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2016-05-11

Watchdog reacts to Walker's voter ID change

Governor Walker is taking a step to make it easier for people to vote, under the state's photo ID law. A government watchdog believes it's just an attempt to avoid further lawsuits. The governor signed an emergency rule that lets…

posted 2016-05-11 13:00 by WHBY

VT partnership with FVTC provides free rides

Valley Transit and Fox Valley Technical College are working together to give free rides to students. The bus service provided more than 96,000 rides under their agreement last year. Valley Transit spokeswoman Nikki Voelzke says they're up about five percent,…

posted 2016-05-11 12:59 by WHBY

Appleton ranks high-crash spots

The top two intersections with the worst crash rates in Appleton are on the southeast side. The city ranks them, based on five-year totals. For spots with traffic lights, the Calumet Street intersections with Stoney Brook Road and Kensington Drive…

posted 2016-05-11 05:05 by WHBY

Infrastructure work starts on paper mill site

Kimberly is starting infrastructure work on a former paper mill site. The NewPage mill closed in 2008, and Kimberly administrator Adam Hammatt says crews are laying the groundwork for The Cedars development. It will be a mix of housing, park…

posted 2016-05-11 05:04 by WHBY

Speaker brings hope about autism

He was diagnosed with autism as a child, and a New Jersey man went on to become a national speaker, and best-selling author. Kerry Magro was in the Appleton area yesterday to talk with students at Appleton North high school.…

posted 2016-05-11 05:03 by WHBY

Pipeline work causes issues for gas suppliers

A pipeline that brings gas from Milwaukee to Green Bay is down for maintenance, and that means companies are working harder to make sure people can fill up their cars. There hasn't been an impact on gas prices, so far.…

posted 2016-05-11 05:02 by WHBY

2016-05-10

Victim of Neenah fire was a 40-yr-old man

The victim of last night's deadly duplex fire on Neenah's west side was a 40-year-old man. Firefighters found Jason Hendricks in his living room, after they knocked down the flames so they could go inside. Asst. Chief Vernon Green says…

posted 2016-05-10 15:15 by WHBY

Pharmacy robbed on Oshkosh's north side

Police say a man robbed a pharmacy at gunpoint on the north side of Oshkosh late this morning. Officer Joe Nichols says a white man in his 40s or 50s walked into the Hometown Pharmacy, in the 1600 block of…

posted 2016-05-10 13:05 by WHBY

Body found in semi in Ashwaubenon

Police in Ashwabenon say someone found a body, in a semi, this morning. Police Chief Eric Dunning says officers went to the Wisconsin Kenworth dealer in the 500 block of Mike McCarthy Way, around 6:45 a.m. He says a worker…

posted 2016-05-10 13:04 by WHBY

More schools using spending exemption

The leader of a taxpayer watchdog group is raising concerns about a state law that lets schools exceed their revenue limits for energy efficiency projects. Todd Berry of the Wisconsin Taxpayers Alliance says the law passed in 2009. He says…

posted 2016-05-10 13:03 by WHBY

Central high school no longer a charter

While an alternative high school in downtown Appleton isn't one of the district's charter schools anymore, the program will live on. Students at Appleton Central high school are at-risk of not graduating. Assistant superintendent Judy Baseman says under a change…

posted 2016-05-10 13:02 by WHBY

New brewery planned for downtown Appleton

There's a proposal for a new microbrewery in downtown Appleton. It would be in the 100 block of S. State Street, next to Appleton Bicycle and Fitness. The city's plan commission approved a special permit yesterday. Community development director Karen…

posted 2016-05-10 13:01 by WHBY

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