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2015-05-19

Fire damages building at salvage lot

Crews battled a fire in a building at a Howard salvage lot yesterday afternoon. They were called to Bay Auto Parts, near the intersection of Velp Avenue and Melody Drive, around 4:15 p.m. Matt Dirden says he was using a…

posted 2015-05-19 19:50 by WHBY

Deal in place to sell Paper Valley hotel

Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna says there's an agreement to sell the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel and the future owners have a history of running downtown convention centers. Hanna says Inner Circle Investments is buying the hotel, and the city has…

posted 2015-05-19 16:01:02 by WHBY

Crash at Hwys. 55 & JJ turns deadly

An accident north of Kaukauna claimed a person's life this morning. The Outagamie County sheriff's department says deputies were called to the corner of Highways 55 and JJ, in the town of Vandenbroek, around 9 a.m. Staff Sergeant John Hoffmann…

posted 2015-05-19 13:05 by WHBY

Erin Stoffel: Grateful for support, 'pain is deep'

A Neenah mother says she's grateful for the outpouring of support, in the wake of the Trestle Trail shooting. In her first statement since the May 3rd random shooting, 32-year-old Erin Stoffel says she misses her husband and daughter, and…

posted 2015-05-19 13:04 by WHBY

Work to start right away on Menasha project

Construction work could get underway this week, on an office tower in downtown Menasha. John Hogerty is one of the developers of One Menasha Center. He says they want to finish the eight-story, $12 million dollar, by April of next…

posted 2015-05-19 13:03 by WHBY

Neenah police not affected by ban

The leader of the Neenah police department says President Obama's ban on military equipment won't affect them. It covers tracked armored vehicles, bayonets, grenade launchers, and large-caliber weapons. Chief Kevin Wilkinson says they don't have anything like that. He says…

posted 2015-05-19 13:02 by WHBY

Head Start turns 50

Head Start programs are celebrating the national program's 50th anniversary this week. UW-Oshkosh runs the Head Start programs for Outagamie, Winnebago, Calumet and Shawano counties. Staff member Kelly Butzlaff says the kids had some cake, and little party yesterday, but…

posted 2015-05-19 13:01 by WHBY

N.L. police have sketch of robbery suspect

New London police have a sketch of the suspect in a robbery at a pharmacy, earlier this month. They say a man had a gun when he went into Jernegan's Health Mart, on S. Mill Street, on the afternoon of…

posted 2015-05-19 11:50 by WHBY

Menasha office project moves forward

Menasha's city council is on board with the plans for a large development project in the downtown. Members approved a development agreement, on a 7-to-1 vote, last night. The eight-story, $12 million building would be on the site of the…

posted 2015-05-19 05:05 by WHBY

Ripon leaders react to cookie plant closure

Ripon-area officials are bracing for the impact of a major employer closing a factory. ConAgra will shut down one of its two cookie factories by the end of the year. The move will cost about 300 people their job. Ripon…

posted 2015-05-19 05:04 by WHBY

WPS proposing double-digit rate hike

Wisconsin Public Service customers might see their bills climb by 10 percent. The utility is asking the Public Service Commission for the increase. It breaks down to an eight percent hike for electricity, and two percent for natural gas. Patrick…

posted 2015-05-19 05:03 by WHBY

TV show with Houdini bust airs tomorrow

Appleton and Harry Houdini will be in the spotlight tomorrow night. The History Channel's TV show Monument Guys is airing a new episode, focusing on a sculptor's work to create a bust of the magician. It features Houdini, in a straight…

posted 2015-05-19 05:02 by WHBY

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