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2016-01-20

Missing man in Fox River search from Greenfield

The Winnebago County sheriff's department says the man who they believe went into the Fox River last Friday is from Greenfield. Friends of 39-year-old William Koepke reported him missing last Saturday morning. He was with his dog, and deputies found…

posted 2016-01-20 13:03 by WHBY

Firm could overhaul Neenah's parking enforcement

Neenah might work with a Texas firm to upgrade the city's parking enforcement system. Right now, police officers write parking tickets by hand. Mayor Dean Kaufert says the change would bring the city "out of the stone age." He says…

posted 2016-01-20 13:02 by WHBY

Funset Boulevard reopens

Three weeks after the building was damaged in a snowstorm, Funset Boulevard in Grand Chute is open again. Marcus Theatres owns the business, and a spokeswoman says a temporary wall was put in place to reinforce the building. Permanent repairs…

posted 2016-01-20 13:01 by WHBY

GOP leader predicts lower budget surplus

A Republican leader says the state won't likely have as much money left over at the end of the current budget cycle, as originally thought. Early projections anticipated a surplus, of about $150 million. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says…

posted 2016-01-20 13:00 by WHBY

Local group supports crackdown on 'johns'

The state's attorney general is putting "johns" on notice, that the fight against human trafficking is also focusing on people who patronize prostitutes. Connie Campbell of 5 Stones says lowering the demand for prostitutes is an important part of fighting…

posted 2016-01-20 12:59 by WHBY

Police investigate Appleton man's death

Appleton police say a man found dead, outside of his house yesterday afternoon, was in poor health, and they're investigating whether the cold weather was a factor. Someone spotted the 71-year-old man in his yard, in the 600 block of…

posted 2016-01-20 12:58 by WHBY

Police: No arrests yet in Kimberly stabbing

Fox Valley Metro police now say they haven't arrested anyone, at this point, for a stabbing in Kimberly. They say two men were fighting, at a duplex in the 200 block of Eugene Court, around 2 p.m. yesterday. A 30-year-old…

posted 2016-01-20 12:57 by WHBY

Walker delivers State of the State speech

Governor Walker says he's worked to improve the job market in the state, lower taxes, and provide training for potential workers. Those were some of his main points from last night's State of the State address. He says the UW…

posted 2016-01-20 05:05 by WHBY

Democratic lawmaker reacts to speech

An Appleton Democrat is weighing in on Governor Walker's speech. Rep. Amanda Stuck charges that some of the statistics about job creation were "cherry picked." She says there was no mention of the large amount of mass layoffs last year.…

posted 2016-01-20 05:04 by WHBY

Heroin dealer gets 5 yrs in prison

An Appleton man will spend five years in prison for selling a particularly strong batch of heroin. Twenty-two-year-old DeWayne Farris received his sentence in Outagamie County court yesterday, one month after he entered no contest pleas to two counts of…

posted 2016-01-20 05:03 by WHBY

District: Students benefiting from referendum

All of the referendum projects for the Appleton school district are now finished, and an official is talking about the impact that they're having. Chief Financial Officer Don Hietpas says the science renovations at East high school, and the middle…

posted 2016-01-20 05:02 by WHBY

Longtime bakery employee turns 82

An Appleton bakery helped a longtime employee celebrate her birthday yesterday. Eighty-two-year-old Marion Helein has worked at Simple Simon Bakery for 30 years, and she still works there on Monday and Tuesday afternoons. Her primary role is to serve customers,…

posted 2016-01-20 05:01 by WHBY

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