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2016-03-11

Highway workers killed 10 yrs ago

Ten years ago, two Winnebago County highway workers were killed on the job, and the county's highway commissioner says the current conditions along roadways are worse. The anniversary of the deaths of Dan Melhorn and Mark Neumeyer was on Monday.…

posted 2016-03-11 05:05 by WHBY

Cost of Interstate delays adds up

Traffic congestion forced drivers to spend about 12.4 million hours stuck in traffic last year, on the state's Interstate highways. Patty Mayers is a spokeswoman for the DOT. She says that includes time lost because of accidents, backups, and construction…

posted 2016-03-11 05:04 by WHBY

Home address in GPS can lead to trouble

Entering your address into the "home" button on your GPS unit could lead a thief directly to your door. Fox Valley Metro Police Officer Michael Lambie says some car thieves across the country target vehicles with out-of-state plates, and steal…

posted 2016-03-11 05:03 by WHBY

Farm in N.L. to be preserved

The site of the New London City Fair, over 100 years ago, will be preserved. The family of Sandra Fuller donated the property, at the intersection of Highways 45 and 54, to the New London Heritage Historical Society. Fuller died…

posted 2016-03-11 05:02 by WHBY

Study to focus on concussions in soccer

UW-Madison researchers are studying whether protective headgear can minimize concussions for soccer players. Tim McGuine is a senior scientist at the university's School of Medicine and Public Health. He says girls soccer has the highest concussion rate, behind football, and…

posted 2016-03-11 05:01 by WHBY

Public information officers joining forces

Public information officers from around the Fox Cities are looking for ways to partner when there's a big incident. Menasha police Officer Aaron Zemlock says it's all about making sure people are updated, as much as possible. He says during…

posted 2016-03-11 05:00 by WHBY

2016-03-10

Howard trustee arrested on sex charges

Police are seeking sexual assault charges against a Howard village trustee. Jim Widiger was arrested on two preliminary counts of first-degree sexual assault of a child, and he's in the Brown County jail. He's been a village board member since…

posted 2016-03-10 19:15 by WHBY

Appleton's chief watched parts of trial

Appleton's top cop was in the courtroom during parts of the trial for a shooting at a former downtown nightclub. A jury convicted 30-year-old Chong Lee of first-degree intentional homicide for the death of 25-year-old Joshua Richards. The Green Bay…

posted 2016-03-10 15:05 by WHBY

City considering S. Oneida St. amenities

New street signs, banners, and benches could be coming to a portion of Appleton's South Oneida Street. A city committee is recommending those changes, when the the road is rebuilt in 2017 and 2018. Public works director Paula Vandehey says…

posted 2016-03-10 13:04 by WHBY

Appleton approves beekeeping permit

After Appleton leaders agreed last year to let people have honeybee hives in the city, the first homeowner will be able to get a permit. The city's health department initially denied the request, because some neighbors of the north-side homeowner…

posted 2016-03-10 13:03 by WHBY

Film shows needs of 21st century students

Neenah school leaders hosted a screening of a film that focuses on changing the way schools teach children. Superintendent Mary Pfeifer says "Most Likely to Succeed" shows how a San Diego school evolved, and now teaches students "soft skills." They…

posted 2016-03-10 13:02 by WHBY

DOT holding Hwy. 10-441 meeting today

The DOT is showing off the plans for this year's construction season on Highway 10-441 this evening. Spokesman Mark Kantola says they'll have three top priorities, including completing the new bridge over Little Lake Butte des Morts. He says they'll…

posted 2016-03-10 05:05 by WHBY

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