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2016-05-17

Tech groups calls for stop to UW cuts

A business group that focuses on technology and research says it's time to stop cutting the UW System budget. The Wisconsin Technology Council released a report today on the economic impact of higher education in the state. It also looked…

posted 2016-05-17 13:04 by WHBY

Advocates speak out about payday loans

Advocates for low-income people say they're encouraged about an upcoming federal rule that targets the payday loan industry. The executive director of the Wisconsin Public Interest Research Group calls the loans "debt traps." Peter Skopec and other groups want a…

posted 2016-05-17 13:03 by WHBY

Group casting teens for addiction movie

Local teens could be some of the main actors in a superhero film about beating addictions. A Weyauwega-based film group, and several substance abuse organizations, are sponsoring the project. Jesse Heffernan of Helios Addiction Recovery Services says the movie will…

posted 2016-05-17 13:02 by WHBY

'Chicago' opening at PAC

The longest-running American musical in Broadway history is in downtown Appleton this week. Tonight is opening night for "Chicago" at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. It will be in town for eight performances, through Sunday night. Spokeswoman Trisha Witt…

posted 2016-05-17 13:01 by WHBY

G.B. Southwest showing off upgrades

People can see the improvements to the Green Bay Southwest high school auditorium tonight, during an open house. Officials say donations helped the school upgrade the seating, lighting, and other amenities. It's also being renamed, the "Marsch Family Auditorium." The…

posted 2016-05-17 13:00 by WHBY

People lay out ideas for downtown, trails

Appleton leaders are looking to the future for the downtown and the city's trail system, and people were able to give their thoughts last night. The city held a community meeting at the Atlas Mill. Consultant Andrew Dane of SEH…

posted 2016-05-17 05:05 by WHBY

G.B. shooting total up to 9 in 2016

In less than five months, Green Bay police have investigated nine shootings in different parts of the city. That's one almost every two weeks. Capt. Kevin Warych says that's "very alarming." He says they're working very hard to close those…

posted 2016-05-17 05:04 by WHBY

FDA change will lower local blood supply

The local blood supply could take a five-percent hit, because of a change in federal recommendations. The FDA is increasing the minimum level for hemoglobin, or red blood cells, in order for someone to donate. Dr. Todd Strauss is the…

posted 2016-05-17 05:03 by WHBY

De Pere's music series moves to Thursdays

A De Pere concert series is coming back for another year, but on a different night. Definitely De Pere created the EastWest Fest Music series last year, to celebrate the city's 125th anniversary. This summer, organizers are scheduling performances on…

posted 2016-05-17 05:02 by WHBY

G.B. man charged in deadly sidewalk crash

Ten months after a deadly accident on Green Bay's west side, prosecutors are filing charges against a man. Fifty-two-year-old John Convery of Green Bay was in Brown County court on a charge of homicide by driving drunk. Fifty-six-year-old Brian Delebreau…

posted 2016-05-17 05:01 by WHBY

2016-05-16

Graphic Packaging closing Menasha plant

The Graphic Packaging plant in Menasha will close, by the end of the year. About 230 full and part-time workers will be let go. Company spokeswoman Sue Appleyard says they're shifting their production to newer facilities, in North America. She…

posted 2016-05-16 15:05 by WHBY

Flatoff could stand trial in August

A trial for the suspect in a standoff in downtown Neenah could start in August. A Winnebago County judge is scheduling a two-week trial for 46-year-old Brian Flatoff. It would begin on August 22. Prosecutors charged Flatoff with a series…

posted 2016-05-16 15:04 by WHBY

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