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2014-05-22

Appleton releases annual health report

Deaths from heart disease are declining in Appleton. That's one of the findings, in the public health department's annual report. Director Kurt Eggebrecht says they believe the smoking ban, in bars, is helping. He says they continue to be concerned…

posted 2014-05-22 05:03 by WHBY

Public weighs in on possible new WPS plant

A local utility is considering building a second power plant, near Writghtstown, and officials heard from the public yesterday. WPS spokesman Kerry Spees says the proposed facility would be on the same property as the Fox Energy Center. He says…

posted 2014-05-22 05:02 by WHBY

Book details Oneida's start of tribal gaming

The start of tribal gaming in Wisconsin can be traced back to two women on the Oneida reservation. Author Mike Hoeft focuses on that story, and how it helped the tribe's economy, in his new book, The Bingo Queens of…

posted 2014-05-22 05:01 by WHBY

2014-05-21

Reynolds' grand slam powers Brewers past Braves

Mark Reynolds hit a first inning grand slam and Carlos Gomez added a two-run home run, as the Milwaukee Brewers knocked off the Atlanta Braves, 6-1, to snap a four-game losing streak. Kyle Lohse was outstanding once again for the…

posted 2014-05-21 21:18:31 by WHBY

Poll: Walker, Burke in dead heat

A new Marquette University law school poll shows the race for governor is a dead heat. It found Governor Walker and his main Democratic challenger, Mary Burke, are tied at 46 percent, among registered voters. Walker had a seven-point lead…

posted 2014-05-21 13:05 by WHBY

Farmers hoping dry weather continues

The forecast calls for several days of warm and dry weather and a local agriculture expert says farmers desperately need it. Kevin Jarek of the UW-Extension's Outagamie County office says most farmers haven't even been able to get into their…

posted 2014-05-21 13:04 by WHBY

Motorcyclist hurt in Appleton crash

Appleton police say a motorcyclist suffered serious injuries in an accident on the city's northside this morning. Officers were called to the intersection of Meade Street and Glendale Avenue. Sgt. Dave Lund says the motorcycle collided with a car, just…

posted 2014-05-21 13:03 by WHBY

Appleton council taking up pedal pubs

The debate over drinking on pedal pubs could heat up tonight in Appleton. The city council is scheduled to take up a proposal to ban alcohol on the 14- to 16-person quadricycles. Ald. Kyle Lobner says he hasn't heard of…

posted 2014-05-21 13:02 by WHBY

State ranked 10th for health of seniors

Wisconsin seniors are ranked 10th in the country for their health. That's according to a study by the United Health Foundation. The state was 19th last year, and the improvement is the biggest in the country. Lisa Lamkins of AARP…

posted 2014-05-21 13:01 by WHBY

HD cell service coming to Wis.

AT&T is launching what it's calling high-definition voice service in Wisconsin later this week, but it may be a while before subscribers notice a difference. Chuck Wireless of Suess Electronics says the technology is still in its infancy, but the…

posted 2014-05-21 13:00 by WHBY

N.L. man arrested for fires

New London police say a 19-year-old man started two early morning fires yesterday. Two people were hurt at the Copper Shot Bar building on W. North Water Street. There are apartments above the bar, and six other people were living…

posted 2014-05-21 05:05 by WHBY

Voucher program popular in Fox Cities

The applications are in for the expanded school voucher program this fall, and plenty of students in the Fox Cities hope to get in. The St. Francis Xavier system in Appleton had the most applications in the state, at more…

posted 2014-05-21 05:04 by WHBY

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