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2014-12-16

Salvation Army hoping for strong finish

The Salvation Army Fox Cities received a big boost from the Thrivent Financial match day, but the non-profit still needs a lot of help to meet its $1.2 million fundraising goal. Salvation Army spokesman Robb Waugus says the bell ringing…

posted 2014-12-16 05:03 by WHBY

Murder suspect pleads 'not guilty'

A town of Menasha murder suspect was in court yesterday. 42-year-old Sean Oehlke faces charges of first-degree reckless homicide, and burglary, for the death of 68-year-old William Summers. He entered not guilty pleas, in Winnebago County court. Court records accuse…

posted 2014-12-16 05:02 by WHBY

Lawmakers asking for blood donation changes

A Wisconsin Senator is among a group of more than 70 Democratic lawmakers, calling on the federal government to lift a ban on gay men, donating blood. U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin, and the other lawmakers, say the Food and Drug…

posted 2014-12-16 05:01 by WHBY

2014-12-15

Thrivent 'Match Day' generates $223K

The Thrivent Financial match day for the Salvation Army Fox Cities Red Kettle campaign was a success.  The community donated over $123,000 on Dec. 5th, and Thrivent matched $100,000 for a total at more than $223,000.  Thrivent spokeswoman Kalli Briese…

posted 2014-12-15 13:05 by WHBY

DOT planning for I-41 conversion

By this time next year, Highway 41 will be an Interstate, from Green Bay, to the state line. DOT project supervisor Tammy Rabe says Congress approved the change last week, and President Obama is expected to sign it this week.…

posted 2014-12-15 13:04 by WHBY

Deadlines approaching for holiday mail

Today is the busiest day of the year for the postal service. Spokesman Sean Hargadon says post offices around the country will process more than 610 million pieces of mail today.  He deadlines are approaching for getting letters and packages…

posted 2014-12-15 13:03 by WHBY

St. Norbert College opens time capsule

A 98 year-old time capsule on the St. Norbert College campus gave some insight to the history of a building, that's being torn down. Donald Taylor is the school's director of art galleries. He says construction workers found the capsule…

posted 2014-12-15 13:02 by WHBY

State recommends flu shot, despite effectiveness

The flu season is underway in Wisconsin, and health officials are urging people to get a flu shot, before the holidays. Dan Hopfensperger is the director of the Wisconsin immunization program. He says his year's flu shot is not a…

posted 2014-12-15 13:01 by WHBY

Major projects planned for Richmond, Northland

The city of Appleton is looking to make some nearby improvements, when the state plans to build a roundabout, at a busy intersection on the northside. The DOT is scheduled to put a roundabout at Richmond Street, and Northland Avenue,…

posted 2014-12-15 05:05 by WHBY

COTS tries to keep up with past clients

An Appleton non-profit that helps the homeless will continue to reach out to participants, once they're on their own. COTS offers an after-care program, for up to two years. Executive director Andrew Wilson says sometimes it's just good for people…

posted 2014-12-15 05:04 by WHBY

State housing market, stable

Home loans remain fairly affordable in Wisconsin, as we approach the end of the year, and that's helping the housing market. Economist David Clark says mortgage rates remain around 4 percent, which is historically low. He says the statewide unemployment…

posted 2014-12-15 05:03 by WHBY

Christmas displays won't break the bank

Throwing up some Christmas lights for the holiday season won't likely break the bank. Kerry Spees of Wisconsin Public Service says people who only put up a few lights, probably won't even notice the difference on their bill. He says…

posted 2014-12-15 05:02 by WHBY

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