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2014-12-02

New equipment allows for expanded recycling

Outagamie County needed to expand its sorting facility before starting to collect more plastic containers and cartons. County recycling coordinator Chris Miller says they installed a second bailer, so one could be used for paper, and the other for plastic.…

posted 2014-12-02 05:01 by WHBY

Giving Tuesday growing in area

We're past Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and now it's time for Giving Tuesday. Amanda Schmidt of the Brown County United Way says it's a day to donate to non-profits, or commit to charity work. She says it started three…

posted 2014-12-02 05:00 by WHBY

Nearly 30 burglaries reported in Oshkosh

Thieves broke into nearly 30 Oshkosh businesses last month. Police officer Joe Nichols says the 27 break-ins happened along Washburn and Koeller streets, near Highway 41, and in the downtown. He says the burglars took money, during some of the…

posted 2014-12-02 04:59 by WHBY

2014-12-01

November ties for 6th coldest

November was much colder than normal, but it didn't crack the top-five, for the coldest Novembers in Appleton. National Weather Service meteorologist Scott Berschbeck says last month's average temperature was 28.3 degrees. He says that's tied for sixth coldest. The…

posted 2014-12-01 13:05 by WHBY

More police departments using body cameras

More police departments around the Fox Cities are using body cameras. Neenah Chief Kevin Wilkinson says they've been testing them for years, and all officers will have them, by next summer, thanks to a community donation. He says one of…

posted 2014-12-01 13:04 by WHBY

Woman used heroin before hitting snow bank

Town of Menasha police say they're finding increasing evidence of the growing heroin problem in Fox Cities. Officer Jason Weber says a 29-year-old Appleton woman passed out behind the wheel, around 10 a.m. yesterday. He says witnesses told officers the…

posted 2014-12-01 13:03 by WHBY

Most road projects stopping, for winter

While construction crews will be busy on a couple of major local projects, most of the road work around the state is done for the winter. Don Greuel is the chief project services engineer, for the DOT. He says there…

posted 2014-12-01 13:02 by WHBY

Appleton neighborhood program has good year

A little over a year after the city launched a neighborhood program, there are 13 registered neighborhoods, in Appleton. Matt Rehbein  is Appleton's economic development specialist, and he says the goal was to improve communication, with the city. He says…

posted 2014-12-01 13:01 by WHBY

Woman killed in crash, man arrested

A 44-year-old Winneconne woman was killed in a weekend accident, and Kaukauna police arrested the driver of the car. Heidi Jetty was riding with 45-year-old Lonzo Dixon when he crashed, in the 800 block of Hyland Avenue, around 1:30 a.m.…

posted 2014-12-01 05:05 by WHBY

Recycling expands in many local communities

The number of items that people can recycle, in the region, is expanding. Outagamie County Executive Tom Nelson says they're now accepting more plastic containers and cartons, at their sorting facility. The recycling center also collects items from Brown and…

posted 2014-12-01 05:04 by WHBY

Cyber Monday expected to draw shoppers

The focus of the holiday shopping season is on the Internet today, for Cyber Monday. Betty Hurd is a retail expert at Madison College. She says four or five years ago, less than five percent of Christmas presents were purchased…

posted 2014-12-01 05:03 by WHBY

New book focuses on Neenah's history

The history of Neenah comes to life through a new book that includes more than 200 pictures. Gavin Schmitt is the author of Neenah. He says he wanted to focus on the "hometown feel" of the city, by highlighting former…

posted 2014-12-01 05:02 by WHBY

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