55-year-old Kenneth Lawniczak's body, after the…

posted 2015-01-19 12:59 by WHBY

Heroin problem not slowing down

The rise in heroin overdoses in the Fox Cities continued in 2014. Special Agent Brad Dunlap of the Lake Winnebago Area MEG Unit says despite strong efforts from the state and local communities, heroin is in high demand. He says…

posted 2015-01-19 05:05 by WHBY

Community to celebrate MLK Day

People will gather on the Lawrence University campus in Appleton tonight, to remember Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It will be the 24th annual community celebration. City diversity coordinator Kathy Flores says they'll also have a traveling exhibit on the…

posted 2015-01-19 05:04 by WHBY

Deadline on Kenosha casino 1 month away

The clock is ticking for Governor Walker to hand down a decision on the Menominee tribe's proposed casino in Kenosha. The deadline is one month from today. Walker says it's not about politics, because if that was case he would…

posted 2015-01-19 05:03 by WHBY

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