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2014-12-23

Kaukauna fire damages auto shop

An auto service garage in Kaukauna was damaged by a fire late last night. Firefighters found flames coming from the garage area when they got to Gordy's Automotive, at the corner of Lawe and Delanglade streets. The call came in…

posted 2014-12-23 05:05 by WHBY

YMCA deal in Waupaca falls through

There won't be a YMCA of the Fox Cities in Waupaca after all. The organization was planning to take over a health club, after the owner agreed to turn over the facility at the beginning of this month. YMCA president…

posted 2014-12-23 05:04 by WHBY

Tri-County Ice Arena needs repairs

The group that's managing the Tri-County Ice Arena says the town of Menasha facility has more significant needs than first thought. The organization that runs the Appleton Family Ice Center took over management of the Tri-County facility from Winnebago County…

posted 2014-12-23 05:03 by WHBY

Appleton teachers get raise

Teachers in the Appleton school district will see an increase in their paychecks this year. The school board approved deals for them last night, along with ones for administrators and various support staff. District chief financial officer Don Hietpas says…

posted 2014-12-23 05:02 by WHBY

Walker touts Pacon expansion

A company that's headquartered in Grand Chute is expanding, and that's drawing the attention of Governor Walker. The governor visited Pacon yesterday to announce state tax credits of up to nearly $500,000. Pacon produces construction paper and arts supplies. The…

posted 2014-12-23 05:01 by WHBY

L.C. street project wins national award

A road construction project that closed much of Little Chute's Main Street last year won a national award. The American Concrete Pavement Association recently gave the village its gold award for municipal street projects. Little Chute administrator James Fenlon says…

posted 2014-12-23 05:00 by WHBY

2014-12-22

No charges in Milwaukee shooting

A prosecutor will not charge a Milwaukee police officer for a deadly shooting. Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm says Christopher Manney was acting in "justified self-defense" when Dontre Hamilton was killed in a Milwaukee park in April. Manney says…

posted 2014-12-22 13:05 by WHBY

Walker: National Guard ready if necessary

Governor Walker says the Wisconsin National Guard is ready, if necessary, to help keep the peace at any protests over the Dontre Hamilton decision. The governor was at a Grand Chute business this morning, and he says authorities have been…

posted 2014-12-22 13:04 by WHBY

Appleton police offer mental health training

Nearly half of all Appleton police officers have gone through a special training program to help them recognize a mental health situation. Sgt. John Wallschlaeger says it helps them better assess and diffuse situations. He says it's important for officers…

posted 2014-12-22 13:03 by WHBY

Pacon expands, adds jobs

A Grand Chute-based company is growing. Pacon announced a $30 million expansion and nearly 60 new jobs. The company makes construction paper and other arts and crafts products. Pacon CEO Jim Schmitz says it will also provide new opportunities for…

posted 2014-12-22 13:02 by WHBY

Legislature could change rules for judges

Two proposals from Republican lawmakers could force several judges from the bench, and change leadership on the state's high court. One bill would impose a 75-year-old age limit for all judges. The other allows justices on the high court to…

posted 2014-12-22 13:01 by WHBY

Home sales dipped in November

The housing market took a step back last month, after a strong October. Wisconsin Realtors Association president Mike Theo says in October, home sales were up nearly 10 percent from the previous year, and it looked like the state may…

posted 2014-12-22 13:00 by WHBY

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