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2014-10-07

Habitat looked at Pierce site for years

The proposal to build 13 Habitat for Humanity homes, on the site of a former Pierce Manufacturing plant in Appleton, has been in the works for some time. John Weyenberg is the executive director of the Greater Fox Cities Area…

posted 2014-10-07 15:03 by WHBY

Sen. Cowles responds to UW System report

The UW System had more than $973 million left, at the end of the last fiscal year, and a local lawmaker says he's pleased with a report on the system's finances. State lawmakers required UW System officials to file the…

posted 2014-10-07 15:02 by WHBY

Winneconne man died in car fire

Investigators identified the person found dead after a car fire, northwest of Oshkosh, as a 44-year-old Winneconne man. The Winnebago County sheriff's department says Jeff MacDonald was inside the car, in the town of Oshkosh, early yesterday morning. Deputies were…

posted 2014-10-07 15:01 by WHBY

West opens location in Green Bay area

A business support company is celebrating an expansion into the Green Bay area. West has offices in Appleton and workers gathered at a new location in Ashwaubenon, this morning, for a grand opening event. West plans to hire up to…

posted 2014-10-07 15:00 by WHBY

Rush of same-sex weddings not expected

A local minister is getting ready to perform marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples, now that the state's gay marriage ban is no longer in effect. Roger Bertschausen of the Fox Valley Unitarian Universalist Fellowship says he thinks several couples will…

posted 2014-10-07 05:05 by WHBY

Group will turn attention to discrimination

The leader of a group that fought against the state's gay marriage ban now plans to work to end discrimination. Fair Wisconsin executive director Katie Belanger says they're going to try to expand anti-discrimination laws to cover transgender people. She…

posted 2014-10-07 05:04 by WHBY

Overnight closures set for Kampo bridge

Drivers heading east on Highway 10-441 won't be able to cross the Roland Kampo bridge, overnight, for the next several days. The DOT is tearing down the outer concrete wall, along the south side of the bridge, as part of…

posted 2014-10-07 05:03 by WHBY

Person dies in car fire

A person died in a car fire, northwest of Oshkosh, early yesterday. The Winnebago County sheriff's department was called to the corner of Highway S and Leach Road, in the town of Oshkosh, around 4 a.m. Investigators were trying to…

posted 2014-10-07 05:02 by WHBY

Habitat eyes former Pierce site

The site of a former Pierce Manufacturing plant in Appleton could be home to 13 Habitat for Humanity houses. The city's plan commission agreed to divide the property along Spencer Street into 13 lots. Mayor Tim Hanna supports the redevelopment…

posted 2014-10-07 05:01 by WHBY

2014-10-06

Roth, Bernard Schaber participate in debate

Two candidates trying to replace a longtime senator participated in their first debate this afternoon. Former Republican Rep. Roger Roth of Appleton and Democratic Rep. Penny Bernard Schaber of Appleton are running for the 19th district seat. Republican Senator Mike…

posted 2014-10-06 15:00 by WHBY

Same-sex marriages resume in Wis.

Local clerks are again accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples. The U.S. Supreme Court denied appeals today, from five states, including Wisconsin. The high court's decision means that the state's constitutional same-sex marriage ban is no longer in effect. Sue…

posted 2014-10-06 13:05 by WHBY

Gay rights advocate pleased with court decision

A gay rights advocate from Appleton says she was surprised by this morning's Supreme Court decision and she's happy that the state now has marriage equality. Kathy Flores says she expected the high court would hear one of the same-sex…

posted 2014-10-06 13:04 by WHBY

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