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2016-02-08

New law benefits adopted children

Adopted children would have an easier time learning more about their birth parents. under a bill signed by Governor Walker. Republican Rep. Mike Rohrkaste of Neenah supported the proposal. He says the change removes some barriers to finding out the…

posted 2016-02-08 05:02 by WHBY

Group wants solution for road funding

The head of a group that lobbies for road builders says Wisconsin lawmakers need to address the future of transportation funding in the state. Craig Thompson of the Transportation Development Association says other states have been facing similar problems. He…

posted 2016-02-08 05:01 by WHBY

2016-02-05

Manitowoc police investigating murder

A Manitowoc man died this morning, after someone knocked on his door, and shot him in the chest. Captain Larry Zimney says the shooting happened around 5:30 a.m. and 52-year-old Kor Yang's wife called police. He says the suspect was…

posted 2016-02-05 14:30 by WHBY

Police looking for possible robbery links

Police in Neenah will look into whether last night's gas station robbery could be connected to a string of recent holdups in Appleton and Grand Chute. Officers went to the Mobil station in the 700 block of Main Street, just…

posted 2016-02-05 13:05 by WHBY

G.C. police: Robbery victim dropped off 2 girls

The victim of a robbery in Grand Chute last night was bringing two girls to an apartment complex, after a trip to the mall. That's according to Police Capt. Mike Velie. Police say two suspects threatened the man with a…

posted 2016-02-05 13:04 by WHBY

Fox Valley emerging as destination for athletes

Plans for a downtown Appleton expo center, and a future indoor sports facility, will help solidify the region's reputation as a destination for business travelers, and athletes. That's the feeling of state Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett. She spoke this morning,…

posted 2016-02-05 13:02 by WHBY

Neenah schools to open clinic for staff

The Neenah school district is going to open a wellness clinic, in hopes of saving money on health care costs. The school board voted unanimously last night to have Prevea run the facility, at Shattuck middle school. It would be…

posted 2016-02-05 13:01 by WHBY

Flu season starting to heat up

The state's health department says it's starting to see an increase in flu cases, across the state. A local public health official says it's not unusual for the flu season to start this late. JoEllen Biadasz is the public health…

posted 2016-02-05 13:00 by WHBY

Hanna to start search for expo center agent

The mayor of Appleton wants to start construction on the downtown expo center as soon as possible, and he's looking for someone to handle the project for the city. Mayor Tim Hanna says he's going to ask for proposals from…

posted 2016-02-05 05:05 by WHBY

Local schools joining voucher program

More schools will be accepting voucher students next year. The state's department of public instruction says 135 private schools registered to accept taxpayer-funded voucher students, and 31 of them are new to the program. Three are in the area, including…

posted 2016-02-05 05:04 by WHBY

Water murky as sturgeon season approaches

Thousands of sturgeon spearers will be on Lake Winnebago and the upriver lakes one week from tomorrow, but it could be more difficult to land one of the fish. DNR fisheries biologist Ryan Koenigs says water clarity will be an…

posted 2016-02-05 05:03 by WHBY

Walker signs fluorescent pink hunting bill

Starting next fall, hunters can wear fluorescent pink in the woods. Governor Walker signed a bill yesterday to add pink to blaze orange, as the base colors for hunting gear. Rep. David Steffen supported the proposal. The Howard Republican says…

posted 2016-02-05 05:02 by WHBY

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