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2015-10-14

1 of 2 prison escapees arrested

Green Bay police say they've arrested an escapee from a minimum security prison, in Oshkosh. Oshkosh police say 21-year-old Austin Reynolds of Menasha, and 21-year-old Leland Larock walked away from the Winnebago Correctional Center last Friday. Green Bay police Lt.…

posted 2015-10-14 15:04 by WHBY

Local UW officials weigh in on campus gun bill

Officials at two local UW schools say they want a place at the table, as lawmakers discuss allowing concealed weapons, in campus buildings. A couple of Republican lawmakers introduced a bill yesterday. UW-Green Bay spokesman Christopher Sampson says their campus…

posted 2015-10-14 15:03 by WHBY

Kaufert: Hotel upgrade a boost for downtown

Neenah's leader says the renovation of a hotel could lead to growth in the downtown. The owners of the Riverwalk Hotel on E. Wisconsin Avenue announced plans to re-brand, as a DoubleTree by Hilton. Mayor Dean Kaufert says that should…

posted 2015-10-14 15:02 by WHBY

Sheriff's dept. debate back next week

After months of talk about the Outagamie County sheriff's department, some county board members will get together next week, to try to reach a consensus. That's according to Supervisor Jim Duncan. Sheriff Brad Gehring wants to move deputies to the…

posted 2015-10-14 05:05 by WHBY

Walker not taking stance on UW System & guns

Governor Walker is holding off on saying whether he'll support a proposal to let concealed carry holders bring guns into UW System buildings. Two Republicans want to allow them in classrooms and dorms, because of recent violence on college campuses…

posted 2015-10-14 05:04 by WHBY

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

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