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2015-11-10

Man accused of hitting girlfriend with towel rack

A 25-year-old New London area man is facing a series of charges, including attempted murder, for a weekend attack on his live-in girlfriend. The Waupaca County sheriff's department says a woman called deputies around 10:30 a.m. Sunday. She told them…

posted 2015-11-10 05:03 by WHBY

GOP debate sign of state's importance

The Republican presidential candidates will converge on Wisconsin tonight for a debate in downtown Milwaukee. Political science professor Charles Franklin runs the Marquette University law school poll. He says the fact that the GOP is holding a debate in Wisconsin shows…

posted 2015-11-10 05:02 by WHBY

2 more towns back room tax hike

Another two communities are going along with plans to boost the hotel room tax for a proposed expo center project in downtown Appleton. The boards for the towns of Menasha and Neenah unanimously agreed to a 10 percent tax. Neenah…

posted 2015-11-10 05:01 by WHBY

Nygren wants long-term road funding plan

Almost a week after lawmakers decided to borrow more money for major highway projects, a top Republican says they need to start looking at a long-term funding solution. Rep. John Nygren of Marinette is the co-chair of the Legislature's budget…

posted 2015-11-10 05:00 by WHBY

2015-11-09

Man arrested in De Pere shooting death

A 21-year-old De Pere man is in custody for a weekend shooting death at his townhouse. Police say James Vandenack shot and killed 21-year-old Tyler Waldron of De Pere early Saturday. They say the two were roughhousing, after drinking, at…

posted 2015-11-09 16:05 by WHBY

Neenah man arrested for Oshkosh fire

A 42-year-old Neenah man is in custody for a weekend warehouse fire on the north side of Oshkosh. Police arrested the man yesterday on preliminary charges of burglary and arson. Officer Joe Nichols says a warehouse in the 600 block…

posted 2015-11-09 13:05 by WHBY

Bill would provide free military plates to vets

Lawmakers are getting their first look at a bill that would provide more free license plates to military veterans. Rep. Andre Jacque says former POWs, and Congressional Medal of Honor recipients, don't have to pay for their plates or vehicle…

posted 2015-11-09 13:04 by WHBY

Appleton launches redesigned city website

The city of Appleton revamped its website. The new design was unveiled yesterday afternoon. City spokesman Chad Doran says it's easier to navigate than the former one. He says it took about a year to complete the project. Doran says…

posted 2015-11-09 13:03 by WHBY

Klein to run for Menasha mayor

It looks like there's going to be a race for Menasha mayor next spring. Former alderman Chris Klein officially announced today that he's going to run. Former alderman Steve Krueger also took out papers. Mayor Don Merkes hasn't filed any…

posted 2015-11-09 13:02 by WHBY

Man arrested in Appleton for 9th OWI

A 63-year-old man is in custody, after police in Appleton busted him for driving drunk for the ninth time. John Willette was pulled over yesterday morning, and he was booked into the Outagamie County jail, around 8:45 a.m. He's on…

posted 2015-11-09 13:01 by WHBY

Ribble in on federal highway talks

A congressman from northeast Wisconsin wants to come up with a long-term solution for paying for federal highway projects. Republican Congressman Reid Ribble of Sherwood will be a member of a committee that will work on a compromise over the…

posted 2015-11-09 05:05 by WHBY

Blastomycosis cases still trickling in

The cases of a fungal disease from the Little Wolf River are still coming in, but at a slower rate than over the summer. Dr. Suzanne Gibbons-Burgener is an epidemiologist for the state health department. She says the incubation period…

posted 2015-11-09 05:04 by WHBY

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