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2016-02-02

Tuinstra convicted of double murder

A 34-year-old man is facing a life prison sentence for the murder of his estranged wife, and her boyfriend, in downtown Berlin. A jury convicted Nicholas Tuinstra of two counts of first-degree intentional homicide, in the September 2014 shooting deaths…

posted 2016-02-02 13:04 by WHBY

Local officials watching for Zika virus

Local health officials are keeping an eye out for a disease that recently triggered a global emergency from the World Health Organization. The Zika virus is typically found in Central and South America, but it's been spreading rapidly to other…

posted 2016-02-02 13:03 by WHBY

GAB reminding voters of ID law

Now that the court challenges of the state's voter ID law are over, people will need to bring identification with them to the polls. With the February 16 primary two weeks away, the state Government Accountability Board wants to make…

posted 2016-02-02 13:02 by WHBY

Stuck seeks transparency on appointees

A lawmaker from Appleton wants political appointees to disclose any connections to the government official that picked them for a position. Democratic Rep. Amanda Stuck is working on a bill that she says would provide transparency. She says people should…

posted 2016-02-02 13:01 by WHBY

Road crews prepare for storm

Local meteorologists have been talking about today's snowstorm for a week, and that's given road crews plenty of time to prepare. Outagamie County highway commissioner Dean Steingraber says his workers started salting roads around three this morning. He plans to…

posted 2016-02-02 05:05 by WHBY

Walker weighs in on open race for Congress

Plenty of names are popping up as possible candidates for an open seat in Congress. Republican Congressman Reid Ribble of Sherwood isn't running for another term in the eighth district. Governor Walker was in Appleton yesterday, and he says a…

posted 2016-02-02 05:04 by WHBY

Harris thinks Fitzgerald's bill targets him

The top Republican in the Senate is introduced a proposal yesterday to ban county executives from serving at the same time in the Legislature. The idea from Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald comes as Winnebago County Executive Mark Harris is…

posted 2016-02-02 05:03 by WHBY

'Newsies' opens at PAC tonight

The musical about a strike by young newspaper sellers will be at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center for the next several days. Newsies opens tonight in downtown Appleton. PAC spokeswoman Trisha Witt says it tells the story of how the…

posted 2016-02-02 05:02 by WHBY

Middle school students focus on IT

There's a new after-school program in Appleton aimed at middle school students who are interested in technology. Fox Valley Technical College, the Boys and Girls Clubs of the Fox Valley, and the school district are involved in what's called "Megabites."…

posted 2016-02-02 05:01 by WHBY

State offers ID for seniors that won't expire

Seniors can now get a state ID card that doesn't expire. Corey Kleist of the DMV says their market is people 65 and older, who don't drive. He says it's their standard ID card, and it's valid for voting purposes.…

posted 2016-02-02 05:00 by WHBY

2016-02-01

School leaders following storm projections

School district leaders are following the latest projections for tomorrow's snowstorm, to see how the weather could impact the school day tomorrow. Appleton superintendent Lee Allinger says they could decide sometime this afternoon, or evening, on whether to close for…

posted 2016-02-01 13:05 by WHBY

Prof: GOP likely to retain Ribble's seat

Republicans may have an advantage, in this fall's race for the open eighth congressional district seat. Republican Congressman Reid Ribble announced over the weekend that he will not run for a fourth term. Lawrence University political science professor Arnold Shober…

posted 2016-02-01 13:04 by WHBY

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