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2015-10-23

State funding possible for expo center?

A convention center expansion in Green Bay received funding from the state, and some leaders in the Fox Cities are talking about trying to get some money for the proposed expo center. Governor Walker provided $2 million to the $23…

posted 2015-10-23 13:05 by WHBY

Driver fell asleep before strip club crash

An 81-year-old man fell asleep at the wheel before he drove his vehicle into a strip club, north of Appleton, early yesterday morning. That's according to the Outagamie County sheriff's department. Authorities say he crossed the centerline of Highway 47…

posted 2015-10-23 13:04 by WHBY

Town of Menasha bans shooting around island

The town of Menasha's police chief says duck hunters can't shoot their guns around Strobe Island. Chief Rod McCants says it took about a month for the town to determine whether the town or the DNR has jurisdiction over the…

posted 2015-10-23 13:03 by WHBY

G.B. chef makes final push for online contest

A chef from Green Bay is one of the two finalists in a national online baking contest, and he's making one final push for votes. Christopher Mangless created the Door County Cherry Bread Pudding French Toast for Thomas' Hometown Breakfast…

posted 2015-10-23 13:02 by WHBY

Volunteers ready for 'Make a Difference Day'

Hundreds of volunteers will be working on projects tomorrow, as part of the National Make a Difference Day. Kristin Cates of the Volunteer Center of East Central Wisconsin says they'll have about 400 volunteers working on 15 projects, across the…

posted 2015-10-23 13:01 by WHBY

Concert to focus on human trafficking issue

A concert tomorrow night...in Appleton....is trying to raise more awareness about the issue of sex trafficking in the area. newVoices will perform at the Lawrence University Memorial Chapel. Spokeswoman Mary Schmidt says the songs will reflect personal struggle, freedom and…

posted 2015-10-23 13:00 by WHBY

Hotels want indoor athletic facility

Hotels in the Fox Cities are backing the idea of upgrading existing indoor athletic facilities in the Fox Cities, and possibly adding more. Generating revenue to do that is part of the latest plan to boost the hotel room tax…

posted 2015-10-23 05:05 by WHBY

Steineke backs joint law enforcement facility

Several Republican lawmakers from the Fox Cities say they would like to see the State Patrol and Outagamie County sheriff's department partner on a joint facility near I-41. The State Patrol wants to move its regional headquarters from Fond du…

posted 2015-10-23 05:04 by WHBY

3 ramps shutting down at I-41 & I-43

The end is in sight for the I-41 expansion project in Brown County, but drivers will have to deal with more closures at a major interchange for the next year. DOT spokesman Mark Kantola says starting today, the ramps from…

posted 2015-10-23 05:03 by WHBY

Walker: Ryan 'excellent choice' for House Speaker

Governor Walker says Congressman Paul Ryan would be an "excellent choice" for House Speaker. The Janesville Republican officially became a candidate for the leadership post yesterday. Walker talked about Ryan, during a stop in Green Bay. He says Ryan did…

posted 2015-10-23 05:02 by WHBY

School teaches families to cook healthy meals

A program at an Appleton school encourages families to cook together, and make healthy, affordable meals. Edison elementary school hosted students and their parents last night for Family Dinner Night. Teacher Lori Bjelde says they stress how people can save…

posted 2015-10-23 05:01 by WHBY

2015-10-22

Tax may fund new, existing athletic facilities

The head of the Fox Cities Convention and Visitors Bureau says new room tax revenue for athletic facilities could be used for new, and existing ones. The latest proposal for a 10 percent room tax includes one percent for amateur…

posted 2015-10-22 13:05 by WHBY

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