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2015-10-14

Shiocton man killed in bulldozer accident

An accident in a farm field, in Outagamie County, claimed the life of a 40-year-old Shiocton man. The sheriff's department says he was working on a broken-down bulldozer, around 5:45 p.m. yesterday. The farm is along Rock Road in the…

posted 2015-10-14 05:03 by WHBY

Neenah hotel to get new look, name

A hotel in Neenah's downtown will get some major upgrades, and a different name. The Riverwalk Hotel, on E. Wisconsin Avenue, will become a DoubleTree by Hilton, as part of a renovation project. Managing partner Chadd Scott says they expect…

posted 2015-10-14 05:02 by WHBY

Greenville holding open house on referendum

Greenville is holding a special election in less than three weeks, and voters can see the plans for the town hall and fire station tonight. Town leaders will host an open house at the fire station. The November 3 referendum…

posted 2015-10-14 05:01 by WHBY

2015-10-13

Half dozen options possible for Erb Pool

There could be six options on the table for Erb Pool in Appleton. Parks and recreation department director Dean Gazza says a consultant is working on different combinations, and the cost for each of them. He says they include building…

posted 2015-10-13 13:05 by WHBY

Bill would allow guns in UW System buildings

Two Republican lawmakers are working on a bill to let concealed carry owners have guns in school buildings and dorms on UW System campuses. Rep. Jesse Kremer of Kewaskum says the proposal is in direct response to violence on college…

posted 2015-10-13 13:04 by WHBY

Lawmakers weigh in on GAB bill

Lawmakers are taking up a proposal to replace the agency that oversees the state's elections and ethics rules with two partisan agencies. Majority Republicans in the Legislature are pushing for the changes. Sen. Leah Vukmir of Wauwatosa spoke during a…

posted 2015-10-13 13:03 by WHBY

Police look for bikes stolen from Appleton shop

Appleton police are investigating two break-ins at a northside business, where high-end bicycles were stolen. Sgt. Dave Lund says each time, someone broke a window and took one bike. Schwag Bike Shop is in the 2700 block of N. Meade…

posted 2015-10-13 13:02 by WHBY

Training deals with challenging students

Teachers and staff in Appleton schools have chances throughout the year to go through training to help them handle challenging situations with students. Assistant Superintendent Val Dreier says they emphasize techniques to get a student to settle down, before there's…

posted 2015-10-13 13:01 by WHBY

School budget would lower property taxes

The proposed budget for Appleton schools would lower property taxes slightly. District chief financial officer Don Hietpas unveiled the plan for the current school year, during a meeting last night. The $193 million budget includes a 2.1 percent increase in…

posted 2015-10-13 05:05 by WHBY

Search for new Oshkosh police chief starts

The city of Oshkosh is looking for a new police chief. Current Chief Scott Greuel recently announced that he's retiring in January. He has worked for the department for more than three decades. Assistant city manager John Fitzpatrick says they…

posted 2015-10-13 05:04 by WHBY

Oshkosh police to train in theater

A lot of police will be at the Marcus Theater in Oshkosh this morning, but there's no reason to be alarmed. They're holding an active shooter drill. Sgt. Todd Wrage says the city's fire and EMS departments are also taking…

posted 2015-10-13 05:03 by WHBY

G.B. backup caused by mail truck fire

If you were expecting a letter from someone in the U.P., it may not get to your house. Brown County authorities say the semi that hit a concrete barrier on I-41 South, and burst into flames yesterday morning, was hauling…

posted 2015-10-13 05:02 by WHBY

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